Syrp recently released the Genie Mini, a portable and easy-to-use device for creating panning-motion, time-lapses or real-time video. It is designed to sit between your camera and tripod and has an internal motor that enables 360° panning motion with cameras weighing up to 8.8 pounds. Control and setup is done wirelessly using a Bluetooth connection and the Syrp Genie App for iOS and Android devices.
To accommodate experienced and beginning time-lapse shooters, the app provides a useful set of presets so you can start shooting right away. A lithium-ion battery claims to provide over 48 hours of time-lapse and over five hours of continuous panning on a single charge (your mileage may vary), with a micro-USB cable included for re-charging the battery.
The Genie Mini is small enough to fit into a small carry bag, and it’s compatible with many different cameras, including DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and video cameras using optional link cables. The optional link cable connects your camera to the Genie Mini’s 2.5mm camera control port.
Syrp Genie Mini Features:
» Supports both incremental time-lapse motion as well as continuous panning motion
» Max Speed: 360° in 33 seconds
» Built-in Bluetooth connectivity for wireless setup and control using the Syrp Genie App for iOS and Android devices
» App presets to help you get started with your time-lapses
» HDR time-lapse mode
» Ease in/out feature lets you ramp your movement at the beginning and ends of your time-lapses or video move
» 1/4″-20 camera mounting screw with 3/8″-16 adapter included
» 3/8″-16 tripod mounting thread
» Lithium-ion battery provides ~48 hours of time-lapse and ~5 hours of smooth continuous panning
» Micro-USB charging cable
» Can be combined with the Syrp Genie for 2-axis motion control (using optional sync cable to connect the systems)
» Genie Mini can rotate both clockwise or counter-clockwise
» Genie Mini can be programed to continuously pan
Syrp Genie Mini Specs:
» Load Capacity — Panning Load: 8.8 lb / 4 kg — Tilting Load: 6.6 lb / 3 kg centered » Maximum Speed: 360° in 33 seconds » Minimum Resolution: 0.005° » Camera Mounting Screw: 1/4″-20 (3/8″-16 bushing included) » Tripod Mounting Thread: 3/8″-16 » Bluetooth 4.0 » Camera Control Interface: 2.5 mm » Accessory Port: 3.5 mm » Battery Runtime — Time-Lapse: 48 hours — Video: 5 hours » Charging Method: Micro-USB port, 5 VDC, 0.5 A » Battery Charge Time: 3 hours » Dimensions: 3.6 x 1.6″ (9.2 x 4.0 cm) » Weight: 8.1 oz (230 g)
Syrp’s Genie Mini is available now for $249.