Ever since I saw Timescapes by Tom Lowe, I have been in love with timelapse photography. My latest timelapse film was approximately 500 Gigabytes of Raw photos taken with my Canon 7D of the mountains and forest fires in Colorado. As timelapse photography has become more popular, more specialized equipment has been created to enhance timelapse videos. One of the greatest inventions has been motion controlled timelapse – a photography rig that actually moves the cameras as the timelapse takes place. Many companies are now making these motion controllers, but they are still pretty expensive because they are so specialized.
Konova recently announced their new Smart Motion Controller, a motorized system that can be added on to any Konova slider. If you’ve seen my review of the Konova K3B2 slider,you would know that I consider it better than Kessler and Cinevate’s camera slider options, and that it offers the best bang for your buck. The modularity of the Konova slider and its ability to switch from a video slider to a motion timelapse capturing machine increases the value of this slider immensely. It is also great for me when filming weddings because I can switch back and forth quickly from shooting a timelapse to filming a bride.
Last month, Konova sent me the Smart Motion Controller Bundle B to try out and review (I am not being paid by them for any of this). The review will be coming soon, but for now I would like to show you an unboxing video so you can get an idea of what comes with the Smart Motion Controller Bundle B. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments. Expect some sick timelapses in the future with this rig!
:: Technical Details ::
- Manfrotto 501HDV Head, 547B Legs – Tripod // Amazon Tripod Head Page // Amazon Tripod Legs Page
- Manfrotto 701 Fluid Tripod Head // Amazon.com Page
- Konova K3B2 80cm
- Xume Adapters
- Genus ND Fader Filter // Amazon.com Page
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