Stage One dolly

Dynamic Perception announced the MX3 Motion Controller

How to use an eMotimo TB3 together with a Dynamic Perceptions dolly

eMotimo TB3 and Dynamic Perceptions Stage One

3rd-axis: choosing the right motor



How to use the TB3 and the Stage One with Dragon Frame

We have been experimenting with Dragon Frame for a while now. Dragon Frame is a great piece of software that you can use to control stepper motor based motion control hardware. We were particularly interested in using Dragon Frame for complex multi axis moves with the Dynamic Perception Stage One slider combined with the eMotimo TB3 black pan and tilt head.

Dynamic Perception Carbon-Fiber Rails for Stage One

We will be shipping the Stage One slider with carbon rails as of now. We do have the classic rails available for customers who prefer aluminum. Please read the original announcement from Dynamic Perception about these new, ligher, rails:

Dynamic Perception D-Pod Multi-function Legs and Micro Tripod

Dynamic Perception has announced their long awaited Multi-function Legs and Micro Tripod today. These mini tripods will be available in a few weeks from the writing of this blog.  These tripods will be available from; your official Dynamic Perception distributor. Please read the official announcement below:

New products at

Dynamic Perception is working hard to introduce new products in 2013. Some of these great products have reached our on-line store today. We now have the Motor Quick Change System in stock. This system can be used on both the Stage Zero Slider and the Stage One Dolly. The Quick Change System can be used to easily remove or change the motor that is attached to your Dynamic Perception dolly system.

Dynamic Perception Stage One 21" Fixed-Span Extension Set announced

Stage One Fixed-Span Extension Sets make it easier to go long with the Stage One, and can help with rigging requirements for mid-spans that don't move.

Stage One users probably know that the mid spans can shift a bit. This is fixed with this new Stage ONe 21" FIxed-Span Extension Set. The set holds a "mid span" that is fixed by the extension tubes. These new tubes have a longer threaded part to accomplish this.

Dynamic Perception Stage One User Guide

The Stage One Slider/Dolly is a multi-function camera slider designed for shooting video and timelapse with dSLR cameras, either manually or motorized. With a focus on light-weight, ease of transport, and extensibility, the Stage One is an all-around performer for artists in the field.

This user manual will guide you through the assembly, setup, use, and maintenance of the Stage One slider.

Dynamic Perception Cart Buddy Shelf for Dollies announced

The cart of the Dynamic Perception Slider sometimes doesn't provide enough room to hold all your gear like the MX2 or a battery. This is especially true when you use a large tripod head or a Merlin pan and tilt head. We at ElysiaVisuals have shipped velcro with our latest Stage One shipments, just to solve this issue. But now Dynamic Perception has announced the ultimate solution to free space on your Stage One slider; the "Cart Buddy Shelf for Dollies"

This is the "official" product description of Dynamic Perception:

How to mount a Merlin head on the Dynamic Perception Stage One Slider

The plate of the Dynamic Perception Stage One Slider is smaller than the plate of the Stage Zero. This makes it a bit hard to mount the Merlin 2-axis pan and tilt head on the Stage One dolly. The Merlin cannot turn freely because the motor is in the way. You could drill an extra hole in the plate, but who wants to do that with this beautiful camera slider.

Time to spend some time behind my milling machine. The result is a small adapter. This adapter is mounted under the Merlin head. I milled a small chamber in the 15mm thick adapter so that the bold that mounts the adapter to the Merlin head is sunken in the adapter.