I am looking for a timelapse motion control. So far, the cheapest I have found is the Genie, which is about $1000ish (with accessories). Is there a more affordable alternative?

  • What gear do you use? For Canon DSLRs there is the TC-80N3 (wired remote control) which can be "programmed" to perform timelapse shots.
    – Shihan
    Sep 24, 2013 at 20:08

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The entire point of the Genie is that it was to offer a more affordable option then the other products on the market. You are looking for something even more affordable. You are probably best off with a DIY solution that will of course be less flexible, more clunky, error prone, and ugly. But it could end up costing you less.

I have heard of one other competitor that is less expensive but I don't know much about the products: SlideTracked

  • I like the idea of the genie, but its still rather expensive for what is essentially a motor and a timer in a box... Sep 24, 2013 at 9:18

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