Hey there everyone!
Over the last two weeks Pulse shipped to more than 12,000 Kickstarter backers in 86 different countries and this week Pre-Orders are shipping to many of you. Pulse has come a long way since this project started and at the same time, this is just the beginning.
On November 2nd Pulse launches for normal sales and immediate shipping. Here’s a sneak peek at what it’s been like to use Pulse so far.
Pulse gives you complete control over your camera, wherever you are sitting. With Image Review, you can check your histogram and change your camera settings to make sure you always get the shot.
Pulse goes where you go - from scrambling in the mountains to pulling off a complex angle in the studio. With Pulse’s 24 hours of battery life and 100 foot wireless range, it’ll never hold you back.
Long exposure taken with Pulse of a photographer in South Africa.
Take on the night with features like Long Exposure and HDR to create shots you never thought possible. Or step up your game and shoot the Holy Grail of time lapses with Pulse’s most sophisticated feature: Time Lapse Exposure Ramping.
With features for any kind of shot and a design that allows you to focus on your vision, Pulse takes on your biggest projects. We can’t wait to see what you shoot with it.
- Greg and the Alpine Team
Hey there everyone,
Over the past few months we've been building and manufacturing Pulse. Continue reading for some exciting progress and a quick update to close out June and head into July. Also, our friends at More Than Just Parks recently used Alpine Labs gear to shoot their best video yet - check it out below!
Testing Pulse in the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado USA
As most of you know we've had our noses to the grindstone ever since the Pulse campaign closed and we're happy to say that Pulse is coming together beautifully. The App and Firmware are proving quite robust and Beta users from our Pulse Kickstarter have been testing the various features.
See the screenshots for a sneak peak at how you can control your camera's exposure time and video along with monitoring light levels and reviewing the photo you just took.
We expect to complete Pulse manufacturing by the end of July and make next-day shipping available in August.
For more in-depth information about the Pulse App, electronics and manufacturing please check out our latest Kickstarter Update!
Inspecting Pulse printed circuit board assemblies in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, China.
The Pattiz brothers from More Than Just Parks continue to amaze us. They're on a mission to timelapse every park in the United States and this time they used Michron and Radian to capture the rugged and desolate Badlands National Park. Their work grounds us to why we started making tools for photographers in the first place: to help you capture incredible moments. We hope you enjoy it! (Don't miss the fun timing at 2:39.)
From everyone at Alpine Labs, thank you for the support. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create with Pulse! Check back for more details on shipping in the coming month.
Have an awesome week!
-The Alpine Labs Team
Steve here with the update - we've got two big pieces of news today. The Pulse campaign closes in about 18 hours and Radian 2’s are shipping to Kickstarter Backers right now. What a week! We’ve also got a pretty incredible time lapse to share as well.
The Pulse Kickstarter campaign closes this Friday at 9pm PST, and it just hit $1 million in funding! That’s more than our past 3 Kickstarter campaigns combined. Once things calm down a bit, we’ll write up a post explaining what this means for Alpine Labs and our current users. But for now we just wanted to give you all a heads up that we’re entering into the final stretch of the campaign and the last chance to get Pulse at the current discounted price.
We are certainly bummed about the delays we experienced in getting Radian 2's finally out the door, but we are really glad to be finally shipping! It ended up being a marathon week here, what with doing a firmware update on all devices (an unanticipated task), and starting to actually ship out about 1000 packages.
For those of you interested in getting a Radian 2, but who have not ordered one, we anticipate that we will be ready to ship the next set of orders in January. We also won’t have much extra stock once we’ve delivered on current pre-sales, so if you are pretty sure you want one, we recommend acting soon. We don’t know when the next batch will be built and ready, but it probably won’t be before April.
And no blog post would be complete without a stunning piece of time lapse videography. Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan are at it again with the latest installment for their SKYGLOW project. This video features observatories across the nation and the beautiful stars they look upon.
-Steve and The Alpine Team
Just following up on last week's blog post to let you know that...
Pulse goes live on Kickstarter tomorrow 9am PST (Nov 10th).
Unfortunately we don’t get a Kickstarter campaign link until the page is actually live, so we’ll send out a follow-up e-mail tomorrow with the actual link once we get it. We can't wait to show you everything it does but for now here is a little more information.
Pulse controls your camera through its USB port, and is wirelessly controlled by your smartphone or tablet over bluetooth. Like Radian 2 it can also operate as a standalone device for time lapse control, and it can move thumbnail images to your camera.
We’ve designed Pulse to be compact, so that you can always have it with you, without having to plan ahead. And with its internally rechargeable battery (and 24+ hours of battery life) Pulse saves the hassle of carrying extra batteries.
Pulse has a 100ft range to your smartphone or tablet, making it ideal for group shots and epic selfies, as well as for capturing crisp long exposure images. You can also now shoot video and control multiple cameras at once.
That’s all for now, be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for the official page link once it goes live tomorrow morning!-The Alpine Team
We know it’s been a while but we’ve been busy! We cannot be more excited to say that the first Radian 2's are shipping from China right now! We’ve had some manufacturing delays which has certainly been frustrating but it has also given us some down time to work on a new tool for you and your camera. More details below!
We’ll have our first Radian 2’s this week and will be soft launching to a handful of backers on Monday to test out our fulfillment logistics. We will then start shipping the remaining Radians to Kickstarter backers on the 16th. If you are curious about the full manufacturing story check out our Kickstarter updates.
NOTE: The price of Radian 2 will be going up to $280 this Saturday. This Radian is the culmination of some of our best ideas for motion time lapse control and is going to be the most powerful pan/tilt head out there. We can't wait to see what you create with it! Also note that the original Radian is running low on stock if you need one quickly.
We are really excited to finally be able to show this off! Pulse is a camera trigger that gives you complete control of your camera - wirelessly from your smartphone.
Some of you who have been our backers in the past probably saw this one coming but we also have a few new features you won’t be expecting! Needless to say Pulse is going to be the most powerful way to control your camera, whatever you are shooting!
We’ll be launching Pulse on Kickstarter early next week! We will decide an exact day over the weekend and will keep you posted as we have more details.
We can’t wait to show you what this thing can do!
-The Alpine Team
Have a question or a comment? Let us know!
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