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Syrp Genie II Linear

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Syrp Genie II Linear
Key Features
  • Motorized Camera Platform
  • 3.5" Quick Release Camera Plate
  • Slides Along Included Genie Rope
  • Keyframing for Complex Tracking Shots
Add the Syrp Genie II Linear to your slider along with the included Genie rope, and you can enjoy motorized sliding for precise tracking shots and dynamic time-lapse sequences. The versatile Genie II is also compatible with nearly any third-party slider.
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Syrp Genie II Overview

Add the Syrp Genie II Linear to your slider along with the included Genie rope, and you can enjoy motorized sliding for precise tracking shots and dynamic time-lapse sequences. The versatile Genie II is also compatible with nearly any third-party slider.

Features include reduced friction on the rope drive, a quick release camera plate for easy setup, keyframing with the Genie 2 app; and joystick, smartphone, and tablet control. Quiet operation and a compact portable design enable you to use the Genie II Linear almost anywhere your travel.

Attach the main unit to your slider's platform, and once the included Genie rope is threaded properly, the Genie II linear can automatically slide along the length of the rope. A smartphone connected via Bluetooth can control the Genie II Linear wirelessly, and when used with the Genie II Motorized Pan/Tilt Head, you can access 3 axes of motion to accomplish more advanced shots.

Future app features will include Bulb Ramping for day-to-night time-lapse exposure, HDR Timelapse, Simple Setup, Live View, 360° Time-Lapse, Multi-Row Panorama, and more.

Features
  • Motorized platform is compatible with the Genie II Pan/Tilt Head or third-party sliders
  • Reduced rope-drive friction produces reliable vertical motion
  • Quick release camera plate for easy setup and adjustments
  • Time-lapse and video modes
  • Quiet operation; compact, portable design
  • Joystick, smartphone, and tablet control
  • Genie 2 app enables you to create keyframes for complex moves
Genie 2 App Features
  • Multi-axis keyframing
  • In-app joystick control for setting start and end points
  • Bounce Back (repeat) Mode simplifies interview shoots
  • Ease in or out of your movement at any keyframe

Syrp Genie II Specs

Payload CapacityHorizontal: 16.5 lb / 7.5 kg
Vertical: Up to 11 lb / 5 kg
Maximum SpeedLinear: 4.3" / 110 mm per Second
Minimum Resolution0.0004" / 0.01 mm
ConnectivityBluetooth Low Energy 4.2
2.4 GHz
Interface1 x USB Type C
1 x 2.5 mm Jack
Mount TypeQuick Release Plate Screws: 1/4"-20, 3/8"-16
Base: 3/8"-16 Thread with 1/4"-20 Adapter
Rechargeable Battery Type11.1 V, 2600 mAh Lithium-Ion
Battery LifeTime-Lapse Mode: 14 h
Video Mode: 8 h
Battery Charge Time3 h
Dimensions4.9 x 4.6 x 2.8" / 124 x 116 x 70 mm
Weight2 lb / 0.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.255 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 6.2 x 5.2"

Syrp Genie II Reviews

Weak PLASTIC LEVER - but solid RMA Service (from Syrp)

By Cathy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-14

As is the case with many reviews, I had not put this gear through full field testing, but the electronics worked OK. However, the 4th time using the Quick Release plate, the lever simply snapped off. This was - naturally - 31 days after delivery. So I did not bother B&H, but e-mailed Syrp directly. To their credit, as my note got to them over a weekend, it took over a week for their RMA team to set things up, but a new system was delivered to me only 2 days after I received their (pre-paid) RMA label. 2 days after I sent my broken unit off, the new one arrived. That was very satisfactory, and I feel good about supporting this company; that look after its customers. The Genie II Linear is markedly quieter than the Genie I (which I sold to buy this). It is what it is, and will not replace a frame-accurate Edelkrone, but is a great piece of gear for time-lapse and other uses. However, they SHOULD replace this lever with a machined aluminum part. It might have saved them money in the long run.

Genie 2 is powerful

By Jack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-23

The Genie 2 is a big step up from the Genie 1 linear. The Genie 2 is powerful and can do straight vertical lifts with DSLR cameras and I've mounted some pretty big lenses on inclines. The app is great to use and the accuracy of step and shoot or continuous movement is excellent. This unit is much faster than Genie 1 and no more slipping rope on inclines. Battery holds up a long time even operating out in the cold.

Nice and low profile.

By Jason
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-13

A solid choice for a relatively budget friendly linear drive. The rope system is unique, and maybe not quite as solid as a belt drive, but the modularity and ability to pack this in nearly any bag make it a winner!!!

A nice piece well designed

By Jean-Marie
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-20

This linear drive is compact and well designed. One cannot review this product alone, the apps is part of it. Without the apps, it does not work. The joystick to move the unit on the track works fine when the apps is not connected. Wish it will work even when connected. The drive with the rope seems to work fine but I have not been able to find a way to make it run very smooth - there is a little jerking from time to time even with the track on solid ground, clean track/wheel etc.... I am still fighting the apps. Not sure if it's my tablet or the apps itself but it tends to freeze and then unable to adjust any parameters. I have to close it and restart. Setting up a programmed movement is not too difficult unless you have the pan and the linear unit together. Then it's a different story because one setting may go against the other setting. Finding out that I cannot change a parameter on one unit because of the limitation of the other unit (speed). There is no warning - for sure new release will improve with time. Still need to continue to learn how to use it to its best but got some nice recording done. This is not a toy for the technically challenge person, believe me.

Works well

By Guy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-08

Pretty simple unit, Came with faulty battery, B&H replaced no questions asked so I can't complain.

A versatile, mostly well designed product

By Sam
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-27

With a little practice, the Syrp system has a lot to offer for time lapse and motion control video alike. There is one major design flaw, albeit a small one - the power button is very easy to accidentally hit, which then drains your battery. It happens so often, I'm not even sure how it keeps happening - even when I'm careful about it. So basically, I've resorted to removing the battery when it's not in use to avoid getting to a location and having a dead battery. The other issue is that the rope has a tendency to stretch a little, which means slack can accumulate, resulting in inaccurate tracks. It could be I'm just not wrenching the cord down tight enough, but then the cleat is a design issue. But overall, a good product with WAY more versatility than the competitors.

Was skeptical of the rope but no more.

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-25

I wasn't too sure about the rope drive when I first saw this but read reviews that talked well of it so I ordered one. I did not order the magic carpet rails. Instead I bought a pair of 6' linear bearing rods from Amazon and made my own dolly sled for $110. That setup is working great for me! I have no complaints with Syrp Genie II and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quality linear motot system.

Great for Interviews and Timelapses.

By tim
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-29

This is a great piece to use with your own slider setup. It is a little cumbersome to setup and you have to make sure the rope is tight and not gonna slip on you otherwise it wont work that great. I actually traded out the rope that came with it for a piece of paracord which fits through the holes just fine and grips great. Looking forward to using this more.

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