Pivot

Dual-axis robotic head suitable for:

  • Multi-row Panoramas
  • Gigapixel photos
  • Timelapse
  • 3D/Stereo panorama & image capture
  • Remote pan & tilt camera positioning and control
  • Load capacity: 3Kg

Only $299
Ships Early December 2022. 
This is a small batch and quantity is limited.

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Features

Sturdy Construction
The Titan robotic panorama head is made of precision-machined, anodized aluminum and 3D printed parts.
It is built tough and designed to last.
Extreme Precision
High-precision motors and movement components provide extremely accurate positioning and repeatablity.
Extended HDR bracketing
Integrates seamlessly with the camera's built-in bracketing and with Magic Lantern and devices such as Promote Control for extended bracketing beyond your camera's limits. Perfect HDR captures in full automatic mode, no manual timings required.
Wireless smartphone control
Control all functions over a Bluetooth connection from your Android smartphone or tablet. You phone does not have to be connected during the capture sequence and it does not require a calling or data plan subscription, just a local bluetooth connection.
Custom Control App
Control app that lets you create and save unlimited shooting profiles that are available for execution at the tap of a button.
With over 20 customizable parameters, you can configure shooting profiles exactly the way you want them.
Unique Camera Feedback
The Pivot receives feedback from the camera during the execution of the capture sequence and uses it to automatically adjust timings and other parameters.
Without it, you'd have to make manual adjustments every time you changed parameters such as speed, aperture, ISO, etc.
3D/Stereo Capture
Dual, opto-isolated camera jacks allow simultaneous triggering of two cameras for 3D/Stereo image capture.
Arca Swiss Compatible
100% arca-compatible design allows complete freedom to customize & reconfigure using standard arca clamps and rails.

Compatibility

Cameras

The Pivot is compatible with modern mirrorless and dSLR cameras that have a wired shutter release.

Shutter Cable

You'll need a cable to connect your camera to the Pivot. These are inexpensive and widely available at local or online retailers. Simply search for:
2.5mm coiled shutter cable for your_camera

For example: 2.5mm coiled shutter cable for Sony a6300

One end of the cable is a 2.5mm jack that connects to the Pivot and the other fits your camera's wired shutter port.

Smartphones & Tablets

The Pivot control app requires a smartphone or tablet that runs Android 4.4 or newer with a Bluetooth connection.

PC Sync Port

This is a recommended but optional item.

The Maestro can receive feedback from your camera through the camera's flash pc-sync port and automatically adjust several parameters.

If your camera does not have a flash PC sync port, you'll have to add one through a hot shoe adapter. They are inexpensive and widely available through local or online retailers.
You do not need to buy a cable, one is included with the Pivot.

Power Requirements

The Pivot requires a DC power supply with the following specifications:
Voltage:12V-23V
Current: 3.5A-4A minimum sustained discharge
Connector: 5.5mm x 2.1mm male
Most laptop power adapters meet the above requirements or you can use the optional battery pack.

Battery Pack

An optional 21V battery pack & charger can be ordered during checkout.
If you need a battery pack, order it when you buy your Pivot. Due to shipping restrictions we can not ship individual battery packs later.

Tripods

A sturdy tripod is required with a standard 3/8-16 screw.

Supports tripods with a column diameter up to 5cm. To use it with wider tripods, leveling bases, etc you can purchase an optional 4cm riser.

To use it with a tripod that has a larger column diameter or with leveling bases, ballheads, etc, please order the heavy-duty riser during checkout.