After the first version of the Gnarbox was successfully financed and delivered via Kickstarter, the creators have now made themselves a second, improved version of the backup box about one year later. The project has long been financed to the tune of over half a million euros.
New is a small OLED display with four control buttons - the backup can only be done with the box, but the Gnarbox can be operated more comfortably with a smartphone (or even better the tablet) using the own apps via WLAN, for example to perform backups directly on location, to make a rough cut, to transcode videos from one format into another or to organize the saved data. The actual computing work is not done by the smartphone but by the Gnarbox&s own processor, whose performance should be significantly improved compared to Gnarbox 1.0.
The camera data is either read in or transferred to a PC via the integrated SD card slot (with a maximum speed of 75 MB/s) or USB-C (with up to 450 MB/s). The high speed is possible by using an NVMe SSD as storage medium. The finished video can then be shared over the network via the smartphone.
Four different new apps provide different functionality:
Safekeep" is responsible for the actual backup including file/folder organization and tools for managing file transfers to the various devices - or to the network to dropbox.
Selects" offers fast RAW image preview, easy grading and tools for selecting and managing metadata.
Sequence" provides tools to view footage, start raw edits, and then transfer projects to the editing PC for Adobe Premiere Pro CC or Final Cut Pro.
Use Showcase to view high-resolution photos and videos on any HDMI-enabled screen/television.
Gnarbox 1.0 should also work with the new apps. Special integratoin is available for LumaFusion, Adobe Premiere Pro, fincal Cut Pro and Adobe Lightroom.
The Gnarbox 2.0 has a stable housing and is dust and (up to 1m) waterproof to IP67 and weighs around 0.5 kilograms. Inside, an Intel Atom Z8550 2.4 GHz processor works to work with the data stored on the NVMe SSD. The exchangeable 3200 mAh battery provides power for up to 5 hours backup or 3 hours editing. The 128 GB SSD version of Gnarbox 2.0 costs about 250 Euro - in addition there is a 256 GB (318€), 512 GB (376€) and 1 TB (586€) version of Gnarbox 2.0 - to be delivered from December 2018.