Revolve Automated Motion (or RAM for short) is a versatile motion control system for time-lapse and ultra smooth video. It can add precise motorized control to any camera slider or the Revolve Camera Dolly to create a wide variety of stunning footage! The kit adds fully adjustable motorized control to your camera moves. The RAM answers the demand for a truly affordable motion control system.
The RAM dolly add-on kit is compatible with the Revolve Camera Dolly system. It can drive the Revolve Dolly directly in 'friction drive mode' for panning, curved, circular, or linear movement. It can also move the dolly along the Revolve rail system in 'belt drive mode'.
The versatility of Revolve Automated Motion is unmatched by any other motion control system. Interchangeable motors and fully variable speed control lets you use the system for both time lapse and live video shooting. The multi-platform mounting capability lets you use the RAM system with a wide range of camera support gear.
When paired with the Revolve Camera Dolly, you can attain curved motion, or even full panoramic or circular movement. Another great feature when using the dolly is that your movement is not limited by the length of your slider or track; the dolly can move freely along any flat surface for a virtually unlimited distance.
When using the motor kit with the Revolve Camera Dolly, you can also take advantage of the dolly's unique portable rail kit that transforms it into a slider. Add your own pipes of any length to create the track you need; use a set of 10 foot pipes for those extra long camera moves, use a set of 3 foot pipes for portability, or anything in between!
The dolly's rail system keeps the dolly locked securely onto the track for smooth consistent movement. This means that the track can be operated in any position or at any angle letting you capture a wide range of shots!
The RAM system is designed to be simple yet effective. The easy to use controller lets you set up each shot in just seconds, and features intuitive and straight-forward controls.
The functional components of the kit include a motor, a controller, and the mounting hardware. The kit is then driven by a belt and pulley setup which attaches to the slider using our universal mounts.
Three different motors are available which allow the system to work properly for different uses. The speed of each motor is adjustable using the controller, but using different motors gives the system a complete range from ultra slow to fast movement. The system ships standard with the 5rps motor. This motor is good for most time lapse situations, or for very slow video movement (most of the time-lapse in the video was shot using the 5rpm motor.) The Slow 1rpm motor is used for very slow time lapse, or for night-lapse shots where you are using a slow shutter/long exposure. The Fast 60rpm motor is used for live action video. Slow motor and fast motor purchased separately if desired.
(1) RAM motor controller
(1) standard 5rpm motor w/ pulley
(1) RAM dolly mounts
(1) 6' of timing belt
(1) 'AA' Battery pack (fits inside controller)
(1) necessary cables, and hardware.
NOTE: This is the RAM dolly add-on kit. It does not include the Revolve Camera Dolly. The dolly can be added to your cart separately. Ball head, friction arm and camera not included.