Billed as an “automatic cameraman tripod system,” the new Soloshot lets athletes, parents and filmmakers get video footage of the action without needing someone to hold the camera. Consisting of a tripod base and a small waterproof sensor that is attached to an armband, Soloshot allows users to mount a camera to a tripod and have it track their movements automatically. After an easy pairing sequence, the base rotates as needed to continually keep the camera pointed at the subject wearing the armband. Through 30th August, customers can visit Kickstarter and pre-order Soloshot at a discounted price.
Soloshot Press Release
New SOLOSHOT Robotic Cameraman for Athletes, Parents and Filmmakers Automatically Rotates to Keep a Camera Pointed at Subject
The new SOLOSHOT automatic cameraman tripod system lets athletes, parents, and filmmakers get video footage of the action without needing someone to hold a camera - it automatically keeps their camera pointed towards the subject. It is perfect for sports enthusiasts such as surfers, soccer or baseball players, water or snow skiers, skateboarders, those who race motorcycles, cars, or horses and more. Parents can film their kids playing sports while tech, gadget and professional videographers or filmmakers will benefit from the convenience of obtaining video footage without the assistance of another person – all at an affordable price. Through August 30, visit Kickstarter.com and pre-order a SOLOSHOT off the company’s new high volume, USA-based production line at a discounted price.
Handmade San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 25, 2012
Soloshot Inc. today announced the launch of their automatic cameraman tripod system – SOLOSHOT – that turns almost any camera into an automatic tracking camera. SOLOSHOT consists of a tripod base and a small waterproof sensor that is attached to a comfortable armband. Simply mount a camera to the tripod base and slide the armband on to the subject. After an easy pairing sequence, the base automatically rotates as needed to continually keep the camera pointed at the subject wearing the armband. It is perfect for athletes who want video footage of themselves, but do not have someone available to film them; parents who want a hands-free way to film their child playing outdoor sports; and filmmakers who want an extra dynamic angle without breaking their budget or using the assistance of another person. Soloshot Inc. was founded by board-sport loving engineers Chris Boyle and Scott Taylor. Through August 30, customers can visit Kickstarter – the world’s largest crowd funding platform for creative projects – and pre-order SOLOSHOT off the new high volume, USA-based production line at a discounted price. Units also are available immediately on the SOLOSHOT website at the normal price.
“We originally created SOLOSHOT to film our surf sessions from the beach because it was difficult to find friends willing to film us having fun for hours,” said Soloshot Inc.’s Co-Founder Chris Boyle. “Along the way, we designed SOLOSHOT so everyone from race car drivers to proud parents could enjoy getting great action video without needing someone to hold a camera,” concluded Boyle.
“The response to SOLOSHOT has been great,” said Soloshot Inc.’s Co-Founder Scott Taylor. “We just initiated a Kickstarter campaign that will allow us to set up a high volume production line here in the USA, as we currently hand build each SOLOSHOT individually. As we grow, we plan to continue manufacturing ourselves in the USA – and our Kickstarter project will make this possible,” concluded Taylor.
SOLOSHOT will track and film moving subjects at speeds as fast as 140 mph and at distances up to 2000 feet. Its maximum rotating speed is 40 degrees per second and the internal rechargeable batteries last more than five hours. The pairing sequence allows multiple SOLOSHOT systems to be used in the same location without interference. Any camera, up to five pounds, that can attach to a standard tripod will attach to the SOLOSHOT base. An LED on the base shines in the direction of the camera letting the user know the camera is still pointed at them. A custom waterproofing and shock-proofing technique, developed by Soloshot Inc., allows the armband sensor to withstand the most demanding ocean and sporting environments. The one-size-fits-all elastic armband strap is comfortable and made of non-corrosive nylon. The included professional tripod extends to five feet tall and features collapsible legs for easy traveling and has a wide stance option for windy days. The charger fits U.S. outlets and works with international outlets up to 220V with a standard adaptor (adaptor not included).
SOLOSHOT is available for $479 at http://www.soloshot.com or on Kickstarter as low as $299. Like SOLOSHOT on Facebook.SOLOSHOTs also are available on SOLOSHOT.com with immediate shipping.