Drift TimeLapse

Drift TimeLapse

Drift TimeLapse

B&H # DR3001400 MFR # 30-014-00
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Product Highlights

  • 360° Rotation
  • Battery-Free Operation
  • Supports Loads Up to 2.2 lb
  • 1/4" Threaded Screw
  • 1/4" Mounting Thread
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  • 1Description

The Drift TimeLapse allows you to capture 360° panoramic videos with action cameras and lightweight camcorders. It uses a battery-free clockwork mechanism to provide rotation. To begin your panorama, simply twist the top to the desired degree of rotation, and then release.

The Drift TimeLapse features a 1/4" threaded screw for attaching your Drift HD Ghost Action Camcorder or other camera with 1/4" mounting thread. The TimeLapse will support cameras weighing up to 2.2 pounds. For mounting the Drift TimeLapse itself, use the 1/4" threaded hole at the bottom of the device.

The maximum rotation provided by the Drift TimeLapse is 360° and takes one hour to complete. For faster rotations, you can stack two Drift TimeLapse units together.

UPC: 609728270933
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Drift TimeLapse
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Construction ABS plastic
    Maximum Load Capacity 2.2 lb (1.0 kg)
    Mounting Thread 1/4" captive screw
    1/4" threaded hole
    Dimensions (Ø x H) 2.75 x 1.81" (7.00 x 4.60 cm)
    Weight 2.86 oz (81.00 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.2 x 3.0 x 2.1"
    TimeLapse is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 43.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Save Your Money Despite the photos, this unit is rather flimsy. You're never quite sure how far you've wound the timer because there's no marker on the top, so basically the degree measurements are useless. I ended up putting a piece of masking tape on the top with a marker line to denote where the round begins, but it doesn't seem to always return to the same spot in its rotation. Add this to the fact that it will only rotate in one direction (counterclockwise, which i my opinion isn't a natural pan rotation since we read/view from left to right and this is right to left)... Opt for a $2 egg timer, then at least you won't be disappointed.
    Date published: 2014-03-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems great on the screen I ordered it after reading the specifications and learn that its features will work for me, however i received a faulty unit that had a jumpy performance and rotated 90 deg. in 3 minutes instead 15 minutes as stated in the scale. Drift customer service was absolutely great and managed an international logistics to provide a replacement unit. They really did an unbelievable job from the UK for an item bought in USA and brought to Australia. They deserve most of the stars I'm giving here. It says that can handle up to 500g but it struggled to work with mi Canon G1 X that is lighter. No problems using the iPhone.
    Date published: 2014-03-22
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage - Doesn't even tell time! This thing is a flimsy piece of plastic junk. The idea is great, the price is great, but that's where it all ends. I tried this without a camera at first, it seemed to keep time okay. Then I stuck a camera on it and tried it again... It would work tick tick tick tick tick... and so on, the stop ... silence... then randomly start ticking again. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. Working or not working, it always panned at an angle. It would not pan in a level, straight line, but at about 5 to 10 degrees. The weight of even a small point and shoot was more than this thing could handle, so it would lean to one side. Don't buy this item. It doesn't work as advertised, nor will it even work as an egg timer.
    Date published: 2014-07-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Flimsy $$Kitchen Timer but worse. Bought this to use for travel time lapses with a GoPro (this definitely isn't robust enough for an SLR). Cheaply built, much larger than it looks in the photos and definitely not solid in any way. There's also no way to tell how far you've wound the unit because the top half doesn't have a marker to show how far you've wound. Oh, and it only rotates counter-clockwise, which visually seems the wrong way to pan if you only get to choose one direction. Like the previous reviewer said... buy a kitchen timer instead, at least then you won't be surprised when it's rubbish.
    Date published: 2014-03-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth it Piece of trash. It's an egg timer with fancier paint and a little better spring. Ours never worked out of the box. The time was not the least bit accurate - as in completing its hour in less than 15 min. The weight of the camera must be centered on the drift, otherwise, the mechanism will jam and not run at all. After looking at the construction, it wasn't even worth asking for a replacement.It's little more than a toy.
    Date published: 2015-06-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Max load weight? This thing looks pretty solid in the photo and with a load capacity of 1kg, twice that of most of the smaller rotating tripod heads, I thought - Perfect. I got a SL1 and a small wide angle lens. Total weight being round 800g. Well, it arrived today, and the build quality is horrible. It feels cheap and plastic, and when I put the camera on and turned, it didn't move. I'm sure it'll work for you if you put your Drift or GoPro on it, but build quality wise - it feels like it'll break any second. I've seen $2 kitchen timers with better quality.
    Date published: 2014-01-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Top comes off I guess it works as designed. You turn the top and like an egg timer it turns back in the direction from whence it came, only slowly. That's the good news. The bad news is that the top comes off. Not as in can come off, as in it lifts just right off. Well, it does on my unit. There is absolutely nothing holding the top part of the mechanism to the bottom part. Soooo . . . am I about to mount my XT1 and 56mm prime lens to this contraption to take time lapse images? No, not ever. A little wind. A tiny bump. And down goes all your kit from tripod height. Total waste of money, obviously.
    Date published: 2015-08-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Weak equipment The specifications say it holds 2lbs, but the platform must be absolutely level to work with any weight. I found that even the lightest camera will bog-down the mechanism. It will work with a GoPro and my iPhone. I did not see any performance advantage over gluing a tripod mount to an egg timer. The devise is one speed, one hour and only level panorama. It does easily attach to camera and tripod. The item did not come with any instructions.
    Date published: 2015-06-15
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