The reason, to film what we do, not only what we see. Capturing a point of view that feels inclusive, not confined. To experience our friends and family interacting with the world, not just their vision. This is the view advantage behind VuVantage.
Product Name: VuPack (view pack)
Description: Hydration Pack to house the VuPackPole
(Frame and pole "VuPackPole" included from reward # 5 on)
Hydration Pack made in: USA, Oregon
Hydration Bladder made in: China
Material: Pack is Neoprene, bladder is plastic with Neoprene tube sleeve
Weight: 20 oz, 1.3 lbs, 579 g
Guarantee: Money back for 90 days, product refund + return shipping in the USA, and product refund to all others locations. No restocking fee! I have yet to have someone return a VuPackPole. I don't think the VuPack will be any different.
It's no longer in the prototype phase, and needs funding to go into the mass production phase.
Functional Prototype - After 5 months and 3 prototypes, I'm ready to manufacture this hydration pack called the "VuPack" (frame and pole in rewards 6,7,8,9). It's lightweight and made out of neoprene. Perfect for water activities as well as land.
It was designed around another product of ours called the "VuPackPole". It's easy to use, produces quality video and is the safest design I could come up with. It's lightweight, durable and works with GoPro, Contour and nearly any other action camera on the market.
This new and innovative way to capture POV camera footage is AMAZING! Watch the video and see the difference. Lots more videos like these found at our YouTube Channel. Check out what's been happening for the past we months on our Facebook page. We also have other accessories that go with our camera mounting system at our online store. Or from other global retailer listed on or "Where to Buy" page.
What's the need? - Over the last year I've enjoyed my GoPro, but the mounting systems available need improvement. The problem is head movement, which causes shaky and hard to watch video. When editing video it became difficult and time consuming. I was spending far too much time cutting sense and using software to stabilize shakiness. Over time I had become frustrated. I no longer used the camera I paid a lot of money for.
Why not build your own? - Some of you may be thinking "I could make one of these". The retail parts will run you about $300 + $60 in shipping, not including your time and effort. All you need do to verify is search the web for prices on carbon fiber tubing, HPDE Plastic, aluminum RAM Mount parts, and Camelbak Hydration Packs. Let me bring the cost down for you by manufacturing in bulk.
The Solution - I realized a third person perspective would capture more of the action and keep the video smooth. Also, I could move naturally without concern of head movement effecting quality. I searched in stores and on-line, but there wasn't anything available. I made a commitment to create the first commercial manufactured backpack pole mount, it had to be easy to use, lightweight, durable and safe. It's arrived with the VuPack and VuPackPole manufactured by VuVantage.com.
Let's make this project a successful, and do this together. We'll be producing films with greater quality that our friends and family can all enjoy for years to come.
Thanks in advance for helping to make this project a reality.
TAGS: 3rd Person, Third Person, Action Camera, POV, Mount, Contour, Sony, Drift, GoPro, Helmet Cam, DSLR
Risks and challenges
This is not my first Kickstarter project. I've had two others, one funded nearly 500% and the other pulled before it expired do to lack of interest. What I've learned from those two experiences is that Kickstarter and the community is amazing. The one that failed was a predecessor to the one that funded. It sent me back to the drawing board, and with feedback from the kickstarter community I built what they wanted, the VuPackPole. I shipped the rewards on schedule and managed the projects with ease using the Kickstarter tools provided. This project will not be any different. I have established relationships with raw material providers. With over 9 months experience manufacturing and shipping the VuPackPole, and 400 units in circulation world wide, I will get you your reward on time and as advertised.
- (34 days)