About this project
Mashable - "If sliders and steadicams can help the pros, they can definitely help everyone else"
Gizmag - "...relatively inexpensive devices that allow basement videographers to smoothly execute camera moves that were previously only possible using Hollywood-style gear"
Newmediarockstars - "...perfect for any new media filmmaker on a budget"
LAUNFD - "One of the 10 Kickstarter projects to check out in Los Angeles"
We have done everything possible to reach a fair pricetag. When you purchase your camera for $300, you want accessories for under $100. And with the new HD compact cameras like the GoPro, you still want professional quality results. MoveeGo designs are meeting both these requirements.
When designing a product, you can follow two paths: using custom parts, which will imply better design but higher prices (and you will have to sell thousands to keep the company running) or using existing parts, that are already mass produced to keep the price tag low.
Obviously we chose the second option because what we think really matters is the result you will get from your camera (which is awesome).
Long story short, MoveeGo...
- It's like IKEA but for camera accessories. You get quality and affordable products that do exactly the same as more expensive ones. You just have to follow the instructions to assemble the product in a first place.
- This is not DIY (Do It Yourself), more like AIY (Assemble It Yourself). I do all the laborious work (drilling, painting, cutting, designing...) and you just assemble the product and enjoy it.
This is how we can make these products so affordable while being 100% US produced. And it will be easier and cheaper to get replacement parts if necessary.
About the SteadeeGo
It is based on the "Merlin" type steadicams which have proved to be one of the best camera stabilization system. Unfortunately, most of them are built to support DLSR cameras which means you have to add weight to your camera to simulate a heavier camera. So you lose the interest of having a compact camera which is being lightweight and easy to carry.
The SteadeeGo is built FOR small cameras, GoPro or smartphones (just add a tripod adapter). It means that you don't have to add weight to the camera. The gimbal associated with a ball bearing literally absorbs the movements of the operator for incredible smooth results. In the backpack, the SteadeeGo is 6x6x1 inches.
On the video below, I show you the most difficult job for a camera stabilizer, which is walking upstairs. And I didn't use any software stabilization. This is raw footage. Needless to say that the result on a flat surface and/or adding a software stabilization will get you an even more amazingly smooth video.
About the SlideeGo
We designed it using the same technology that most high-end camera sliders use: ball bearings. There are 4 of them on top of the rail and 4 on the sides. It makes the sliding "cart" roll smoothly over the rail while being perfectly stable and secured.
Making the SlideeGo travel-sized was a big challenge. We finally found the solution by using inserts to assemble the three 12 inches rails together. It is the simplest way to get a perfect alignement for keeping the cart sliding smoothly. In the backpack, the rail is 12x3x1 inches and the cart is 5x3x3 inches. The SlideeGo can be used on the ground or mounted on a tripod.
Again, on the video below, this is the result out of the camera, with no software stabilization.
We don't want to stop here! If the funding is successful, we will continue to design other accessories. We have lots of great ideas that we would love to bring to the market.
We hope you will enjoy the products as much as we do and please ask if you have any question.
We will post updates here of course, but you can also follow us on:
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