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#1 Carl Looper

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:01 PM

Matthew Epler has posted an update on his Kinograph. He is working on an 8mm/Super8 version

http://kinograph.cc/

 

 

1.) Kinograph is now a real company! Woo!
 
2.) The website has been updated with a new photo of the machine, some cleaner text, and a few project updates (covered here).
 
3.) On the site, you will notice an explanation for the delay in releasing design documentation. It's every inventor's dream to make a living off of their creation.To make a long story short, I'd like to work on Kinograph full-time instead of working a full-time job AND working on Kinograph. To that end, I'm filing a couple patents and putting all the licensing together and that's why I'm late. As soon as that's all finished, I'm release everything under a non-commercial license. That means anyone can build one, but I reserve the right to sell the Kinograph and provide digital transfer services with the Kinograph.
 
So, you might be thinking "Why all this legal stuff? I though you were open-source!" While developing Kinograph 1.0, I came up with a few unique things that I think can be used to build an industrial version, or Kinograph 2.0. This version will be used for digitizing large-volume collections at museums, national archives, etc. It will be capable of 24fps, have  at least 2K resolution, and have a host of other features in the software. Of course, I'll keep you updated of its progress but it will most likely take longer than we'd all like. I'm still a one-man band.
 
4.) Kinograph has it's first investor! This fantastic individual has made it possible for me to take a few months off work and focus on the future of Kinograph. Which leads me to update #5...the **juicy** update!
 
5.)  Also on the site, I mention something in the works for 8mm enthusiasts. Since you're on the mailing list, I'll tell you what it is. I'm designing a Kinograph-mini built specifically for 8mm and Super8mm. It will still be very affordable since it will rely consumer-level cameras and open-source tools. When the prototype is complete, I will be launching the mini on Kickstarter. If successful, the profits will go towards developing the Kinograph 2.0 hardware and software. 
 
Thank you again for your patience and support. I'm always excited to send an update and I'm happy this one is filled with (mostly) good news.
 
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
 
Matthew Epler
Brooklyn, NY

 


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