We're constantly on the lookout for innovative products that are challenging the norms and this one from Revolve fits the bill. They've already received full funding on kickstarter, but you can still get in early if this is of interest to you. This is great for the HDSLR market as you can use any DSLR on this new motion control unit.
Revolve Automated Motion
Revolve Automated Motion (or RAM for short) is a versatile motion control system for time-lapse and ultra smooth video. It can add precise motorized control to any camera slider or the Revolve Camera Dolly to create a wide variety of stunning footage! The kit adds fully adjustable motorized control to your camera moves. Starting at only $299, RAM answers the demand for a truly affordable motion control system.
What does it do? The RAM system quite literally gives your camera brains and brawn, and helps you to create amazing time-lapse and video footage that would otherwise be impossible. You have undoubtedly seen stunning time-lapse videos of dramatic landscapes with clouds transforming the horizon. With ultra precise and fully adjustable motorized camera movement at an affordable price, you too can create these amazing scenes.
FOR YOUR SLIDER:
The Revolve Automated Motion slider kit transforms any normal camera slider into a motorized slider with fully automatic movement. Our universal mounting system is designed to be compatible with any slider on the market.
FOR YOUR DOLLY:
The RAM dolly kit is compatible with the Revolve Camera Dolly system. It can drive the Revolve Dolly directly in ‘friction drive mode' for panning, curved, circular, or linear movement. It can also move the dolly along the Revolve rail system in ‘belt drive mode'.
The versatility of Revolve Automated Motion is unmatched by any other motion control system. Interchangeable motors and fully variable speed control lets you use the system for both time lapse and live video shooting. The multi-platform mounting capability lets you use the RAM system with a wide range of camera support gear.
When combined with a slider, the RAM kit is capable of moving the camera straight up a vertical rail. Our heavy duty motors can lift a vertical payload of over 15 lbs. The slider can be tripod mounted for variable height, and can be angled at an incline creating dramatic movement.
About Revolve: Revolve Camera was born when we launched our first product: the Revolve Camera Dolly. With the help of 476 awesome supporters on the crowd funding website Kickstarter, we were able to secure over $70,000 in pre-orders to facilitate production and bring the product to life. The journey since then has been incredible! Being able to deliver our product to a customer and hear back from them about how much they love it is truly amazing! We believe that camera gear should be as versatile as the artist who uses it, and we also believe that the best gear is the gear you can actually afford. We continue to develop our line of versatile and affordable camera gear.
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