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 a 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 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.
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.
(1) RAM motor controller
(1) motor (fast or slow option)
(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.