The MOZA Slypod is claimed to be the world’s first motorized monopod that uses high precision slider motion control technology.
2-in-1 Monopod and slider
Is it a monopod or is it a slider? Well it’s both. It’s best to think of the
The motorized movement can be controlled through an app or via an optional hand control unit.
Low weight/high payload capacity
The carbon fiber construction means the MOZA Slypod weighs less than 1kg including built-in batteries. Despite this low weight, the MOZA Slypod can handle vertical payloads up to 18kg and horizontal payloads up to 12kg. Essentially this makes it the most powerful motorized slider of this size.
To Mars and back
Gudsen claims that the Slypod inherits the precise drive technology from the Mars Rover. The
Acceleration from 0 to 10,000rpm takes only 15 microsecond or1/1000000s, which is quicker than most ordinary brushless motors. By utilizing an embedded precision motion control algorithm, the Slypod is claimed to be able to do perfectly repeatable and smooth motion, even for the most demanding shots.
Remote Control via MOZA App and Handunit
The telescopic length, sliding speed and programmable motion time-lapse can be controlled via MOZA App and the optional Remote
Weather Proofed Design
The Slypod’s structural design is claimed to allow maintenance-free performance and protection from wind, sand and
MOZA Ecosystem Systems
The MOZA Slypod is equipped with the CAN Bus that allows it to be connected to multiple MOZA products. It can also be integrated with MOZA Air 2, MOZA AirCross 2 and iFocus products for multi-axis camera movement through future firmware updates.
An interesting concept
The Slypod certainly seems to be an interesting product and unlike anything we have seen before. Just how smooth the movement is and how easy it is to use remains to be seen.
Hopefully Moza will be demonstrating it at NAB this week.
The price and availability of the MOZA Slypod has not yet been released.
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