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CineMoco takes video beyond what the eye can see. It's modular motion control for cameras.
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Cinetics

283 backers pledged $113,913 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Cinetics on April 24, 2013

      Hi Kei! We never received your shipping information. I just sent you a personal message with instructions on how to complete that. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

    2. Creator Kei Takeda on April 24, 2013

      I haven’t received the item. Let me know how long the delivery takes?

    3. Creator Cinetics on February 27, 2013

      Just realized we replied to your message but not your comment... let us know if you need any other help :)

    4. Creator chiang jui sheng on February 21, 2013

      I have not received CineMoco, help me to check it?

    5. Creator Cinetics on February 15, 2013

      The motor cable is wired directly to the motor. Marco, you have an interesting question about water sealing the motor. I don't believe it would harm anything - we'll look into this :) The connection has proven to be a durable and reliable, but... it seems you can stretch the cable out. Loke, please send us an email and we will help fix your cord problem - info@cinetics.com Thanks!

    6. Creator Cinetics on February 15, 2013

      Marco, we'll test switching between those modes and see what we can come up with. The values are likely lost because they are driven by another variable in another mode. We'll look into this more. Thanks!

    7. Creator Loke on February 15, 2013

      I like to add to the question regarding the cable that comes out of the motor. Is there a way to replace it? I accidentally stretched it out and it won't recoil back to it's original shorter length. So now I have a super long uncoiled cable that i have wrap around the skateplate to prevent it from dragging on the ground.

    8. Creator Marco Christensen on February 10, 2013

      Ihave so far been switching between keyframe mode and run mode and video. I set the distance, ramp and speed but next time I go back after using some other mode the data is lost. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

      I also have a question regarding the cable. Where the cable comes out from the step motor I can see the copper coil a little bit. Is it possible to put some glue or similar there so it will be more protected from water as example? Or is it the exhaust pipe so heat can get out?

    9. Creator Cinetics on February 9, 2013

      Great news, Marco! We put the two 1/4"-20 holes on the plate so you can attach accessories... microphone, LED light, LCD screen, etc. We'll look into your settings issue, what setting are you losing and what mode are you switching? Thank you!

    10. Creator Marco Christensen on February 8, 2013

      Whas the two threaded holes for on the dolly plate? Also, why do my settings dissapear when i switch between different running modes?

    11. Creator Marco Christensen on February 8, 2013

      Yihaaa!!! Lets go loco, I just got my cinemoco :) :) :) Its like christmas again!!

    12. Creator Cinetics on January 30, 2013

      Greg!! We are so glad that you are pleased with the product! And thank you so much for leaving this comment. We are so appreciative of your support and the support from all of our backers. We love the feedback and will do our best to keep up product quality and keep you all informed! Thanks again!

    13. Creator Greg Jennings on January 23, 2013

      Cinemoco received & everything looks great. Hope to fire it up this weekend.

      I have to say, Kickstarter should use you guys as a model of how to run a campaign. Of the 49 projects I have backed, the two from Cinetics are easily two of the best, top to bottom. Great products & open and consistent communication with backers. I couldn't ask for anything more.

      Thanks for the great products & please keep it up. I look forward to whatever comes next.

    14. Creator Cinetics on January 23, 2013

      Ahh, that is confusing. There are two types of ramping...

      Move Ramping - ramps the acceleration of the dolly. this enables you to have a smooth start and finish to a move and is great for the Video move style.
      Bulb Ramping - ramps the camera's exposure during timelapse. this is for day to night transitions that are gradual, unlike a camera meter

    15. Creator Loke on January 22, 2013

      OHHH.... I confused the system's "movement ramping" for "Bulb ramping" for light changes in timelapse! It all make sense now! Whoops! My bad!

    16. Creator Cinetics on January 22, 2013

      Hi Loke, we are working on a how to video right now :) For now, please check out the Cinetics Users forum - https://vimeo.com/groups/cinetics/forum And here is some info on the move styles you mentioned:

      Video - provides the smoothest motion for filming live action and does not include any timelapse features. In Video, you can control speed by % (ex. 10%).

      Continuous - provides smooth slow motion moves for timelapse photography. In Continuous, you can set the speed by cm/s (from 0.01cm/s to 3.0cm/s) while in the Cycle setup style.

      S-M-S - goes through a shoot-move-shoot cycle for timelapse photography. In S-M-S, you can set the speed by interval (seconds) and distance (centimeters). S-M-S enables moves as slow as 0.01cm/6500s while in the Cycle setup style. That's 0.000002 cm/s!

      Stop Motion - makes incremental moves for stop motion photography. In stop motn, a move is made each time the play button is hit.

      Regarding ramping, you may just want to start with no ramping and increase it a little to see the effect. This is probably best learned through trial and error. We'll work on some better instruction for this.

      There is more information in the Cinetics Users forum - https://vimeo.com/groups/cinetics/forum

    17. Creator Loke on January 22, 2013

      I just received my Cinemoco and I tinkering with it at the moment. I read through the instructions but I don't understand the difference between "Continuous" & "Video" movement modes.

      Also, there were no instructions regarding Advance mode, so how do I know the values for setting the proper ramping values? Is there a demo video on this? If not, will there be any? There was no instructions regarding Advance mode.

      I can't wait to fully utilize this awesome system. Thanks and keep up the good work!

    18. Creator Cinetics on January 17, 2013

      Quick note on CineMoco wheels... V wheels included with CineMoco roll smoothly on surfaces in addition to the SkateTrack. They were designed to be table dolly wheels and track wheels, and they have a soft rubber tread. For CineMoco Kickstarter backers, we also include a 54mm urethane wheel that can be swapped onto the motor, use this in combination with CineSkates for an ultra smooth roll. We think both wheels are awesome.... please let us know your feedback!

    19. Creator Cinetics on January 17, 2013

      Thanks Jeff & Hakim!

    20. Creator Nur Hakim Juri on January 16, 2013

      Hi Cinetics. Just got the shipping email.

      Thanks for the update! Can't wait for the CineMoco to come to Singapore!

    21. Creator Jeff Meaux on January 15, 2013

      Hello CineMoco - Just wanted to say everything is working great and the motor control arm arrived as promised. This is a really great tool - because of the lousy weather and having the flu I have only used it indoors. I'm really impressed and can't wait to get outside and put it to use! Thanks for a great product and great follow up. I plan to order more track and that T-shirt soon!

    22. Creator Cinetics on January 12, 2013

      Hi Hakim, you will get an email from us when your CineMoco ships. For the $795 reward, that should be this coming week :) Thank you!

    23. Creator Nur Hakim Juri on January 12, 2013

      Hi! I am one of the 2nd batch backers (795$ pledge). I went to the CINETICS store, however I cannot find any details of my previously entered order #6306.

      Can you help me verify?

      Thank you.

    24. Creator Ed Sochacki on January 10, 2013

      Ok. Not a problem guys - I jus happened to have a really good venue to use it in if it was possible to get it to me. But, I will patiently wait... This was the last Christmas gift to myself that I was waiting on. Also just noticed that Greg and I backed several of the same projects on Kickstater - which is pretty cool to see. Can't wait to submit something to the contest! Once this arrives, it'll make the Galileo a lot of us were waiting on useless. thanks again for all the hard work and for an awesome product!

    25. Creator Cinetics on January 10, 2013

      Ed, I don't think we'll be able to get your CineMoco by Friday. I promise we're doing our best to get them all sent out very soon though! Thanks for your patience, Justin

    26. Creator Cinetics on January 10, 2013

      Thanks guys! The first group should be receiving their CineMocos now :) We forgot to include the adjustable arm, so you will be getting those in a separate shipment.

      The second wave of CineMocos began shipping this week, as your order is processed you will be sent a tracking number. Expect a project update early next week with more details. Thanks!

    27. Creator Greg Jennings on January 10, 2013

      Did shipping of the next 48 start on Tuesday, as previously mentioned? Just curious as I have not gotten any tracking info. Thanks

    28. Creator Ed Sochacki on January 9, 2013

      Hi guys! I was wondering, I ordered the full Cinemoco system, plus I added a bunch of things to my order from the Cinetics site. I have an event coming up on Friday that would be prefect to use my new toys. I'd be willing to upgrade to overnight shipping if you thought it would make it out the door tomorrow. I'd do the priority morning thing, so that I could practice with it for a few hours before the evening event. Is that possible?

    29. Creator Mark Thompson on January 8, 2013

      I think mine didn't come with a motor controller arm either if I'm understanding it correctly. Right now I mount the controller directly on the skate platform - it's a bit awkward to see sometimes if you have it at head level. I ordered up another set of track tonight, so if it is something I'm supposed to have, just toss it in with it.

    30. Creator Rich Belgie Jr on January 7, 2013

      Thanks for the quick reply!

    31. Creator Cinetics on January 7, 2013

      Rich, thanks for sharing the video! Looks awesome! We'll be shipping the arm out to all of the first 75 soon. Sorry we forgot to include that part!

      Everyone please share your videos in our user group http://vimeo.com/groups/cinetics and video contest http://cinetics.com/cinetics-shoot-out-video-contest/ We're limited to Vimeo videos at the moment, so please upload them there. Thanks!!

    32. Creator Rich Belgie Jr on January 6, 2013

      Got my Cinemoco last week! Looks like I'm missing the arm for the Cinemoco as well. Not a huge deal but would be nice to have.

      So far so good, just getting used to it and what settings work well. Seemed like at first it wouldn't trigger my Canon 7D until I did a test fire through the menu. From that point on it triggered just like it was supposed to. Could have been user error but I figured I'd mention it anyway.

      We had a project at work last week so I set up the slider just for fun. When it changes direction is when we took a lunch break. When it stops moving is when the wheel got hung up on the power cord, ha ha. Otherwise not bad for a first attempt.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch…

    33. Creator Cinetics on January 5, 2013

      Hi Ed! We plan to start shipping the next batch on Tuesday! You will receive an email with tracking information as soon as the shipping label is created. Happy New Year and thanks so much for your patience :)

    34. Creator Ed Sochacki on January 5, 2013

      Hi guys! Curious if the packages for the other 48 backers went out yet. I've been trying to decide what my first project is going to be with the new equipment (plus the CineSystem I ordered as well) so I can't wait to get my hands on this!

    35. Creator Serge Sozonoff on January 2, 2013

      -> The first cinemoco slider has reached Switzerland

      Make that the 2nd ;-)

      Serge

    36. Creator Yusuf Gunawan on December 29, 2012

      You're the man Justin. I will take care of it.

      Thank you for the quick response.

    37. Creator Cinetics on December 29, 2012

      It won't be a problem, Yusuf. Just treat CineMoco like you do your camera and keep it reasonably safe and dry :)

    38. Creator Yusuf Gunawan on December 29, 2012

      Not a problem. I know that you guys have been running around to get the shipment out before Christmas.

      Got it. How about the copper coil inside the motor that will be exposed to the element?

      Thank you for the response.

    39. Creator Cinetics on December 29, 2012

      JJ, glad the flash adaptor is working for you :)

    40. Creator Cinetics on December 29, 2012

      Yusuf, sorry about the missing ballhead. We'll get it sent to you with the attachment arm. The cable connection on the motor should not be a problem :) Thanks!

    41. Creator Yusuf Gunawan on December 29, 2012

      Justin, I just opened up cinemoco. I checked the packaging, and I am missing the attachment arm and also the ball head X.

      It is easy to setup.

      I notice that I can see the copper coil inside the motor from the connection cable of the motor to the cinemoco controller. Is it will be a problem later on as the component exposed to the elements?
      It would be better if the cable connection on the motor use the same port like on the cinemoco controller.

      Overall, the product is a great way to create a timelapse photography.

      Thank you.

    42. Creator Cinetics on December 28, 2012

      Thank you!! That video is awesome; it is really cool to see CineMoco up and running after its long journey to Switzerland! We can't wait to see what you create with it.

    43. Creator fotofreak_ch on December 28, 2012

      The first cinemoco slider has reached Switzerland. :-) Installation was easy, everything works.

      Unpack and install in 15 seconds: http://youtu.be/MSMCB-7mcr4

      Many thanks to the team Cinetics!

    44. Creator JJ on December 27, 2012

      I just screwed on a flash shoe adaptor onto the controller and mounted a flash cold shoe adaptor on the skateplate.. This way I can slide the controller in and out easily. With an angle mount, I'll be able to view the settings during movement . I am temporarily using a small tripod head in place of the angle mount..

    45. Creator Cinetics on December 27, 2012

      JJ, I prefer to disconnect the controller and hold it in my hand to set it, then snap it onto the SkatePlate before starting the move. It is a little more difficult to snap it on and off of the SkatePlate with the arm. We'll be sending you the arm soon though, so you can play with it both ways. :)

    46. Creator JJ on December 27, 2012

      Justin - Actually, it's kinda hard to manage the controller without the arm .. Having to look down from the top whenever you want to make changes on the settings can be quite cumbersome.... So .. just waiting for the arm while I learn how to use the controller..

    47. Creator Cinetics on December 27, 2012

      Thanks, Jeff. Guys, it looks like the moron that typed up the packing list (read: me) forgot to put the motor controller arm on it :( It's ok though, in my opinion it works better without it. We'll be sending the arm to you soon. Please let us know if you have any other issues... and good news too :) - Justin

    48. Creator Jeff Meaux on December 27, 2012

      Justin - I double checked and I can't find the attachment arm.

    49. Creator JJ on December 26, 2012

      Thanx guys..

    50. Creator Cinetics on December 24, 2012

      Hi JJ, it is possible we missed that part. We'll get you a replacement when we are back in the office next week. I hope your CineMoco is working well otherwise! I'm glad you received it before Christmas as you were hoping :)

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