At NAB 2019, Gudsen Technology is presenting the new MOZA Slypod – the world’s first motorized monopod that can also function as a slider with motion control technology.
Gudsen describes their new innovative product, the MOZA Slypod, as a 2-in-1 motorized monopod & slider. The carbon fiber body makes the Slypod weigh less than 1,000g (35oz), including its built-in batteries. Despite its low weight, the Slypod can handle a vertical payload of up to 18kg (40lb) and a horizontal payload of up to 12kg (26.5lb).
The special motor inside the Slypod is capable of producing the 1Nm torque to drive up to an 18kg payload. Its acceleration from 0 to 10,000rpm takes only 15 microseconds. The embedded precision motion control algorithm enables repeatable and smooth motion.
The telescopic length, sliding speed and programmable motion time-lapse can be controlled via the MOZA App and the optional MOZA Hand unit. The Slypod is designed to be maintenance-free, also protecting the fully built-in transmission system from wind, sand and dust.
The MOZA Slypod is equipped with CAN Bus, which can be connected to multiple MOZA products through the Multi-CAN port. It can also be integrated to work with MOZA Air 2, MOZA AirCross 2 and iFocus products for multi-axis camera movement (with a future firmware upgrade).
The price and availability of the Slypod has not been revealed yet. We will update this article once the information is available.
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