Everyday Humans - First Short Film Competition Award Announced

Everyday Humans will be posting a new winning episode every Wednesday, so keep an eye out for a new inspiring short film every week! Click here to sign up for their newsletter to be the first to check out the winning short.

Jan 13, 2017

New Filmmaking Guide: How to Setup A Long Distance Cable Cam Motion Time-lapse with Morten Rustad

In this Long Distance Cable Cam Motion Time-lapse Guide, Morten Rustad walks you through shooting a time-lapse using the Slingshot 3 Axis 100m Kit for motion.

Dec 22, 2016

Tutorial: Time-Lapse in Harsh Light with a Super Dark ND Filter

Ever wanted to get smooth motion time-lapses during the day-time but haven't quite figured out how to make it all work? Jay P. Morgan from The Slanted Lens hit Santa Monica Pier with his Syrp Super Dark Variable ND Filter and Genie Mini Pan Tilt Kit to show you how to create a 2 Axis time-lapse with stretched motion blur during sunlight hours.

Dec 20, 2016

Super Dark Filter Part of The Slanted Lens December Prize Pool!

To celebrate the end of the year, the team at The Slanted Lens have put together an incredible giveaway that includes gear from Datacolor, Photoflex, Vanguard and SpiderPro.

Dec 9, 2016

Introducing the New Super Dark Variable ND Filter!

With 5-10 stops of adjustable exposure control, the Syrp Super Dark Variable ND Filter is a must-have tool for any photographer's gear bag.

Dec 1, 2016

How to Shoot and Edit Panoramas with The Slanted Lens

If you managed to get your hands on a Genie Mini during our Cyber Weekend Promotion and are looking for some inspiration on where to start with your new piece of kit, look no further!

Nov 30, 2016

Win a Genie Tracking Kit With The Slanted Lens!

The Slanted Lens November giveaway is all about the Genie Tracking Kit - we've even included a Magic Carpet Short Track to help you get packed up and on your way to making epic motion time-lapses and video shots!

Nov 18, 2016

Improve Photography - Genie Mini Review

Improve Photography writer Rusty Parkhurst just completed an in depth review of the Genie Mini and we're stoked to read what he thought about it.

Nov 11, 2016

Everyday Humans - Competition Awards Pending and New Episode!

The Everyday Humans Short Film Competition has now come to a close and we're excited to start reviewing all the entries and to give out some epic prizes from Goal Zero, Think Tank,

Nov 8, 2016

James Cawley - New Zeiss Milvus Lens Test

Filmer James Cawley recently took to the Tetons to test out the new Zeiss Milvus 2.8/15 and 2/135 lenses.

Oct 19, 2016

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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.

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.

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.