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We posted more footage, along with some longer takes, here: https://vimeo.com/113754196
Great question, Mida. Remote follow focus is an important feature, particularly for the Kinetic Remote. There are some good options on the market currently, and we intend to include an integrated solution, similar to what we have done with the Paralinx for realtime wireless video.
I love the thoughtful comments on No Film School -- such a great community to advance the art of filmmaking!
We hear you loud and clear on the need for more footage. Check out some of our recent updates to see behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the video. We will post more updates in the coming days and will include some longer takes.
The goal of the Kickstarter video was to highlight the versatility of the BW05, hence the numerous short clips. Many stabilizer systems show a lot of slow-motion footage in their marketing material. It looks great, but it also enhances the illusion of stability and makes short clips appear longer. We used no slow motion or post stabilization.
We are a self-funded company, and we developed the Kickstarter video with the help of volunteers. Anyone who knows manufacturing understands that building a production-representative prototype costs an order of magnitude more than the production version. We spent our money on making sure that we can deliver a product that meets our promises. We are not filmmakers. We are product designers and engineers with a history of delivering complex products on time. We have a team of filmmaker advisors, including Sundance Film Festival award winners, who heavily influenced the key features of the BW05. We credit their invaluable input to the incredibly positive reception to the BeeWorks 5!
Please feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions you have about the BW05.