In 2011 the Swivl project appeared on pages of the kraudfandingovy IndieGoGo service (Kikstarter’s analog), having collected for start-up the necessary $20 000. In 2013 in chapters Mail.ru Dmitry Grishin’s Group invested in developers of $500 000.
Than after all Swivl is so fascinating and what it from itself(himself) represents? In the West this unusual device was called by personal cameraman, in other words the individual operator.
Swivl video review
Swivl is an independent docking station on motors with progressive tracking object of shooting. It is enough to get to a shot – and the station will not let out you from own "tenacious" embraces. Circle of use of a boat the quite wide:
- Shooting itself in movement;
- Shooting of games with children;
- Communication on Skype when hands are occupied (kitchen);
- Shooting of lectures;
- Shooting of sporting events.
Definition of a position of object occurs by means of remote IK-markera, clinging on clothes as клипса or hanging up on a neck for a string from a set.
The docking station is absolutely compatible to iOS-devices and I recommend to conduct shooting not through a standard application the Chamber, and by means of the firm appendix with the title with the same name – [Free, iTunes link]. To that there are some circumstances:
- IK-metka together with the firm appendix can act as the DU panel: to switch on and off video, to "freeze" a support for economy of batteries when shooting is not conducted;
- In the appendix there is a set of options which will promote to choose the best mode of shooting: quality of a roller, stiffened expositions, focusing. Also such basic basic functions, as sensitivity to object moving, the sports mode and the programmed line of movement. The last will fit for panoramic shooting of Time Lapse.
Our operator eats from 2 finger-type AA-batareek. On my look, this more correct decision than to push inside the accumulator which will develop mass of the device and load of motors.
The sound during record of video is written through the wireless microphone located from above of ours IK-markera. It is possible to recede on 7 meters (sure distance of reception) later to receive on an exit a good-quality postscoring of everything that occurs in a shot.
At present the support can take aboard devices in weight to 320 гр. If to put it is more, she will not manage to turn any more on the necessary corners of the review. In a set there is an adapter under a standard carving of a support therefore from above it is possible to strengthen not only only phones and small soap trays. In turn, Swivl can be established itself on a support: from below there is the necessary opening.
When Swivl appeared on IndieGoGo, not enough who believed that from this there is something traveling as on kraudfandingovy websites occasionally you will meet such difficult concepts. Usually everything is limited to fund raising on something is more ordinary. But the project was started and here received investments from Russian investors and the western funds. For certain, it is the most magnificent device for the iPhone which I held this year. Here is both a flight of fancy of the designer, and work of the engineer on electronics, and good iOS-support. It is obvious not – a garage product of 2 brothers mechanics, decided to earn on a whisky box. Before us rather severe product with a huge reserve for the future: at first 2013 the next fund raising on the Swivl version for iPad and SLR cameras came to the end.
– The convenient device with the usual management, not taking at all this is a lot of place and rather easy;
– A sound recording through a wireless microphone on a marker;
– iOS support;
– Support of digital soap trays via the adapter.
– iPhone 5 should be connected through an adapter of 30 pin to lightning. Naturally, it is possible without wires, it is simple to put and cut, but then it is necessary to do without transformation IK-metki in the DU panel.
To get Swivl