With 79 backers and $68,206 pledged of a $50,000 goal, and still 31 days to go (the campaign ends on May 22th, 2015) Rhino Camera Gear has done it again. Another product from Kyle Hart and team gets funded through Kickstarter.
Before looking at the new product, let’s backtrack some of the previous products from the company that were funded through Kickstarter:
- EZ-Steady- iPhone, DSLR, GoPro Camera Stabilizer – The EZ-Steady is a professional camera stabilizer you can balance in 5 minutes and fly with one hand. It was 1,592% funded through 323 backers in December 2011.
- Rhino Slider for DSLR Cameras – The most affordable, ultralight and versatile 48″ slider ever. For GoPro, iPhone, DSLR or RED. Funded 1,309% by 579 backers in Sepember 2012.
- Rhino Shoulder Rig for DSLR, BMCC, RED Epic & GoPro Cameras – The new definition of camera rigs. The first completely modular, fully-adjustable, camera-specific shoulder rig. Funded 234% by 142 backers in September 2013.
- Rhino GoPro Accessories: 360 Swivel & Poles for GoPro Camera – Capture incredible footage with unique GoPro camera mounts: 360 Helmet Swivel Mount and POV Poles. Funded 600% by 291 backers in November 2014.
The news that the new product was funded caught Kyle Hart at NAB 2015, where Rhino Camera Gear was showing their Rhino Slider EVO and Rhino Motion. Camera movement made simple is the aim of the new product, which promises users will be able to capture stunning live motion and time lapse in an easy way.
When making a film, the way you move your camera has a powerful influence on your audience. Push the camera in to make the viewer feel like they’re leaning in for a closer look. Slide to the side and they’ll wonder what you’re about to reveal. Rhino Camera Gear set out to make camera movement simple so that story is the focus and designed a completely new set of tools to achieve this. They say that “Rhino Slider EVO is a professional camera slider, designed to be the most modular and versatile tool in your kit.“
The Kickstarter campaign that introduced the Rhino Slider EVO and Rhino Motion created some doubts on clients that already own a Rhino Slider, so Kyle Hart created a video (see above) to clarify everything. And to assure customers that Rhino Motion was created in such a way that it will work with all their previous sliders as well.