LineCam Wants To Make Cable-Assisted Video Capture Affordable For Everyone 0

The LineCam System is a “compact, lightweight, portable and 100% made in the USA” cable-assisted shuttle and rigging system. It’s a Kickstarter project that aims to provide an affordable cable camera gear for both amateur and professional videographers.

If you’ve watched the promotional video of the GoPro Hero3, then chances are you’ve already seen the LineCam being utilize in one of the action sequences.

“We had the chance to use the prototype LineCam System for the production of the GoPro HD3 product launch video. We are very impressed with the amazing shots that this system enabled us to achieve. Several things stand out, the ease of use, the quality of footage that we were able to achieve and the over all quality and thought that went into making this system are top notch,” said Travis Pynn of the GoPro Media Team.

The system comprises of two models: the Glide (photo above) and the Flow (photo below). The former is the least expensive of the two due to its lighter weight rope and tension ratchet, and only uses gravity to move from one point to the other. On the other hand, the latter is a bit pricey because it comes with a remote-controlled motorized shuttle with internal cooling system, and glides using aircraft grade Nylon-Coated Zinc plated steel cable.

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Here’s the specs of the Glide:

  • Weight of shuttle: 1.75 pounds
  • Length: 15.50 inches
  • Construction: Precision CNC’d 6061 aluminum
  • Finish: Hard anodizing
  • Camera capacity: 20 pounds
  • Hand assembled

Here’s the specs of the Flow:

  • Weight of shuttle: approximately 5 pounds
  • Length: 20.75 inches
  • Power system: Lithium polymer rechargeable batteries
  • Speed: 0-60+ mph, depending on drive system configuration
  • Climb capability: 0-45 degrees, depending on camera set-up and weight
  • Camera capacity: 20 pounds
  • Construction: Precision CNC’d 6061 aluminum
  • Finish: Hard anodizing
  • Hand assembled

If you want to get hold on one of these — and at the same time help the project move to production — you can pledge at least $765 for the Glide or $5,600 for the Flow kit.

[Kickstarter via Gizmag]