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Thought of a question... since this can be basically connected with your phone to stream to Facebook live, can it be paired with a second phone on someone else's Facebook account, without un-pairing it with the first one? (I hope this makes sense... but I was just thinking that if lent the camera to someone else temporarily, would I have to un-pair it with my phone, and then re-do it all with the next one?)
@Eric Berger - Thank you for the message. Good question, we did post an update on March 5th explaining and also offering a new ship date. Please check the updates section :) Hope that helps!
Ok, now more than a week since the update that was promised. Update please? Please explain the fact that you're now late.
@Michael Toh - Thanks for the question, it's 30fps for both. Hope that helps!
Hi guys, may I know the frame rate for the 720p and 1080p video? Thanks!
@mark erban - thank you for your comment. We should have an update for you tomorrow. Have a great day!
March 4th ok guys we your backers demand another honest update
Hi @Jan Davison-Fischer - Yes we did run into some snags. We have a play by play of the progress in the updates section. Our team has returned from Chinese New Year this week so we hope to have an update out very soon.
@R.Schmidt - It's very interesting, and like you said it serves a completely different purpose (primary one being it's not a straight video camera), but a great looking camera nonetheless. Let us know if you get any hands on experience with it!
Current Estimated Shipping Date: February 2018
I am guessing you are stuck on something?
Anybody try the Google Clips yet? A very different experience from this type of product but a very good camera considering it's size.
@Andrew Corteling - We're on it! We will send you an email shortly.
Here’s a copy of an email I sent, Could someone please get back to me
Hello I recieve an email yesterday saying that a charge of $39.00 Was unsuccessfully processed on my MasterCard number. Could you please write back to me Or try to reprocess as I have money in that account
Regards Andrew Corteling
@shonin — thank you. I think it would be a good addition and could have other logical use cases such as lens protection and storage when it's not in use or stuffed away somewhere.
@Hew - unfortunately we didn't include a lens cap as part of the product plan. We can see how it would be useful in the manner you describe. We will see if we can suggest a different method of achieving the same goal, stay tuned.
@Matt van Roosmalen - Thank you very much for your support and confidence, Matt. As we have said before, comments like yours are seen by all of our team and we find them very motivating.
This campaign is an excellent example of how to keep your backers informed while ensuring everyone gets a high quality product as promised. I had no reservations authorizing Backerkit to take the additional funds for the bits I added there, despite the delays.
Please don't disappoint us with the final product! :)
I plan to clip this into my backpack in a manner it would be front-facing for when I'm walking about or biking.
Naturally, some people may be uncomfortable even when I put my bag down fearing that I've left it on — will there be a cover of some sort that goes over the lens and will let me keep the device clipped to my bag?
@Craig Apache Read - for some reason missed that comment as well. It's a Micro SD card. Sorry about that.
@Hew just posted an update. Short version: still working on it. Please take a look at the update and message us with any questions you might have.
What's the new update on devekopnent, delivery and timing?
Is it a regular 64GB SD card or a 64GB MICRO SD card?
@Shonin & @Kim Evans
I remember seeing the card size somewhere before but couldn’t see/find it as I didn’t know where I saw it as I’ve seen (A LOT) of articles on the Shownin camera.
Thanks for both answering the question I was looking for. Onward to get the maximum memory card.
@Clifford Dayton - Missed your comment earlier. Thank you for posting it! We agree, this is exactly why we're building what we're building.
@Craig Apache Read / @Kim Evans - Yes, that's correct. A class 10, max size 64GB SD card will do the trick. Sorry @Craig Apache Read for missing your earlier question about it.
@Craig just a fellow backer here but from the FAQ section it's a micro sd card with a maximum size of 64 gb, they include an 8gb one with the unit
I anxiously await when shipment will be because if the delays but as I wait I have to get the right memory card; just to make sure I get the proper one... what’s the kind of card needed and what’s the max size?
I asked this question a couple of weeks ago and the question went unanswered.
Thank you as always.
Thanks for keeping us informed. Too many make the mistake of ignoring the investers. My plan is to use it to record my bike rides. Someone stepped into my path while I was checking traffic. Seven broken bones, entire left side broken. Lot of pain. Then the creep got half a million for the pain and suffering of a headache, because I hit him. Wife wants video from now on.
@PJzuza - Thanks for the comment and for your understanding. Our long term plan requires that we deliver on this campaign and deliver well, and that's exactly what we intend to do. We're pushing hard. In fact we just booked our tickets and we're going to go park ourselves in the factory until we have all issues resolved.
I've seen your new update. I understand that this will be something we the backers will get into. To me, I can wait since you are trying to make your product close to the finalization stage so take your time and do it your best. And please, do not disappointed us. Do not runaway with the money we have invested to your product. That's all I could hope.
@Matthew Mullally - Thank you for your well wishes. We are working very hard, and it's great to see words of encouragement from the backer community. Thanks again.
Gonna be another classic late shipment lol. But I knew what I was getting into. Good luck team. Hope you get it right as quick as possible.
@Hew - Thanks for the comment. We are in the process of determining that right now and will post an update about it very soon.
Roughly how long of s delay are you expecting — 1 month or up to 6 months?
@craig apache read
Stay tuned for an update coming up shortly.
Any idea when delivery is scheduled or commencing? I also have to get the right memory card; just to make sure I get the proper one... what’s the kind of card needed and what’s the max size?
Thanks in advance, sooo excited for this to appear in my mailbox.
Hey guys, super excited for the Shonin. I just wanted to get a ball park of delivery date of the gadget only because I'm moving in to another location and wanted to make sure if I need to change my shipping address or if I still can change it. It would be silly if I postponed my move just to receive the package haha. Let me know guys. MUCH appreciated!
@Saif - you can record 720p or 1080p - for cloud transmission it's limited to 720p at this point. You could potentially use Shonin as an alternative to Go Pro, yes, although the main use scenario is quite different.
Okay thanks alot guys!
I have another question - What is the quality of video's that are recorded.(4K, 1080p.etc?)
I'm also a traveller and was thinking of getting a GoPro for my travel videos. Would this Cam be a good alternative to GoPro - to create high-quality travel videos ?
@Saif Khan - Thanks for the question! For Snapchat, no unfortunately as we don't think Snapchat has that kind of API any more, so we cannot *directly* post to it, however for other services like Facebook and Youtube, this will be possible.
Also you should be able to use the 'Share' functionality on the app to share to just about any app. This is not instant, but it's the next best thing.
If anyone has any more info or different info re: the snapchat API, please feel free to correct us.
Can it be auto-sync'd with Snapchat.etc so videos can be posted immediately once recorded ?
Thanks for the update
@Cuthbert Joseph - Yes, audio recording can be turned off.
Can the audio be turned off when recording?
@Michael O'Keeffe - Yes! being written as we speak. :)
Any updates guys?
@Michael R. Bartley - Thanks for the comment. We've reflected your change of address on your Backerkit survey. Just as a reminder, you can do this yourself until the surveys get locked down (approximately January).
If you or anyone else cannot find their survey link, you can request another one here:
@Kim Evans - thanks for the question, our plan is to have the battery pack charge while connected to the device so no separate cable is required.
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@Shonin wondering if the spare battery which I ordered like many others comes with an additional charging cord. I speak here for myself but you may find others would agree with me since this isn't a normal charge cord it would be nice to have a spare if the original one broke. If it's not included would you consider adding it to available items at a nominal charge.
@Tan, Sher Li
Thanks for the comment! Yes, that was certainly something we looked at, and the team decided that there was enough material there to dissipate the heat properly. We will be making sure to confirm that before moving forward.
Thanks for the update...
Hopefully with the back of the device changed to aluminum, it would not get too hot, especially affecting the extended battery...please assess the overall functionality, workability and life span of the unit before you decide to proceed...
@Ingo Schweers fantastic!
Thanks, problem solved!