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Varanus SV-1 - single drive set (slide), for Kameleon sliders.

Varanus Motion Control Kit was named the Best Video Product on International FVF 2016 Fairs!

Professional, single drive set for Kameleon sliders 64, 94, 130 cm. It allows you to record extremely smooth and dynamic scenes in motion. Programmable controller precisely manages the operation of the engine and - after connecting the appropriate cable – camera shutter in Time-lapse mode.

Possibility of setting the track, determine the speed of movement and looping, allows to automate the work of a filmmaker. As a result, it becomes possible to develop ambitious film production without additional cameramen.

Advanced algorithms used in the original software allow you to simplify the process of creating time-lapse movies. After selecting the starting and finishing points, setting number of frames and shutter speed, the device automatically performs all necessary calculations. This allows you to avoid troublesome calculations and simplify the creative process.

Efficient, energy-saving motor allows you to work at different planes: from horizontal to vertical and in all intermediate settings. Using popular batteries Sony NP - Series Fxxx provides up to 8 hours of work in video mode and more than 70 hours in the Time-lapse.
Maximum load of mounted recording device is 6 kg for horizontal movement and 3 kg for vertical.

Set is manufactured of durable and lasting aluminum alloys. Controllers housing is resistant to splashes, shock and allows you to work in difficult weather conditions (-10 to +40° C). Unlike the joysticks used in similar devices, which are susceptible to dirt and - in time - subject to frequent mechanical defects, we've intentionally used hermetic navigation buttons, guaranteeing long-term and reliable operation of our product.

The included holder allows for mounting controller on slider.
The modular design allows you to combine sets or increase their functionality with additional accessories (see recommended products below).

Basic functions:

  • Two modes – Video and Time-lapse
  • Works in various planes
  • Advanced algorithms for track, speed and tilt calculations
  • Memory bank with 10 slots
  • Remote shutter release
  • Star delay and loop
  • Speed adjustment
  • RAMP
  • Battery info
  • Power efficient
  • Splash, shock and weather resistant controller
  • Compatible with Kameleon Sliders.

Check our selection of shutter release cables: link.

  • Min. speed in Video mode, horizontal movement: 0,12 mm/s
  • Max. speed in Video mode, horizontal movement: 90 mm/s
  • Max. load of the trolley, horizontal movement: 6 kg
  • Max. load of the trolley, vertical movement: 3 kg
  • Operating time with NP-F970 battery: 72 h in Time-lapse
  • 8 h in Video mode (1 motor non-stop)
  • Slide motor weight: 0,5 kg


1. Battery Charger for Sony NP-Fxxx (or equivalent).
2. Battery Adapter with a power cord.
3. AC Adapter 230/12 V.
4. The controller with the battery holder and adapter for battery.
5. The movement motor (Slide).
6. Holder for the controller or the monitor.
7. Holder for the toothed belt.
8. Holder for the toothed belt with a tensioner.
9. Toothed belt.


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