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The Axis360 Pro Motorised Motion Control System and Slider from Cinetics lets you create dynamic video and timelapse photography sequences with fluid and precise motorised slides, pans, and tilts. The versatile system is compact, lightweight, and easy to set up. It centres around the powerful Axis360 digital stepper motor, which proves smooth or incremental movements, and works with most DLSR, mirrorless, and digital cinema cameras.

The Axis360 motor is run by the Controller unit, which uses CineMoco software to control movement and synchronised timelapse photos. The Controller works with most video cameras and can sync moves and timelapse photos on most Canon and Nikon DLSR cameras using optional cables. It can move any camera weighing less than 11 pounds. A built-in rechargeable battery provides six hours of continuous operation on a single charge or up to 24 hours in power save mode. In video mode, the Controller unit provides speeds up to 110° per second. For timelapse photography, it enables incremental movements as small as 0.03°.

A 32" aluminium slider provides a platform for side-to-side and forward/backward movements. The sliding platform rolls on eight urethane coated bearing and has adjustable drag. You can move it by hand or with a belt and pulley system driven by the Axis360 motor and Controller. For motorised tilts, a mini tripod is included along with two L brackets - one for mounting your camera to the motor/controller and one for mounting the entire setup to the mini tripod.

Also included with as part of the Axis360 system is a ballhead, an Arca-type quick-release plate for balancing larger cameras or cameras with long lenses, and two quick-release clamps for holding an L-bracket or Arca-type plate. The components of the Axis360 Pro system are stored in included travel bags. Two large bags are provided for the balance kit, tripod, rail cart, and outrigger legs. It also comes with a longer rail bag for the rails and rail brace, and one smaller bag for the controller, Axis360, and the cables.

Key Features

Axis360 Motor

The Axis360 digital stepper motor provides smooth and precise movements. It can be configured to pan a camera, tilt when used with the mini tripod and L brackets,and slide when used with the slider. It supports cameras up to 11 pounds and features a 1/4"-20 mounting screw.

Controller

Operating using CineMoco software, the Controller is the brains behind the Axis360. It controls slow, incremental moves while firing synchronised timelapse photos, or fast fluid moves for video. The Controller works with most video cameras and can sync moves and timelapse photos on most Canon and Nikon DLSR cameras using optional cables (Canon N3, Canon E3, and Nikon DC0). A controller is required for each axis of motion control. For multi-axis moves, additional motors and controllers are needed. Controllers can be controlled individually or daisy chained together with a standard 3.5mm stereo cable for synchronised control.

Slider

The 32" slider features aluminium rails and a sliding platform with eight urethane coated bearing and adjustable drag. It can be moved by hand or with a belt and pulley system driven by the Axis360 motor. The slider has a centre 3/8"-16 tripod mount screw and breaks down into four 16" pieces for compact travel.

Mini Tripod

For motorised tilt movements, a mini tripod kit with L brackets is included. Each tripod leg has six adjustable positions and threaded rubber feet for fine tuning. A 1/4"-20 threaded screw lets you attach a camera, ballhead, or motor. The two included L brackets allow you to mount the Axis360 motor and Controller to the tripod.

Additional Features
  • Ballhead included attaching your camera to the slider or the mini tripod. It has a 1/4"-20 threaded camera screw and a 1/4"-20 mounting thread.
  • Two quick-release clamps; accept Arca-type plates and L bracket
  • Arca-type quick-release plate for balancing larger cameras or cameras with long lenses
  • Optional slider extension rails available

Specifications

Load CapacitySlides 11 lb (5 kg) vertically or horizontally up to 1.4 cm/s
Travel SpeedVariable speeds up to 2.4 cm/s or 110°/s, and accurate to 0.1°
BatteryBuilt-in rechargeable battery
Battery Runtime6 hours in continuous mode
24 hours in power saving mode
Tripod Attachment1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16
Camera ControlCamera Cables
N3 - Canon 1D Series, 5D Series, 6D Series, 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D
E3 - Canon 60D, 60Da, Rebel (300D), Rebel XT (350D), Rebel XTi (400D), Rebel XSi (450D), Rebel T1i (500D), Rebel T2i (550D), Rebel T3i (600D), Rebel T4i (650D), Rebel XS (1000D), Rebel T3 (1100D), Pentax K series DSLR
DC0 - Nikon D800, D700, D300s, D300, D200, D4, D3 series, D2 series

Video functions do not require a camera cable, and many cameras support time-lapse with a built-in intervalometer (no camera cable necessary). The Controller controls the camera shutter with included camera cables for many Canon and Nikon cameras, and cables are available optionally for a variety of other cameras.
Software CompatibilityCompatible with Dragonframe stop motion animation software
Rail Length32" (81.3 cm); breaks down into four 16" (40.6 cm) sections
Weight10 lb (4.5 kg)
Product:
Cinetics Axis360 Pro Motorized Motion Control System and Slider
Manufacturer:
Cinetics
Model:
APR
SKU:
APR
RM Product #:
34239