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$6,732
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 10 2019
$6,732
pledged of $8,001pledged of $8,001 goal
43
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 10 2019

About

HOOP is the world’s first combined ring light and gravity gimbal. It automatically keeps your camera level and pointed where you want, while the powerful LED ring keeps your scene smoothly lit. Between HOOP Pro and HOOP Mini, you’ll be able to use any device from the smallest action camera to the biggest DSLR. You’ll finally be able to enjoy the action through your own eyes, while HOOP takes care of all the rest.

Ring lights produce the beautiful soft shadows, which is why they’re desirable in so many types of videography and photography. It’s not just brighter than your on camera flash - everything behind the camera will look better too.

While HOOP would be in a class of its own as a portable ring light, it’s the gravity gimbal functionality that makes it unique. Using the inertia of the camera and tunable dampers, your shot is kept centered and level regardless of how you are moving.

Whether you’re a professional cinematographer, a vlogger looking to record your adventures, or just want to make sure family videos are worth rewatching - we think HOOP will earn its spot in your toolkit. We want HOOP to fit every use, so we are launching with two models to support every kind of camera.

HOOP Mini has been designed with explorers in mind, it’s ultra light and quick to switch directions, letting you switch instantly from recording yourself to showing your audience what you’re seeing. Mini supports smartphones, GoPros, and small point and shoot.

HOOP Pro is built to stand up to the needs of videographers and cinematographers. It has advanced tools for altering. Pro is robust enough for any DSLR, and can even handle two smaller cameras at once, enabling 360 degree or 3D filming.

But both versions feature:

  • Durability and user serviceability
  • The GoLapse infinite warranty
  • Phosphor based LEDs - so no flickering in your footage
  • Backers decide on the color and features of the finished product

HOOP is radically different than anything we’ve worked on before. We’ll use new materials and new production techniques at a larger scale than before. We also want to take advantage of the wealth of experience and knowledge of our kickstarter backers - your feedback will be crucial to HOOP evolving as it goes from production to your doorstep. Once HOOP reaches its final form, it won’t be just another crowdfunded product, it will be one that could only have been developed with the feedback and contributions from backers around the globe.

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Risks and challenges

During our first campaign, we encountered what seemed like every single problem in the universe. The largest one was being unprepared to receive so many more orders than our original goal, while maintaining quality and customer support.

We're attacking those problems this time by launching with an actual schedule as to which backers will go when, so that backers can see which batch their rewards are in. We are also devoting more time to communication.

Many of the manufacturing lessons we learned can be seen in HOOP, which has been designed from the ground up for rapid manufacturability. And almost as importantly, HOOP's packaging will be strong enough to survive the torture of an international customs office, something we learned the hard way last time.

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    Be the first to get your hands on HOOP Mini. Includes everything you need to start shooting with your smartphone, GoPro, or other small camera.

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    EVERYTHING PACK First Adopter

    Be the first to get both HOOP Pro and HOOP Mini. Includes every accessory you could ever need, and probably some that you won't.

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