Magic Carpet Carbon Fibre

The Magic Carpet Carbon Fibre is a versatile, feather-light option for the intrepid time-lapse photographer and filmmaker. Endlessly extendable, and packed away to 60cm/2’ sections, the Magic Carpet Carbon Fibre means never having to sacrifice camera gear for suitcase space again.

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$429.00 USD

MAGIC CARPET CARBON FIBRE

Take a look at the Overview Video for a full run down of the Magic Carpet Carbon Fibre’s features that will help you create incredible real-time video and time-lapse tracking shots at any desired length.
INFINITELY EXTENDABLE

INFINITELY EXTENDABLE

Endless possibilities await with the ability to add as many extensions as your shot requires, while keeping the classic stability offered by the Magic Carpet line – and your pack weight down!
EXTREME PORTABILITY + LIGHTWEIGHT

EXTREME PORTABILITY + LIGHTWEIGHT

The Magic Carpet Carbon Fibre keeps your kit light, perfect for travel both by air or foot. The centre track weighs 670 grams and each extension and bracket a further 380 grams, maximising portability while ensuring fluid, stable tracking motion.
TRIPOD MOUNTABLE

TRIPOD MOUNTABLE

Use the Magic Carpet Carbon Fibre with your favourite tripod set up. Each centre track has three ¾’ mountable points and further mountable points are built in to each Extension bracket for ultimate stability.
SEAMLESS JOIN

SEAMLESS JOIN

Create incredible long distance time-lapse while keeping the silky smoothness and stability of a short track. Each interlocking Extension screws seamlessly into place, keeping your set up time to a minimum and your shots polished.
MOTION CONTROL READY

MOTION CONTROL READY

Use the new Carbon Fibre track with your existing motion control system for simple, versatile shot setup. The Carbon Fibre Magic Carpet is ‘Genie compatible’ and each Carriage and End Caps comes motion control ready with integrated rope attachments. Like the existing Magic Carpet, all you have to do is click in the linear accessory, set your move and shoot!
VERTICAL OPERATION

VERTICAL OPERATION

Smooth vertical shots aren’t a problem with the Carbon Fibre Track. The End Caps and Carriage have an in-built counterweight system for use with heavier setups and combined with the Genie, you can achieve fluid, consistent upwards and downwards video and time-lapse shots.
COMPATIBLE WITH MC END CAPS & CARRIAGE

COMPATIBLE WITH MC END CAPS & CARRIAGE

Already got a Magic Carpet Track with Carriage and End Caps? Perfect! The existing End Caps and Carriage are universally designed to be interchangeable not only amongst the original Magic Carpet lengths, but with the Carbon Fibre Track too. This means you’ll still be getting the silky smooth stability from the existing roller bearing carriage with the benefits of a much lighter setup.

Specifications

Short Track: 2' (600mm) Medium Track: 3.9' (1200mm) Long Track: 5.9' (1800mm) Track Width 5' (125mm)
Short track: 3.3 lbs (1.5Kg) - Includes End Caps + Carriage Medium track: 4.1 lbs (1.88Kg) - Includes End Caps + Carriage Long track: 5 lbs (2.26Kg) - Includes End Caps + Carriage Payload: 5Kg (11 lbs)
8 high performance Roller bearings Bubble level for precise track levelling Carriage brake for safe transport
Track: 3 mount points for tripods; 2 in the centre and one at either end of the track via a 3/8" UNC thread Extensions: 1 mount point for tripods; with two bridge positions options in the centre or at the end of the track. 3/8" UNC thread.
Cabon Fibre and Aircraft Grade High quality Aluminium 6061 Designed in New Zealand

Magic Carpet Carbon Fibre Short Track

Magic Carpet Carbon short track is the ultimate portable lightweight slider weighing just 1.5kgs (3.3lbs) including carriage and end caps. The short track is 600mm (2') and comes motion control ready.

 

$429.00 USD

Magic Carpet Carbon Fibre Medium Track

Magic Carpet Carbon Fibre medium track at 1200mm (3.9') in length is an ideal balance between portability and length while at the same time extremely light. Includes carbon track, 1x carbon extension + end caps and carriage.

$648.00 USD

Magic Carpet Carbon Fibre Long Track

Magic Carpet Carbon Fibre long track for extended tracking shots at a distance of 1800mm (5.9'). Includes a carbon track, 2x carbon extensions + end caps and carriage.

 

$867.00 USD

SUPPORT

Yes. The Genie can be set to video mode and take perfectly smooth real time video shots. There's no link cable required for using the Genie like this and simply set the distance you would like the Genie to move and how long you would like to record for and press start. Alternatively use one of the factory pre-sets already on the device.

Yes. To use the Genie with external power you will need to use a power supply with the following specification.

Power supply:
- Not charging : 10-16V DC @ 1.2A
- Charging : 14-16V DC @ 1.2A

Connector
- Internal : 2.1mm (+)
- External : 5.5mm (-)

Cameras such as the Sony NEX-7, Canon M or Nikon J1 do not have a remote input interface. The shutter is remotely triggered instead via infrared. The infrared (IR) Link cable is required to trigger these camera types. Please consult the user manual on the Support page for instructions about how to setup the IR emitter to trigger your camera.

Yes. In timelapse mode the Genie performs move-shoot-move which essentially allows the unit to come to a complete stand-still before firing the shutter.

The Genie is not able to perform both axis of movement at the same time and can either be used in panning mode or in linear mode.

When the Genie is charging the light will turn orange, once fully charged the light will turn green for around 5 seconds before turning off completely. It takes approximately 4 hours to fully charge the Genie. You can charge the Genie in increments if necessary, for example during your lunch break. To fully charg the Genie it on while charging. The battery life of the Genie is approximately 24 hours running a time-lapse and 6 hours + For video moves. Battery life wil vary depending on how it is used and other conditions. Please make sure that the latest firmware is installed in order to maximise battery life.

The Genie has been tested using a slider in a horizontal position and can move 15Kg. Weight limitations depend on a variety of other factors such as how much friction your slider or other film equipment has, whether or not you are lifting your camera vertically as well as how much your camera setup weighs.

Yes please visit the Resources page here Resources & Downlaods

Yes. By default the Genie is setup to fire the shutter on the camera 400ms after the movement has finished. To adjust the time in which the Genie waits before firing the shutter, the move-shoot-delay should be increased:

1. In Recording mode menu select ‘timelapse’
2. Select ‘New Recording’
3. Scroll all the way down past the start icon to ‘advance setup’ (located on new screen).
4. Enter advance setup and adjust the ‘move shoot delay’ to suit.

E.G. By default the Genie waits 400ms before signaling the camera to fire the shutter, if changed to 2000ms (2secs), then the Genie will wait 2 secs before it fires the shutter on your camera thus allowing enough time for the setup to come to a complete standstill before taking a photo - Useful in cablecam setups or other scenarios whereby the Genie is unstable.

The maximum speed in panning mode is 6 seconds for a full 360 degree rotation and 25 seconds for a 1 meter (3.3 feet) linear drive movement.

The smallest degree of rotation the Genie can move is 0.01 degrees in panning mode.
The smallest step that the Genie can perform in linear mode is 0.01mm.
The genie was designed to work with all your existing equipment. Some tracks may however work better than others, for details of how to attach the rope to the end of the track refer to the user manual on the support page to evaluate whether your slider will suit.

In general, cameras with a remote input used for triggering the shutter will be compatible with the Genie. Usually, this input will be the same plug you use to connect a timer remote or shutter release.

Visit our link cable product page and use the dropdown menu to check if your camera is listed.

The line graphic symbol is displayed when the linear accessory is attached to the Genie or if no accessory is attached at all. The correct movement parameters are then displayed as cm / m or inches / feet and the direction as either "++" or "--".  When the panning accessory is attached the graphic symbol changes to a 'circle' designating that the panning accessory is attached and the movement units are then displayed in degrees and the direction as CW (clockwise) or CCW (counter clockwise).

When connecting the Genie to the panning or linear plate it is imperative that you ensure that there is no orange showing on the lock mechanism. Even when clicked in it is advised that you physically push the lock over to ensure no orange warning color is visible.

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