Linear Adapter Setup Tutorial

 

 

Please watch the tutorial video above to direct you through the process of setting up your Linear Slider Adapter for Radian. If you are having any issues or would like help with directions, please contact us using the button below and we'll be in touch! PDF versions of the Setup Instruction Manuals included with each kit are provided below.

StudioFX Linear Adapter Manual

Rhino Linear Adapter Manual

 

Things To Be Aware Of:

  • If you are using a Rhino Slider and received an incorrectly assembled U-Bracket, please refer to our instructions on Adjusting Your Linear Adapter for Rhino
  • For your camera's safety and for precise motion time lapse movements, make sure all brackets, thumb screws, and hex bolts are securely fastened. When using your Linear Adapter with Radian, check that the bearings are turning smoothly/without resistance or getting stuck when Radian drives linearly using the gear belt.
  • To program your Radian 2 for linear motion, make sure you have specified App settings as displayed below. To use your Radian 2 for linear motion, go to Devices -> Slide. To specify your Slider length and metric units, go to Settings -> Slider Settings -> Inches/Meters/Length. To program your linear time lapse, go to New Time Lapse -> Set top setting to Slide. Your Time Lapse Status page on the Radian App will display the movement/distance

        

 

  • For 3-Axis time lapse using Radian 2, specify each specific Radian 2 as Pan, Tilt, or Slide in Devices and separately program Pan degrees, Tilt degrees, and Linear (Slide) distance in the Time Lapse page. We will have a 3-Axis tutorial for Radian 2 soon
  • For Radian 1 users, specify your Radian for Linear Motion in the time lapse section of the app. If you are having difficulty uploading accurate settings, please check your slider settings under the 'Settings' section of the app and toggle between imperial/metric units. There may be a small bug with programming in different units that we're looking into. 
  • If you are using Radian for vertical motion or multi-axis setups with a heavy Radian/Camera load on the slider, we recommend incorporating a counter-balance system on your rig using the notches on the Linear Adapter U-Bracket. Radian's vertical load capacity is 4 lbs. 
  • We are still working through App settings for Linear Motion. There is currently an issue with driving a linear time lapse at an angle due to power supply to the motor- please be sure to counter-weight your slider setup to avoid damaging your Radian's gearing. We are working on this. If you find any other issues, please let us know via email below.

 

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