Genie

The Genie is a simple, portable solution for motion control Time-lapse + Real-time video. Designed to be part of your regular camera kit, with no external wires, batteries or controllers there’s no need to ever go without the option of motion control again. 

PURCHASE

SIMPLE. PORTABLE. GENIE.

The key to the Genie lies in its compact size, easy-to-use menu and extreme versatility. Rather than limiting yourself to a fixed length rail system or slider, simply attach the Genie to your existing professional gear or DIY equipment for smooth Motion Control Time-lapse + Real-time video control. For all you need to know about the Genie, watch the overview above!
FLEXIBLE

FLEXIBLE

The Genie gives you the flexibility of using two axis in one device. Either Use the Genie on a tripod for panning motion or on a slider for tracking shots.
VERSATILE

VERSATILE

Rather than creating an integrated motion control system that requires a specific camera slider we designed the Genie to work with all types of existing sliders. With just one click you can add amazing production value to your films. Once attached, program the Genie to perform motion control time-lapse or perfectly smooth real-time video moves.
WORKS WITH DIY

WORKS WITH DIY

Imagine time-lapsing 100 metres between buildings in downtown New York or between mountain tops in the Himalayas. The Genie opens up endless possibilities for unlimited length time-lapse moves using its unique rope system. Build your own cable cam rig or attach the Genie to your old skateboard, dream up any shot you can imagine and add motion control with one click.
PORTABLE

PORTABLE

Compared to other motion controllers the Genie is incredibly portable allowing you to never have to go without the option of motion control again. With no external batteries, complicated wires or third party controllers, the entire unit takes up just one slot in your typical camera bag.
REAL-TIME VIDEO

REAL-TIME VIDEO

The Genie can be programmed to shoot motion control time-lapse or smooth real-time video. Video mode enables perfectly smooth tracking or panning shots eliminating human error and allowing repeatability so you can operate as a one-man crew for interviews or cutaway shots.
EASE IN / EASE OUT

EASE IN / EASE OUT

Ramp the in and out points of your movement in both time-lapse and video mode to achieve smooth eased movement control.
PRESETS

PRESETS

Shoot amazing stars, people or clouds time-lapses straight out of the box! With the click of a few buttons you can start some simple time-lapses with literally no setup time using the Syrp preset menu. Alternatively create your own settings and save them down as custom presets to save you valuable on-location time.
HDR TIME-LAPSE

HDR TIME-LAPSE

Use the advance setup menu to create amazing HDR time-lapse. Set your camera to your desired bracketed exposures and let the Genie take care of the rest.
BULB RAMPING

BULB RAMPING

Shoot sunsets and sunrises using the bulb ramping feature which allows you to hold an exposed image throughout the entire time-lapse even when light is changing drastically.
AUTO-START

AUTO-START

In auto start mode you can set a countdown timer to begin a recording or alternatively set a time and date you wish to begin your shot.

Specifications

1 x Genie
1 x Panning Mount
1 x Linear Mount
1 x 3 m High Performance Rope
1 x International Wall Charger
2 x Slider Mounts
Ships with 1 x Free link cable added on checkout Better films!
Linear (Siders) - 100cm / 25 sec
Panning (Tripods) - 360 degrees / 6 secs.
Input : 240/110 50/60hz AC
Output : 15V 1.5A DC
Lithium ION internal battery 11.1V
Charge Time: 4 Hours
Battery Life: More than 24 hours in time lapse mode* & more than 6 hours in video mode**
*Based on 360 degrees movement with photos taken at 10 second intervals.
**Based on full speed continuous rotation.


Note: Firmware version 2.4 (or above) must be installed to achieve the above battery life targets. Battery life will vary according to other factors, such as how much weight is used on the device, whether it's used in time-lapse or video mode and whether the Genie is being used for moves on an incline.
33lbs (15Kg).
Based off operation on a slider along a horizontal surface.


Note: Payload limits vary according to how what kind of slider is being used and how much weight you are putting on the Genie. Smooth roller bearing sliders such as the Magic Carpet work more effectively in vertical mode that other friction-based systems. It is not recommended to lift more than 3lbs (1.4Kg) in a fully vertical position.
The Genie is compatible with 100s of different cameras including DSLRs, Mirror-less cameras and video cameras. For a full list of compatible cameras see the product - Link Cable.
USB Port (Firmware updating)
2.5mm camera remote port (link cable)
3.5mm Sensor port (IR emitter)
15 DC input (charging port)
Firmware is user up-dateable, please check that your Genie is running the latest version by visiting the 'Support' section and clicking 'Resource or download'

Genie

The Genie. Add motion control to your existing film gear!

$789.00 USD

Genie Deluxe Kit

The Deluxe kit also includes the Syrp ballhead, essential for mounting your camera to the Genie, a perfect match for the product and DSLR cameras.

$889.00 USD

Genie Epic Kit

The Genie Epic kit includes the Syrp Ballhead and the Magic Carpet Short track.

$1,099.00 USD

SUPPORT

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.

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 (-)

The smallest step that the Genie can perform in linear mode is 0.01mm.
The smallest degree of rotation the Genie can move is 0.01 degrees in panning 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 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).

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 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.
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.

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.

Genie Firmware V2.4.zip

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.

0030-C-GenieInstructions-2.4.pdf

Download the User Manual Above or visit the Resources & Downloads section on the support page. 

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. Click here and use the dropdown menu on the link cable product to check if your camera is listed.

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. 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.

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.

Pre orders are available on new products which are currently in production or existing products which are out of stock. All products in the store are in stock unless otherwise noted in the description. Pre order delivery dates are not final and Syrp makes no promises in delivering on the estimated delivery date. Pre order purchases must be paid for in full up front. Once stock is available again, delivery will be on a 'first in first served basis'. Customers may request a refund within 60 days of making the pre-order purchase but must supply a receipt of purchase in order to receive a refund.

Genie Firmware v2.6.1.zip

Public release V2.6.1 Please make sure your Genie is always running the latest firmware release. Ensure you unzip the .zip file to reveal the contents of the folder, do not upload the .zip file to the Genie. Follow the PDF instructions to successfully install firmware release 2.6.1.

Genie - Instruction Manual.pdf

13/08/2015

Genie user manual for firmware release 2.6. Includes updated instructions for additional functions for this release, please always ensure your Genie is running the latest firmware release.

Genie Firmware v2.6 - Release Notes.pdf

13/08/2015

Download this document for instructions on how to install the latest firmware Version 2.6 onto the Genie.

Orders will normally ship within [3 – 6] business days or less, after order is received, unless otherwise noted on our website. Orders ship Monday – Friday, excluding holidays, unless otherwise noted.

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Orders will normally ship within [4 – 6] business days or less, after order is received, unless otherwise noted on our website. Orders ship Monday – Friday, excluding holidays, unless otherwise noted.

Import duties, taxes, and other charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the purchasers responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to completing your purchase.

The purchaser can return an item within 5 days after receiving the product in case of an incorrect shipment, a manufacturing defect or if the item doesn’t meet expectations. Customers must contact us to request the return, explain the reason and obtain shipping instructions.

  • All returns must include a copy of the customer’s receipt.
  • All shipping cost and other fees associated with the return is at the responsibility of the customer.
  • Syrp reserves the right to have defective merchandise exchanged for replacement or repair.
  • All items must be returned in re-sellable condition to receive a full purchase price refund.
  • Please allow up to 14 business days to process and credit your return. Actual time for credit to appear on bank card will vary from bank to bank.
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