Radian 2 Aims to Be All-In-One Solution for Motion Time-Lapse

Radian 2 Aims to Be All-In-One Solution for Motion Time-Lapse

The guys over at Alpine Labs have announced a new Kickstarter campaign to fund their follow-up time-lapse motion control system, the Radian 2. Packed with the same features as the Radian, this new version adds a wireless preview of your time-lapse and complete control of your camera via USB allowing you to change camera settings like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO while shooting. But one of the most welcomed features is the ability to pair the Radian 2 with select sliders adding motorized slide movements to your time-lapse making Radian a complete motion control time-lapse platform.

Alpine Labs has partnered with Rhino and StudioFX to motorize their sliders, as well as offering the sliders through the Kickstarter campaign. The original Radian offered pan and tilt and required users to use a third-party motor to power their slider. With a new slider bracket and redesigned app, you will also be able to simultaneously control up to three Radian 2 devices at a time, eliminating the need for additional motors to power the system allowing full pan/tilt/slide control.

When the original Radian was introduced, it appealed to hobbyist and budget time-lapse photographers because of its low price point while including many of the same features as $800 motion control systems. Soon after, Radian was featured in time-lapse films such as "Yosemite HD II" and "More Than Just Parks," including many others.

The first 300 backers will get a Radian 2 for $200 with the team planning on shipping the final product in September of this year.

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Casey Berner is a photographer and videographer based in Seattle. After living in the Midwest, he followed his passion for the outdoors and took up residence in the Pacific Northwest shooting timelapse and landscapes. He spends weekdays in the office as a video and photo producer and weekends in the mountains exploring with his camera.

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Looking at their website, it looks like the Radian is already shipping (https://alpinelaboratories.com/collections/all/products/radian-2).
Looking forward to a review and a comparison with competition (e.g. Syrp Genie Mini)!