Magic Carpet

The Magic Carpet is a simple, durable slider for silky smooth professional tracking movements. The Magic Carpet is ‘Genie friendly’ and includes everything you need to quickly add full motion control.

PURCHASE

$299.00 USD

MAGIC CARPET

The Magic Carpet is Beautifully designed and engineered with the filmmaker in mind and is the perfect lightweight slider solution for manual tracking shots which comes motion control ready. With quick release adjustable legs, a counter weight roller for vertical shots, and high precision ball bearing rollers, the Magic Carpet is ready for quick setup and precision filmmaking.
BUTTERY SMOOTH CAMERA MOVES

BUTTERY SMOOTH CAMERA MOVES

With a full roller bearing carriage and lightweight construction the Magic Carpet slider is extremely portable and is an essential tool for smooth manual tracking shots all the way from entry level DSLRs up to Red Epics.
MOTION CONTROL READY

MOTION CONTROL READY

Add amazing production value to your films! The Magic Carpet comes motion control ready with integrated rope attachments for the Genie. Shoot ultra smooth motion control time-lapse and real-time video with minimal setup time.
LOCKABLE BRAKE

LOCKABLE BRAKE

The Magic Carpet Carriage comes equip with a lockable brake for safe transport and portability.
VERTICAL OPERATION

VERTICAL OPERATION

Use the integrated counterbalance system to lift heavier camera setups vertically. Combined with the Genie you can achieve smooth upward and downward motion control moves.
QUICK RELEASE LEGS

QUICK RELEASE LEGS

The Magic Carpet comes with fully adjustable 'tool-less' quick release legs enabling quick-setup that also fold away for transportation. Precise levelling is achieved using the feet for fine height adjustments.
TRIPOD MOUNTABLE

TRIPOD MOUNTABLE

Mount the Magic Carpet straight onto your tripod legs or tripod head using either the 1/4" UNC or 3/8" UNC thread. Both the short and long tracks come with multiple mount points to attach your tripod(s). Use one tripod in the centre or two at either end for greater stability and heavier payloads.
INTERCHANGEABLE CARRIAGE + END CAPS

INTERCHANGEABLE CARRIAGE + END CAPS

The End Caps & Carriage are universally designed to be interchangeable between the short and long length tracks. This enables the flexibility to easily upgrade to a longer or shorter length track without the need of buying another full slider system. Giving you the flexibility of both portability and longer length camera moves at a fraction of the cost of other systems.
REVERSIBLE CAMERA THREAD

REVERSIBLE CAMERA THREAD

The Magic Carpet comes with a reversible thread so you can quickly switch between a 3/8" UNC thread and a 1/4" UNC thread. This allows for either attaching a camera straight to the slider or using a ballhead or tripod head for larger video cameras.
MAGIC CARPET CARRY BAG

MAGIC CARPET CARRY BAG

Add the Magic Carpet Carry Bag for easy-transport and to protect your tracks from dust and scratches. The carry bags are available for either the short or long tracks and are sold separately. To add one to your cart visit the accessories page.
FILM MAKERS

FILM MAKERS

AWARDS

AWARDS

Specifications

Short Track: 2.6' (800mm) Long Track: 5.2' (1600mm) Track Width: 5" (125mm)
Long track: 5.86lbs (2.66Kg) - Includes End Caps + Carriage Short track: 4.03lbs (1.83Kg) - Includes End Caps + Carriage Payload: 7Kg (15.4lbs)
8 high performance Roller bearings Bubble level for precise track levelling Carriage brake for safe transport
Short track: Three mount points for tripods; One in the centre and one at either end of the track via a 1/4" UNC or a 3/8" UNC thread Long track: Three mount points for tripods; One in the centre and one at either end of the track via a 1/4" UNC or a 3/8" UNC thread
Aircraft Grade High quality Aluminium 6061 Designed in New Zealand

Magic Carpet Short Track

Magic Carpet short track is your answer to a portable, affordable slider. The short track is 2.6' (800mm) and comes motion control ready.  Includes track & end caps carriage.

 

$299.00 USD

Magic Carpet Long Track

The Magic Carpet long track is a motion control ready smooth roller bearing slider at 5.2' (1600mm). Includes track & end caps carriage.

 

$369.00 USD

Magic Carpet Epic Kit

Magic Carpet Epic Kit includes both the Magic Carpet short track and long track slider lengths as well as the interchangeable carriage and end caps.

$488.00 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.

0030-C-GenieInstructions-2.4.pdf

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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