Sapphire Pro


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Sapphire Pro


Motion for the nomadic visual artist

The Sapphire Pro is the lightest and most portable professional motion system in production anywhere.
Simple to use without giving up features we challenge you to find your creative edge, then go further.

View order page for unit availability.
(We're producing as quickly as possible)
 

Ultralight


Ultralight


 

Your backpack thanks you:

Weighing only 3.6 lbs (1.64kg) yet supporting 15lbs (6.8kg), the Sapphire Pro is easy on your spine yet excels with heavy loads, regardless of weather conditions. 

Weight: 3.6 lbs (1.64kg)

Capacity: 15 lbs (6.8kg) balanced

 

The perfect Stage One PLUS companion:

The Sapphire Pro combined with the carbon fiber Stage One PLUS is the ultimate trekking package at a 3-axis combined weight of only 10.5 lbs (4.75kg).

Portability without compromises


Portability without compromises


 
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Packable with room to spare:

Smaller than some lenses, the Sapphire Pro is the most compact professional pan + tilt motion system in production.

Dimensions: 2.75" x 4.5" x 7.5"

Mount: Arca Compatible Plate (included), 1/4 20, 3/8 16

 
 
 

The ultimate trekking package (slide + pan + tilt): 

The Sapphire Pro combined with the carbon fiber Stage One PLUS make up the definitive motion kit for travel.
We challenge you to find a lighter weight, professional system that can expand to any length. No limits.

Weight (with slider): 10 lbs 8 oz (4.76kg)

Capacity: 15 lbs (6.8kg) balanced

Slider Length: 40" (default 2x 20" carbon sets), expandable to infinity

Packable: Precision joinable rails break-down for easy packing/carry on luggage

Power Efficient


Power Efficient


The savings are in the details:

The secret to Sapphire's power efficiency is in the design.

We use 60:1 non back-driving gear assemblies, custom made by one of the world's premiere gear producers. Non-back driving means gears 'lock' into place after each movement, requiring no power to remain fixed at rest! 

And here's why that matters:

When filming timelapse in move-shoot-move mode the pauses, or intervals between camera firing and movements, typically consume a majority of the total time you spend shooting.

The Sapphire has the unique ability to 'sleep' during these pauses and keep your camera perfectly positioned... powered or not.

Simple, Smart Shots


Simple, Smart Shots


Video and and timelapse movement, step-by-step

 

Video

Live: slide + pan + tilt control
Smooth repeatable shots
Ping-pong back and forth for interviews

 

 

Time lapse

Move-shoot-move mode
Continuous shooting mode
Full bulb ramping compatibility

 

Stop Motion

Compatible with Dragonframe stop motion software.
See NMX systems on the set of Chuck Steel.

Also control with:

Graffik 2.0

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PS3 Gamepad

Dragonframe

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Sapphire bundles


Sapphire bundles


Motion for the nomadic visual artist

The Sapphire Pro is the lightest and most portable professional motion system in production anywhere.
Simple to use without giving up features we challenge you to find your creative edge, then go further.

Next production run underway - View order page for updated availability

Sapphire Pro

Sapphire Pro pan + tilt unit fully assembled and ready to connect to your existing NMX pro. 

Includes:

  • Sapphire Pro pan + tilt
  • Custom Sapphire case
  • Deluxe oversized 'L' bracket
  • Small arca style connection plate
  • Sapphire buddy tray
  • (2) 6" motor connection cables
  • 1/4 20 and 3/8 connection screws

$1,150

Sapphire Pro
(ready-to-run)

A plug-and-play Sapphire Pro pan + tilt unit fully assembled and bundled with a pro NMX motion controller and battery. 

Includes:

  • Sapphire Pro pan + tilt
  • Pro NMX motion controller
  • Camera cable
  • 8,000 mah portable battery
  • Custom Sapphire case
  • Deluxe oversized 'L' bracket
  • Small arca style connection plate
  • Sapphire buddy tray
  • (2) 6" motor connection cables
  • 1/4 20 and 3/8 connection screws

$1,575

Sapphire Pro + Stage One PLus slider bundle
(Ready-to-run)

The ultimate plug-and-play package for the backpacking artist. Includes the Sapphire Pro pan + tilt head, Pro NMX Motion Controller, and the carbon fiber Stage One PLUS slider bundle. Everything you need to shoot in 3-axis motion right away.

Includes:

  • Sapphire Pro pan + tilt
  • Pro NMX motion controller
  • Camera cable
  • Stage One PLUS cart & hardware
  • (2) 20" carbon fiber extension sets (slider length configurable)
  • 19:1 gear ratio slider motor
  • 8,000 mah portable battery
  • Custom Sapphire case
  • Deluxe oversized 'L' bracket
  • Small arca style connection plate
  • Sapphire buddy + cart buddy tray
  • (3) 6" motor connection cables
  • 1/4 20 and 3/8 connection screw

$2,495