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The most comprehensive and affordable camera motion control equipment to date. Create amazing video, timelapse or astrophotography.
The most comprehensive and affordable camera motion control equipment to date. Create amazing video, timelapse or astrophotography.
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The AXSY T-Set! The most comprehensive, easy to use and affordable motion control set to date. Its advanced features give you numerous abilities whether you create video, timelapse, stop motion or astrophotography. Whether you are an amateur or a professional filmmaker, the AXSY T-Set brings you advanced motion control for a wide variety of cinematic techniques. 

The Triaxis-set is made up of the Centric, Slide and three Spin smart motors. The standard length of the rails on Slide are 1 meter but are extendable to any length with our 50cm extension rails. It allows you to get linear and rotational motion control over your DSLR-camera or video-camera.

Three devices and an app. One goal. 

The T-Set
The T-Set

Centric and our app are the brains of the AXSY T-Set. If they are the brains then Spin and Slide are the brawn, providing you with sliding, panning and tilting motions. 

Their only goal is to make it possible for you to get amazing shots!

No cables, no worries.

Centric gives you control over your devices utilising your smartphone with familiar touch input instead of clunky knobs and buttons. It controls all the current and yet to be released devices via a radio mesh network, and can connect via OTG USB or standard shutter release cable to your camera. The app's menu has been structured so that it lets you setup your shots in no time and with no special knowledge, while also having all the necessary information only a glance away. Creating a movement can be done with ease through the intuitive UI of our app. If you´re a pro user, don’t worry, you still get full control over all the details to get your perfect shot. Whether you´re a filmmaker, photographer or timelapse enthusiast, Centric has a deep feature set ready for you.

Design that gets out of your way

The T-Set lets you focus on your work by stripping away all of the unnecessary complexity that you normally find in motion control equipment. The devices in the AXSY T-Set have been designed to complement each other for enhanced functionality without adding complexity. A full 3 axis setup can be ready to go in under 5 minutes. This means you can capture even the most fleeting moments.

It offers an extremely diverse variety of uses, whatever kind of visual artist you are or want to become.

Spin, the smart motor

T-Set Prototype V6
T-Set Prototype V6

Every Spin has a battery hidden inside which means not only is it completely wireless but you also never have to worry about carrying around an extra battery pack again. Spin is wirelessly controlled by Centric through our app.  Without cables to get tangled up in, you will be free to move around and get the shot you want, how you want. The battery pack encased inside Spin holds enough power for hours of timelapse motion. It is the most versatile smart motor out there.

Features you never thought possible

Smooth, accurate and repeatable motion.

You can create smooth video or timelapse pan, tilts and slides with no effort, even using zoom lenses. Spin’s resolution is 0.0075 degrees, giving you 1333 frames per 10 degrees.  Perfect for macro timelapses or astrophotography You also get infinite rotation in the horizontal and vertical rotation. By using vibration dampeners to reduce motor noise, we achieved near silent operation.

Advanced Keyframing

The app lets you easily switch between video and timelapse mode. You can program motions and recall them at anytime. The advanced timeline gives you very fine control of the motion you want to create. Bezier-curves let you set up awesome motion ramps for every axis. That is full motion control inside the palm of your hand.

Motion Tracking

Using the magnetometer and accelerometer of a smartphone the T-Set has awareness of its rotation and position in space. We also implemented an effective solution for tracking the absolute rotational position of the camera in space. This gives you get a complete dataset of the camera’s rotation and position per frame. The tracking information can then be saved for importing into your favorite composition or 3D animation software, without the use of a software 3D tracking solution. 

This enables you to put CG elements or masks into shots because you already have real motion data. We really can't wait to see what people will do with this feature! For correctly lighting 3D objects you can even make your own HDR spheres with our built in preset.

Astrophotography, perfect for star gazers.

We love astrophotography, but it can be extremely tricky to get clear, sharp and detailed images. The T-Set is able to get its position and orientation as well as time, date and location from the smartphone app, so why not implement algorithms that can track the stars. When used with an equatorial mount (ours will be released in the future) the T-Set can compensate for the earth’s rotation. This means not only will you get sharper and brighter stars, but you will be even able to get more light information by stacking images.

Open Source Firmware

We spent a lot of time making sure the hardware for all the AXSY products are able to cope with future firmware expansions to give you even more functions. This meant it was important that we packed as much into the hardware as we could. All our products use open source firmware so you have the power to customize them even further.
We believe open source is better for everyone.

Work Horse

By using durable, high quality materials like anodised aluminum, steel and delrin plastic, you get a product that never lets you down and will be a part of your kit for years. The AXSY T-Set can be easily packed down into a small package ready to embark on your adventures into the cinematographic universe. 

The AXSY T-Set is a work horse, capable of handling whatever gear you throw at it. The intelligent use of specific materials reduces weight and provides strength where necessary. We will also offer different purchasing options so that you can fit your equipment to your budget and needs.

Tech Specs

Rewards

Your support will help fund the first batch of the AXSY gear.

We worked hard to get the design and functionalities we want, just perfect. We are really proud of what we accomplished so far. We even have further devices to add to our motion control solution, but they´re not quite ready yet.

Even we don't know all the possible features and usages yet. That's where you come into play.  This is why building a community is so important to us. There is still lots of tweaking and testing to be done so we need your input and support to make the perfect motion control devices. 

We want to make it possible for you to achieve new levels in the creation of purely amazing shots.

Help, make it possible to bring affordable, professional tools to everybody.

Shipping

As shipping costs can vary greatly depending on a number of factors we have decide to keep shipping separate for now so that we could offer you better value. After our campaign has ended, and we are in a better position to offer you an accurate shipping cost, we will be in contact ASAP.

The Team

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Current schedule
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Get in Touch! 

Thank you for your support!

www.axsy.io

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We want to thank our friends and family for the huge amount of support we received to get us off to a great start.

Risks and challenges

We have worked hard to find strong and competent manufacturing partners who can produce parts at the quality and quantity we need. We have already made good partnerships for the major parts required to make the products but we still need to find suppliers for some of the more minor components. We don't feel this should pose much of a problem though.

As with all projects on kickstarter there can be difficulties with achieving the project schedule to ship the products out on time. We have moved as far forward as possible with our current resources to reduce the production time to a minimum but there are still details to be worked out (This will give you some insight and input in our development process). We have also more than doubled all of our time estimates to give us as much buffer time as possible for any problems that might occur along the way.

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    EARLY BIRD - A1 Set
    You save £80 off the retail price. Pledgers will receive the one Axis motion control A1-Set. Consisting of the Centric, and one Spin device. You will receive the perfect setup for panoramic or scenery shots.

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    You save £140 off the retail price. Pledgers will receive the two Axis motion control A2-Set consisting of the Centric, and two Spin devices (and necessary Arca plates).

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    EARLY BIRD - AL1 Set
    You save £140 off the retail price. Pledgers will receive the linear motion AL1 - Set. Consisting of Centric, Slide (1 meter) and one Spin device. You will receive the ultimate slider setup.
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    A2 Set
    You save £100 off the retail price. Pledgers will receive the two Axis motion control A2-Set consisting of the Centric, and two Spin devices (and necessary Arca plates).

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    AL1 Set
    You save £100 off the retail price. Pledgers will receive the linear motion AL1 - Set. Consisting of Centric, Slide (1 meter) and one Spin device. You will receive the ultimate slider setup.
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    EARLY BIRD - T-Set
    You save £265 off the retail price. Pledgers will receive the complete T-Set. Consisting of Centric, Slide (1 meter) and three Spin devices. You will receive the most comprehensive motion control package. Everything you need to create astonishing shots.

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    You save £200 off the retail price. Pledgers will receive the complete T-Set. Consisting of Centric, Slide (1 meter) and three Spin devices. You will receive the most comprehensive motion control package. Everything you need to create astonishing shots.

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    Studio Set
    Pledgers will receive two Centric devices, two Slide devices and 6 Spin devices.

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    Rental Set
    Pledgers will receive three Centric devices, three Slide devices and 9 Spin devices.

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