Time Ghost Motion-Control
Introducing a new motion controller for studio-based time lapses
Designed and engineered during lockdown Time Ghost is a motion controller designed for studio time lapses such as plant growth or other long-term shots.
Each unit can control 2 DSLR cameras and 4 stepper motors as well as grow lights or other items over relays. All Time Ghost units communicate over ethernet to a central Mac App which allows for setup, adjustment and monitoring of the time lapse.
Time Ghost is designed from the ground up to support eMotimo’s St4, Dragonframe and older systems such as the renowned CD100.
Currently 4 units have been built and they’re currently filming time lapses for two major BBC natural history series.
Control two separate cameras either in sync or seperately
13A switch IEC in Time Ghost allows grow lights to be plugged directly to the unit for day length control
Monitor temperature and relative humidity in the software with two external probes
External Cam Control
Direct control from an external input to trigger cameras
External Grow light input
Grow lights can be synced with other units or other motion control systems with this direct input to toggle on / off
Multi-purpose general input / output
External Motion Contol compatible
eMotimo St4, TB3, Dragonframe compatible
3 relays permit switching external devices up to 240VAC
Wide range of voltage input 12-40VDC on standard XLR Pin-4 power
Pass-thru power for daisy chaining units, or for powering cameras and other accessories
4 Stepper Motors
Internal drivers for four NEMA 17 or 23 stepper motors
Audio and visual alerts to warn of frames and errors