The 'First Universal Panning Tool' Works with Any Slider on the Market

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.     

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Looks like a great slider add-on, provided the price is reasonable.

June 16, 2016 at 11:12AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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If it works well, count me in. I find my Konova Master Pan attachment wobbly and clunky to use.

June 16, 2016 at 11:30AM

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I like this, but I'm guessing I will be less enthusiastic when they announce the price. This will be expensive.

June 16, 2016 at 12:44PM

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A potentially great tool, but it seems that they could have attached a second cable to the other end of the slider and made this a fully motorized system. The panning feature is great, but manually moving the camera on the slider is still a struggle (for me).

June 17, 2016 at 9:09AM, Edited June 17, 9:09AM

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David Patterson
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It also works with motorized sliders, so you can choose the slider you want to use with it.

June 18, 2016 at 10:40AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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