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Our first flagship product, the DitoGear™ DriveCam Slider turned out to be a great success and got a fantastic reception from our customers. We have also received a lot of feature requests and notes during first months and decided to develop significant upgrades to the slider. We’d like to thank to all of you for your input and notes that helped to improve the product.
As a result of undertaken development we’re proud to introduce its successor – a DitoGear™ OmniSlider. Product is available on preorder starting from 2010/12/01 and first production units may be expected by Christmas. Previous models will be discontinued by the end of of 2010. Customers who already purchased a DitoGear™ DriveCam Slider or purchase it by the end of 2010 will have opportunity to upgrade the controller free of charge (covering only shipping costs).
Please find below a short list of new features
and improvements embodied in the DitoGear™ OmniSlider
The convenient readout of important motion parameters has been added including large digits for speed damping, speed value, elapsed and remaining program time and slider position.
The new OmniSlider is manufactured now using even more precise rail system with much tighter linear bearing system. This allows fore more vibration-proof performance with different gear setups. This feature is unfortunately not available via controller upgrade as it is related to the rail design.
OmniSlider controls shutter not only of Canon DSLR cameras, but also supports Nikon. RED One shutter release cables are also available upon request.
DitoGear™ OmniSlider has been given a position memory. After starting the unit at the initial position the trolley ‘knows’ its position with high precision.
Allows to precisely position the trolley at the desired position. The options allows to go to relative (percentage) position or to absolute position entered in millimeters.
We have received many inquiries from stop-motion artists and therefore a basic StopMotion feature has been developed. It allows, similarly to the timelapse modes known from previous models, to set the number of shots to be taken across the full travel length and fire each of shots manually. The camera may be controlled externally or via OmniSlider with a Shutter Release Cable.
We’ve got a lot of inquiries regarding less expensive products and manual operation. We’re pleased to announce the release of DitoGear™ CrankSlider – a linear camera slider dedicated for manual operation providing ultimately smooth and noiseless performance.
The DitoGear™ CrankSlider will be available in our store just few days, so stay tuned.
The retail price is EUR 549.00 for 1m version (~130 cm total length).
The introductory price of EUR 499.00 for the first 100 units is valid until the end of December, 2010.
DitoGear™ DryEye, a 3-way dew prevention system has been designed for use with DSLR and video cameras. Two versions will be released:
3-Way, simple, inexpensive and efficient – all you need to shoot long timelapse and video sequences without the dew condensation on your optics and equipment.
3-Way, with LCD display, temperature, humidity sensors and automatic temperature control. Much more power efficient.
DryEye Lite will be available by January 2011. DryEye Pro will be released in the first quarter of 2011.
In response for more demanding users we have started the development of the linear motion control system dedicated for heavy camera systems. The upcoming product will be based on unique double rail design, a completely new drive system for vibration-free and noiseless operation under high payloads. The release date is not known at the moment, but the launch is planned in the middle of 2011. The product will be also followed by multi-axis motion control system.
The main goal of this development was to provide a simple, entry-level time-lapse slider with basic features for amateur users at really affordable price. The product release is scheduled to January, 2011.
The DitoGear™ PowerPack is a new upcoming product launch scheduled to 2011. What we wanted to do is solve the power issues of advanced timelapse shooters providing the versatile power pack capable of supplying a lot of power at different range of voltages and ready to power DitoGear™ Products, major brands and models of DSLR Cameras as well as other 3rd party equipment. More details to come, so stay tuned.