Radian

Used by the BBC. Featured on EngadgetThe VergePopPhotoGizmag,TUAWBiteMyApple and Timelapse.org.


 

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Radian is a powerful yet simple device

that lets your camera capture stunning

panning and tilting timelapses.

 

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Easy-to-use

Radians are used by award-winning BBC producers and hobby filmmakers alike. A major design goal involved making the entire process of time-lapsing frustration and hassle free, so you can actually enjoy what you’re capturing. We designed (and are continuing to improve) a beautiful iOS/Android/web app that lets you do everything you’d want with time-lapses, without overwhelming you with a confusing and ugly interface. To make things even simpler, our app makes valuable real time calculations – giving you a good feel for what the resulting time-lapse would be based on your settings. This allows you to quickly and easily adjust your settings to get your desired output while simultaneously saving you multiple trips to the calculator app.

Ultra-affordable & Ultra-portable

Radian is the most affordable motion time-lapse device out there, period. For comparison, a typical time-lapse remote costs $130, and any sort of motion time-lapse device, linear or panning, will cost you hundreds more.

Radian is a completely self-contained product that is easy to transport, solidly built, and can start timelapsing in seconds. It even works on tabletops! At 8 ounces, 2 inches tall and only 4.7 inches in diameter, you can throw it in your bag and go anywhere, whether it’s a monthlong trip to Iceland or a simple bike ride to work. It also easily fits into the lens compartment of any camera backpack.

Advanced Settings

HDR/HOLD: Simulates the "long" mode of timers, allowing you to take bracketed exposures to later compile into HDR time-lapses.
Speed Ramping: Use waypoints to control the speed and acceleration of movement.
Bulb-ramping: Control the exposure via bulb-mode over time, so you can properly transition from light-dark and vice versa (Canon only).
Queueing: Program multiple time-lapses to run back-to-back. 
Presets: Save and load time-lapse settings that you want to repeat for another time(lapse). 

 

Plays nice with others

Radian is fully-compatible with digital SLRs and any camera with a trigger-release input. However, Radian can easily be paired with any smartphone time-lapse app to create some on-the-go ‘lapses with your iPhone or Android. Radian also works remarkably well in combination with other timelapse equipment, like motorized dollies and other timelapse triggers. When paired with a motorized slider, some amazing timelapses happen.

No phone tethering required

Unlike other iPhone-based camera triggers and devices, you don’t need to keep your iPhone connected. Once you press “Start,” you are free to disconnect your phone without any worry of interfering with your timelapse. The last thing you want is your game of Angry Birds to interrupt a time-lapse that you had started hours prior. And when you’re far out in the wilds of Alaska, you can turn your phone off to save valuable battery life for when you really need it. And trust us, both of those situations may happen more than you think.

Infinitely expandable battery life

As photographers, we unfortunately know all too well the dreaded scenario in which we didn’t bring enough batteries to the shoot. Which is why we designed Radian to be easily run off of any external USB power pack. The market for USB power packs is large, varied, and affordable, and a reliable pack that can last for dozens of time-lapses can be easily found for less than $20.

How does it work?