The RamperPro3 now offers WiFi and Bluetooth support
The best ramping solution on the market just got even better. We have changed the way how you can setup your shoot. No difficult setup, just setup the start exposure of your shoot and the interval. The new ramping software can now evaluate the overall brightness into account. This makes sure that you can a very smoot video without any fluctuations in the exposure.
App support for the RamperPro
The new WiFi capabilities make it possible to connect your smartphone, tablet and laptop to your RamperPro. You can review the progress of your shoot and the images that are shot at full resolution. This also makes it possible to keep an eye on your RamperPro from a distance of from your warm car.
Example video and specifications
|Unattended Sunrise and Sunset Ramping
||Super easy workflow to create flicker free movies without the use of complex
|Unique support for two cameras at the same time
||By-design integration with all major motion control hardware
The RamperPro delivers true automatic ramping. This is done by using an external light sensor and by downloading and evaluating the images from the camera during the shoot
Is has never been so easy to create ramping timelapse movies. The Ramper Pro supports fully automatic exposure ramping with USB control for two camera's. You can use any desired shutter speed or any desired bulb speed to create ramping sequences. The camera is automatically controlled via USB by the controller. That makes it possible to automatically shift the ISO during your shoot. The RamperPro can therefore easily ramp over 20 stops from bright day light to stars. We like to talk about exposure ramping and not about bulb ramping because you are not limited to bulb mode when you use the RamperPro.
The RamperPro still uses bulb mode to get the best out of your digital Nikon, Canon or any other brand camera. We use three cables to connect a camera in order to get full control. The RamperPro uses a USB cable to control shutter speeds or any other camera settings. The remote connection of your camera is also connected to the RamperPro to trigger the camera. We don't use USB to trigger the camera because this can cause lag. This way the RamperPro can fire the camera very accurately; it can even trigger two camera's at exactly the same time. The third cable to your camera is only needed in bulb mode. The RamperPro uses this cable the accurately measure the exposure time of the camera in bulb mode. The RamperPro can detect if this cable is not available or not connected properly and the controller will show an error message when this is true.
Intuitive touch screen interface
The user interface of the RamperPro consists of a 2.8" touch screen. The highly intuitive interface consists of icons that make navigating through the various screens easy. Settings can be entered by sliders or an on-screen numeric keypad.
Control two camera's at the same time
You can fully control two cameras at the same time with the RamperPro. This can even be different models or even different brands. You can choose to shoot each camera with different settings or you can tie them together for 3D mode. Both cameras will be synched exactly with each other when you tie them.
Different time lapse engines
You choose two different time lapse engines. The basic engine is a standard intervalometer, the advanced engine gives you exposure ramping. Both engines offer interval ramping. That means that you can make the interval shorter or longer during a number of shots. Interval ramping is triggered by a key frame in basic mode and by an exposure speed in ramping mode.
Full automatic mode with an advanced external digital light sensor
A sunset is far from linear. Ambient light can easily decline at 15 minutes per stop before sunset, this can be only a few minutes after sunset. This can be seen in many ramping shoots where it gets too dark too soon and where the scene gets lighter in the end. That is the result when you use a fixed ramping speed. You can either use a fixed ramping speed with the RamperPro or you can use an advanced digital light sensor that measures the decline in ambient light. These readings are then used by the ramping engine. This gives you a fully automatic mode that most often gives you the best result. The light sensor measures the decline in light in minutes per stop. There are settings available to compensate for measurement errors and be be just on the safe side.
On screen preview mode
Many camera's, like Nikon camera's block their playback mode when a USB cable is connected. This is why the RamperPro can be used to preview and assess images when you setup a time lapse sequence. Just press the touch screen of the RamperPro and a preview image is taken by the camera. This image and it's histogram are then shown on the screen of the RamperPro. This preview screen can also be used to adjust the start shutter speed of your time lapse sequence. This ensures that the correct exposure is used when you start a time lapse (ramping) sequence with the RamperPro.
Integration with existing motion control hardware
Integration with motion control hardware is very important and the RamperPro has no limitations on that side. There are four IO ports then can be hooked up to the Dynamic Perception MX2 and MX3. You can also connect the RamperPro to an eMotimo TB3 pan and tilt head. The RamperPro acts as an external intervalometer on these devices. Please always use our isolator adapter when you connect the RamperPro to other hardware. That way you optically isolate the RamperPro from the connected second party hardware.
A very exiting development is the open source MoCoBus protocol. You can daisy chain many MoCoBus devices like nanoMoCo enabled stepper motors, the MX3 and the RamperPro. The RamperPro has two fully enabled MoCoBus connectors that make it possible for the RamperPro to be an advanced motion controller for MoCoBus devices. This means that you can control a nanoMoCo or NMx enabled Stage Zero or Stage One dolly with the RamperPro.
The RamperPro has many settings that are needed to configure the device. Don't be overwhelmed by this. Please note that most settings can be set twice because the RamperPro is in fact two advanced time lapse controllers in one package. Secondly, many settings are overruled when you use the automatic mode.
- Nikon D2X
- Nikon D2Xs
- Nikon D3
- Nikon DSC D3s
- Nikon DSC D4
- Nikon DSC D4s
- Nikon DSC D80
- Nikon DSC D200
- Nikon DSC D300
- Nikon DSC D300s
- Nikon DSC D600
- Nikon DSC D610
- Nikon DSC D700
- Nikon DSC D750
- Nikon DSC D800
- Nikon DSC D800E
- Nikon DSC D810
- Nikon DSC D5000
- Nikon DSC D5100
- Nikon DSC D5200
- Nikon DSC D7000
- Nikon DSC D7100
- Nikon DSC D7100
- Canon EOS 1DX
- Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III
- Canon EOS 5DS
- Canon EOS 5DS R
- Canon EOS 6D
- Canon EOS 7D
- Canon EOS 7D Mark II
- Canon EOS 30D
- Canon EOS 40D
- Canon EOS 50D
- Canon 60D
- Canon 70D
- Canon 500D
- Canon 550D
- Canon 600D
- Canon 700D
- Canon T2i
- Canon T3
- Canon T3i
Supported Panasonic cameras
- Panasonic GH4 (firmware 2.0 or higher)
Supported Sony cameras
- Sony Alpha α7r
- Sony Alpha α7r II
- Sony Alpha α7s
- Sony Alpha α7s II
More about Sony support can be found in the RamperPro manual.
Missing current Nikon and Canon models will be added as soon as possible. Please contact us if your camera model is not supported yet.
How to power the RamperPro
There is no built-in battery inside the RamperPro. We made this choice because we want to be able to have very long operating times and therefore need verious power sources. Future firmware updates will add features that make it possible to have very long run times. There are two ways that you can use to power your RamperPro:
- Use a "USB" battery with a 5V output. There is a mini USB connection at the back of the RamperPro that you can use to power the unit. This USB port is not a "real" USB port; it is only there to power the RamperPro from a steady 5V power supply. We offer a powerful USB battery that gives the RamperPro 10 hours runtime.
- You can connect any 12V power source to the side of the RamperPro. The RamperPro has a highly efficient power circuit that can handle input voltages up to 24V. The built-in voltage meter of the RamperPro will give you feedback about how much juice you have left.