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LUUV starts Indiegogo campaign for 3D-printed camera stabilizer

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LUUV is a Berlin-based start-up that is aiming to produce and market a camera stabilizer for smartphones and actions cams, such as the GoPro. There is an abundance of similar devices available already but LUUV's design is unique because it allows for upside-down filming at very close proximity to the ground. Its developers also promise easy control with your thumb and index finger, and a quick balance setup for the capture device you are using.

It's also worth mentioning that the LUUV device is a 3D-printed product. Current prototypes are made on smaller printers but production will be shifted to industrial-strength 3D-printers once the designers are content with the final product.

Today LUUV has started an Indiegogo campaign to fund its ventures. Backers can pre-order a LUUV for $199 which is a $150 discount compared to the final retail price. Other backing options are available as well, including a video-shoot with your LUUV in Berlin for $1,900. 

Via: Techcrunch


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Total comments: 16
OurJeepLife
By OurJeepLife (5 months ago)

I just sent them an email explaining my issue. I'd really like for them to help me create a new adapter that will work in conjunction with this device. Will keep you posted on their reply.
The device is worthy of what I need it for, seeing how I've been attempting to create my own system.. But without any skills in math or geometry etc.. I'm at a stand still.

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Roland Karlsson
By Roland Karlsson (5 months ago)

This one stabilises so that it does not tilt, but you can rotate the camera around without any problem. Is that what you want? Not being a movie maker, I do not know.

Second question. I first thought that rounded thing was very heavy and therefore was hanging down. But ... then I saw that he tilted it upside down? So ... I assume it is balanced? I can understand that this also will work. But .... I would assume such a solution would need a longer arm with heavy weights at both ends. No?

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Daniel Lauring
By Daniel Lauring (5 months ago)

$350 for retail price is insane. Why a kick starter project for something you aren't going to tool up. Arm seems too short for sufficient stabilization.

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bobus
By bobus (5 months ago)

Seems like printing is much too expensive. Other manufacturing processes like injection molding should be adequate and much cheaper.

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michael_alabama
By michael_alabama (5 months ago)

Depends on the lot size. Base cost of tooling is high. Best approach if unsure of the success....

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Suntan
By Suntan (5 months ago)

Better approach, become sure of success then tool up to reduce product cost. Otherwise skip and think about other products that can be successful...

-Suntan

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joe6pack
By joe6pack (5 months ago)

They turn the thing upside down to shoot floor footage and then the video will be up-side-down, right?

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bobus
By bobus (5 months ago)

That can be easily fixed in Adobe Premiere Elements.

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0MitchAG
By 0MitchAG (5 months ago)

Point is, a design change would have avoided that.

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bobus
By bobus (5 months ago)

LOL. If you say so, 0.

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jtmon
By jtmon (5 months ago)

Not with a gopro which lets you flip the video in camera.

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Jan Privat
By Jan Privat (5 months ago)

It is quite expensive: $199

For $49, maybe. But not a single dollar more.
FCPX is doing a pretty good job stabilizing footage, which you took with a little bit of care.

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sodacan
By sodacan (5 months ago)

That's the price for one of the limited early bird solutions. The actual retail price is $349 which brings up this: what are they smoking?!

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Jan Privat
By Jan Privat (5 months ago)

*lol* You get a gimbal system for less!
http://www.globe-flight.de/DJI-Zenmuse-H3-2D-GoPro-Kameragimbal-remotehead-brushless-Gimbal

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Roland Karlsson
By Roland Karlsson (5 months ago)

It looks cool. But ... it is too simple. Anyone can do this. They will have a hard time on the market.

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0MitchAG
By 0MitchAG (5 months ago)

Seems to have a lot of jerking in the 'stabilised' footage. I don't think this works better than what we've seen previously... it's really just a gopro counterweight.

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