Cinetics is adding a next-generation product to its arsenal of motion control, dolly, and tripod systems. According to the company, Lynx is an “ultra-smooth camera slider and multi axis motor control system” that masters the art of time lapse, capable of making precision video moves. Following the success of three previous Kickstarter campaigns, Lynx was introduced on the crowd-funding platform earlier today, offering its loyal community of photographers, filmmakers and videographers a discount on the new system.
“Lynx is our fourth motion control project, and it’s our very best. It’s a compact camera slider built with input from an amazingly engaged customer base,” explains Justin Jensen, founder of Cinetics, in the product’s Kickstarter video.
“It’s a ready-to-run, three axis motion control kit that sets up quick and easily, is strong, fast and quiet, and can be driven by a mobile app,” Jensen continues. “We are confident that Lynx will consistently perform as well as other, more expensive, compact motion control systems on the market.”
Lynx is manufactured using fine materials and incorporates the latest in motor control technology to enable precise, quick and quiet slides, pans and tilts. Its app seemingly allows for easy and intuitive remote control, utilizing its joystick design and accelerometer for live camera movement. Lynx is also designed for fast and easy set up, and can run preset programs or be configured creatively to perform complex moves for cinematic results.
Lynx is available in three primary kits:
- The Lynx Base Slider allows users to create manual video moves. The motor control can be added to the slider at any time.
- The Lynx Motorized Slider kit includes the manual slider plus the slider motor and controller for a complete linear motion control system.
- The Lynx Three Axis Slider includes the complete Lynx motorized slider and motorized pan and tilt head.
For more information, visit the Lynx Kickstarter page. Shipping will begin in July and prices range from $499 for the Base Slider to $1,499 for the complete package.