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eMotimo Spectrum ST4-102 Interview Mode

The Spectrum ST4 is great for live and programmed video! The first time you use it, you will find that it's faster, smoother, and quieter than our previous products and anything else on the market (anywhere close to our class). This video is an overview of how to program the eMotimo Spectrum ST4 to shoot video in a continuous loop for interviews.

Setting up a continuous loop shot is very similar to shooting in programmed video mode. First, frame up your shot by setting start and end points on 2, 3, or 4 axis. Next, set the time it will take to translate between these points in seconds (hint, keep it slow to start if using a longer lens). Then define the amount of ramp times (acceleration times) to smooth the starts and stops. You have the option to add preroll and postroll delays to add stationary dwell if desired. On shot type, select Ping-Pong mode to indicate that you want to continuously bounce between the start and end point, then select "Go". Interrupt the shot any time by pressing the X button on the remote or the center button the navstick (on the side of the Spectrum ST4).

Hint: If you are shooting in close proximity to a microphone, select a quiet mode from the Live Presets menu and keep the translation speeds low on the slider axis.

The eMotimo Spectrum ST4 is a 4-axis motion controller with built in pan and tilt. It is meant for cameras 15 lbs or less. It integrates and drives 2 additional powered axis like slide and focus. It is controlled by either the included wireless gaming remote or the navigation joystick on the side of the unit.
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In the video above, the eMotimo Spectrum ST4 was paired with an iFootage Shark S1 Slider, enabling 3 axis (pan, tilt, and slide). You can find more information about this slider or purchase the bundle here:

Other instructional videos for the Spectrum ST4 can be found here: