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.
Also if you are curious to see more photos and details about Pulse, we’ll be pushing out more info on Facebook and Instagram over the weekend- including some action shots from Yosemite.
We can’t wait to show you what this thing can do!
-The Alpine Team
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