Pivot

Dual-axis robotic head suitable for:

  • Multi-row Panoramas
  • Gigapixel photos
  • Timelapse
  • Universal Compatibility
  • 3D/Stereo panorama & image capture
  • Remote pan & tilt camera positioning and control
  • Load capacity: 3Kg with economy motor or 4Kg with heavy-duty, precision motor
Price: 499€ 
Sale: 349€   Save 150€!

Video

https://www.panocatcher.com/pivot/ Here's a quick video presentation of Pivot, the universal robotic panorama head by PanoCatcher - Robotic Panorama Heads.

Posted by PanoCatcher - Robotic Panorama Heads on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Features

Sturdy Construction
The Pivot 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 control
Control all functions over a WiFi connection from your smartphone, tablet, pc or any device equired with WiFi and a web browser.
Compatible with all devices and operating systems:
Android, iPhone, Windows, Linux, etc.
Automated Control App
Custom web app automatically calculates and configures your panoramas, gigapixel photos, etc.
You simply select your camera type, lens focal length and desired image overlap and all shooting parameters are automatically calculated and optimized.
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.
XML FILE (PAPYWIZARD)
Every time you capture a panorama or gigapixel. the Pivot generates a XML file that you can use with PTGui and other stitching software for faster and more accurate stitching.
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 uses a web app for wireless  configuration  and control over a WiFi connection. You do NOT have to install any apps on your smartphone, tablet or other device.
This makes the Pivot universally compatible. All you need is a device with WiFi and a web browser. It works with:
Android, iPhone, Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.
And your configuration parameters are saved on the controller and are accessible next time even if you use a different device.

PC Sync Port & Cable

This is a recommended but optional item.

The Pivot 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'll also need to buy a cable, search for:
2.5mm coiled pc sync flash cable

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.