Blog

The Ramper Pro will ship on the 24th of March

ElysiaVisuals is happy to announce that the RamperPro time lapse controller will be available from the 24th or March. This is a big milestone for our company. We spent two and a half years in the development of the RamperPro. It all started with a very basic microcontroller and ended up in a very powerfull touch screen enabled controller. The result is the most professional, most capable and most feature rich time lapse controller in the world.

RamperPro automatic ramping with histogram analysis

We are very excited to announce that ElysiaVisuals can now deliver true full automatic ramping without the chance of over or under exposing your images. This is still an experimental feature of the RamperPro, but we will include it in the firmware of the first units that we will ship on the nth of March.

Introducing DitoGear™ Moco+

DitoGear™ has announced a new exiting upgrade for existing sliders. The Moco+ can be used to motorize existing sliders from Dynamic Perception. These kits, and all other items from DitoGear, can be ordered from us at ElysiaVisuals.com. Here is the official announcement from DitoGear:

eMotimo TB3 3-axis solution – Kessler Motor Pod

You can now control your Kessler dolly with the eMotimo TB3 black. That way you can create a 3-axis motion control kit that is controlled with the TB3 pan and tilt head.

Learn how to use the eMotimo TB3 with motorized Kessler dollies in this video tutorial. We will walk you through the mechanical setup as well as how to program your TB3 with this dolly. Setup 3-axis shots in just minutes!

Is the eMotimo Stepper Motor Pod compatible with the setup I have? Please review the following:

The first official RamperPro product images are now online

We are happy to show the first real product images of the RamperPro to you. You can find more of them at the RamperPro product page at: http://www.elysiavisuals.com/content/elysiavisuals-ramper-pro-3d-ramper-usb-timelapse-controller. The only difference with the final product is the finish of the housing. The final version of the housing will have a soft-feel coating. We choose this coating because it makes the RamperPro much easier to hold in your hands.

How to wire the ElysiaVIsuals board to the nanoMoCO stepper controller

We sometimes have customers who ask us how to connect our nanoMoCo break-out-board to the nanoMoCo stepper motor controller. One of our customers was so friendly to draw it all out on this image. Please use this schematic if you need any help with wiring the two boards together.

How to order the RamperPro from the US, Canada - and all other non EU Countries

We ship the RamperPro to customers wold wide. You don't have to pay VAT if we ship your order to countries that are not member of the EU or outside Europe. This means that customers from the US, Canada, Australia (and all other non EU countries) will be invoiced without VAT.

Our shopping system might show VAT included prices, but VAT will not be invoiced during checkout when you enter a shipping country outside the EU/Europe. Our shopping system will show shipping costs for the following desinations outside Europe:

We are now an official Benro tripod reseller

We are proud to announce that ElysiaVisuals is now an official Benro reseller. We have been looking for good tripods that can support our sliders and pan/tilt heads for a while. The classic European brands are too expensive and we believe that they don't offer a good price/quality relationship.

RamperPro development is done. Pre sales has been started

Just a very short message about the RamperPro. We are very happy to announce that the development of the RamperPro is finished. We have finished the electronics and the software has reached a stable version 1.0. Production will start in January and we will ship the first units in February. Pre order now if you want to be sure that you can get a unit from the first production run!

RamperPro User Manual

Classic ramping solutions worked by using bulb ramping. The camera is set to bulb and the bulb time is accurately controlled by the time lapse controller. This gives a limited use because you cannot use fast shutter speeds or bulb times faster than approximately 0.3 seconds. Classic bulb ramping cannot be done with a Nikon because you cannot achieve any desired bulb speeds because Nikon uses discrete steps in bulb.

Here the RamperPro steps in. You can use any desired shutter speed or any desired bulb speed to create ramping sequences. The camera is automatically controlled via USB by the controller. That makes it possible to automatically shift the ISO during your shoot. The RamperPro can therefore easily ramp over 20 stops from bright day light to stars. We like to talk about exposure ramping and not about bulb ramping because you are not limited to bulb mode when you use the RamperPro.

Pages