If you'd like to improve your game with timelapse movies, consider adding camera movements to your creative options. The new Lynx 3 Axis Slider system from Cinetics, launched on Kickstarter today for pre-order, provides motorized slide, pan and tilt movements and can be controlled with a smartphone app.
The complete kit includes the Lynx slider and slider motor, pan and tilt motors and the controller for $1,499, a savings of $500 off the eventual list price of $1,999 for early bird supporters. The system has an expected delivery of July 2017.
Additional information, plus videos of the Lynx in action are on the Kickstarter page. The official press release is below.
Cinetics Announces Lynx: Camera Slider and Multi Axis Motor Control System That Masters Timelapse and Video Moves
Fourth Kickstarter Campaign Offers World Class Motion Control System Made Possible by Feedback and Support from Engaged Customer Base
Austin, TX. – March 7, 2017 – Cinetics, designers and manufacturers of lightweight and portable cinematic systems for videographers and filmmakers, is adding a next generation product to its arsenal of motion control, dolly, and tripod systems for photographers, filmmakers and videographers. Lynx™ is an ultra-smooth camera slider and multi axis motor control system that masters the art of timelapse and is capable of making precision video moves. Following the overwhelming success and community support of three previous Kickstarter campaigns, Cinetics will once again turn to Kickstarter for preorders of Lynx and offer its loyal community of photographers, filmmakers, and videographers a discount on the new system. Lynx will make its debut at the annual SXSW show in Austin, Texas from March 12-14, 2017 (Booth #202).
“Lynx is our 4th motion control project, and it’s our very best. It’s a compact camera slider built with input from an amazingly engaged customer base,” explains Justin Jensen, founder of Cinetics. “It’s a ready-to-run, three axis motion control kit that sets up quick and easily, is strong, fast and quiet, and can be driven by a mobile app. We are confident that Lynx will consistently perform as well as other, more expensive, compact motion control systems on the market.
Lynx is manufactured using the finest materials and incorporates the latest in motor control technology to enable precise, quick and quiet slides, pans and tilts. A beautifully-designed mobile app allows easy and intuitive remote system control while its joystick design and accelerometer controls take live camera movement to an entirely new level. Lynx is designed for fast and easy set up, can run preset programs or be configured creatively to perform complex moves for incredible cinematic results.
Lynx is available in three primary kits: Base Slider, Motorized Slider and Three Axis Slider.
The Lynx Base Slider allows users to create manual video moves. The motor control can be added to the slider at any time.
The Lynx Motorized Slider kit includes the manual slider plus the slider motor and controller for a complete linear motion control system.
The Lynx Three Axis Slider includes the complete Lynx motorized slider and motorized pan and tilt head.
At Cinetics®, We love fluid moving video, but not the bulky and difficult equipment that has traditionally been required to capture it. That’s why we build compact and affordable gear to move your camera. Our products are available to order on cinetics.com and through our dealer network.
CineSkates, our first product, was born in the MIT Media Lab. Launched as a Kickstarter project in 2011, filmmakers rallied around the idea, and CineSkates flew past the funding goal in just one day! Ever since, we’ve been constantly innovating, researching, and field testing new technology so we can get awesome camera gear in to your hands.