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Cinetics Launches CineSquid Suction Cup Camera Mount System
Company behind wildly popular CineSkates Kickstarter campaign launches new suction cup mount ideal for DSLR, GoPro or iPhone
February 22, 2012 — Austin, TX — Cinetics™ is launching a super strong, versatile suction cup camera mount system, CineSquid™, which allows filmmakers to capture previously unthinkable shots by attaching their camera to smooth surfaces, from any angle. Cinetics has already built a huge following of filmmaker enthusiasts with the launch of CineSkates, an innovative camera tripod dolly, which became the second most funded Kickstarter project, exceeding its funding goal by 2,400 percent. In fact, the impetus for the CineSquid suction cup mount came from this very community as the No. 1 requested component.
“By growing our product line, Cinetics continues to work toward our goal of helping filmmakers create captivating video through controlled camera movement,” explains Cinetics founder, Justin Jensen. “We’re encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive support from our community of users to create a simple, interchangeable system that replaces their bulky gear.”
Expanding on the unique Cinetics Connect platform, developed to make CineSkates possible, the new CineSquid system combines powerful suction cup technology with the flexible GorillaPod Focus™ Tripod and BallHead X™ to create a portable and modular system that filmmakers can take anywhere. Different from other suction cup mounts on the market, the flexible tripod attaches to contoured, multi-level surfaces, and users can even manipulate the camera frame once the suction cups are mounted. The triple suction cup design ensures CineSquid will not lose its grip.
With CineSquid, even amateur filmmakers can capture stunning, Hollywood-style camera shots, including:
- High-speed chase or automobile cruising scenes
- Aerial views from the belly of an airplane up to 200mph
- Scenic or landscape shots from a boat, train or any moving vehicle
- Time-lapse video with a rock-solid connection to any smooth surface
The CineSquid System, which includes the tripod and ballhead, is available now at cinetics.com for $235. To get the full system, CineSkates owners only need the CineSquid suction cups sold separately for $120, an advantage of the modular Cinetics Connect platform. The first 100 CineSquid orders will receive early shipping in March. The next wave will begin shipping in April.
In addition, there is a week left to enter the CineSkates Showdown Video Contest. The winning videos will be featured in future Cinetics videos, and the winners will each receive the new CineSquid component along with a GoPro® HD HERO2 Camera.
CineSquid is the first of many projects the Cinetics team will be releasing this year. The Cinetics team will be at South-by-Southwest (SXSW) tradeshow booth #647 demoing CineSkates, CineSquid and new products. Follow @cinetx for more details closer to the event. For more information about CineSkates, please visit the company website at cinetics.com.
In 2011 Cinetics released CineSkates. CineSkates, are a set of wheels that attach to a GorillaPod Focus tripod to create a portable dolly system capable of setting up smooth dolly shots. CineSkates work with DSLR cameras up to 5 lbs.
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For information about Cinetics, please visit www.cinetics.com.
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)