Revolve Automated Motion (or RAM for short) is a versatile motion control system for time-lapse and ultra smooth video. Precise and fully adjustable motorized control of your camera movement will allow you to create a wide variety of stunning footage! The RAM system answers the demand for a truly affordable motion control system.
The RAM Motorized Slider offers a quick and easy tool-free setup. The components are designed for durability, while remaining lightweight and portable.
Controls at your fingertips offer quick and precise camera movements. You can mount the controller at the end of the slider using a Revolve Friction Arm (not included).
The versatility of Revolve Automated Motion is unmatched by any other motion control system. Compatibility with both sliders and the Revolve Dolly give you the widest variety of camera movement options.
Our heavy duty motors have a 20lb weight capacity when moving the camera horizontally, and a 10lb weight capacity when lifting the camera vertically. The slider can be tripod mounted for variable height, and can be angled for dramatic incline moves.
The RAM motor system can move the Revolve Dolly directly in 'friction drive mode' on any smooth surface for panning, curved, circular, or linear movement. It can also move the dolly in 'belt drive mode' along the dolly's track, which can be made to any length!
When paired with the Revolve Camera Dolly, you can attain curved motion, or even full panoramic or circular movement. When using the dolly, 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 optional interval timer units controls the camera shutter and the motor simultaneously. The motor will pause at each exposure for your desired interval. Shoot-move-shoot timelapse allows you to capture long exposure (such as astro-timelapse), and long duration timelapse shots (up to 4 days). Be sure to select the proper camera shutter cable before adding to cart, you can view the list here.
The optional reverse switch add-on adds automatic reverse capability to the RAM motorized slider. Simply attach the sensor next to the motor, and position the foil stickers at your desired 'reverse' positions on the belt. When the foil sticker passes the sensor, the motor will reverse. The slider will then bounce back and forth automatically.
There are 2 motor options for the RAM system. The FAST motor is generally used for live action video, while the SLOW motor is used for timelapse.
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NOTE: The tripods, ball head, friction arm, and camera shown in various product demo photos are not included. Please see detailed "what's included" photo and list above for reference.