love the genie mini, but the app is really pain in the a**. crashing so frequently is the most important issue that needs to be fixed. and even when it is working, sometimes the app is not responsive when i hit those buttons. apart from that, would love to have some manual features esp in time lapse mode, where i can set the duration and the interval separately. the bounce back festure should be given to time lapse mode too.
Release an SDK because this software is pathetic. Crashes, spastic behavior and clumsy interface. Poor concept from the beginning. Giving us users a say in how we want to setup a shoot would be wize. Starting over from a clean slate, give us an interface that is logical an easy to use. Better yet, make this a PC and Mac compatible software. A mobile phone is for talking to people on. What if you get a call while your setting up a shot? It won't even work on my Samsung Tablet with the same Android OS as my Samsung phone. The Genie Mini is and excellent concept and the hardware seams to work well. The App needs to be replaced.
This app has finally beaten me. Software development should be completed before releasing it to people that have been locked into using it by purchasing the hardware. It is the worst example of a crowd funding project that seems to have nobody controlling the quality and usability, rather they work to a deadline and release unfinished and useless apps and firmware.
No problems here. I have not tested pan and tilt setup in windy conditions yet. It will probably be too wobbly.
I really wanted to like Syrp, but they keep giving me reasons to hate them. I have the 3 axis kit. It started with them shipping me a defective open box item, then proceeded to drag their feet for a month to replace it. Finally after disputing and requesting a refund, they shipped me a replacement. When it works, it works fine. But the app is so full of bugs, it takes forever to set up. Every time there's a firmware update or app update, something breaks. Last time, it was a forced firmware update that bricked my mini in the middle of my 8 day backpacking trip in Chile. This time, it's the new turntable update that is crashing my app every time I try to access the + menu for the ease in ease out feature when it's in pan tilt mode (works fine when it's just panning mode). These problems, I will usually find a solution or the next release will get a fix, but as a professional who needs the device to be reliable, this is unacceptable. I didn't purchase this to be a beta tester. I will consider this purchase a lesson learned and switch to another brand for my next purchase.
The hardware gets 5 stars when controlled from the full size genie. But the app, it sucks. I constantly have problems with it. Setting up a simple pan TL, takes time, which it shouldn't. Is turns the genie mini the wrong way (or all the way around), app crashes, app freezing, etc. When I do finally get it to work, I finish one pan, then I have to quit the app to get it to connect to the mini again. If you switch screens on your phone while using the app, then try to go back to it. It won't work. You have to quit the app, then reconnect, then hit new time lapse, for it to show the right information. Using this app on a professional level? I don't recommend it, especially when you have clients around, it won't work. I rely on the full genie to control the three axis or two axis setup when clients are around. I have used both a Nexus 5 and 5x with the app, with the same results. Syrp needs to hire some better app developers.
- Added Turntable feature
- Bluetooth connection no longer drops when phone screen is off
- Made tilting 'danger zone' feature optional, resets to 'ON' when App restarted
- Fix for 'STOP' button not working in video mode
- Fixes for preset saving, editing and deleting
- Fixes for issues with firmware updates when both tilting and panning Genie Minis are connected
Brinno Pan Lapse is a simple rotating stand with Bluetooth remotely controlled.