Technology Corner

First test results of the new ElysiaVisuals exposure ramper

We have been too quiet about our exciting time lapse controller that we have been developing here at We are very close to releasing the first units to beta testers. It has taken us so long because we want to be sure that the unit works as designed. We have also modified the interface. The controller is totally without any buttons because we have added a 2.8" full color touch screen. We believe that this is the very first dedicated time lapse controller in the industry that uses a touch screen interface.

What's happening with the Elysia Visuals timelapse controller

We announced the development and possible availability of our timelapse controller a while ago. Many of you have asked us what the current status is. The first prototype is behind us and we decided to totally redesign the controller. Many hardware and software bugs were ironed out in order to provide a stable controller that works well with both Nikon and Canon camera's. We do support USB control of the most popular camera's and we will add USB support for other camera's in the near future.

Dynamic Perception Graffik is in public Beta

We are happy to announce that the Dynamic Perception Graffik Motion Control has reached a public Beta phase. This is the official announcement as made by Dynamic Perception.

Dynamic Perception Graffik motion control software is available

Today we have great news! Dynamic Perception has made the long awaited Graffik software available on Github. This software can control 32 nanoMoco enabled stepper motors per USB bus. This will allow you to create the most complex multi-axis movements that you need. The software supports both real-time motion control and shoot-move-shoot timelapse photography.

This screen shows the Film Workflow screen, note it's a multi-track style editor which will allow for controlling any kind of MoCoBus-enabled device on the timeline.

It's Alive - the ElysiaVisuals timelapse controller

Christmas started early for ElysiaVisuals. We finally received the first 20 boards for our timelapse controller. We mentioned it a lot of Facebook and forums for a year now, but there still wasn't any hardware to show.

ElysiaVisuals timelapse controller firmware is ready for testing

We have been working very hard on both the hardware and the software of our upcoming timelapse controller. The first hardware boards should arrive here in our electronics lab soon from now. I will post images of them as soon as they are soldered and working. I guess the time is almost coming that we are calling for beta testers.

The ElysiaVisuals time lapse controller hardware is reaching the Beta phase

Here is a sneak preview of our time lapse controller board. We have teamed up with another company to speed up the development of the electronics. The first 20 boards are ordered and we cannot wait to assemble a few of them. We don't want to give away all the specifications yet, but you can expect a lot of features.

You can control this time lapse controller via Bluetooth, WiFi, Dynamic Perceptions' Microbus or through the native user interface of the controller itself. We have also included connectivity with the MX2 motion controller, the eMotimo and other time lapse devices.

The ElysiaVisuals timelapse controller with exposure ramping is under development

I made a promise in the past. I was supposed to blog more about my exposure ramping ideas and upcoming solution. We have been working very hard, behind the scenes, on the development of our own time lapse controller. That is mainly the reason why we haven't blogged more lately; this controller is consuming a lot of our time.

ElysiaVisuals nanoMoCo break out boards are available

We already wrote about the nanoMoCo break out board that we designed. This small board can be connected to the nanoMoCo Stepper Driver board; the future of open source motion control. The standard nanoMoCo board doesn't provide a way to connect the connectors that you need. This is where our ElysiaVisuals break out board comes in.

User guide for nanoMoCo, MoCoBus, and the new Motion Engine

The following user guide can also be found at the site of The nanoMoCo stepper driver/controller is a specialized, Arduino-compatible* device specifically designed to enable advanced multi-axis stepper-based robotics and automation projects less expensive, and easier to create.

Key features of the nanoMoCo include: