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PINE Motion Controller Series

PINE is a series of one of the most universal and flexible Motion Controllers on the market.

Introducing…

PINE R
PINE LITE
Original PINE

PINE are wireless controller for motion controlled photography & videography applications.
Create automated camera movements, panoramic Giga-Pixel and 360° photo sphere photographs, motion controlled time-lapse, automated 3D model photogrammetry imagery, and more.

Starting from 299.99€

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Everything in one Device

PINE will give you advanced motion control capabilities never seen before in a controller.

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Universal and Flexible

No Limitations!
PINE is widely compatible with existing hardware like sliders, pan & tilt heads, and focus units.
Control up to 4 axes and 2 cameras simultaneously with one controller.

Smartphone Control

The most comfortable way to control your system. Just use your smartphone or tablet and the PINE Motion App will give you access to the vast features of the PINE Controller.
Once you have everything set-up, the PINE controller will finish its application even if the app is disconnected or your phone’s battery dies.

The PINE Motion App is and will always be FREE.

Download the App today and try our DEMO Mode.

Available for Android and iOS devices.

High Quality Connectors & Cables

The best motor connectors in a motion controller yet!
Lockable high-quality Hirose connectors – unseen in this price category.
A variety of different motor adapter cables are available right in our shop.

PINE Series Models

Meet the PINE family

PINE R
Our newest Controller. Highly optimized with everything you need to a very competitive pricing.
Control up to 4 axes and 1 camera.
The main difference between our new PINE R and the original PINE is that the PINE R is not expandable with other Controllers. You are limited to 4 axes.

Original PINE
The first Black Forest Motion Controller from our successful Kickstarter campaign. It is our most advanced Controller and is capable to expand wirelessly and via cables with other original PINE Controllers to create multi-axis setups.
Control up to 4 axes and 2 camera.

PINE LITE
Our most affordable Controller.
Control up to 2 axes and 1 camera.

Feature PINE R PINE PINE LITE
Number of Motor Ports 4 4 2
Number of Camera Ports 1 2 1
Auxiliary Port YES YES YES
Wirelessly Expandable NO YES NO
Wired Expandability NO YES NO

Specifications

PINE R

PINE LITE

Original PINE

Operating Temperature -20ºC (-4ºF) to +45ºC (113ºF)
Storage Temperature -30ºC (-22ºF) to +60ºC (140ºF)
Humidity 10% – 90% non-condensing
Connectors Power – DC Barrel Jack 2.1×5.5mm (center positive)
USB – Micro USB B
Motors – Hirose HR10A-7R-6S(73) (6 pin Female) (mating with: HR10A-7P-6P (73) )
Cameras – 2 x 2.5mm TRS Jack (3 pin connector)
Auxiliary – 1 x 2.5mm TRS Jack (3 pin connector)
Expansion Ports (only for original PINE) – 2 x RJ11 (6 pin)
Limit Switch Compatible Yes, mechanic switch for each motor (pin 5 and 6 on HR10 connectors)
Motor Type Bipolar Stepper Motor (max. 1.2A per channel)
Number of Axis 4 per Controller (2 for PINE LITE) / Unlimited with Expansion
(only for original PINE)
Expansion Daisy-Chain
(Wireless over Bluetooth or with RJ11 6P6C cables)
(only for original PINE)
Power Input 10-24V DC
Dimensions 3.9″ x 3.0″ / 99 mm x 77 mm
Weight approx. 150 g / 5.3 oz
App Compatibility Android 4.3 or later
iPhone 5 and up / iOS 10.3 or later
Wireless Range 100-300 ft (30-100 m) – Controller to Smartphone and Controller to Controller (for original PINE)
(max. values under ideal conditions such as line of sight)
Wireless Technology Standard Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1 (2.4 – 2.48 GHz)
CPU ARM Cortex
Firmware Update Ready Yes, per micro USB (with PINE Firmware Updater Utility)

List of Compatible Motor Devices

PINE is compatible with most motor devices like Sliders, Pan & Tilt Heads, and Turntables that make use of stepper motors. We do have suitable motor adapter cables for the common systems available in our shop. Those cables will allow for a plug & play integration with those systems. Alternatively, we offer open-end cables, which can be used for DIY projects and allow users to attach a mating connector of their choice.

The following list shows motor units directly compatible with PINE. If you have a system that is not listed below, please get in contact with us.

  • Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Slider

  • Dynamic Perception Stage One Slider

  • Dynamic Perception Sapphire Pro Pan Tilt Head

  • Dynamic Perception Stage R Rotary System

  • MDK V5 Pan & Tilt Head

  • MDK V6 Pan & Tilt Head

  • Rhino Motion Slider

  • PocketSlider PT PRO

  • PT Pan Tilt Head (PocketSlider)

  • Cinectic Axis 360

  • Cognisys Rotary Table

  • Panocatcher Maestro Head

  • Nic-O-Slider

  • Nic-O-Tilt Head

  • eMotimo Turntable

  • PureMoCo Focus/Zoom Unit

  • GVM Slider

  • A&J Slider

  • many more…