Slingshot adds new dimension to time lapse12 September 2016
A new cablecam system specifically designed for motion control time-lapse video has been introduced at IBC by Syrp.
The Slingshot is used in conjunction with Syrp’s Genie motion control unit, and allows users to set up time-lapse shoots of up to 100m in length. The lightweight accessory system comes in its own backpack, ready to take on location. The cable should be quickly set up using the Syrp ratchets, while the carriage folds for portability.
To make the most of Slingshot, the Syrp Genie App has also been updated to add a greater range of motion control. When partnered with a Genie Mini, this new update not only allows for remote control of the new Slingshot but two- and three-axis motion control with the addition of
the Syrp Pan Tilt Bracket, which was launched earlier in the year.
Syrp has also expanded its Variable ND Filter line, introducing a Super Dark version providing light control for 6-10 stops, complementing the existing 1-8.5 stop Variable ND Filter. Both are available in small (67mm) and large (82mm) with included step-up rings to fit onto
other size lenses.
Also new are two additional sizes of Syrp’s portable Magic Carpet slider line, at 60cm and 100cm, to add to the existing 160cm length.