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Kickstarter: Alpine Labs Pulse

We were informed of a new Kickstarter project known as Pulse from Alpine Labs. This is Alpine Labs 3rd Kickstarter project. Pulse is the most powerful way to control your camera from your smartphone. Pulse plugs into your DSLR or Mirrorless camera's USB port, so whether you're shooting photos, time lapse, or video, you get complete creative freedom - remotely from your smartphone - with your current camera.

As of this post, there is about two weeks left to the campaign. The Early Bird ($69) has sold out but you can still purchase the Pulse for $74. That's a $25 savings from the retail price. It ships in April 2016. If you want it sooner, you can be a Beta Tester which would get you the Pulse by February 2016. However, this set you back $350. But like any crowdfunding project that shipping time frame can happen or if something happens during production or manufacturing, this can push the deadline back.

Continue reading for more information.

Light & Powerful
Pulse's strength comes from its 100' bluetooth low energy radio, advanced USB control software, and a beautifully designed interface. We wanted a product that could handle your biggest project ideas - from day-long time lapses to your next backpacking trip. Because of its size you can take Pulse anywhere, and thanks to what it can do you'll never want to leave it behind.

Wireless Image Preview
With image preview you can view thumbnails on your phone right after you take a photo, at a range of up to 100 feet. Whether your camera is sticking out a 5th floor window or you're warming up while it braves the cold, Pulse has you covered so you can still get the perfect shot.

Compatible with Canon & Nikon
Pulse plugs into your camera's USB port and is compatible with just about any Canon or Nikon DSLR, and the Pulse app is free for both iPhone and Android devices. Want to confirm that your camera is compatible? Check the FAQ page.

Want Pulse to work with your Sony camera?! So do we! See the FAQ for the full explanation.

Trigger Remotely
Whether you're part of the shot, or not, there are a lot of times where it is just nice not to have to stand behind your camera. With Pulse, you can set up your camera and trigger it from anywhere in the room. Pulse's Bluetooth connection allows you to roam as you need to and gives you a range of up to 100 feet from your camera.

Capture the Night
Shooting in low light requires you to keep your camera absolutely still. Pulse makes it easier than ever to get the shot you want, and allows you to leave your shutter open for up to several hours, or as little as a few seconds. In long exposure mode you can either lock the shutter down manually and then release it, or set the exposure to a timer and just let it count down until it is finished.

And don't worry! The light on Pulse blinks before it takes a photo so that it won't mess up the lighting of your shot, and you can always turn it off or dim it if needed.

Take Better Timelapse
We've spent the last 4 years making the smartest time lapse products on the market. Pulse builds on all of our previous work, and makes time lapse easier than ever for first timers whilst expanding the features and level of control for experienced shooters.

One of the biggest issues with traditional triggers is the inability to know when things have gone wrong. With Pulse's USB control your camera will get every single frame, and the app will let you know about problems (like low battery or buffering time) before they ruin your shoot.

Start & Stop Video
Most remote triggers only let you do one thing - take photos. Because Pulse plugs into your camera's USB port and not the trigger port, it has the ability to let you control video as well.

Control Multiple Cameras
Pulse allows you to control up to three Pulse-equipped cameras at once - all from the same smartphone. This is especially useful for independent film makers or really anyone who has more cameras than they have camera hands. With Pulse, you can be everywhere at once and make sure you get all the right angles for your shot, even if you are just a crew of one.

Timelapse the Sunrise
Pulse's Exposure Ramping features allows you to ramp your ISO and shutter speed so that you can capture day-to-night transitions (the "Holy Grail" of time lapses) without having to touch your camera. We've designed this feature specifically to work with LRTimelapse.

Unlike shooting in Aperture or Shutter Priority, Exposure Ramping keeps your camera in manual so that your photo's EXIF-Data is written properly for LRTimelapse workflows.

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