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IontradesBy Iontrades
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IontradesBy Iontrades
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$526
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$$    Increase photography efficiency and create intellectual property for yourself at the same time.    $$


$$    Turn your Ebay antiques and Etsy rarities into 3D models that you can sell forever!    $$


$$    Make 360 degree Gifs and 3D Models to increase amazon sales!     $$


$$    Take photos with pure white backgrounds in a compact space.     $$

Lite Studio with 3 Turntables
Lite Studio with 3 Turntables
Lite Studio Multi Color Backgrounds
Lite Studio Multi Color Backgrounds

Grab this model on Creative Commons License. Thanks for Looking! 

An robust and versatile platform
An robust and versatile platform


  

We set out to build a product that would serve every need of product photography and 3D scanning.

The Lite Studio is great for:

  • Anyone with a 3D printer looking to reproduce their own objects, combine the Lite Studio with any camera, and free photogrammetry software, to get more reliable 3D scans faster.


Ebay, Amazon, Etsy, Bonanza sellers,

  • Photos with white backgrounds increase sales and are required for Amazon product images.
Made in LITEStudio
Made in LITEStudio
Apparel to sell?
Apparel to sell?
How about screws?
How about screws?

Youtubers, bloggers, and affiliate marketers  

Perfect Photos and Unique Lighting make for better reviews.

Professional photographers   

Make $$$ sell your pictures and GIFs on sites like Shutterstock and Fotolia.

Content Creators   

Game developers, modders, animators, and film makers, 3D scan and to use 3D models in your creations.

  • Foodies share perfect photographs of your culinary masterpiece with a 360° GIF of your plate, or 3D scan it!
  • Geologist and Archaeologists and other curators, study objects under Multi-spectral Lighting , take 3D captures and perfect photos as well.
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Compact Advanced Photo Studio
Compact Advanced Photo Studio

The Lite Studio simplifies photography   

Anyone not just professionals can create high quality product photos, and spinning GIF images using the Lite Studio.   The unique design also allows for not just pure white backgrounds but also to create green, blue, red backgrounds and lighting effects.

Connects to Nikon or Canon cameras with wired connector of your choice.

  • The design of the case allow for top down photos of smaller items like glass, jewelry, and coins.
  • Use monofilament wire to hang objects over pure white backgrounds
  • The under lit turntable allow for lighting of glass and acrylics from the inside.
  • The Interchangeable turntable tops and adjustable height ensures the proper Camera angle.
  • NO STAGE LIGHTING REQUIRED it is an all in one package.
  • The Lite Studio is able to produce 360 Degree Spin GIF's with pure white backgrounds.

Multi-spectral photography:  

Multispectral Photography No Editing
Multispectral Photography No Editing

Use unique colors to bring out unknown features and textures in objects that can only be seen with multi-color aspect of the LED's.   

Modular 3D scanning platform
Modular 3D scanning platform

The Lite Studio  has been designed as the best tabletop photogrammetry platform in the world.  

Totally controlled lighting and pure white backgrounds and adjustable platforms are the studios main benefits. As many 3d scanners utterly fail under poor lighting, the Lite Studio will increase the reliability and usability 3D scanning.

List of some photogrammetry software that works with the Lite Studio:

With your help we will begin research and programming in-house 3D scanning software. Using the unique aspects of the Lite Studio

The potential of the Lite Studio as a scanning platform we believe can surpass all other small scanners on the market.

Important Note: The Lite Studio doesn't produce pictures or 3D models on its own, it requires a camera, a computer, and software, or smartphone.

How It Works  

The Lite Studio has a unique design and purposeful shape.

Early Prototype
Early Prototype
Early Prototype Changing Colors
Early Prototype Changing Colors
Early prototype, basic design of the LITEStudio
Early prototype, basic design of the LITEStudio

Our main focus when designing this machine is that we needed 360 degree rotation of the subject with shutter control for our D3200 so that we could produce 3D models and 360° rotation photography, our other need was for a Pure White background for product photography.   

Our design went through many stages until we came up with an acrylic dewar design that would at once block out outside ambient light and project diffused light on the subject, It is also 2-way  so you can use the Lite Studio for many new an unexplored lighting possibilities .

Our turntable design came from necessity to be able to interchange both turntable tops, and turntable heights, and to provide an under-lit table for jewelry, coin, and glass photography. This is the design we came up with and it didn't change much from the start, LED at the base and a fixed pulley attached to a load-bearing ball bearing. We incorporated a heavy duty stepper motor and ball bearing combination that should spin items weighing 50lbs and more, basically anything you can fit inside the 16" x 12" x 12" work area.

The Interior of the case had to incorporate a never-ending white background called an infinity wall, Cyc wall, or a Cyclorama wall. The turntable design allow us to avoid getting the floor dirty even with oily gears.

Every piece is purposely built to provide the most compact and advanced capture studio in the world.

1. Hardware

  • Arduino based micro controller
  • Custom designed combination pulley and quick change adapter.
  • Heavy Duty base bearing
  • 15 feet 55% White Acrylic Sheet
  • Infrared LED and receiver for control of camera
  • Multi-colored LED controller
  • Heavy duty stepper motor
  • 8ft White LED Strips
  • 8ft RGB LED Strips
  • Interchangeable turntable tops
  • Interchangeable turntable shafts
  • Stepper motor driver
  • Switches for LED Strips, under light LED, and turntable
  • 12V power supply
  • Hinges
  • Heavy duty base bearing
  • small things: solder, connectors, welding cement, glue,  and wiring
Extra Features
Extra Features

Loaded with Extra Features

  • Music Visualization
  • Mood Lighting

The Possibilities are endless.

The main stretch goal we have is developing an app to make 3D scanning, 360° Gifs, and Music Visualization easier.

Manufacturing  

As you can see we have a working prototype, and have already put the prototype into service. We have generated thousands of photos and many 3d models in the Lite Studio and it is works wonders. We are  ready to manufacture a small production run for this kickstarter.

The Lite Studio has a ton of parts fit into a compact package.

Every Lite Studio will be Hand MADE IN USA of material foreign and domestic, and employ workers in the middle Georgia area.

Your order of a Lite Studio will consist of:

  • A handmade wood base and acrylic top
  • You will receive a 2" diameter table top, a 5" diameter top and an 8" diameter top.
  • You will receive a short, medium, and tall turntable shaft.
  • Your choice of camera adapter cord for Canon or Nikon
  • Arduino controlled platform and the script to run 360 photography
  • RGB LED Controller and Music Visualizer Unit with remote.
Lite Studio Timeline
Lite Studio Timeline

Who are We  

We are Iontrades a startup based around reselling and e-commerce, we have sold thousands of items to over 100 countries already. The Lite Studio is our first in-house product, with your support we will be embarking on a journey to change the way e-commerce is done, the Lite Studio is just the first step.

Our core team consists of current e-commerce, reverse engineering, and retail experts. I, Casey Kelly, have written over 30,000 webpages, taken well over 100,000 product photos and sold hundreds of thousands of items to nearly every country on the planet.

After years of product photography I designed the best possible platform I could think of for capturing objects digitally, for years to come.

The Lite Studio is a product we've designed to:

A. Increase website, eBay, Amazon, and Etsy Sales.
B. Increase sales of custom products with 360° Photography.
C. Use the flashy multi-color array to attract customers at open air markets
D. 3D scan the coolest items we come across to both save for posterity and sell the models.

The Lite Studio is the ultimate tool for sellers that will increase productivity and profitability both on and off the web.

Thank you

Thanks for reading all the way down, thank you in advance for joining us on this Lite journey. We look forward to seeing all your epic 3D models, pictures, and unique uses.

Thank You!

Risks and challenges

Getting the supplies at good prices to offer an affordable product.

Our asking amount is sufficient to get the first orders of the Lite Studio out the door but not much more, we need your support to take the Lite Studio to a whole new level.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL One Lite Studio at an brilliant price. One Lite Studio with 3 turntables and tops and your choice of cable for your camera Nikon/Canon.Shipping not included

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