TurnsPro is a UK based business which started 3 years ago right here on Kickstarter. Our first product the 'TurnsPro - Time Lapse Camera Mount' was created from the desire to help people be more creative in their film making.
Since that day we have been developing new features for our existing products and innovating new products to help photographers create exciting and interesting shots. Some of these products got close to being launched on Kickstarter, but we have just not been happy enough with them to show you. (TurnsPro 2 and a Smart Trigger).
This new slider kit has passed every test we have put it through, which is why we are proud to present it to you today.
The slider kit concept came from you, our community. We noticed that lots of people were using TurnsPro to motorise their sliders and were getting amazing results. There were also some improvements which this community wanted and we knew we could provide.
Through meticulous component design and sourcing we have created a great value kit which is a perfect starting point for anyone getting into sliding shots, or someone looking to take their photography further.
This kit allows you to motorise most common sliders. The Slider Edition TurnsPro acts as the slider motor and the timing belt attaches to the slider carriage to smoothly move the camera along the slider.
The TurnsPro: Slider Edition has the following features:
1) The TurnsPro : Slider Edition, will provide 10 hours of movement on 4 x AA batteries. It can be programmed to move the length of any slider in a single movement, or it can go back and forth along the slider, something the original TurnsPro was not capable of doing. This is very useful for videographers who want to set up a camera and leave it running back and forth, whilst they get on with more filming.
2) It can move your camera (up to 3 Kg) when setup on the slider, at speeds which are fast enough for real time (for videography) or for timelapse. You could even experiment with different size pulleys to increase the speed further. With the supplied pulley, it will move up to a maximum speed of 10cm in 16.2 seconds.
NOTE: It will only work whilst horizontal. It will not work on an incline. The motor is more powerful at slower speeds of over 1 min per rotation.
The motor provides a continuous movement (it is not start stop) and the TurnsPro does not trigger the camera. You will need a separate intervalometer to trigger the camera.
3) The Slider Edition TurnsPro can also be used to pan your camera rather than move a slider. It has the following features when used for this application.
The slider details:
Several of our rewards contain a slider. This 80 cm carbon fibre slider has 6 rollers for a smooth glide and a high quality red and black finish. The slider can be mounted on a regular tripod, with 1/4 UNC mounting holes on the underside at either end.
It has also been designed so you can attach a second TurnsPro to the slider carriage (as it has a 1/4 UNC thread rather than the conventional 3/8 UNC). This allows you to have panning and sliding movement.
The slider can be used manually if you want to use it without a TurnsPro.
The pulley bracket can be attached using the supplied 1/4 UNC 20 thumb screw. It attaches to the end of your slider and can be mounted in several orientations and heights depending on what is required. We have designed it so the bracket gives you the clearance to mount your slider on a tripod if required.
The Slider Edition TurnsPro is attached via a bracket to the other end of the slider. The toothed pulley provides excellent accuracy and smooth movement to your shots. For each 1mm of slider movement, there are approximately 80 discreet movements from the motor.
The timing belt is connected to the slider carriage via a 3D printed clamp. The timing belt comes in a 5m length and can be trimmed to measure depending on the length of your slider.
There are several rewards available depending on what you already own. Early bird rewards have an earlier shipping date.
This is our estimated timeline. We have ironed out all the problems we can think of, so there should be no unexpected delays to delivery. We have got a limited number of initial stock, so receive yours first by pledging for an early bird reward.
We ship the Slider Edition TurnsPro to UK, USA, Canada, EU, EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway & Switzerland), Australia, New Zealand & Japan.
At the moment we can only ship to these countries due to compliance certification. The adaptor kit can be shipped worldwide.
All items will be shipped as 'Signature Required' but will not be sent with tracking, in order to reduce the shipping cost for you.
We know some of you will want to use this kit on an incline, so we would like to provide this capability. This is something we have started researching and would be able to finish the design if we reach our stretch goal.
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A big thank you to anyone who has supported us from the start, and to all of the new backers and supporters that we have gained throughout our new campaign. We hope you enjoy using our products.
Risks and challenges
Using our experience from the successful release of our first product, which was delivered on time and with great quality feedback, we are confident that we can deliver this project as promised.
Risk management is an integral part of our design process. We are aware of all the upcoming risks and have appropriate mitigation strategies in place to prevent them from occurring and limit the effects if they do occur.
The first outstanding risk is sourcing packaging for the brackets. We have identified a list of suppliers and are evaluating samples.
The second outstanding risk is scaling up production whilst maintaining the quality. To reduce this risk, we are using known suppliers for 95% of the parts so we can trust what they produce will be of high quality.
We have tested the kit in different conditions and used external reviewers to check that we have not missed anything. All of these tests and reviews have confirmed the high level of confidence we have in the products.
We will be fully transparent about our progress with this project, including any unforeseen circumstances. So you can trust us to deliver the product you expect in the time we say.
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