DNP Linear Motion Motorized Camera Slider 2.0 w/ DNP Motor Controller

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DSCN9191Introducing the second Version of the new 48″ DNP Linear Motion Motorized Camera Slider designed for time-lapse photography which also may be used for video** applications. This product adds smooth motion to your time-lapse and video** projects.
It is easy to change motors. Simply loosen the motor mount with an allen wrench and then move the pulley to the new motor. Install motor in motor mount. Rotate motor to adjust belt tension and tighten Allen screw on motor mount. It will work with most 37 mm diameter motors with a 6 mm shaft. This slider will work with cameras ranging from medium format, DSLR’s, Go Pro and point-and-shoot cameras. The Slider is hand-built and tested before shipment.

 Included

1. 1 48” 8020 inc. series 10 3010 extruded rail
2. 2 Rail end caps with plastic push pins
3. 1 pulley assembly with mounting hardware
4. 1 motor mount assembly with mounting hardware
5. 1 sliding dolly assembly with mounting hardware
6. 1 belt assembly with mounting hardware
7. 1 DNP motor Controller
8. 1 RCA patch cable
9. 1 User manual
10. 1 Allen wrench set
11. 2 – 2 leg bracket with 2 adjustable screw legs each with thumbscrews knobs
12. The slider includes two motors, one 1 rpm, one 20 rpm
13. 2 required 1 amp fuses and one spare 1 amp fuse
Note: (Cameras, ball heads, video heads and tripods NOT included).
Note: Other motors available by special request and special order. Please contact me for more information.

Slider and Motor Specifications

• Overall length 48 inches
• Slider and motor is 10 pounds
• Camera slider travel is 40 inches
• Built on the 8020, Inc. Series 10 3010 extruded rail and nylon bearings for smooth travel
• Removable 4 legged stand with adjustable feet for stability on most surfaces
• 3 tripod mounts each are ¼- 20 thread; located on the bottom of slider at each end and the middle
• 3/8” ball head mount with ½” spacer for easy ball head mount and operation on travel dolly
• 1 3-12volt 1 RPM motor – variable speed travel from 20 minutes full travel* to 45 minutes* full travel.
• 1 3-12volt 20 RPM motor – travel from 60 seconds full travel* to 10 minutes* full travel
Notes:
*Times are approximate and may vary with camera weight and battery voltage. Variable speeds require a motor controller.
**Video with sound may require a remote microphone to reduce noise generated by the camera slider motor.

Motor Controller

This 12 volt motor controller is variable, continuous speed and reversible. It is self-contained with battery and RCA output connector. Simply use the RCA audio patch cable (included) to connect controller to motor. This motor controller is ideal for other DIY projects. It will be compatible with many future DNP projects, like a motorized camera pan head, motorized barn door star tracking head for Astro Widefield photography. (See Figure 1 Below)

Motor Controller Specifications

• 12volt Variable speed reversible pulse width modulating motor controller module.
o This controller produces full 12 volt variable pulse modulation which produces better power at lower speeds.
• Casil CA1212 12v-1.2ah Sealed Lead Acid Battery which will work for hours on a single charge. (NONSPILLABLE BATTERY)
• 12volt 300 mA battery charger
• Charging LED indicator light
• Power switch with LED
• Variable speed potentiometer
• On/Off/On direction switch
• Two 1 amp short circuit protected fuses for both Input and output
Shipping
Shipping is by UPS Ground only within continental US because of the sealed lead acid battery (included in the motor controller). Your shipment will be delivered in 2 boxes; one for the slider and the other for the controller and hardware/accessories.

Please feel free to contact me, Doug Niedermiller, with any of your questions

Warranty

The slider and controller come with a one year warranty from the date of your purchase. The timing belt and motors have a 30 day warranty from date of your purchase.

I will build a slider to your specifications please Contact Me for a quote.

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Motor Controller

 

 

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Underside of the rail and Dolly

 

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Adjustable Leg Assembly Attached

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Motor Mount Assembly with 20 RPM Motor

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Pulley Assembly

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Dolly Assembly

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Motor Mount Assembly with 20 RPM Motor

DNP Linear Motion Motorized Camera Slider for Timelapse Photography

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DNP_2982Now available on eBay SOLD

8/27/2014 Now Building 2 more DNP Linear Motion Motorized Camera Slider for Timelapse Photography! will be available for sale in the next week or so.

Introducing the new DNP linear motion motorized camera slider. Design for time-lapse photography. Also may be used for video** applications. Adds smooth motion to your time-lapse and video** projects. This slider includes 2 motors  1 1rpm and 1 15rpm and one motor controller (see below). Easy change motor. Simply loosen the motor mount with an Allen wrench and move pulley to the new motor. Install motor in motor mount. Rotate motor to adjust belt tension and tighten Allen screw on motor mount. Will work with most 37 mm diameter motors with a 6 mm shaft. This slider will work with cameras ranging from medium format, DSLR’s, go Pro and point-and-shoot Cameras. The slider is hand-built and tested before shipment. included is 1 slider with motor mount timing belt and pulleys,  2 3-12v motors and 1 motor controller

Note: (Cameras, ball heads, video heads and tripods NOT included).

Slider and motor specifications

  • Overall length 44 inches
  • 8 lbs Slider and motor
  • Camera travel 31 inches
  • built on the DryLin W1080 Linear Guide Camera Slider for smooth travel.
  • Removable 4 and 3-legged stand with adjustable ball feet for stability on most surfaces***
  • 3 tripod ¼- 20 thread mounts on bottom of slider.(Each end and middle)
  • 3/8” ball head mount with ½” spacer for easy ball head mount and operation on travel Dolly.
  • 1 3-12volt 1 RPM motor = travel from 16 minute* full travel to 28 minute* full travel.
  • 1 3-12volt 15 RPM motor = travel from 50 seconds* to 2.5 minutes* full travel.
  • RCA patch cable
  • Operating Instructions

 

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Notes:
*Times are approximate and may vary with camera weight and battery voltage. Variable speeds require a motor controller.

**Video with sound May require a remote microphone to reduce noise generated by the camera slider motor.

*** Used the 3-legged stand as shown in photograph  for level ground shooting.  used 4-legged for uneven ground to prevent tipping.

Motor controller

This 12volt motor controller is variable continuous speed and reversible. It is self-contained with battery and RCA output connector. Simply use an RCA audio patch cable (supplied) to connect controller to motor. This motor controller is ideal for other do it your self projects. Along with future projects like a motorized camera pan head. Motorized barn door star tracking head for Astro Widefield photography.

Motor controller specifications.

  • 12volt Variable speed reversible pulse width modulating motor controller module. Meaning this controller produces fill 12 V pulsed through the entire variable speeds. This produces better power at lower speeds.
  • Casil CA1212 12v-1.2ah Sealed Lead Acid Battery. Will work for hours and hours. (NONSPILLABLE BATTERY)
  • 12volt 300 mA battery charger.
  • Charging LED indicator light.
  • Power switch with LED.
  • Variable speed potentiometer.
  • On/Off/On direction switch.
  • 1 amp fuse protected both Input and Output

Warranty

One year warranty on slider and Motor Controller. Simply return the whole unit or defective part and I will repair or replace it free of charge. Damage due to miscues will void the warranty. 30 day warranty on timing belt and motor. 14 day return policy with full refund after item is returned as received. Refunds will be made to your PayPal account.

Shipping

Shipping is by UPS ground only to US customers only because of the sealed lead acid NONSPILLABLE BATTERY included in the motor controller.

Buy It Now on eBay $475.00 SOLD

Please feel free to contact me with any of your questions  and thank you for your interest in the new DNP Linear Motion Motorized Camera Slider for Timelapse Photography.

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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Northport Michigan in March

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Michigan is truly a water Wonderland with 3126 miles of freshwater Shoreline on the Great Lakes. A trip to Michigan in March revealed no signs of water or Shoreline. Just a foreign frozen Arctic like landscape. For an entire week temperatures never went above 15° and with record snow bare ground was nowhere to be found except for the roads. I visited Grand Traverse Lighthouse in the summertime and it is such a beautiful place but in March it took on a whole new look. No children playing on the beach or splashing in the water just 3 to 4 feet of snow drifting against the mountains of ice rising 10 to 15 feet  and in the distance maybe reach heights of 20 or 30 feet tall. Anyways nothing but snow and ice as far as the eye can see. I have never seen so much snow and ice on the Great Lakes. Not a footprint to be found except my own in this winter wonderland. Snowshoes were about the only way to get around. Along the way between Traverse City and the lighthouse were other photographic opportunities like the barns shown in this video. Michigan is a beautiful place to photograph even in the winter as well as the spring, summer and fall.

The Grand Traverse lighthouse is located 37 miles north of Traverse City Michigan. take Highway 22 S West Bayshore Dr. towards Sutton Bay and then past the town of Northport to the end of the road where you’ll find signs to the lighthouse.

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February Sangre de Cristo Range Westcliff Colorado

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18 Photos were combined to produces this panoramic photograph of the Sangre de Cristo Range  looking towards Westcliff Colorado to the south. DNP-1200-Sangre de Cristo Range-

Cripple Creek Colorado Ice Sculpture Festival

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Valentine’s Day 2014 – a visit to the annual Cripple Creek Ice Sculpture Festival. Cripple Creek is a small mining town just southwest of Colorado Springs. With the recent increases in gold prices in the last 10 years or so, the mining operation here has greatly increased in size. But, the town of Cripple Creek has been transformed from a mere mining ghost town from the late 1800’s to a destination casino mountain town. Just a few miles down the road is Victor Colorado, the home town of writer, broadcaster and world, traveler Lowell Thomas. The area has many festivals and events throughout the year. Probably the best reason of all to go to this beautiful part of Colorado is the many great  photographic opportunities.