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Syrp Time Lapse System: Hands-On Review
The Genie Motion Control Time Lapse Device from Syrp is
your key to the creative world of time lapse photography or real time video. The
4" cube takes up very little space in your bag and at only 3.3 lb it's easy to
make it part of your standard rig.
The Genie, which allows both panning and linear motion control, attaches to
standard gear such as dollies, sliders, jib arms and tripods. Simply attach the
panning accessory to your tripod or support and mount your optional camera and
ball head to the 3/8"-16 stud atop the Genie. The weight of your equipment is
rarely a concern since it supports up to 44 lb. An illuminated bubble level is
built in to help in setting up for panoramas. The Genie has factory presets such
as Stars, People or Clouds but you can enter an unlimited amount of user presets
into the Genie's memory for custom work. At maximum panning speed a 360° pan
takes 5 seconds, while 39" of linear movement takes 23 seconds.
Linear time lapse can be done on a rail or on a linear support system of your
own making. While the Genie comes with 9.85' of rope to pull it across the rail,
the movement of your time lapse is only limited by the length of your rope.
Kevlar-cored rope with lengths of 328', 164' or 32.8' are available for separate
purchase. The Genie has been tested successfully on a homemade 60' dual cable
stretched over a lake.
Inputs include both USB for firmware and a sensor input. The free firmware
upgrade enables bulb ramp-in and ramp-out functions and HDR (High Dynamic
Range). Ramping is the process of modifying exposure settings on a camera in
order to maintain a desired exposure value while the camera is in Bulb mode.
This is especially valuable for transitional day into night, or night into day
The sensor input accepts a motion, light, sound or other type of sensor to
start your program in response to specific stimuli. The Genie ships with both
panning and sliding bases, two slider mounts, 9.85' of rope and a multi-voltage
charger for its built-in battery. A three-hour charge gives you about 12 hours
of run time, depend on the weight of your camera. The Genie is compatible with
approximately 130 cameras from nine major brands. A camera cable must be
Panning and linear motion control with
Attaches to any existing film equipment
i.e. Dolly, Slider, Jib Arm etc.
Auto start function through a timer or
sensor or both. Sensor input allows for attachment of a motion sensor, light
sensor, sound sensor and more
Preview function allows for revision of
recording movement prior to recording
Factory pre-sets allow for instant
shooting straight out of the box or storable user-programmable panning and
Auto Start and Power Saving
Auto Start enables the user to program
camera movements to return to "home" and repeat again or continuously run the
same movement. It also enables the user to setup time-lapse or camera movement
to start on a delay timer. Auto Power Off shuts down the Genie when it's
unused for 1 hour to save battery power
Bubble level with light
Bulb ramping is the process of modifying
exposure settings on a camera in order to maintain a desired exposure value
while the camera is in Bulb mode. A free firmware upgrade allows ramp-in,
ramp-out function and HDR.
If your camera is not listed below,
please contact Syrp to check compatibility.