I have been testing the Kessler Motion Controlled Timelapse dolly system for the last few days and I am very impressed with the results. The system is very easy to move around, is built well and comes in at a low price point. For the first time, you can achieve Ron Fricke and Tom Lowe quality timelapse movement using DSLRs, digital cine or video cameras capable of shooting interval frames or pictures.

Excerpt from “Chronos” – Ron Fricke shot over twenty years ago using custom motion controlled timelapse systems.

Shot with Kessler Gear

In the next few days, I will be post a very detailed blog about the CineSlider, Oracle controller and the Elektra Drive 500 series stepper motor. This stuff really works and works very well.

But for now, watch the quick video blog (at the top of this page) I shot last night in a spooky graveyard in Massachusetts. Please take the time to download the full res 1080p Apple ProRes 422 .mov file of the untouched timelapse rendered down from 446 .jpg images sRGB (5616×3744) from the Canon 5dmk2. You will see just how smooth this system works, moving very slow.

Camera settings: Full Manual, 24mm f1.4 wide open, one picture every 22 seconds for 2.5 hours. 20 second long exposure with white balance set at 5600 degrees. Manual focus, ISO 100.
Oracle Settings: Simple Timelapse Mode – 31.1 inches of travel over 5hrs. (not calibrated)


1080p Apple Pro Res 422 timelapse (.mov) using link below…

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