Kessler CineDrive Released

Kessler CineDrive

Kessler has announced pre-sale dates for its new CineDrive motion control system.  CineDrive features multi-axis control over camera movements and allows you to fully configure key frames, bezier curves and precision positioning for your time lapses, stop-motion or live action shoots.

The basic kit will be less than $6000 and will include a Kessler CineDrive Brain, two motor bricks plus hardware to configure as a pan/tilt head and a slider motor.  An iOS app for the CineDrive system is in the works for the release (or soon thereafter) and an Android app will be available in the future.

Pre-sale orders will begin at 1 PM ET on Wednesday, August 29. The sale will be limited to 25 orders at a first-come first-served basis to US customers only and with a one CineDrive system per customer limit. A second batch of CineDrive systems should be available in 1-3 months.

More details available on the Kessler CineDrive website.

Guy Walks Across America Stop Motion and Time Lapse

Check out this awesome stop motion and time lapse video of a guy walking across America.  It’s worth the two minutes.

You can see the route on Google Maps here. It is made up of over 2000 individual stills, and was shot with a 5D Mark II and 24-70mm lens over the course of 14 days.

The behind the scenes video is below (also worth the time). [Read more...]