Genie II Linear starts shipping and latest Genie II App update

We are super excited to finally be shipping Genie II Linear to all corners of the world! Fair to say we have bitten off a fairly large chunk of development with this new platform and App system and it’s amazing to see it all come together.

Building a whole new App from scratch with a bigger system in mind was no small task but our talented team has put in a huge amount of work over the last few years to completely re-imagine how a motion control system should work. On top of that, we’ve built an entirely new hardware system to go along with it – Genie II Linear and Genie II Pan Tilt. These completely independent motion controllers can be used separately or together for the ultimate 3-Axis system.

Genie II Linear will be shipping first so if you made a pre-order you should expect that during the next two weeks depending on your location.  Genie II Pan Tilt is already on the way to the warehouse and we hope to have that available the week after, we will have a firm date once they arrive at our logistics hub.

Syrp Genie II App

Download the App for Android here.*

Download the App for iOS here.**

The current Syrp Genie App will remain on the App Store, as you will still need to use this App in order to control the Genie Mini*** at least for this first release. In addition, there will be a new App: Syrp Genie II. It will be available for iOS and Android. You can use this App to control Genie II Linear and Genie II Pan Tilt. Over the coming weeks, we will start to merge and integrate everything into one single App, meaning that all future updates on both the Genie Mini and Genie II will happen within that one App.

The goal for this first release of the Syrp Genie II App is to ensure that all the key functionalities are as reliable as possible before we roll out any advanced new features. Some of the features we expect to release relatively quickly, as we have completed a significant amount of work already, others might take a bit longer.

We are unable to know for sure if the new app and features will support the original Genie. Although we are certain about support for Genie Mini, due to hardware constraints of the Genie which is now 6 years old we may not be able to integrate the new app with this product. We plan to do further investigation into this after the support for Genie Mini is released.

Thanks to everyone for being so patient while we worked through the development of our new system! We appreciate how frustrating it can be to wait for a new product especially with film projects passing you by but with a new system in place we're confident the wait will be worth it.

Feature releases

At this moment, we have the following features implemented to work with Genie II Linear:

  • Full Keyframe motion setup
  • Control the Genie 2 for smooth panning, tilting, and tracking camera motion in time-lapse and video
  • Customise move shoot delay, interval, record time and playback time
  • Set time-lapse movement to move-shoot-move or continuous movement
  • Save your own presets or select from our built-in options
  • Set your ease in / ease out for smoothly ramping movement
  • Set start and end points using the in-app Joystick
  • Regular firmware upgrades for new features
  • Use the Genie 2 App with Genie Mini and for Syncing Genie Mini with Genie II Linear

Future releases:

  • Bounce back and repeat modes for video
  • Turntable Mode for automating product photography and video
  • Shoot multi-row panoramas
  • HDR Time-lapse
  • Auto Exposure Ramping (Bulb Ramping)
  • See what your camera sees with Live View Mode
  • 360 Time-lapse
  • Live Axis Control
  • Gallery Editor for sharing
  • Camera App for shooting with Smartphones

Genie II can be used with a variety of cameras including Video Cameras, GoPro, Mirror-less and DSLR cameras.

Watch "Genie II App Basic Setup Tutorial"

Watch "Genie II App Key-framing Setup Tutorial"

If you require any further information, please send us an e-mail to [email protected] or comment below.

*App available on Android 5 (Lollipop) or higher

**App available on iOS 9 or higher

***Genie Mini works with the new App and keyframing. You must still use the original App in order to use product turntable and panorama while we make the transition to the new system. We are currently completing final testing of the Genie Mini full integration and plan to roll this very soon.

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