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  CineDrive 1-Axis (No slider)

Our Price: $2,199.95

CineDrive Slider Motor*:

Magnalink™ Accessories:
Magnalink Motor Clamp w/ Magnalink Mounting Plate [Add $139.90]

Camera Control Cable*:
Additional Axes

F.I.Z. Motor w/ MCB and 8" Cable:

Motor Mount*:
CineSlider / Stealth [Add $99.95]
Pocket Dolly [Add $99.95]
Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly [Add $99.95]
Shuttle Pod [Add $249.95]
Additional Power


Description Videos
This CineDrive® 1-axis package has all of the tools to start building your CineDrive® system beginning with a fully digital 1-axis slider set-up (slider not included). If you’re looking to add more CineDrive® components in the future or are just seeking digital slider motion control via your laptop or iPad device this is the package for you. Perfect if you already own a Kessler camera slider.

Kessler CineDrive® is a revolutionary multi-axis camera motion control system that puts the emphasis on filmmaker creativity. Never before has any one system provided the power and versatility required to give users multi-axis control that is configurable enough to meet the needs of filmmakers in the studio and in the field as elegantly as CineDrive® does. Its modular design allows users to custom build their system in a matter of minutes or months, depending on budget and use. Whether for live-action, time-lapse or stop-motion, CineDrive® was built to give users robust key-framable motion control at their fingertips. Its rock-solid engineering and innovative technology ensures it performs today and will continue to for years to come.

Wireless iPad & Windows Untethered Control

Kessler CineDrive® features the ability to begin working via a wired or wireless connection (tethered) and continue working after they've disconnected their Windows or iPad device (untethered). This functionality allows users for example to set up a motion control move, unplug or turn off their laptop and leave while CineDrive® continues to execute the move. CineDrive® also allows users to connect up to 4 devices to one CineDrive® brain and control moves. If a user wanted to connect a laptop and an iPad or multiple of each, they have the ability to do so.

Key Frame Editing
with Bezier Curves

Easing out of and into motion control moves is accomplished using a familiar Bezier curve environment. Precise keyframe editing has never been easier.

For a full list of CineDrive's features, visit www.kesslercinedrive.com


- CineDrive® Brain with AC (Wall) Power Cord
- Slider Motor
- Slider Motor Control Box
- Camera Control Cable
- Appropriate Cables and Hardware
- kOS Software for iPad (iOS 7.1 or newer)
- Native kOS software for Windows 7 and 8 OS
- Native kOS software for Mac OS X (10.9 or newer)

*Note: A Kessler dolly/slider that is able to be motorized is needed to complete the 1-axis system.

*Note: A motor mount is needed to motorize a dolly/slider
Select an elektraDRIVE/CineDrive® Motor Mount if needed (select 'None' if already have one). elektraDRIVE and CineDrive® motor mounts are the same and can be interchanged.

F.I.Z. (Focus/Iris/Zoom) Motors:
Choose up to a total of 2 motors

Includes (if selected, per motor):
- F.I.Z. Motor with Mounting Bracket (mountable to 15mm or 19mm rods)
- Lens Gear (with zip-ties for non-cinema style lenses)
- Appropriate cables and hardware

*Note: A rod system is needed for mounting F.I.Z. motors

Technical Specs

Download Quick Start Guide

Minimum System Requirements:

Operating System - Windows 7, Service Pack 1
Screen Resolution - 1366x768
CPU - Intel i3, 2GHz
Memory - 4 GB

iOS 7.1 or newer

Operating System - Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or newer
Screen Resolution - 1366x766
CPU - Intel i3, 2GHz
Memory - 4 GB

CineDrive® Motor Explanation
We recommend the 100 series motor for most applications. If lifting (vertically) more than 12.5 lbs., we would suggest a stronger motor - however you will lose top end speed. (100 series is 2X faster than the 200 series when at the same speed setting)

This explanation pertains primarily to the use of our slider in a vertical or inclined configuration.

Although the mechanical portion of the motor is the exact same as its analog elektraDRIVE counterpart, the way the motor is controlled is completely different. This means the way it performs will also be completely different. With our analog system, we would simply send pulses of energy to the motor and we would predict the position. This means that if you were performing a slow vertical/incline move where the pulse was far apart and you had a motor with a high enough gear ratio (e.g. 50:1 & 100:1), that could be back driven (reversed/fall) when not under power, the motor would drift back between pulses and throw off the “predicted” position.

Now with the CineDrive® digital system we have a high resolution encoder that monitors exact position of the motor and will use the available power to hold that position. Because of this feature we can now recommend the higher geared motors for slow movements and still have the high speed, all the while, increasing the virtual/incline lift capacity.

The one limiting factor is the one amp limit on the control board. The max limits you see listed by each motor is based off of the highest speed (highest current draw). If you as the user set the speed on the motor to a lesser/slower amount the a motor will be able to lift more. For example, the 50:1 motor will kick the current limit switch when lifting more than 7.5 lbs. at full speed, but if you set the max motor speed to 50% you will be able lift 15 lbs. because at half the speed you will not draw enough power to kick the current limit switch.

Please keep in mind that if you do chose a motor that can be back driven, if you have a power loss to the system, your camera can possibly back drive (reverse/fall) rapidly and damage could be possible.

Vertical Weight Capacities
50 Series: 7.5 lbs.
100 Series: 12.5 lbs.
200 Series: 30 lbs.
500 Series: 50+ lbs.
1000 Series: 50+ lbs.

Motor Dynamic Speed Ranges (Horizontal):
50 Series: 13.96" per second (35.46 cm per second)
50 Series with Speed Doubler Pulley: 27.92" per second (70.92 cm per second)

100 Series: 7.69" per second (19.53 cm per second)
100 Series with Speed Doubler Pulley: 15.38" per second (39.07 cm per second)

200 Series: 3.10" per second (7.87 cm per second)
200 Series with Speed Doubler Pulley: 6.20 per second (15.75 cm per second)

500 Series: 1.65" per second (4.20 cm per second)
500 Series with Speed Doubler Pulley: 3.30" per second (8.38 cm per second)

1000 Series: 0.91" per second (2.31 cm per second)
1000 Series with Speed Doubler Pulley: 1.82" per second (4.62 cm per second)

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