New Kickstarter Campaign Helps Consumers Turn Smartphones Into Affordable Point-of-View Cameras

Velocity Clip lets users take any smartphone or point-and-shoot camera and mount it to their head, chest or gear.

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More than ever people are turning to their smartphones to shoot video because it offers an added level of convenience. You can edit your footage and share it right from the palm of your hand, without having to use a computer.

San Francisco, Calif (PRWEB) October 17, 2012

Outdoors enthusiasts turn to point-of-view (POV) cameras to help relive experiences and add personal perspective to their video. The cost of buying a POV camera generally starts at $200 and goes up from there. Velocity Clip, a new product unveiled earlier this week on Kickstarter brings down the cost of owning a POV camera to just $49 when users utilize their smartphone or point-and-shoot camera.

“I came up with the idea of Velocity Clip when I was out snowboarding and noticed a lot of people were using helmet cameras. I already owned a smartphone and camera and thought there has to be a less expensive and easier way to capture POV video using them,” said Velocity Clip co-founder David Kephart. “I began working with my co-founder Swen Duerigen to create a universal mounting system that people can continue to use, even after they get a new phone or camera and the Velocity Clip was born.”

Velocity Clip helps users create professional point-of-view footage with a “three-in-one” camera-mount system that includes attachments for the head, chest and gear. The clip works with iPhones, Android devices and compact digital cameras.

The goal of the Kickstarter campaign is to sell 1,200 units at $49 each to raise a total of $58,000 by Nov. 14. The Velocity Clip is being sold at cost to those making a pledge, with a few special limited edition package options for those making higher pledges. If the Kickstarter project is fully funded, the Velocity Clip will be delivered to backers in December.

Some of the features of the Velocity Clip include:

  •     A rubberized grip and stability shelf keep the smartphone or digital camera secure and free from vibration, even during a bumpy activity like mountain biking.
  •     The head mount includes an anti-vibration and comfort pad made from silicone to keep the straps comfortable and stable.
  •     Adjustable, reinforced nylon strapping used for the chest mount is made from the same material backpackers use to carry 100 pounds of supplies.
  •     The clip has an adjustable swivel that allows for a wide range of angles.

The Velocity Clip can be used in a variety of settings including surfing, snowboarding, skydiving, biking and more.

“More than ever people are turning to their smartphones to shoot video because it offers an added level of convenience. You can edit your footage and share it right from the palm of your hand, without having to use a computer,” said Duerigen. “With the Velocity Clip people can now have a professional POV camera for a fraction of the cost.”

About Velocity Clip

Velocity Clip makes filming on the go easy by allowing users to take their smartphones or digital cameras and film all of their favorite activities from amazing angles, hands free. This universal, point-of-view camera system fits all smartphones and compact digital cameras, allowing you to mount the device to the head, chest or any hard surface. The smartphone is now a professional point-of-view camera for a fraction of the price. Visit VelocityClip.com or Kickstarter for more


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