ShooTools has come out with a new motion control device that you can use with virtually any slider in existence.
Heralded as the "first universal panning tool," the AutoPan allows users to synchronize pans with any slider on the market without the need of hardware or tools. It's equipped with an internal motor that can be programmed in four different modes: Target, Panorama, Async, and Spin.
Check out this promo video to learn more:
The key features of the AutoPan that filmmakers will probably be most interested in is the fact that it will work with any slider or dolly, manual or motorized—without the need of tools. This is great for those who already have one that they love, because they won't have to choose between getting the AutoPan or having to forfeit their favorite motion control tools.
Furthermore, there is a 3/8" hole on the bottom and a 1/4" thread on the top to mount your camera. It has almost 10' of travel length, is fully programmable, and, again, 4 modes to choose from:
The AutoPan isn't available as of yet, nor is there any word on the price, but head on over to the ShooTools website to learn more.