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Syrp Genie Mini II Lands: A Pocket-Sized motion control system for Creatives Everywhere

Simon Skinner - 3 weeks ago

Syrp has announced the arrival of its all-new Genie Mini II. Keeping the essence of the original Genie Mini including its form factor and simplicity of use. Users will now have the ability to produce keyframed movement and multi-row panorama images. The new device will also be compatible with future feature releases that promise innovation in motion controllers of this size and price point, including auto exposure ramping, time-lapse compiler and camera control.

Syrp Genie Mini II overhead
The new Syrp Genie Mini II .

Syrp Genie Mini II key features

  • A compact panning motion control system with a built-in trigger function for shooting move-shoot-move time-lapse
  • Program complex moves using the App ‘keyframe editor’ to control each axis’s path and speed
  • Ultra-wide-angle panoramic shots, up to 360 degrees, and introducing multi-row panorama function
  • WiFi
  • USB-C
  • Bluetooth 4.2 enabling prospective app features such as camera control, auto exposure ramping and time-lapse compiler
Syrp Genie Mini II landscape

The Genie Mini II’s appearance is sharper and sleeker in its design aesthetic and its aim is to attract a broader audience of creatives, from enthusiast users to professional content creators, by packing this simple-to-use device with essential features that promise to open a range of creative opportunities for filmmakers and photographers.

Genie Mini first generation was Syrp’s first App-controlled tool, designed to work with a broad range of cameras for entry-level users including GoPros, all the way through to pro-level DSLRs and Mirrorless camera systems. The
App was designed with an intuitive graphical user interface including user presets and tutorials to help improve the user’s workflow making set up as simple as possible.

Compatibility

The new Genie Mini II is compatible with the latest Syrp Genie 2 App and includes a more advanced keyframing setup mode in addition to ‘Simple Setup’. This allows users to shoot more complex motion control movements by allowing the speed and path of movement to be completely custom.

Also included with this release is Multi-row Panorama, that allows users to produce high resolution ‘gigapixel’ and 360 VR images when combining two Genie Mini II’s with the Pan Tilt Bracket.

Syrp Genie Mini II close up

The new Bluetooth 4.2 provides a more reliable and faster connection including the ability to set 10 keyframes rather than 5 and the ability to shoot 5 rows of multi-row panorama instead of 2.

Genie Mini II is compatible with the rest of the Syrp product range, including the original Genie Mini, Genie II Linear and Product Turntable. Just mount it on a tripod for single axis panning, [or pan-tilt] motion or combine the Genie Mini II with the Genie II Linear for [up to] 3-Axis motion control.

Pricing and availability

The Syrp Genie Mini II will be available at £239.95 RRP. Not sure when, but we will update as soon as we know.
n.b. Not all features are available upon the first release, but free firmware updates will happen regularly.

About the author

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.

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