BW05 Camera Stabilization with Kinetic Remote

A project in Seattle, WA by BeeWorks

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Capture dynamic and steady shots from new perspectives with the BeeWorks 5 camera stabilization and control system.
Backers: 72
Average Pledge Per Backer: $1106

Funded: $79,604 of $75,000
Dates: Nov 10th -> Dec 12th (32 days)
Project By: BeeWorks
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Latest News

Approaching the Finish Line

December 9th - via:
Our campaign ends at 2:00 pm Pacific Time on Friday. As of this writing, that is three days away! So far, you have pledged over $60,000, which is 80% of our goal. Thank you very much! We need to sell four more BW05 kits in the next 3 days for the... (Read More)

Inverted Mode

December 8th - via:
Several people asked whether the BW05 can be used inverted. We are happy to report that the answer is yes. Production models of the BW05 will function in the configuration below.    (Read More)

Long Shot

December 5th - via:
You asked. We listened. Many of you asked to see some longer, more cinematic shots than what we showed in our main video. After all, that's the beauty of a handheld stabilizer -- it enables you to get dynamic shots that cover longer distances, where... (Read More)

BW05: One Handed

December 4th - via:
One of our frequently asked questions is how the BW05 can be used one handed. Here is one way to do it... We designed a very flexible handlebar system. It has mounting points for accessories on the top, the angle of the handles can be quickly... (Read More)

Kinetic Remote Improvements

December 2nd - via:
We are entering the final week of the campaign and are ecstatic with the reception to the product. Please help spread the word so that we can bring the BW05 to market. We continue to improve the design and the functionality of the Kinetic Remote... (Read More)

BW05 Scene: Tire Flipping

December 2nd - via:
In this video, we show some behind-the-scenes footage and a longer cut of one of the shots from our Kickstarter introduction video. This shot requires a more responsive action from the stabilizer so we are using a mode that responds quickly to both... (Read More)

BW05 Scene: Dog Sprint

November 25th - via:
We have 11 exciting days left in our campaign. Thank you for your support, feedback, and help spreading the word about the BW05 stabilizer. Here is a quick behind-the-scenes video featuring Franklin!  (Read More)

BW05 Scene: Stair Climbing

November 24th - via:
 Here is the next installment in our "Scene Breakdown" series. Enjoy!  (Read More)

BW05 Scene: Trail Running

November 21st - via:
This week we passed the half way point of our funding goal. Thank you for your pledges! This is the first in a series of short videos we are producing to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the BeeWorks 5 in action.  (Read More)

BW05 — Command and Control

November 20th - via:
Indicators, Power Switch, and Mode Button Yes! The BW05 can change modes with a button press. One mode will hold the horizon but respond to panning of the handlebar or stand. Another mode enables you to control both tilt and pan. On the BW05, modes... (Read More)

BW05 - Ready for Action!

November 18th - via:
A little over a week into the campaign, we are thrilled with all the positive feedback we are receiving on the BW05. In addition to the excitement it is generating on Twitter, Facebook, and Vimeo, the BW05 also is beginning to show up on popular... (Read More)

Coffee fuels great design

November 17th - via:
We are excited to offer a new reward level for the many coffee lovers out there who want to support what we are doing but are not in the market for a camera stabilizer right now. Tandem Coffee Roasters was started by Matt's sister, Kathleen, and... (Read More)

Manufacturing: Home or Abroad?

November 15th - via:
We will manufacture the BW05 in Seattle for a number of reasons. The Seattle area boasts an incredible array of high-quality manufacturing, as a result of the aerospace, marine, and technology industries that have thrived here for decades. The... (Read More)

BW05 "Kinetic Remote"

November 14th - via:
It’s been an exciting first few days! We made the BeeWorks 5 public for the first time on Tuesday and have received over 500 likes on Facebook. The project is 18% funded with 28 days to go — special thanks to our early adopters! Kickstarter... (Read More)

Using the BW05: Balancing the Camera

November 12th - via:
One of the less exciting but more important aspects of a stabilization system is the means by which it is balanced. In the "old days," camera stabilization systems were so difficult to balance and operate that only a handful of specialists were... (Read More)

Technology: Kinetic Remote Simulator

November 12th - via:
We were thrilled to receive our first production quality prototype this fall. However, we needed to experiment with the new features even before we had a working prototype. In particular, we needed to develop the Kinetic Remote functionality. To this... (Read More)

Kickstarter Launch

November 11th - via:
We are so excited to launch our BW05 Stabilizer on Kickstarter! We have been working for over a year to create the best stabilization and camera control system on the market. We look forward to hearing what you think, so please feel encouraged to... (Read More)

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