This is a little strange. Canon appears to be going the crowdfunding route with their new IVY REC camera. It’s the one they showed off at CP+ 2019 earlier this year that is rumoured to be one of three new cameras aimed at the younger generation scheduled for release this year. But instead of doing what they usually do and just announcing and releasing a product, they’re going to Indiegogo.
The Mine S bills itself as “the world’s most versatile modular MIDI controller”. And while it’s primarily designed for the lights of DJs, VJs, producers, lighting techs and musicians, MIDI controllers also offer advantages for photographers and video editors, too. It’s currently running on Indiegogo, it’s 150% funded with a week still to go.
Gimbals have become one of the most commonly used camera accessories when filming video. And for the most part, there have been two very different types. Gravity stabilisers, like the Glidecam, and motorised 3-axis gimbals, like the Zhiyun Weebill Lab and Crane 2. The SteadyCross seems to be something sort of in between.
It’s a 3-axis gimbal, however, it’s not powered by motors & electronics. Nor is it simply another gravity stabiliser. The SteadyCross keeps its level using magnets. It’s made using 3D printing with TitanX ABS engineering filament, and complete gimbals are currently available to backers through Indiegogo.
Developed by a three man team describing themselves as a passionate photographer, a frustrated engineer and an electronics geek, the TinyMOS has been designed from the ground up specifically for the purpose of astrophotography.
Over the past year, the three have been working a way to get to the point where they’re ready to open up the project for funding. With their Indiegogo campaign now only three weeks away, specifications have been released, and sample images to show off the camera’s capabilities.
Earlier this week, we shared with you how Peak Design became Kickstarter ninjas, crowdfunding numerous products and – so far – delivering on every last one of them. But that’s not always the case with crowdfunding projects.
Just look at TriggerTrap’s Ada, a Kickstarter project that failed a year after it successfully raised over £290,386 in funds. Or, more crushing, look at Zano, a handheld drone whose manufacturer went under, even after raising a $3.4 million on Kickstarter.
It’s for these failures that those who pre-ordered the Lily drone should be severely concerned that their drone might never come to fruition. Thursday, the San Francisco-based drone manufacturer announced that its production schedule has been delayed, citing a problem with the flight software that controls the autonomous drone.[Read More…]