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Cinetics Puts the Motion Back in Your Videography Ocean

This mini camera rig could make your home videos look less like something from an action movie.

If you're tired of getting sea-sick from watching your home videos, and you're looking for a cheap alternative to a dolly system, you're going to want to keep your eyes on the CineSkates project that has recently received funding on Kickstarter. The CineSkates system is built to attach to a GorillaPod Focus tripod, and gives the tripod system wheels for the first time.

If you want to back the project, you can spend $10, $150, $275, or more. Pledging $150 or more to the project will get you a set of CineSkates once they make it into production. Given the fact that the project's funding is already $140,000 over its original $20,000 goal, it seems pretty likely that this product will make it to market.

Taking video is easy these days, and everyone is doing it. Putting a smartphone in your pocket pretty much guarantees that you'll be capturing high-quality video footage in no time at all. The problem is that while most people can take video footage, not too many people can actually create great video footage.

CineSkates Camera Sliders from Cinetics on Vimeo.

There are a lot of ways you can make your videos stand out from others online, and it usually comes down to making the most out of the gear you have laying around your garage or closest. For instance, a lazy susan makes it easy to show off 360 degrees worth of products with relative ease, and it'll cost you less than $10 at Ikea. But, capturing stabilized footage is something that's a little more challenging.

Unless you're hoping to make your video look and feel like a fight sequence from the Bourne Supremacy, you're going to need some kind of tripod, but most tripods lack wheels, obviously. Cinetics' CineSkates will solve that problem in a lot of situations, and if they can hold the price around $150, a lot of videographers using dSRL cameras to shoot video will jump at the opportunity.

[Cinetics via Kickstarter]

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