The Cinetics CineMoco System is a portable motor controlled slider that can be programmed to deliver smooth, repeatable motion for filmmaking, time-lapse photography and stop-motion animation.
The heart of the system lies in the CineMoco Dolly which features a powerful stepper motor, accurate to a hundredth of a millimetre to ensure smooth, accurate motion. Controlled by open-source software, the unit features a built-in intervalometer while a built-in rechargeable battery delivers 5 hours batterylife for convenient, cord-free, on-location shooting. Capable of moving at speeds between 3mm and 14.5cm per second the motor also features a time-lapse mode via its unique S-M-S (Shoot-Move-Shoot) function allowing travel as slow as 0.000002cm/s. The motor works best when horizontal, but can support inclines of up to 10° for added creative versatility.
A SkateTrack guides your camera smoothly and is made up of six 40.6 cm sections which support up up to 5kg and can be connected and disconnected in a matter of seconds. This modular design ensures easy transportation and allows you to completely customise the length of travel required by simply using only the parts of the track you need. Conversely, you can purchase additional track lengths to expand the track according to your shooting conditions.
The SkatePlate forms the dolly frame and combines with 3 V Wheels to form a solid base and seamless interface with the SkateTrack rails. The wheels can also be used on any flat surface to deliver smooth, consistent motion where the rails are not required. It includes a ball headtripodmount compatible with most cameras as well as a 1/4” -20 threadallowingdirectmounting of your camera or third-party tripod head.
A pair of adjustable outrigger legs deliver a steady foot-hold in uneven terrain and includes three rail connectors to ensure parallel, jitter free motion.
The kit also incorporates 3 sets of camera cables compatible with the most common Canon, Nikon and Pentax DSLRs. Camera cables for all other major manufacturers can be purchased separately if your camera does not appear in the compatibility list below.
The following cables are included with the Cinetics CineMoco System:
CineMoco video functions do not require a camera cable, and many cameras support time-lapse with a built-in intervalometer (no camera cable necessary). CineMoco controls the camera shutter with included camera cables for many Canon and Nikon cameras, and cables are available optionally for less common cameras.