Matthews Studio Equipment FloatCam DC Slider Motion Control System

  • Filmtools #: 20470
  • Mfr #: 377719
Product Features
  • Manual Moves
  • Programmed Moves
  • Save and Repeat Moves
  • Time Lapse
  • Time Lapse after Shots
  • Stop Motion
  • Stop Motion Distance

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You Pay: $2,400.00
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The Matthews FloatCam DC Slider Motion Control System was developed specifically for use with the DC Slider, you'll enjoy endless possibilities of camera movement and control. Motion control allows manual and programmed movements. Every movement, manual or programmed may be stored for later use. There are nine persistent banks and one volatile bank available. Each movement can be repeated up to 999 times and extended "time extension" up to 99 times, allowing the user more than enough opportunity to get that perfect shot.

You'll really appreciate the wide range of speed settings from 0-20cm/sec. and a speed ramp range from .5-2.5 seconds.  Due to the patent pending, precision counterbalance system on the DC and HD Slider family, only one motor is required for all functions of the motion control.  The Motion Control System allows the use of the multi-angled slider to achieve a wide range of unique shots.  The system uses a wireless network compatible with IEEE 802.1/802.11b and 2.4GHz, which allows the jog box to communicate with the motor up to 500ft (150m) (line of sight).  The system uses 85 canals and 9 channels to ensure that a line of communication remains between the controller and motor.  If you have more than one system running in the sme work area, operators can set different channels to avoid cross-over between jog boxes.  And if one of the canals becomes weak, the system automatically jumps to a stronger signal.

DSLR - Time Lapse and Stop Motion Modules

Time Lapse Continuous:
Time Lapse Continuous mode allows for continuous movement across the slider during the time lapse process.When using Canon and Nikon DSLR's and the accessory camera control cable, it is possible to control the shutter speed and exposure from the remote control which contains a built-in intervalometer.  In this mode it is possible to set the total movement time, number of shots and control the shutter and exposure of a DSLR camera.  It is also possible to trigger multiple image sequences from the Motion Control.  This can be useful for high dynamic range imaging, exposure-bracketed time lapse or multiple constant-exposure shots for noise reduction in the post production process.  The time lapse continuous setting also gives you the option to read a saved track from the memory, or manually set the start and stop position desired.

Time Lapse After Shot:
Time Lapse After Shots or Shoot-Move-Shoot mode works similar to the continuous time lapse mode, but the camera stops before each shot. Set the distance, number of shots, movement time, and control shutter and exposure of DSLR’s. Multiple image sequences for HDR photography are also capable in this mode.

Stop Motion Distance:
Stop Motion Distance mode allows programmed distance between each shot with precise accuracy. Every move and shot is initiated manually through the controller.

Stop Motion Shots: 
Stop Motion Shot mode allows camera movement with factory settings and programmed number of shots. In this mode, it is possible to set the total movement time, number of shots and control shutter and exposure of DSLR cameras with the use of the accessory camera control cords.