Professional videographers know that movement makes a world of difference when it comes to shooting amazing video footage. Content creators, videographers, vloggers and marketers want to produce compelling, dynamic footage. They have unprecedented access to storytelling tools, and social media users expect the best in filters, camera angles, and production. A new tool for these folks just hit Kickstarter, and it’s called the Rhino ROV
There are 200 times more iPhones in use than SLR cameras and over 700 million iPhones in use worldwide, but there still isn’t much in the way of camera gear aimed at creatives who make content with the devices they rely on for almost everything else.
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Kickstarter campaign launches for motorized iPhone slider
ROV by Rhino brings movement to consumer film for cinematic storytelling
(Puyallup, Washington – October 17, 2017) – Today Rhino Camera Gear launched a Kickstarter campaign for ROV, a motorized iPhone and small camera slider that creates moving, professional video with the clap of the hands. It moves your camera as it films to capture fluid, cinematic shots, ideal for content creators who film themselves. Pricing for the crowdfunding campaign starts at $229 USD (retail value $300 USD).
Movement is key to amazing footage. Yet, considering there are 200 times more iPhones in use than DSLR cameras and over 700 million iPhones in use worldwide, there are few options for creatives who use their phones to shoot footages.
“We’re passionate about making compact, easy to use camera gear, accessible,” said Rhino founder and CEO Kyle Hart. “ROV moves your camera as it films, bringing dynamic movement and a wide range of motion to otherwise static footage. The slider is ideal for marketers, Instagramers, Youtubers who film themselves, or anyone who has a story to tell.”
ROV is compact, easy to use, and fully-automated. Users mount an iPhone on the slider, select a mode, and activate manually or by clapping their hands—a feature that is ideal for when the videographer is also the subject. The slider does the rest, moving the phone or small camera as it shoots dynamic, moving footage. Upon completion, the film can be uploaded to an accompanying app for editing, and shared.
The Rhino Storyteller App can be used with or without the ROV slider and is already available for download. It includes a range of features to polish footage and make it pop. The app’s built-in-editor lets users rearrange footage, trim individual clips, see timeline changes in real time and combine video with music. It also offers full manual control and quick focus, easy time lapse with intuitive set-up and control, and slow motion footage. For the first time ever with iPhone, the app will let users shoot long exposure timelapse, capturing night timelapses.
“Consumers, fans, and social media users are coming to expect the best in production,” said Hart.
“The slider, combined with the app’s features, will really let filmmakers bring their footage to the next level on one platform. We can’t wait to see the magic amateur and pro videographers alike create.”
ROV is the first product in a line of consumer gear for iPhones by Rhino, a top-selling provider of affordable, high-quality sliders for SLR cameras. It works best with iPhones 6 or newer, but is compatible with all iPhones. Plans are in the works to develop the slider to support Android within the next year.
ROV by Rhino’s campaign will run from October 17 to, 2017 to November 21, 2017 with an estimated delivery date of March 2018. For more information on the pledge levels, visit the Kickstarter Page.