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The Syrp Slingshot is Basically a Zipline for Long Distance Timelapse Motion

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Syrp—the company behind the much-beloved Syrp Genie timelapse controller—has just released a very interesting product called the Slingshot. Basically, the Syrp Slingshot is a camera-toting zipline that lets you move your DSLR up to 100m (~330ft) to add long-distance motion to your timelapses.

Usually, the length of motion and potential vantage point of your timelapse is limited by your slider. That’s what the Syrp Slingshot aims to fix.

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All together, the Sligshot is made up of a 4-wheeled camera and genie-carrying cart that rolls smoothly across ropes you can affix to just about anything. If you want a high vantage point, you can attach the Slingshot between two tall trees or beams, and the genie will move your camera along the ropes for up to 100m.

Here’s a quick intro to the Slingshot that shows you how this innovative new product works:

As you can see, the Slingshot is really an accessory: it can’t be used without a Syrp Genie attached. But if you already have a Genie (or want to buy one) it will allow you to capture timelapse sequences that no slider could manage.

Plus, add in a Genie Mini and you can create panning or even 3-axis motion.

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The Slingshot doesn’t come cheap. Currently, getting just the Slingshot cart with all necessary ropes and a carrying case will cost you $989. Add in a Syrp Genie and ballhead, and the price goes up to $1,887. And if you want to add a Genie Mini to the mix, the complete kit will run you $2,155.

Still, if timelapse is your thing and you’re looking to capture previously impossible motion, the potential results might be worth the price. To find out more or order yours, click here.

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