The ElysiaVisuals RamperPro time lapse controller

The history of the ElysiaVisuals RamperPro time lapse controller started in 2011. The general consensus at that time was that it is not possible to make good sunset time lapse movie with a Nikon camera. These movies are made by ramping the exposure time of the camera. Its getting darker but the exposure is made longer in small steps which results day to night transitions. The same is true the other way around for sun rises. 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.

The Syrp Genie is now available from

We are happy to announce that ElysiaVisuals have become an official Syrp dealer. This means that we are able to offer the Genie head in Europe. Please check out to following video's to lear more about the Genie.

Introducing the ElysiaVisuals timelapse device isolator

You can use a lot of equipment when you are making timelapse movies with motion control. We have a lot of this equipment available in our online store. But what to do when you want to connect your devices? For example how can you connect an MX2, MX3 to an eMotimo? We had the same questions when we implemented the integration between our (soon) upcoming exposure ramper with the MX3 and TB3.

Dynamic Perception announced the MX3 Motion Controller

DitoGear™ Products

ElysiaVisuals has become an official DitoGear™ dealer

We are very proud to announce that ElysiaVisuals is now an official DitoGear™ dealer. We believe that the DitoGear™ product line is a welcome addition to our current offering of advanced motion control equipment.

Adobe Lightroom is not always reading XMP files

We are using Adobe Lightroom a lot to manage our images and time lapse sequences. We also use XMP files extensively. These are small files that hold processing information like exposure corrections or white balance corrections. In fact you can use XMP files to store any image processing action that you can perform within Adobe Lightroom and many other Adobe products. This makes transporting your image modifications very easy.

Dragon Frame 3.5 now supports the eMotimo TB3 black out of the box

One big advantage of the eMotimo TB3 black pan and tilt head is its integration with Dragon Frame. Dragon Frame can be used to accomplish complex, but accurate moves by defining key frames on your axis. This was always easy to setup, but the latest 3.5 release really makes life easy. The eMotimo axis are now supported out of the box by Dragon Frame. No more guess work about the optimal settings when you define an axis in Dragon Frame.

ElysiaVisuals timelapse controller test - D800 exposure ramping over 10 stops

We are almost ready to release our time lapse controller. The hardware is getting stable and all planned features have been implemented in the first version of the firmware. We plan to accept orders for the first units in October. The first version of the firmware will mainly support the Nikon D700, D800, D3 and D4. But other models can be added in only a few days. Keep your eye on our blog because we will post more test results and images of the actual hardware that we have developed.

How to use an eMotimo TB3 pan and tilt head

eMotimo TB3 quick, basic setup