Syrp, creator of lightweight yet stable support systems for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, has focused on creating motion-control systems and sliders that are simple to use, helping you to create complex still photo image sequences and motion-controlled video easily.
Motion Control, from Simple to Complex
Start with the Genie II Motorized Pan/Tilt Head to create dynamic pan and tilt movements, with 360° of pan and 180° of tilt, motorized and controllable from your phone. This is a complete head for motorized movements of cameras weighing up to 12.3 lb. The head is programmable for stills or video production. The app allows you to select between stills or video, so you can create panoramic still shots by stitching the image sequence together in post or create time-lapse video with keyframe control.
If you only need the pan or tilt axis for smaller cameras weighing up to 8.8 lb, then Syrp has you covered with the Genie Mini II Panning Head, which provides motorized and motion-controllable movement. Small and simple, take one with you for simple panning shots. Or for pan and tilt, add the Syrp Pan Tilt bracket and a second Panning Head to create powerful pan and tilt shots. You can assemble your kit piece by piece if you wish, or just jump in, both feet first, with the Genie Mini II Pan and Tilt Kit.
Looking for linear movement? Syrp has thought of that, too, creating the Genie One Pan Head with Linear Drive. Mount this on a Genie slider and program moving panning shots, as the drive pulls itself smoothly along one of Syrp's Magic Carpet sliders.
Power and Control
When you are out and about shooting, having enough battery power is always a consideration. Syrp has you covered with its Battery Bank system, which allows you to charge two Syrp batteries simultaneously, or use them both to power your camera and Syrp devices. It is also available as a kit with two batteries. When you just want the same Bluetooth or Wi-Fi camera control without all the motors, take a gander at the Genie Micro, which allows control of your camera from the Syrp App―control your camera’s ISO, aperture and shutter speed settings, and ramp exposure during time-lapse.
Syrp has really looked at the DSLR/mirrorless market and found a way to make advanced motion and camera control available for all. Check out this link to a collection of the motors and kits to get an idea of what you can do with Syrp gear.
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