SHAKE-FREE FOOTAGE OUT OF THE 3D-PRINTER
The Berlin-based start-up LUUV has developed a camera stabilizer for actioncams and smartphones that allows everyone to shoot shake-free videos. LUUV is completely financed through crowd-funding.
“Whenever you’re going cross-country, forget about image stabilization -It’s a fact: action videos just are shaky”. Stiftung Warentest, (11/2013, Actioncam test, p. 42).
In fact, they don’t have to be: Any shaky footage, be it from a snowboarding trip, a summer holiday or a special event will soon be a thing of the past. Rendered possible by LUUV, a hand-held camera stabilizer specifically developed for shooting steady footage with all current and future action cameras, smartphones and compact digital cameras. Its unique design makes LUUV and its handling:
- Simple: LUUV can be used intuitively with one hand by pros as well as by first users.
- Flexible: Skip the tedious process of self-balancing your camera. Simply apply the recommended setup for your device and you’ll be set to go in no time. If you continue to use the same camera you just have to set it up once.
- Exciting: Explore surprising new perspectives when turning LUUV by 180 degrees while filming. Imagine shots just centimeters above the ground while racing down a slope on a snowboard!
- Robust: Thanks to its sturdy shell and its configuration that goes without electronic components, LUUV can be used everywhere and anytime even in gusty weather conditions.
LUUV’s shell is completely 3D-printed. This innovative production method facilitates short-term adjustments and improvements of the product. This way, it can be ensured that the users‘ wants and needs stay in our focus all the time.
LUUV is mainly geared towards the needs of people who enjoy action- and fun-oriented sports. They are increasingly placing higher demands on videos shot out of motion due to rapid quality improvements in recording quality of cameras and smartphones. Just like Felix Kochbeck, developer and co-founder of LUUV: “I had the idea on a snowboarding trip in Austria about two years ago. I feel passionate about doing sports for fun, but I did not have the opportunity to capture my adventures with a digital camera in an easy and satisfying way”.
After receiving an award at the Berlin Hardware Accelerator 2013, the LUUV team, based at the co- working space betahaus in Berlin, is preparing to make the next important move towards the market release.
As of March 19, LUUV can be pre-ordered on the crowdfunding platform indiegogo via the following link: www.igg.me/at/teamLUUV
Excerpts from Press Release