Here’s another cool device that we found kicking around on Kickstarter. Meet the Genie Motion Control Timelapse device, which can be used for either live motion in video shooting or for perfect motion control in timelapse photography. It’s highly versatile and it’s made to work with just about any camera that you may already have, which is probably why the Genie is proving to be so popular among Kickstarter Backers (the makers of the Genie have shattered their pledge goal of $150,000 and have racked up nearly $700k).
Here’s the skinny on the Genie…
“The Genie is a simple, affordable and extremely easy to use device used for motion control and image capture for Time Lapse Photography + more.The Genie is an all-in-one device used to combine image capture with Motion Control capable of either Panning or linear Movement that’s commonly used in Time Lapse Photography.Simply attach your camera to the top of the Genie, plug it in and program it to move and shoot to your desired needs.The key to the Genie is that it can be used with any existing film equipment apparatus on the market including Tripods, Sliders, Jib Arms, cable cams and more.The interchangeable Panning and Linear accessories provide ultimate flexibility for range of movement and it’s transportable size means you will never have to go without the option of motion control Time Lapses no matter how constrained your location maybe.”
This thing looks like a winner… Put me down for one!
For more on the Genie, check out their Kickstarter Page Here.