A device that could bring timelapse photography to the masses has proved a massive hit on Kickstarter, with the project nearing its fundraising target just days after launch
Above, the proposed device, as illustrated on the Kickstarter project page
Billed as a ‘precision motion timelapse device’, Radian 2 is designed to allow wireless control of a camera via a Bluetooth connection.
It physically connects to a camera – or an image-capturing smartphone – using a USB or external trigger port.
Targeted at professionals and beginners alike, Radian 2 can move as slowly as 20,000 discrete positions within 360°, claim its inventors on the Kickstarter project page.
‘This level of angular resolution is critical for taking smooth motion timelapses and is an important component of Radian’s mechanical design. While many devices can move your camera, few can move them this accurately.’
Inventors claim it will be compatible with hundreds of cameras.
They add: ‘With the simplicity of USB, you can set your aperture, shutter speed and ISO preferences all from your smartphone through Radian.
‘Radian will update your camera to adapt to changes in light for a perfect timelapse every time.
‘The combined power of Bluetooth and USB means you’ll be able to receive image thumbnails on your phone in real time to make sure you are getting the shot you want.’
At the time of writing, the project had raised more than $125,000 of its $153,471 goal, with 23 days to go before the Kickstarter fundraising deadline.