SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 23, 2015 -- Soloshot Inc., creator of the first-of-its-kind Robot Cameraman, today announced the launch of their third generation product, SOLOSHOT3, the easiest way to automatically capture, edit, share and manage professional-quality content. SOLOSHOT3 automatically tracks subjects up to 2,000 feet away so users can film themselves from the perspective of the spectator, for hours at a time, without the help of another person. For parents, it means being part of the moment instead of watching it through a viewfinder, and for sports enthusiasts, it means capturing footage of themselves in action without the hassle or cost of finding a willing camera operator. With breakthrough new features like automated editing and custom designed cameras, SOLOSHOT3 marks the emergence of the Robot Camera category - no cameraman required.
“SOLOSHOT is creating a fascinating new camera category,” says Fermi Wang, founder and CEO of Ambarella (NASDAQ: AMBA), a leading camera system-on-chip (SoC) supplier that has helped enable the launch of several new camera categories including action, flying, and home security. “We are pleased that our SoCs continue to be the go-to chip for camera and video innovators worldwide.”
Soloshot, Inc. CEO Chris Boyle, an engineer who founded the company to make it easier to film himself surfing, said “SOLOSHOT3 is more than just a third generation product, it’s a first-of-its-kind platform that simplifies the entire content creation process. From designing our own cameras to automating key steps of the editing process, our goal is to enable people to spend way less time behind a camera or computer screen and way more time enjoying the moment.”
When it launched in 2012, the original SOLOSHOT featured a Base that automatically tracked a waterproof, shockproof Tag worn by the subject, winning Proto Labs’ (NYSE: PRLB) Cool Idea Award. SOLOSHOT2 launched in 2014 adding automatic tilt, camera control, and the ability to network multiple devices together to film teams and groups, earning recognition from the New York Times and a grant from Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and JPMorgan Chase’s (NYSE: JPM) Mission Main Street competition. Although initially created for surfers, SOLOSHOT’s Robot Cameraman was quickly adopted by a wide variety of users; from extreme sports enthusiasts, equestrians, and parents to professional athletes and college coaches, SOLOSHOT has endless applications. No matter the user profile, SOLOSHOT3 captures the spectator’s perspective most used by professionals without a professional budget - no cameraman or editor needed.
SOLOSHOT3 builds on this history of award-winning innovation by adding the following key features:
- Auto Editing software identifies highlights automatically for faster editing
- Custom Cameras including the world’s first 4k camera with 65x optical zoom
- Indoor/Outdoor capability so users can film more freely
- Cloud Management for automatic upload of auto detected highlights for easy social sharing
- Live streaming so users can stream professional quality experiences to the world
- Phone/Tablet controls to simplify tracking/recording multiple people from multiple cameras
- 30-second setup lets users get in the moment quickly
- 3-Hour Battery Life lets users stay in the moment longer
The SOLOSHOT3 line of products and accessories are available for pre-order at soloshot.com.
Soloshot Inc.’s line of auto-tracking robot cameraman and camera products make it easy to capture, edit, share, and manage professional-quality video. Founded in 2011, SOLOSHOT began as a way for surfers to film themselves without a camera operator and in doing so has created a new self-capture camera category, the Robot Camera. SOLOSHOT combines precision robotics, intelligent software and cloud services to make the entire content creation cycle simpler.
Soloshot Inc.’s board of advisors and private investors include: lead advisor Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer, Samsung Electronics (OTC: SSNLF); Fermi Wang, founder and chief executive officer, Ambarella (NASDAQ: AMBA); Pat Condon, co-founder, Rackspace (NYSE: RAX); Will Chang, co-owner of the San Francisco Giants and DC United Soccer Club; Lip-Bu Tan, founder and chairman, Walden International, and president and chief executive officer, Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ: CDNS); Konstantin Othmer, founder and chief executive officer, Cloudcar; and Alessandro Piovaccari, chief technology officer, Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB).