Syrp App Latest update

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.

We will be periodically updating this article with the progress of the app. Always make sure that the firmware is updated and you have the latest version of our app. These are our most recent updates:

  • Genie II Firmware: V1.12 (4th April 2019)

- Minor bug fixes and other improvements

  • Genie Mini Firmware: V4.32 (18th April 2019)
- Genie Mini not displaying the change of orientation after disconnection
- Genie Mini moving in the wrong direction when movement is stopped and previewed in bounce-back mode
- Repeat delays on the Genie Mini in bounce mode if the movement is paused
  • Genie firmware version: V2.8.4 (4th April 2019)

- Allows the control of Genie 1 via the Syrp Genie 2 app when combined with a Genie Mini

  • Android App: v1.1.44 (18th April 2019)

Fixed:

- Unable able to add an image while saving a preset
- Issues were using different frame rates did not calculate timing parameters correctly
- Crashes
- General UI improvements

  • iOs App: v1.1.19 (18th April 2019)

Fixed:
- Unable to save a preset
- Issues were using different frame rates did not calculate timing parameters correctly
- Show recording in progress when joining different recording
- Crashes
- General UI improvements

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 some features of the Genie Mini that have not yet been integrated into the new App as well as for controlling the original Genie with the Genie Mini. Use the Syrp Genie II app to control Genie II Linear and Genie II Pan Tilt and Genie Mini for keyframing

The Genie II App works with Genie Mini for keyframed motion control and when used in conjunction with Genie II iInear. However, Turntable and Panorama modes are yet to be transferred over to the new app. Therefore if you want to use those modes you will need to use the legacy app - Syrp Genie.

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 are currently investigating this further.

The goal for 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.

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.

 

GENIE II LINEAR

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

  • Full Keyframe motion setup
  • Bounce back for video (repeat)
  • Control the Genie 2 for smooth 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 for Syncing Genie Mini with Genie II Linear (all above features available on this setup)

Future releases:

  • 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 PAN TILT

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

  • Full Keyframe motion setup
  • Bounce back for video (repeat)
  • Control the Genie 2 for smooth panning and tilting 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

Future releases:

  • 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 MINI

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.

Current features available for Genie Mini and the Genie II App:

  • Full Keyframe motion setup (up to 5 keyframes per movement)
  • Connect the two Genie Minis for Pan and TilT
  • Sync with the Genie II Linear for a 2-Axis (Track & Pan) or 3-Axis movement with two Genie Minis and the bracket.
  • 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
  • Regular firmware upgrades for new features

Future releases:

  • Turntable Mode for automating product photography and video
  • Single and Multi-row Panorama

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

Here is a link to an article in the support centre, that talks about the quick set up feature
This is the article that talks about the control of the Genie 1 with the Genie 2 app with the link to update the latest firmware

10 thoughts on “Syrp App Latest update

  1. So if I want to use the turntable I have to use my Genie app and downgrade the firmware again ??/

    1. Currently yes. We are actively working on bringing the turn table feature forward into the Genie II app

  2. Hi

    Is there an approximate time table when which features will be released for the GENIE II PAN TILT?
    For example Auto Exposure Ramping (Shutter speed, ISO, Aperture)

    1. We are working to release the features as soon as possible. Sign up to your newsletter and social channels, we will keep everyone updated, but at the moment we don’t have an exact timeline for feature releases

  3. For the Genie Mini when used with the Genie II app, these notes indicate:

    “Full Keyframe motion setup (up to 5 keyframes per movement)”

    Does that include the start and end point? Will the limit be increased in a future release?

    1. Hey there, this limit will not be increased in a future release. The 5 keyframes include the start and end. So you can have `Start(keyframe_1), Keyframe_2, Keyframe_3, Keyframe_4, end(keyframe_5)`

  4. Hi- loving the genie 2 and the new app- just wondering the timeframe for new features, in particular the bulb ramping (for Sony)?

    1. Hey Phil,

      We don’t really have a set timeframe, but you can check this article for the latest update: https://syrp.co/syrp-app-latest-update/

    2. Multi Row Panorama. Please please please

      1. Some Exciting News – Coming Soon! Stay tuned!

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