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Genie Motion Control Device
Simple portable Genie
The Genie is a simple, portable solution for motion control Time-lapse + Real-time video. Designed to be part of your regular camera kit, with no external wires, batteries or controllers there’s no need to ever go without the option of motion control again.
The key to the Genie lies in its compact size, easy-to-use menu and extreme versatility. Rather than limiting yourself to a fixed length rail system or slider, simply attach the Genie to your existing professional gear or DIY equipment for smooth Motion Control Time-lapse + Real-time video control. For all you need to know about the Genie, watch the overview above.
- Works with DIY
Works with DIYImagine time-lapsing 100 metres between buildings in downtown New York or between mountain tops in the Himalayas. The Genie opens up endless possibilities for unlimited length time-lapse moves using its unique rope system. Build your own cable cam rig or attach the Genie to your old skateboard, dream up any shot you can imagine and add motion control with one click.
Compared to other motion controllers the Genie is incredibly portable allowing you to never have to go without the option of motion control again. With no external batteries, complicated wires or third party controllers, the entire unit takes up just one slot in your typical camera bag.
The Genie can be programmed to shoot motion control time-lapse or smooth real-time video. Video mode enables perfectly smooth tracking or panning shots eliminating human error and allowing repeatability so you can operate as a one-man crew for interviews or cutaway shots.
Ease In / Ease Out
Ramp the in and out points of your movement in both time-lapse and video mode to achieve smooth eased movement control.
Shoot amazing stars, people or clouds time-lapses straight out of the box! With the click of a few buttons you can start some simple time-lapses with literally no setup time using the Syrp preset menu. Alternatively create your own settings and save them down as custom presets to save you valuable on-location time.
Use the advance setup menu to create amazing HDR time-lapse. Set your camera to your desired bracketed exposures and let the Genie take care of the rest.
Shoot sunsets and sunrises using the bulb ramping feature which allows you to hold an exposed image throughout the entire time-lapse even when light is changing drastically.
In auto start mode you can set a countdown timer to begin a recording or alternatively set a time and date you wish to begin your shot.
Time LapseSimply attach the Genie Mini to a tripod and shoot smooth panning time-lapse moves using the Syrp Genie App.
In video mode the Genie Mini moves at a perfectly smooth continuous speed for accurate panning moves.
Shoot stunning Panoramas and 360 photos. Setup is simple and easy with the Syrp App, specify the amount of overlap, number of photos and movement right up to 360 degrees.
The Genie Mini packs a lot of punch and is designed to be extremely portable, easily slotting into the smallest of carry bags or even straight in your pocket.
The Genie Mini is designed to be incredibly simple and is beginner time-lapse friendly. The Syrp App is equip with factory pre-sets so you can start shooting straight out of the box with no technical expertise required. Just connect and shoot!
The Genie Mini is compatible with a huge range of cameras and works with GoPro, mirror-less camera or DSLR. Syrp Genie App is compatible with iOS and Android devices. (Not all devices are compatible, see compatibility chart at the bottom of this page for details)
Additional Genie Mini Features:
The Genie Mini is designed to play nicely with the Genie. Shoot next level 2-axis time-lapse or motion control video and add production value to your films by syncing the two together. *Note the Sync cable for connecting Genie + Genie mini sold separately and can be found in the accessories section.
Ease In / Ease Out
The ease in, ease out feature allows you to ramp your movement at the beginning and end of your time-lapse or video move. Once set, the movement will slowly rise up to your desired speed at the start of your shot and gradually dampen down at the end before coming to a complete stop.
The Genie mini enables beautiful HDR time-lapse, giving your footage a stand-out effect by allowing for greater dynamic range in your final video. Available in both Time-lapse and Panorama modes
Pan & Tilt Control
The Genie Minis can also be paired together via bluetooth for Pan + Tilt control using the Pan + Tilt bracket. Once linked full control is possible from the Syrp Genie App.
Ballhead for Genie
A perfect match for DSLRs and mirror-less cameras, the Syrp Ballhead is a lightweight solution designed to be used with the Genie as well as most tripods and monopods. It's sleek design, quick release knobs and levelling features makes camera positioning a breeze.
The Syrp Ballhead is specifically designed to work with the Genie and is a perfect match to hold your DSLR or mirror-less camera. It also enables your camera to be housed in a tilt position on the Genie allowing for tilting motion control movements.
The Slingshot is a unique production tool for creating motion control time-lapses over extended distances. Use the Genie for motorizing the Slingshot and fully customize your movement and timing parameters. Shoot 1, 2 or 3 Axis time-lapse and add production value to your films with this unique motion control tool. The Slingshot is a 'Genie' Compatible motion control kit for shooting time-lapses over long distances of up to 300ft (100m) in length.
Slingshot Kit Features:
- Quick & easy setup
- Extended time lapse motion
- Mobile App Control
- Multi Axis Motion Control
Quick and Easy SetupSimple setup with all the necessary fastening equipment provided. Find two fixed anchor points and simply tighten the rope at both ends. Our quick-release design means you will be setup in minutes not hours.
The Slingshot can go much further than other motion control devices making your shots stand out from the rest. Shoot incredible Time Lapses spanning up to 100 meters long!
Extended Time Lapse Motion
When using the Slingshot with the addition of a Genie Mini, full app control is possible for both iOS and Android.
Mobile App Control
Add even greater motion to your Time Lapses by combining the Genie with the Genie Mini for Pan Track motion or capture full 3-Axis motion control with the addition of two Genie Mini's for Tracking, Panning and Tilting.
Multi Axis Motion Control
The Slingshot comes as a complete kit that packs down into its own portable backpack ready to take into any location.
Sync cable for connecting Genie + Genie Mini for dual axis timelapse and motion control.
Genie Motion Control Device
3 m High Performance Rope
International Wall Charger
2x Slider Mounts
Genie Mini Motion Control Device
Micro USB charging cable
1/4" to 3/8" thread adapter
Slingshot Linear Accessory
82ft (25m) Genie Rope
2x 82ft (25m) Slingshot Rope
2x 19.7ft (6m) Tie Down Straps
Camera Safety Lanyard
4x Wheel Safety Hooks
Slingshot Carry Bag
Genie Motion Control Device
|Maximum Speed||Linear (Siders) - 100cm / 25 sec
Panning (Tripods) - 360 degrees / 6 sec
|Power Supply||Input : 240/110 50/60hz AC
Output : 15V 1.5A DC
Lithium ION internal battery 11.1V
Note: Firmware version 2.4 (or above) must be installed to achieve the above battery life targets. Battery life will vary according to other factors, such as how much weight is used on the device, whether it's used in time-lapse or video mode and whether the Genie is being used for moves on an incline.
Note: Payload limits vary according to how what kind of slider is being used and how much weight you are putting on the Genie. Smooth roller bearing sliders such as the Magic Carpet work more effectively in vertical mode that other friction-based systems. It is not recommended to lift more than 3lbs (1.4Kg) in a fully vertical position.
|Interface||USB Port (Firmware updating)
2.5mm camera remote port (link cable)
3.5mm Sensor port (IR emitter)
15 DC input (charging port)
|Firmware||Firmware is user up-dateable.|
Genie Mini Motion Control device
|Speed Limitations||Max Speed - 360° in 33s
Minimum Resolution - 0.005°
Panning Load - 4kg (8.8lb)
Weight - 230g (8.1 oz)
Timelapse - 48+ hours
Included Li-Ion Rechargeable battery
|Compatibility||The Genie Mini is compatible with 100s of different cameras including DSLRs, Mirror-less cameras and video cameras.|
|Interface||Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy - to Syrp App (iOS, Android)
USB - Charging
Camera Port - 2.5mm
Accessory Port - 3.5mm (Dual Genie mode + IR cable)
|Power Supply||USB - Charging 5V 0.5A DC|
|Mount Type||1/4-20 On top
3/8-20 On bottom
Included 1/4" to 3/8" adapter
Ballhead for Genie
|Payload||Load capacity of 26.5lb (12kg)|
|Mounting Options||The top plate is an arca-type quick release plate with a 1/4 UNC thread to attach to the camera. On the underside of the Genie there is a 3/8 UNC thread to attach to the Genie, a tripod or monopod.|
|Dimensions||Height: 3.8" (96mm) Base Diameter: 1.9" (47mm)|
|Weight||12 oz (340g)|
|Maximum Distance||100 m (330')|
|Payload||8 kg (17.6 lbs) on carriage|
|Maximum Torque Rating||20 ft / 26 Nm|
|Weight||8 kg (17.6 lbs)|
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Syrp Slingshot Pan Track Cable Cam - Starter Kit (25m), Includes Slingshot, Genie, Genie Mini, Ballhead
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