Genie

Simple, portable solution for motion control time-lapse + video

Product Code: SYRP-0030-0001

Suggested Retail Price £495+VAT

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The Genie is a simple, portable solution for motion control time-lapse and 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.

  • 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
    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 video moves.
  • 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
    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
    Video mode enables perfectly smooth tracking or panning shots, eliminating human error and allowing repeat-ability so you can operate as a one-man crew for interviews or cutaway shots.
  • Ease In / Ease Out
    Ramp the i’n’ and ‘out’ points of your movement in both time-lapse and video mode to achieve smooth eased movement control.
  • 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
    Use the Advanced Setup menu to create amazing HDR time-lapses. Set your camera to your desired bracketed exposures and let the Genie take care of the rest.
  • 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
    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

  • Battery: Timelapse Mode: 48 hrs | Video Mode: 6 hrs | Charge time: 4hrs (Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery)
  • Interface: USB Port – Firmware updating | Camera Port 2.5mm | Accessory Port 3.5mm | LCD Display
  • Maximum Speed: Panning: 60deg / Sec | Linear: 40mm / Sec
  • Minimum Resolution: Panning: 0.01deg | Linear: 0.01mm
  • Mount Type: Camera/Ballhead: 3/8″ Screws for mounting cameras/ballheads | Base: 3/8″ thread for attaching to sliders, tripods and other systems
  • Payload: Panning Payload: 33lbs (15kg) | Linear: Payload: 33lbs (15kg) (not recommended to lift more than 3lbs (1.4Kg) in a fully vertical position)
  • Weight: 1.6kg / 3.5lbs
Syrp Genie Rope
Genie Rope

Rope for Genie / Genie II - 100m
[SYRP-0007-8100]

Syrp Genie Rope
Genie Rope

Rope for Genie / Genie II - 50m
[SYRP-0007-8050]

Syrp Slingshot Linear Accessory
Slingshot Linear Accessory

Slingshot Linear Acccessory to only be used with the Genie and the Slingshot
[SYRP-0023-0016]

Syrp Genie Panning Accessory
Genie Panning Accessory

Panning Plate for the Genie
[SYRP-0030-0005]

Syrp Genie Rope
Genie Rope

Rope for Genie / Genie II - 10m
[SYRP-0007-8010]

Syrp Slider Mounts & Velcro Straps
Slider Mounts & Velcro Straps

Slider Mounts and straps for attaching the Genie or Genie II to 3rd Party Sliders
[SYRP-0030-0007]

Syrp Genie International Wall Charger
Genie International Wall Charger

Wall Charger and multi country adapters for charging the Genie
[SYRP-0030-7013]

Syrp Shutter Link Extension Cable
Shutter Link Extension Cable

3m Shutter Link Extension Cable
[SYRP-0001-7014]

Syrp Shutter Link Cable
Shutter Link Cable

Genie to camera shutter control cable - 3L Olympus
[SYRP-0001-7001]

Syrp Shutter Link Cable
Shutter Link Cable

Genie to camera shutter control cable - 2N Nikon
[SYRP-0001-7003]

Syrp Shutter Link Cable
Shutter Link Cable

Genie to camera shutter control cable - 1S Sony / Minolta
[SYRP-0001-7004]

Syrp Shutter Link Cable
Shutter Link Cable

Genie to camera shutter control cable - 1N Nikon / Fujifilm
[SYRP-0001-7005]

Syrp Shutter Link Cable
Shutter Link Cable

Genie to camera shutter control cable - - 3C Canon / Kodak
[SYRP-0001-7006]

Syrp Shutter Link Cable
Shutter Link Cable

Genie to camera shutter control cable - 1P Panasonic / Leica
[SYRP-0001-7008]

Syrp Shutter Link Cable
Shutter Link Cable

Genie to camera shutter control cable - 2S Sony
[SYRP-0001-7012]

Syrp Sync Link Cable
Sync Link Cable

Used for syncing the Genie with the Genie Mini for 2-Axis Pan Track movement
[SYRP-0001-7013]

Syrp IR Mixed Link Cable
IR Mixed Link Cable

IR Mixed Link Cable for the Genie
[SYRP-0001-7009]

Syrp Shutter Link Cable
Shutter Link Cable

Genie to camera shutter control cable - 1C for Select Cameras
[SYRP-0001-7007]

Syrp Shutter Link Cable
Shutter Link Cable

Genie to camera shutter control cable - 1F
[SYRP-0001-7017]

Canon

  • 100D
  • 10D
  • 1D C
  • 1D Mark IV
  • 1D S
  • 1D X
  • 1DS Mark III
  • 20D
  • 300D
  • 300V
  • 30D
  • 350D
  • 400D
  • 40D
  • 450D
  • 500D
  • 50D
  • 50E
  • 550D
  • 5D Mark II
  • 600D
  • 650D
  • 700D
  • 7D Mark II
  • EOS 1000D
  • EOS 1100D
  • EOS 1200D
  • EOS 30
  • EOS 3000
  • EOS 33
  • EOS 50
  • EOS 5D
  • EOS 60D
  • EOS 6D
  • EOS 70D
  • EOS 7D
  • EOS M
  • EOS M2
  • G10
  • G11
  • G12
  • G15
  • G1X
  • G1X Mark II

Fuji

  • S3 Pro
  • S5 Pro
  • X-E1
  • X-E2
  • X-T1
  • X-T10
  • X30

Nikon

  • 1 AW1
  • 1 J1
  • 1 J2
  • 1 J3
  • 1 J4
  • 1 S1
  • 1 S2
  • 1 V1
  • 1 V2
  • 1 V3
  • D1
  • D1H
  • D1X
  • D2
  • D2H
  • D2HS
  • D2X
  • D2XS
  • D3
  • D300
  • D3000
  • D300S
  • D3100
  • D3200
  • D3S
  • D3X
  • D4
  • D4S
  • D5000
  • D5100
  • D5200
  • D5300
  • D600
  • D610
  • D700
  • D7000
  • D70S
  • D7100
  • D7200
  • D750
  • D80
  • D800
  • D800E
  • D810
  • D90
  • DF

Olympus

  • E30
  • E410
  • E420
  • E450
  • E510
  • E520
  • E600
  • E620
  • Evolt E-330
  • Evolt E-410
  • Evolt E-500
  • Evolt E-510
  • OM-D E-M1
  • OM-D E-M10
  • OM-D E-M5
  • PEN E-P1
  • PEN E-P2
  • PEN E-P3
  • PEN E-P5
  • PEN E-PL2
  • PEN E-PL3
  • PEN E-PL5
  • PEN E-PL7
  • PEN E-PM1
  • PEN E-PM2

Panasonic

Pentax

  • 645D
  • 645Z
  • K-3
  • K-30
  • K-5
  • K-5 II
  • K-5 II S
  • K-50
  • K-500
  • K-7

Samsung

  • GX 1L
  • GX 1S
  • GX10
  • GX20
  • NX1
  • NX10
  • NX100
  • NX11
  • NX5

Sony

  • A100
  • A200
  • A300
  • A3000
  • A33
  • A35
  • A350
  • A3500
  • A37
  • A450
  • A500
  • A5000
  • A5100
  • A55
  • A550
  • A57
  • A580
  • A6000
  • A65
  • A65V
  • A700
  • A77
  • A77 Mark II
  • A7R
  • A7R II
  • A7S
  • A850
  • A900
  • A99
  • NEX 5
  • NEX 5N
  • NEX 5R
  • NEX 5T
  • NEX 6
  • NEX 7
  • RX100
  • RX100 Mark II
  • RX100 Mark III

My Genie is not firing the camera when using the LINK cable

CHECK LINK CABLE.

Make sure that the LINK cable is securely plugged in on both the Genie and the Camera. It is a common problem that the cable is not quite connected properly check by firmly pressing in the cable.

SET TO MANUAL FOCUS (MF).

Always set your camera / lens to Manual Focus (MF) not Auto Focus (AF). In Auto Focus mode the camera will try and find an Auto Focus (AF) point and if it can’t, the camera will not fire.

IMAGE REVIEW OFF.

Turn off ‘image review’. On some camera types if image review is ON, previewing the last photo can affect the next shot causing the camera not to fire.

LIVE VIEW OFF.

Set your camera to ‘photo’ mode not ‘Live view’. ‘Live view’ can cause issues with the shutter firing on some camera types

CHECK YOUR INTERVAL.

Ensure you have set a sufficient Interval.
Your interval time should be long enough to account for:

  1. Shutter speed time
  2. Processing the image onto your card (Raw takes longer)
  3. Move-shoot-delay.

As a safety set your interval time at least 2 seconds longer than your shutter speed.

CHECK CAMERA INTERFACE.

Check camera interface is set to ‘LINK’ and Camera model ‘N/A’. These are the correct settings for all Syrp Link cables. If you are using a different cable please refer to the instruction manual for setup.

RELOAD TO FACTORY DEFAULTS.

If you are still experiencing issues then navigate to:

  • --> Settings
  • --> Load Factory Defaults (Scroll right down the bottom on a new screen)
RELOAD FIRMWARE

If the issue still exists:

  • --> Re-load the latest firmware found on our website in the Support Section under ‘Resource or Download’

How do I Sync Genie and Genie Mini for 2-axis motion Control?

  • Check Genie Firmware
    • Make sure you are running firmware version 2.6.2 on the Genie. The firmware can be downloaded from the resources and downloads section of the Syrp website.
  • Genie Mini Firmware
    • Make sure you are running the most recent App on Genie Mini. ios version 1.3.8 and Android version 1.1.0.
  • Connect Sync Cable
    • Plug your Sync cable into both the Genie and Genie Mini at the accessory port (not the camera port) allowing communication between the two devices. The Sync cable is purchased separately.
  • Connect Genie to Camera
    • Plug you link cable into your camera and into the Genie (not Genie Mini).
  • Turn On Both Devices
    • Turn on the Genie and the Genie Mini
  • Control Both Devices via Genie
    • When the Genie and Genie Mini are connected via the Sync cable, the "panning icon" and "linear icon" will appear at the top of the Genie screen.
    • Enter the timelapse/video setup screen and program your move as normal, both panning and linear movements will appear

* Note - Controlling both the Genie and Genie Mini for 2 axis control will be programmable though the Syrp Genie app in future updates.

Syrp Appoints UK and Ireland Distributor

Syrp (http://www.syrp.co), a world leader in fluid support and motion control products for film, video and photographic production, has announced a new distribution partnership in the UK and Ireland. Holdan will now work exclusively with Syrp to offer pre-sales advice, marketing and product sales via its extensive network of professional resellers. The Syrp range includes a number of motion control products, smooth slider systems, cable cams, and pan tilt heads. Syrp will sit alongside Holdan’s growing distribution portfolio of professional camera technology that includes Wooden Camera, Teradek, Movcam, Manfrotto, Panasonic, Blackmagic and SmallHD.

  • 1x Genie
  • 1x Panning Accessory
  • 1x Linear Accessory
  • 1x 3m (9.8ft) Genie Rope
  • 1x Genie International Wall Charger
  • 2x Rope Hooks

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