Connect wirelessly to a Syrp motion control product with the Syrp Genie 2 App, a beautifully simple mobile app that accommodates both beginners through to experienced filmmakers and photographers. The app is extremely easy to use and allows you to sync multiple devices together for shooting motion control of up to 3-axis. Also included are quick setup tutorials and help screens to help make sure you are up and running as quickly as possible.
Motion Control: Genie Mini, Genie Mini II, Genie II Linear, Genie II Pan Tilt and Genie (only when synced with the original Genie Mini).
Cameras: Compatible with 100's of cameras including mirror-less, DSLR's, video cameras and smartphones. Refer to specific motion control product details for more.
Features in the current release:
- Motion time-lapse and video
- Full Keyframe motion setup
- Bounce back for video (repeat)
- Multi-row Panorama for high resolution 'Gigapixel' images
- Turntable mode for automating product photography and videography
- Time-lapse: Customize move shoot delay, interval, record time and playback time
- Set time-lapse movement to move-shoot-move or continuous movement
- Save your own presets or select from our built-in options
- Set your ease in / ease out for smoothly ramping movement
- Quick Setup modes for simpler timelapse and video moves
- Live Drive mode for live axis control using the built-in app joystick
- Stop Motion
- HDR support
- Regular free firmware upgrades for new features
* New Genie 2 firmware version v2.0
* New Genie Mini firmware v4.44
* Fix for the Slingshot not being recognized with the original Genie connected to a Genie Mini
* Improved Wi-Fi stability during firmware update
* Fix for the smoothness setting being inverted in Live Drive mode
Stability and UI improvementsNew Genie 2 firmware version v2.0
New Genie Mini firmware v4.44
Fix for the Slingshot not being recognized with the original Genie connected to a Genie Mini
Improved Wi-Fi stability during firmware update
Fix for the smoothness setting being inverted in Live Drive mode
Stability and UI improvements
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Will not fire using link cable
My frustrations began right out of the box when prompted to update my Syrp Genie Mini II to latest firmware. Getting the device the maintain it’s connection was a nightmare. However, after some perseverance I successfully updated only to be confronted with a far larger and still unresolved challenge. The link cable simply will not fire my shutter as intended. I have the “2S” cable and attempted to use it to fire both a Sony A7iii and a Sony a6500. I followed Syrp website advice to a tee (I.e. set to manual mode in camera, turn off live view, make sure the cables are firmly pressed in, make sure photo preview is off, reset the Genie Mini ii by long pressing 5-6 seconds, etc.) none of it worked and I followed up by wasting a day trying adjustments with what seems like every setting on my cameras. I’ve never been so frustrated with a software and corresponding device. I really had high hopes for this. So disappointing.
Works Good But...
Been using the app and a few of the Syrp products the last few months. Overall it gets the job done and the products are well designed minus the way too easy to accidentally turn on any of the products by hitting the power button - a firmware update should be done to address this where you have to hold the power button for a few seconds and not just barely touch it. If you’re traveling you can basically assume that the jostling caused the product to turn on and lose battery life.
As for the app, a new home screen interface should be done instead of the current setup. For example, the connect devices should be more prominently displayed and the back button shouldn’t be buried into the corner of the screen.
One other app recommendation... adding new features that were promised in the early fall should be pushed out faster. I get it, it takes some time for some coding but 6-8+ months later is a tad slow. Big feature that is needed that was promised is the holy grail time-lapse feature. It’s desperately needed, especially since other companies have it inter grated into their product out of the box. And when the Holy Grail ramping is released, please, PLEASE add sun, moon, North Star, Milky Way center tracking via the GPS location of the phone. It’s already implemented (to some degree) by a third party intervolmeter. One device/app to rule them all would be epic.
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I like it!
I might not be using this the same way others are but it works very well for panning and tilting a camera for video streaming events. I wish there was a way to connect and control the genies with WiFi instead of Bluetooth. The Bluetooth has range and reliability issues. They can be worked with, but not as rock solid as I would prefer.
Even something simple like, buy a router, set the ssid to xxxxx and the password to xxxxx, then connect the iOS device to that network, connect to the genies and you’re ready to go. I would think that would even make the update process go smoother. I’ve never had an update work on the first try.
Later, you can add a screen to the app to use Bluetooth to let the genie know which WiFi network to use and what the password is. That can wait. I’d gladly put a dedicated WiFi access point in the room with no internet connection just to get some range and connection stability.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.