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 so bookmark this page! 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: v1.15 (25th June 2019)

- Minor bug fixes and other improvements
- Panorama (multi-row) support for Genie II Pan Tilt

  • Genie Mini II Firmware: v1.15 (25th June 2019)

- Panorama and Turntable support
  • Genie Mini Firmware: V4.36 (25th June 2019)

- Panorama and Turntable support
  • 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: v1.2.0 (25th June 2019)

What's new:
- Genie Mini II support
- Multi-row Panorama feature that allows up to 5 rows on Genie II pan Tilt and Genie Mini II, and up to 2 rows on the Genie Mini
- Turntable feature (available in automated mode only)
- Maximum shutter signal value increased up to 12 hours, as a temporary workaround to allow the use of HDR, Bulb and continuous shooting modes)
- Various fixes and stability improvements

  • iOs App: v1.2.0 (25th June 2019)

What's new:
- Genie Mini 2 support
- Multi-row Panorama feature that allows up to 5 rows on Genie II pan Tilt and Genie Mini 2, and up to 2 rows on the Genie Mini
- Turntable feature (available in automated mode only)
- Maximum shutter signal value increased up to 12 hours, as a temporary workaround to allow use of HDR, Bulb and continuous shooting modes)
- Added ability to delete a custom preset
- Various fixes and stability improvements

SYRP GENIE 2 APP

Download the App for Android here.*

Download the App for iOS here.**

The current Syrp Genie App will remain on the App Store for the time being but eventually, this app will become redundant and be removed. All of the features that were previously included in the old app have now been merged into the Syrp Genie 2 App including Panorama, Time-lapse, Turntable and Video modes.  Along with these features keyframing for time-lapse and video and multi-row panorama are included.

COMPATIBILITY

We have worked hard to make our new app backwards compatible with previously released products as much as we possibly could but due to hardware constraints, there are ultimately some limitations.

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
  • Shoot multi-row panoramas

Future releases:

  • Camera Control
  • Auto Exposure Ramping (Bulb Ramping)
  • Time-lapse compiler
  • *More to be announced...

 

GENIE MINI II 

Genie Mini II works with the new App and keyframing.

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

  • Full Keyframe motion setup (up to 10 keyframes per movement)
  • Connect the two Genie Minis II for Pan and TilT
  • Sync with the Genie II Linear for a 2-Axis (Track & Pan) or 3-Axis movement with two Genie Minis II 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
  • Turntable Mode for automating product photography and video
  • Single and Multi-row Panorama

Future releases:

  • Camera Control
  • Auto Exposure Ramping
  • Time-lapse Compiler
  • *More to be announced...

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

19 thoughts on “Syrp App Latest update

  1. What about Fujifilm X-T3 support?

    1. Hi Dmitry! That should be perfectly fine if you get the right shutter cable, model 1C. Find it here: https://syrp.co/eu/product/link-cable/

      1. Thank you for the answer!
        Yes, panorama and timelapse modes are working.
        However in Video mode recording of Video is not triggered on camera. I would expect that when I touch Rec button on my phone, video recording starts on camera together with Syrp Mini panning, am I right?

        1. With the shutter cable, most cameras will not start recording if the Genie Mini II “triggers” the camera. You will need to press the specific “record” button directly from the camera. If this doesn’t help, please send an email to [email protected] and we will help you out

          1. I see, thank you!

            But why it doesn’t start?
            It is absolutely the same signal that triggers photo shot, it also triggers the video recording on camera. At least it is true for Fujifilm X-T3. Why not send the signal to start\stop shooting, it will make life more convenient for video shooting?

  2. Hi guys.
    How can I set HDR timelapse in the Syrp Genie 2 App?

    1. Hey Peter,

      There’s no direct way right now, but there is a round about way of doing it. Increase the “shutter signal” and take “bracketed” photos. Later compile everything in post-production 🙂

      1. Hello. I tried this way but unfortunately it does not work with me. the camera does one and then two pictures and then one again and so on. Shutter signal – 1000ms, for testing I set bracketing 1/160 and +- 1/3

        1. Hi Peter, what motion controller are you using? Genie II or Genie Mini II? Could you please send us an email to [email protected] so we can help you solve this issue? Thanks!

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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)`

  6. 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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