New Turntable Add-On from eMotimo Aims to Make Product Shooting a Breeze

If you haven't heard about eMotimo, then you probably aren't much into timelapsing. eMotimo is one of the leaders, next to Dynamic Perception, Kessler and Syrp, in timelapse devices, and the eMotimo TB3 is the only device that allows for three axis movement with one machine. Now they're really pushing the device beyond timelapse with this new add-on accessory for repeatable product shots called the Turntable.  

eMotimo is calling the Turntable the "perfect tool for any photographer and cinematographer to add to their kit. It is incredibly precise, repeatable, durable, and easy to use. It is a simple product that produces stunning results. It works well for capturing fashion, food, products, large and small. It works to shoot video, timelapse, and stop-frame. The idea for a a turntable isn’t new, but the eMotimo Turntable paired with the TB3, will give you more capability than any other turntable currently on the market."

The eMotimo TB3 unit is already proven to be outstanding at precice repeatable motions, and those repeatable motions are now available in turntable form. See more information on the Turntable here. 

You can grab the Turntable add-on for your TB3 for an introductory price of $250 before it jumps back up to the retail price $289. Still, even the full price is not bad if this is the kind of work you do every day. 

Also of note, eMotimo upgraded their firmware to add the following features to the TB3 unit. Get the beta firmware download here.

1) Video move upgrades: The TB3 has always been repeatable, but now we have smoother, faster, time accurate video moves for the 2 Point Setups. This is great for those shooting visual effects or live action.

2) New in shot menu: From the in shot pause screen you are now able restart your move, end your move, go to specific frame in move, or resume.

3) Continuous loop mode: Auto repeat for parallax moves to allow your TB3 to perform as a robotic cameraman for 2 Point Moves.

4) Portrait panorama: Also coined as the Brenizer Method from Ryan Brenizer, this allows you to shoot shallow depth of field panorama portraits. The outcome looks surreal and photoshopped when in fact optically untouched.

5) New joystick feel: Exponential moves make it easier to hit your marks quickly and accurately on all three axis. This saves you time and is more precise than a push button solution.

6) Delayed start: The delayed start feature now includes a countdown timer and a bailout feature so you aren’t resetting if you accidentally added a delay.

7) Fast and feathered return to starts: Allows those of you overloading the TB3 to get back to the starts faster while preventing camera shake.

8) Various bug fixes / enhancements

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Jaron Schneider is an Fstoppers Contributor and an internationally published writer and cinematographer from San Francisco, California. His clients include Maurice Lacroix, HD Supply, SmugMug, the USAF Thunderbirds and a host of industry professionals.

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don't forget you also have to purchase the motor for around $900!

"add on"