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Radian is a precision motion timelapse device that is wirelessly programmed from your smartphone.
Radian is a precision motion timelapse device that is wirelessly programmed from your smartphone.
Radian is a precision motion timelapse device that is wirelessly programmed from your smartphone.
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    1. RayMac on

      I backed this a few years ago and just found the box, I never used it.
      I'm sad to see all these users having problems and I'm not even going to bother trying mine out.

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      Takaaki Ito on

      When I was unable to update firmware 11 to 16 via android,
      stuck at 0% and message is "connecting to Dfu Targ..."
      I could finally update it by using iPhone (Borrowed it from friend).

      But, Radian2's USB camera control is useless TBH. (in my opinion, I use D610)
      I use 2.5mm remote cable and now so stable.

      I hope this helps.

    3. Mani on

      It’s been like 2 weeks. Haven’t received any answer or solutions from Radian Support.

      &Pontus. Seems like we are all in same boat of crap customer/support service.

      I have updated the radian to latest firmware

      Issues)
      1) after program the radian, upon execution there is no blinking light.
      2) there is progress on the App
      3) disconnecting with camera every 11-14min
      And few more issue to revolving unstable app operations

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      Pontus Lernhag
      Superbacker
      on

      I sent this to your support email last week but no reply.
      Any backer that had the same problems?

      ===

      I backed the radian 2 campaign and have 2 radians.
      I got tired testing last year since I couldnt get them to work properly. I managed to do a few timelapses but it was very unreliable with many shutdowns.

      Now I want to update to the latest firmware (I currently have version 14) but I cant get the update to work.

      I connect and then the question to update firmware pops up.
      I click update and then starts a never ending cycle and never any progress on the percentage. The cycle is like this.
      1 start updating.
      2 app message in notifications "Connecting... Connection to DfuTarg..."
      3 app message in notifications "Starting DFU... initializing DFU process..."
      4 phone alert "Application is requesting to turn ON bluetooth", I press yes.

      Then 2, 3 and 4 keeps repeating over and over again. sometimes only 2 and 4 happens.
      This goes on and on until force close the app and turn off the radian.

      It is the same for both my radian 2s.

      I have followed instructions on both https://alpinelaboratories.com/pages/radian-2-firmware-update and https://alpinelaboratories.com/pages/radian-2-app-firmware-update_s but the above repeats whenever i initiate the update.

      Other information:
      1 radian blinks (battery LED) green 3 times when turning on.
      The other blinks green 2 times when turning on.
      After battery LED blinks the other LED starts blinking green continously.

      Screenshots:
      https://photos.app.goo.gl/8BHx5kR7LMMW1ugD3

      What should I try next?

    5. Alpine Labs 4-time creator on

      @everyone if you have any questions or concerns about your Radian 2 please email us at info@alpinelaboratories.com. We'd be happy to help! (:

    6. Alpine Labs 4-time creator on

      @Kick No Mo Switching between version 1 and 2 in the settings menu seemed to make the most sense to us. Thank you for you feedback though!

    7. no refund on

      Wish there was a better way to switch ver 1 and ver 2 within the app. Even two apps would be good.

    8. Alpine Labs 4-time creator on

      @Heinz We are happy to take a look at yours Radians. I sent you an email about having the units sent back so that we can take a look at them

    9. Alpine Labs 4-time creator on

      @Heinz We are happy to take a look at yours Radians. I sent you an email about having the units sent back so that we can take a look at them

    10. Heinz on

      Hey, Radian team

      Now I complain for more than a year, that the two Radian 2's I ordred not updateable are. They have V11. But V16 seems to bee the current version.

      With all dozens of advices by e-mail and in this board you seems not to be able to give me the right advice to bring that two devices to work.

      I THINK, IT WOULD BE TIME TO DO A FULL REFUND!!!!

      What really priceless is, are all my efforts to get it to run.

      >>> I'M THAT DISPPOINTED OF YOU <<<

      I baked some kickstarter projects and a lot of Indiegogo project. But your's is with a huge distance abosolutely the worst!

      SO, WHAT ARE YOU THINK YOU CAN DU FOR MY TO SOLVE THAT? No, I don't need other adivces how to uptate that dumb things of plastic because have followed a view tens of it with no succes.

      Awful product!

      Heinz

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      Rodrigue El Hajj on

      When is this going to work?

    12. Alpine Labs 4-time creator on

      @RodrigueElHajj @MitchellVanDoorn Hey you two, again we definitely understand your concerns and still would like to alleviate them. Can you both please send emails to info@alpinelaboratories.com with all your specified concerns with a subject line: "Bug Report". We have our engineers looking into these emails so that they can better visualize the problems and help out. The most recent app update we released this week should help with firmware updating getting stuck, but if not, please message us a detailed email so we can better look into this for you.

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      Rodrigue El Hajj on

      App version 3.40 still same error unable to update...
      Stuck on dfu....

    14. Mitchell van Doorn on

      If you look back you can see my comments were made after your last release and over a year past the initial promised delivery date of a product with certain functionalities, it is still not working and you keep promising over and over things are going to be fixed in the next update... Each time disappointing your customers again by not following through on your promises and leaving them with a product that does not do what it is supposed to do...

      What are your plans to finally come through on the promised functionality???

      When can we expect this??

      And don't come back with soon and we are working on it.. you've been saying that for over a year and it doesn't have any value anymore....

    15. Alpine Labs 4-time creator on

      @RodrigueElHajj We have responded to your message as well and are working on some more tests for you all.

      @MitchellVanDoorn We have released a firmware update recently that should help but are currently doing some more testing. Please be on the lookout!

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      Rodrigue El Hajj on

      Tried updating on:
      Samsung Note 2 Android 4.4.2
      Samsung s4 Android 5.0.1
      Samsung s6 Android 6.0.1
      Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1
      Nexus 7 Android 6.0.1

      None of them worked... So I guess it's just bad developing

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      Rodrigue El Hajj on

      @Mitchell van Doorn i'm still waiting to be able to use radian just do a simple timelapse....

    18. Mitchell van Doorn on

      So, when is this update coming?

      I'm waiting on functionality that was supposed to be there 1 year ago....

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      Rodrigue El Hajj on

      Another fail from the developers that works hard to make the Radian2 work. After app update now Radian doesn't even connect unless it's connected to a charger. And when it is still unable to update " fail to connect"

    20. Alpine Labs 4-time creator on

      @RodrigueElHajj thank you for your patience. We understand the frustration and will continue to work on updates to help you all out.

      @MitchellVanDoorn We know this is frustrating but we definitely want to help you out some more! We're currently working on a fix for the bug. Please be on the lookout and we hope to get this resolved soon. We want to make sure Radian 2 is sliding the way it was meant to slide.

      @Heinz We're aware of this bug and are still working on a fix for updating the firmware and are continuously testing this.

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      Rodrigue El Hajj on

      Got another reply from them today saying that they are aware of the bug for android users and are working on a fix... it's been a year working on that fix.

    22. Mitchell van Doorn on

      With the slide function the direction changes on whenever the app wants to, programming to move left (who knows from which perspective) and the carriage moves left, do the same thing all over again and the carriage moves right...

      Synchronization between two or more devices still doesn't work. No. 1 moves and triggers the camera, while No. 2 only starts moving when No. 1 is done moving and triggering the camera..

      I'm also 550 usd in for two radians, based on the slide functionality I also invested in a rhino slider for 400 usd...

      If only I had known.... After a year of disappointment after another, I would gladly switch to any other product, but being almost a 1000 dollars in that would hurt a lot...

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      Rodrigue El Hajj on

      Got a reply from alpin labs last night saying
      "Please update the app to the latest version and then try the firmware update again. Make sure you have a good wifi connection."

      The android version on play store is 3.20 right? the same version since october 5

      Anyone out there was able to update or use radian 2 properly on slider?

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      Rodrigue El Hajj on

      @heinz same here the worst device I've ever bought. It's very frustrating to see that amount of money went to waste (literally), u took 500 euros and burned them. After all these months people complaining and reporting bugs and they keep saying we worked hard we released new firmware and in the end we can't even do the update. When things get to this they should work hard to make their thing functional (harder! coz they say they're "working hard" ) if the devs unable to fix it then hire some one else , now if they're the creators then sorry but u're not up for this u're not playing in ur backyard anymore a lot of people bought this Shit and it's not working Get some good team of developers and let's get this over with once and for all and you can just the the business... U seem pretty good in talking
      "Trusted by pros everywhere, Radian 2 has all the advanced features you need while still keeping things simple so that you never miss the shot." Bu.....t!

    25. Heinz on

      Hi Steven

      Write you here on Kickstarte, because my e-mail was rejected. I don't know why.

      I followed your advice.

      I have deinstalled you app, restarted the phone and reinstalled the app.

      Started my two Radians. Startin the app. The app was asking me if i would apdate the radians. I answer with yes.

      But unfortunately even a half an hour the Update has not started. Please see printscreen in the attachment.

      I also have tried with starting the app first and also both ways with only 1 Radian. Also no success!

      I'm really disappointed about that two radians. It is the really worst croundfunding project I ever supported. And I supported a lot on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

      Can you please help me bring my two radians to run? It's really soul-destroying, that every single time I touch that devices, they not run properly.

      SO PLEASE HELP ME FINALLY!

      Heinz

      Am 21.11.2016 um 17:45 schrieb Info/Support:
      > Hi Heinz,
      >
      > Please update the Radian app on your phone. We released an update to the app which solves the firmware update issue. So you can uninstall and then reinstall the radian app on you Galaxy Note 4. Once thats done, try updating the firmware and let us know if the issue persists.
      >
      > Best,
      > Steven
      >
      > Alpine Labs

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      Rodrigue El Hajj on

      And do u mind please tell us why did u remove the slide option of radian 2 from ur site? it's mentioned nowhere! you even removed the images of Radian on a slider

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      Rodrigue El Hajj on

      @Kris still unable to update to firmware 16, stuck at uploading (step 1of 2) at 25%

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      Rodrigue El Hajj on

      @kris thank you , i'll give it a try and let you know

    29. Alpine Labs 4-time creator on

      @everyone we have been hard at work on updates for Radian 2 and have recently released a newer version of the app and firmware. Radian 2’s should have improved compatibility and a more robust bluetooth connection on Firmware 16. The app update also fixes the problem where the Radian app could not update the Radian firmware. Please try it out when you can.

      @RodrigueElHajj we’re still definitely working on Radian 2 and would like to provide improvements to it whenever possible.

      @AlexKatz this is something we’ll have to look into further, but can you explain this more to us in an email or message? We do want to make sure one phone should be controlling both devices.

      @DanielThompson We definitely apologize for the long delay in responses. We have been backlogged in customer support but are doing our best to get back to everyone. We hope you’ve seen the latest app update and hope this has been helpful for you! Please let us know if not.

      @JunjiSuzuki we are very sorry for the long delay in replies. Since then, we have updated the firmware and app as mentioned above. Please check it out and let us know if this helps you with your bluetooth connection as it should.

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      Rodrigue El Hajj on

      I personally don't expect much from the dev anymore, and I would certainly not trust their product in the field... I still never used mine ever! couldn't do any single successful time-lapse with it, and as all of you already see no communication at all, and when u ask them to create something or do something for this u can the same answer "it's a great idea", and they do nothing at all.
      After a year struggling with them to make their crappy item work, I got tired, and I think I'm gonna switch to something serious.

      I just feel bad for the people who are going to buy it! This thing is still on their site ....

    31. Bearded Wanderer on

      Finally got my Radian's to update, it actually went very smoothly :-) ... However I cannot operate both radians at the same time anymore. I could never use them for any two axis movement before, but now I can't even use them independently with the same iOS device. When will STABLE firmware be available for these devices? 2 axis support? I agree with the rest of the commenters, a reply is needed as to where this project is going.

    32. Daniel Thompson on

      More than a month without the courtesy of even the briefest reply.

    33. Junji Suzuki on

      Hey Kris.

      Why do not you reply?
      Are you doing what you should do?
      Do not you think that not replying to you is rude to the investors?
      You ought to have an obligation to reply.

    34. Mitchell van Doorn on

      So whats going on?? When can we update the firmware???

    35. Superloutre28 on

      Since the last version of the app, the firmware update from ios 10 worked fine as opposed to the previous version of the app. The other features of the app works to. I will test it for long terms timelapse to see if there is any glitch. Is there any plan on making other features in the app such as : time panorama mode (to nail a correct superposition with the camera) or a card changer notifier (that calculate when your card should be full and you should change it if you specidy the size of the card and of your photos), or a check list of the gear we need to make it work ? Thanks you

    36. Junji Suzuki on

      I can connect with Bluetooth, LED does not light up.
      Do you know how to fix?

      It was not repaired in the following manner.
      > 1. Make sure the Radian is not manually paired in the Bluetooth settings of your phone.
      > 2. Make sure Location services is on
      > 3. Please turn off wi-fi
      > 4. Please turn off your Radian
      > 5. Make sure your app is closed out, and then turn it back on.
      > 6. Plug your Radian into USB power (wall or computer)
      > 7. Choose "Nikon" when prompted which camera system your are using in the app.
      > 8. Go to settings, firmware, then update.
      > 9. It may still give you an error message. Leave it be for a second and see. It should start to update regardless of the message.
      > 10. It should reach 100% and properly update the software.
      > 11. The LED lights will start to blink again.

    37. Daniel Thompson on

      Any idea how long that update might take? I tried another TL this week and it randomly stopped (about 20 minutes into a 40 minute session) as it almost always does. I don't want to think about how many shutter activations I've wasted on my 6D, nor indeed the time and frustration.

      I'm still awaiting your promised explanation of what's gone wrong from the start. Radian 2 had (still has) so much promise - but the lack of real openness here over several months doesn't really give me confidence.

    38. Alpine Labs 4-time creator on

      Hey everyone, as reported below there's a problem updating to the latest firmware (v15). This is frustrating on our end as well as we've been heavily testing v15 firmware in the office and it solved a number of Radian 2 issues. We were eager to push it out to everyone but at the moment the update gets stuck or doesn't start (https://alpinelaboratories.com/pages/radian-2-app-firmware-update_s). We're working on this and will let everyone know as soon as we've fixed the uploader. In the meantime the firmware currently on your Radian will allow you to use it normally with the latest Radian App (v3.20).

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      Rodrigue El Hajj on

      Hehe I'm sorry guys but u're the worst developers I''ve seen... One year later and still can't get it right and definitely not tested!
      Again "Android 6, nexus 5 bla bla bla (not like its ever gonna make any difference)" update stuck at 25 percent.

    40. Bearded Wanderer on

      Cant update with iPhone 6 or iPad Mini 3 both running iOS 10.2. Just shows 0 or sometimes I get 0%....also the current firmware shown changes between 0,1,11, and 13...really would like to see my Radians work...instead of sitting in a box

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      Kenny Bevans on

      John Link, I had to borrow an Iphone to update my 3 radians. I tried with no luck as you. Customer support said I could mail them in to get the update. That's unacceptable,so I borrowed and an I-phone. Update went smooth after that.This entire process is very frustrating for sure....

    42. John Link on

      No luck here with the update the firmware to 15 using Android. I tried several Android devices but it stalls out around 25% each time (if it gets that far).

    43. Matt O'Meara on

      I am still waiting on my Radian 2. Can someone please contact me

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      Ray Kunishige on

      Still can use my radian. After months of waiting I did not receive my cables to use on my Nikon. Where can I return my radian?

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      Ong Chee Chung on

      Hi, anyone manage to update the firmware to 15 using Android phone? Dug out my Radian 2 after months of collecting dust for the update but unsuccessful using the below phones. Still stuck with firmware 11...
      Xiami HM Note 1 LTE, Android 4.4.4, max is 25%
      Samsung SM-A300G, Android 5.0.2, max is 30%
      Samsung Galaxy S6, Android 6.0.1, dfu targ... connection failed
      Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Android 6.0.1, dfu targ... connection failed
      Sony Experia Z5, Android 6.0.1, max is 27%

      Correction: Android 6.0.1

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      Ong Chee Chung on

      Hi, anyone manage to update the firmware to 15 using Android phone? Dug out my Radian 2 after months of collecting dust for the update but unsuccessful using the below phones. Still stuck with firmware 11...

      Xiami HM Note 1 LTE, Android 4.4.4, max is 25%
      Samsung SM-A300G, Android 5.0.2, max is 30%
      Samsung Galaxy S6, Android 6.0.2, dfu targ... connection failed
      Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Android 6.0.2, dfu targ... connection failed
      Sony Experia Z5, Android 6.0.2, max is 27%

    47. Alpine Labs 4-time creator on

      Hey everyone! We have a new Radian App and Firmware available for iOS and Android. Please follow the link below for instructions and notes.

      https://alpinelaboratories.com/pages/radian-2-app-firmware-update_s

      Please be aware that there are some bluetooth connection issues with iOS10 that affect the firmware updating process. We're working on fixing this and will have a full update when we've finished. That said, the App and Firmware are very stable once updated and we wanted to let you guys know it's available before the next full update. There are more specific notes on the page linked above :)

      If you successfully complete the update and notice something that could be added to the page to help other Radian 2 backers and users successfully update their firmware, please let us know and we'll add the info/tip!

    48. Alpine Labs 4-time creator on

      @Superloutre28 thank you for the updates and for reporting it in our form as well. We'll look into this asap for you and we're happy you're getting much more consistent results now :)

    49. Superloutre28 on

      After upgrading my 2 radians to firmware 13 and the new app i have new problems showing up. I use a lumix gh3 and i will report the problems in your google sheet to follow your procedure. 1 - the battery level is incorrect and does not update. 2 - the app show the hour and minute in a vertical and not horizontal way in the time selection menu. 3 - the radian does not notify when the battery is almost dead. 4 - the timelapse is notified as finish but it is not (93% or 98%) and finished itself if you click yes on the notification. 5 - the radian in slide mode in direct drive is shown in degrees not in inches or meters. 6 - the slide mode is not translated in meters, only in inches in timelapse mode. 7 - the hold and time delay button or star on execute are not working on my application : ios 9.3.5 on iphone 5s
      These problems are not show stopper but are a little stuff that need to be improved.
      But the radian in slide mode works pretty great in more than 45 degrees now and does not fall down!!
      I use my two radians 10 times since the update and the results are great. Keep going guys, the device you created is a nice companion in timelapses!

    50. Superloutre28 on

      After upgrading my 2 radians to firmware 13 and the new app i have new problems showing up. I use a lumix gh3 and i will report the problems in your google sheet to follow your procedure. 1 - the battery level is incorrect and does not update. 2 - the app show the hour and minute in a vertical and not horizontal way in the time selection menu. 3 - the radian does not notify when the battery is almost dead. 4 - the timelapse is notified as finish but it is not (93% or 98%) and finished itself if you click yes on the notification. 5 - the radian in slide mode in direct drive is shown in degrees not in inches or meters. 6 - the slide mode is not translated in meters, only in inches in timelapse mode. 7 - the hold and time delay button or star on execute are not working on my application : ios 9.3.5 on iphone 5s
      These problems are not show stopper but are a little stuff that need to be improved.
      But the radian in slide mode works pretty great in more than 45 degrees now and does not fall down!!
      I use my two radians 10 times since the update and the results are great. Keep going guys, the device you created is a nice companion in timelapses!

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