At NAB 2012 this year, Mark detailed for us what Konova had in store for their customers in need of motorized time lapse kits. Coupled with their already popular sliders, the Time Lapse Controller Kits are an inexpensive way to capture time lapse in motion or stop motion videos. The video above shows a quick customer comparison review using a 60-rpm gear motor. The video shows what different speeds look like and gives you perspective on each speed.
Note that Konova offers a FASTER motor type that requires an extra week to be shipped. In the even that you want to motorize your slider for video other than time lapse, the faster motor just might be your better option. Details can be found on Konova’s site HERE.
Konova Time Lapse Controller motor types:
The video below is from NAB 2012. I interviewed Mark, who was representing Konova. He explains the capabilities of each differing motor option along with what you can expect from each. The Time Lapse Controller has Dynamic Range to control how slow/fast it will move. 100 to 1 for live video capture or 1000 to 1 for very tiny incremental movements. Mark also explains to us that the Sloo Motion Controller is for live action motion with a 10 to 1 range and RAMP. Ramp allows you to control the speed that your camera will begin to move and how quickly or slowly it will stop.
You can also watch the Konova feature in OTech NAB 2012 Episode 7 HERE
You can take a look at Konova’s different Time Lapse Controller Kits (Here).
Konova Timelapse Controller