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  • SOLOSHOTedit Has Arrived!

      Way back when we built the very first SOLOSHOT prototype, we realized capturing the moment is really just the beginning of making a great video. Sure, standing around for hours pointing a camera is both tedious and demanding (although not as hard as finding someone who’ll do it for...

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  • SOLOSHOTedit Beta is Coming! Update today to 3.3.22.2!

      This week, we will be rolling out the beta version of our desktop highlight suggestion software called SOLOSHOTedit. We are incredibly stoked to be releasing this key piece of the SOLOSHOT ecosystem. Now you can automatically film the action with SOLOSHOT3 and trim hours of video down to the...

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  • 3 Big Announcements

    1. SOLOSHOTedit Beta Release After months of testing by your fellow SOLOSHOTers, SOLOSHOTedit beta will be made available for download by everyone next week. Our editor, through highlight suggestions, makes slicing, dicing and sharing your SOLOSHOT videos easy. Film for hours and then quickly find and share the good stuff...

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  • Software Version 3.3.21 Available Now

    Software version 3.3.21 is now available. Please update your SOLOSHOT3 via the Update App to take advantage of key changes and improvements. Onscreen Tutorials Tutorials have been added to the Home Screen and within each App. Simplified Software Update Process We’ve improved the software update experience by reducing a few...

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  • 3 Things You'll Need Before Getting Started

    So, you've just purchased your SOLOSHOT3 and you're patiently waiting (or maybe not-so-patently!) for your new robot friend to show up at your doorstep. Thanks and congratulations! While we prep and ship your order, there are 3 important things you'll need before your order arrives.   [1] Approved MicroSD Card...

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  • Capture the Heart of the Action with Multi-Mode: Fastest

    SOLOSHOT3 can track multiple tags at the same time so users can capture all of the action.  To catch the action the way you want, we designed Multi-mode, where users can choose how the SOLOSHOT3 decides who to track. The most commonly used Multi-mode is "Fastest", in which the SOLOSHOT3 tracks...

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  • Share Your Next SOLOSHOT Game Video with the Whole Team

    Live-streaming your own or your child’s game on the SOLOSHOTapp lets you share every moment of the action with family and friends who couldn’t make it there in person.  It’s also a great way to share video footage with the whole team so that other parents can watch it live...

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  • SOLOSHOTedit Beta is Ready for Testing!

    We are stoked to announce that we have just released SOLOSHOTedit to our external Beta-Test Program. The Auto Editor makes slicing and dicing your SOLOSHOT videos easy.  SOLOSHOTedit suggests highlights based on your activity (or a '+' button press on your active tag) so you can quickly find the good...

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  • Multi-Mode: How to capture all the action when everyone wants to be the star

    We understand there are times when everyone wants to wear the Tag so they can get video. That’s why we came up with Multi-Mode.  Give everyone their own Tag, and then choose the setting that best fits your activity: 1.  Fastest:  Like the name says, it will point the camera at...

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  • SOLOSHOTapp: The Basics

    We designed the SOLOSHOTapp to be an integral part of how you interact with your SOLOSHOT3.  Currently, the most important feature on the app is the ability to share and live stream your video with family and friends in real-time. If you are live streaming, the app is a great...

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  • Remember that sunset forever with Motion Time-Lapse

    In February, we released a new app we love: Motion Time Lapse (MTL). You can take an MTL outdoors or indoors. Just set up your SOLOSHOT3, point the camera to your starting and ending points, hit go, and then sit back and and enjoy the view. It’s easy to use...

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  • Software Update 3.2.15 is Now Available

    Update your SOLOSHOT3 today and take advantage of awesome new apps, features, bug fixes and improved tracking. Thousands of customers have been using this software since the beginning of April and are stoked with the results, so we are encouraging everyone to update to the latest and greatest today!Have questions...

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  • New Cinematic Zoom: Which zoom is best for you?

    Recently, we added the option for people to choose their Zoom Setting. Here we explain the two types of zooms. The original zoom aims to keep the FOV setting as close to the value you choose (tight, medium, wide, or extra wide). If you are in tight or medium, this is...

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  • Watch the new “High Wind OIS” mode in action

    In our latest software, we have included a new feature—High Wind OIS—which should help our Optic65 users get better video in high wind situations when they are at high zoom. We had one of our developers go out, with two cameras side by side, to kite surf on a windy...

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  • Software Update Version 3.2.3.1

    Software Update  We're thrilled to announce that a new software update is available - and it's big! Please update your SOLOSHOT3 to version 3.2.3.1 to take advantage of new apps, additional features and improved performance.  Newly Released Features: Motion Time Lapse (Beta): Capture fast, easy and awesome motion time-lapses at the touch of a button. Group...

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  • This one's a game changer!

    Software Update THIS ONE'S A GAME CHANGER! Please connect your Base to Wi-Fi, open the Update App and follow the on-screen instructions to update your Base, Tag(s) and Camera to the latest software. Software Versions: Base: 3.1.5.1, Tag: 3.0.9, Camera: 3.0.7 Major Improvements Include: TRACKING Improvements to calibration and tracking    Improved initial centering and...

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  • SOLOSHOT Shipping in full-swing

    October was a momentous month for us here at SOLOSHOT as we began shipping SOLOSHOT3 bundles to pre-order customers! The team worked around the clock to squash early bugs and improve our internal processes so that we could confidently ramp the number of units shipped in the coming month. We...

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  • Exciting week ahead at SOLOSHOT!

    This week's update is a bit longer than usual as it’s been a super exciting week here at SOLOSHOT and we have lots to share with you! 1) Shipping: We are incredibly excited to start ramping shipment volumes this week. Our goal is to ship all remaining pre-orders by Thanksgiving, so...

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  • The First SOLOSHOT3 Bundles Have Shipped!

    The first SOLOSHOT3 Bundles have shipped! We will be increasing shipment volumes in the coming weeks and will have a better idea of estimated shipping timeframes for customers toward the end of October. We appreciate your continued patience during this critical time as we work to ensure that all systems...

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  • 100 Address Confirmation Emails Sent!

    Over the last week we have sent over 100 address confirmations as we prepare for our first shipments to go out. We will ramp email sends and shipments in a manner that ensures Customer and Technical Support can continue to be responsive and effective. Address confirmation emails are being sent...

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  • Software Bundle 1.0.0 Undergoes Final Testing

    The initial batch of order confirmations went out this week and we will continue to send them out as we go through the ramp-up process. You will receive your address confirmation emails about 1-2 weeks before your particular unit ships, so if you have not received yours yet, please bear...

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  • SOLOSHOT3 is Shipping in October!

    The time has come! Address confirmation emails are going out next week to the first small group of pre-order customers. We will provide an expected shipping schedule for all pre-order bundles as we work through these initial shipments. Once we verify everything is in order, we will ramp up shipping...

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  • All Pre-Orders Manufactured

    All pre-ordered Optic65 and Optic25 Camera Bundles have now been produced and sent to our fulfillment center in Southern California! Several containers have already been delivered, and additional ones will be arriving weekly through the end of October. We are on the tail-end of software v 0.9.9.8 and quickly approaching...

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  • First Boot Flow Ready on Latest Software Bundle

    First Boot Flow is about ready to go on our latest 0.9.9.8 Software Bundle. Here’s a look at what your SOLOSHOT3 will walk you through upon initial boot. The Update App helps you connect to the internet and then update and register your Base, Tag and Camera to the SOLOSHOTcloud....

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  • Majority of SOLOSHOT3 Camera Bundles Manufactured

    Schedule Update A little over 75% of the SOLOSHOT3 + Optic65 Bundles and 40% of the Optic25 Bundles have now been manufactured and are en route to our fulfillment center in California. We expect to have all pre-ordered SOLOSHOT3 Camera Bundles on their way to the fulfillment center by mid-September....

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  • Over half of Camera Bundles produced, Solar Eclipse captured

    We’re excited to share that over half of the total pre-orders have been produced! The third container will be on it's way to the states on Monday, and the fourth container is scheduled for next Friday. Both shipments will include Optic65 Bundles, Optic25 Bundles and Extra Tags. We continue to...

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  • Optic25 Cameras focus of Production Line

    This week, the production team is in the process of pushing out our second large shipment to Los Angeles – including our first shipment of Optic25 Bundles! Pre-ordered accessories including Extra Tags, Tripods, Rain Covers and Waistbands have also begun arriving at our distribution facility. In addition, software has progressed...

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  • Optic65 Bundles Arrive at Distribution Facility

    Optic65 Bundles have arrived in Los Angeles and are making their way through customs to our distribution facility nearby. Mass production on the Optic25 Cameras is underway and will be shipping to the distribution facility in the next two weeks. The User Interface, Tracking and Camera teams also continue to...

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  • Tracking High Speed RC

    We’re happy to announce that a shipping container full of SOLOSHOT3 + Optic65 Bundles are on the way to our distribution center in California as of July 31. There they will await software readiness, which will be easily downloadable from the cloud upon receiving your robot cameraman. Software V 0.9.9.5...

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  • Customer-ready Pallets Ready for Pick-up

    July has been a whirlwind of a month! In addition to cranking out hardware and debugging software, we’ve taken a deep-dive into the tracking algorithm to reduce latency, and improve centering on smaller, nimbler subjects. That’s why we’re pumped to share this footage of a small (but mighty!) RC truck...

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  • Surf + Turf Tracking Mode

    Check out this clip shot in Tracking Mode, Surf + Turf. This mode is for tracking a Tag on a level surface, such as a soccer field or out on the ocean. SOLOSHOT3 will automatically detect your jumps to capture all of the action, no matter how big you go!...

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  • First Look at the Optic25 Camera!

    Here’s a first-look at video straight out of the Optic25 Camera - no color grading! The Tag is about 450ft from the Base. Optic25’s are beginning to roll off the production line, as we continue to optimize camera software. With the First Boot Mode in place, we’ll begin shipping pallets...

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  • SOLOSHOTedit upload finalized!

    We recently finalized the ability to upload SOLOSHOTedit highlights to not only the SOLOSHOTapp, but directly to YouTube and Facebook as well. We are continuing to fine tune the camera’s image stabilization and debugging the user interface, and will share software breakthroughs as they're made!  

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  • In the final stretch! 2 of 3 Major Milestones Complete

    We’ve been hard at work throughout the month of June to overcome the last major milestones required to get SOLSOHOT3 into your hands.  We’re excited to announce completion of two of the three remaining items today! Before we get into the details, SOLOSHOT3 has also been training hard to deliver...

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  • New SOLOSHOT3 Feature: Motion Time-Lapse App

    All end-of-line testing procedures and automation for mass quantities of hardware have been implemented. Despite this, we have not yet shipped the first pallet due to debugging the initial set-up (aka First Boot Mode). Specifically, we are making sure that what’s needed on the back-end for initial setup, which includes...

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  • Hardware Undergoes Rigorous 18-Point test

    As part of the end-of-line production procedure, our hardware undergoes a rigorous 18-point test. We’re happy to announce that with the implementation of these robust tests, all components inspected last week passed with flying colors. This brings us closer to shipping SOLOSHOT3 from our manufacturing facility to the fulfillment center....

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  • New End-Of-Line Quality Procedures Put In Place

    With hardware mass production underway and additional end-of-line quality procedures put in place this past week, we’re out testing the latest hardware and software V0.9.8, as we approach V1.0.0 readiness for our customers. Check out these highlights from a recent cable wake session. Shot on the Optic65 in 1080p60 with...

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  • Mass Production Underway

    We’ve made tons of progress in the month of May, and now that we’ve been able to crunch the numbers and assess testing data, we are excited to provide you with the latest update for this past month.  We have some good news (mass production has finally kicked off!!) and...

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  • Camera Image Quality Tuning Continues

    While the production line has been heating up, the camera Image Quality tuning continues to improve. Check out these 4K clips from a recent testing session in the SoCal surf! Make sure to set your resolution to 4K so you can really appreciate the clarity. The surfer is about 500FT...

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  • Mass Production, here we come!

    Over the past month, the team has been putting the finishing touches on the manufacturing line and getting all the software ready for mass production! Significant End-of-Line test improvements have been implemented, and larger batches of SOLOSHOT3 + Optic65 Camera Bundles have been boxed up and shipped to the US...

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  • Stay tuned for SS3pro info!

    SS3pro Product Update   SS3pro customers, we haven’t forgotten about you! There will be a separate update after the beefier drive trains have been thoroughly tested and sourced. We want to keep you in-the-know with the standard SOLOSHOT3 Base & Tags since most of the electronic components, supply chain, assembly...

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  • FCC Certification Success

    We know that you are more than ready for this pre-order period to come to an end, and boy are we ready for that, too! We sincerely thank you for the continued support and patience, although we know it’s not easy sometimes. You deserve an amazing product, and we owe...

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  • Software + Certification = Shipping

    We are closer than ever to getting your SOLOSHOT3 Bundles out the door! This month we include a sneak-peek of the user interface (UI) that we’re pretty stoked about. We’re also excited to show off the progress we’ve made in tracking accuracy and image quality over the past several months....

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  • SOLOSHOT3 Manufacturing Update

    We are excited to share this video with you showing the results of the last many months of hard work on the SOLOSHOT3 manufacturing line. We have now built several hundred SOLOSHOT3 Bases with the improved printed circuit boards (PCBAs) while also maintaining our laser focus on supplier quality, assembly...

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  • Supply chain updates + end-of-line testing

    Shipping Update Every day brings significant progress so we're hoping we can come in early this time around. For now, shipping is still slated to occur before the end of March. The Base and Tags are slated to kick off mass production first, followed closely by the Optic65 cameras, and,...

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  • SOLOSHOT3 PRO Pre-Order Update

    Shipping Update Most of our time and resources have been spent getting the SOLOSHOT3 standard Base, Tag and OpticX cameras across the line. Shipping time frames for the standard Bases have been significantly delayed this past year, as many of you are aware of. Although the Pro shares the same...

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  • Behind the scenes look + updates from engineers at the production line

    We want to start the Thanksgiving holiday off right – first with another great big THANK YOU for your patience this past month, and second with a ton of information about your SOLOSHOT3 pre-order! Shipping Update We understand that this is what you're really looking for, and we sincerely wish...

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  • Watch the SOLOSHOT3 + Optic65 camera in action!

    Product Update After months of painstakingly tuning our OpticX cameras and optimizing our tracking firmware, we are excited to finally share SOLOSHOT3 camera footage with you! Please click on the image below to watch the incredibly powerful SOLOSHOT3+Optic65 in action. When we began development of SOLOSHOT3, we knew we had...

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  • Upgraded features: HDMI, 3.5mm mic jack, and more

    We’ve made a ton of progress since last month, and we’re stoked to share these latest updates with you: A Familiar User Interface Meets a Powerful New Piece of Hardware Watch your SOLOSHOT3 Base come to life, easily connect to the internet and phone home to your SOLOSHOTcloud account! Click the image...

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  • Beta testing for SOLOSHOTedit desktop app begins

    While you patiently await the forthcoming SOLOSHOT3 (and believe us, it'll be worth the wait!), we're excited to announce the completion of the SOLOSHOTedit desktop application alpha testing and the start of a wider beta test!SOLOSHOTedit automatically identifies session highlights and displays them for you in a variety of ways...

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