New Zealand-based Syrp has introduced a new motion control device, the Genie Mini, for controlling motion time-lapse and real-time view recording from a smart device.


 The new Genie Mini lets photographers control time-lapse recordings wirelessly from a connected smart device. (Source: Syrp.)

The Genie Mini can be used as either a stand-alone device or as an add-on to the existing Genie to provide an additional axis (Track + Pan). Fitted between the camera and a tripod, the Genie Mini  is simple to set up and operate. Compatible with a wide range of cameras (including DSLRs, CSCs and action cameras), it comes with factory pre-sets  that enable beginner users to simply connect and shoot. A built-in ease in, ease out feature allows users to ramp movement at the beginning and end of a time-lapse or video movie. Once set, the movement will slowly rise up to the pre-set speed at the start and gradually dampen down at the end before coming to a complete stop.

The Genie Mini is available for pre-order now at an RRP   of US$249. It comes with a Micro USB charging cable, one 1/4-inch to 3/8-inch UNC thread adapter and a lens cloth. Full product details can be found at