Good product for easy motions.
I was hoping for this remote to be as the Holy Grail and solve the connectivity issues when using the phone and letting the phone be a phone. Having a dedicated device for a task is always better. In theory. Unfortunately, my experience was not as I hoped it would be. I turned on the remote to see how it's like, once I was done exploring the menus I was going to turn it off, but that is one feature this remote doesn't have because it gets stuck on the shutting down screen and that's it. You have to remove the batteries to shut it off. I'm sure that could be a firmware update fix, but to update the firmware you need a cable that was not included with the remote. For over EUR130 you'd expect that to be included. I decided to give it a shot anyway and on my first shoot....well....I had to revert back to the phone, because the remote would constantly lock up and for the life of me I could not get my programmed settings to execute. Final thoughts? I bought an expensive, well-made brick. This was my last hope of salvaging my investment with Edelkrone. Switching to the competitors. I want to be using things as advertised, not troubleshooting them.
I have quite a few Edelkrone products and up to now I have been a big fan of the innovative designs and fantastic build quality. As usual this item is a pleasure to handle and to look at. If it actually did something useful I am sure it would be another great product, but it doesn't! This controller is a massive disappointment. "How wonderful" I thought it has 3 poses so I can have 3 pre programmed pans with different acceleration rates and speeds. "How great!" I will never have to set a speed or acceleration rate again. How wrong I was. You have 3 poses that all have to be at the same speed and acceleration rate. Fantasic! I can go right then left than right again which is pathetic, but it gets worse. I dose not have a memory. So it dose almost nothing, but you have to tell it to do almost nothing every time you want you use the thing!! So I took a deep breath and said "ok, so I will use it manually" Still no good, you can not vary the speed unless you set a pose. I had quite a lot of hair when I bought this product but I torn most of it out in frustration. I can't bring myself to go into detail about the problems with pairing, the fact that it turns itself off far too soon if not used, the battery life, etc, etc. The only good news is that I can boast that I am so rich I can afford to £130 for a paper weight. Oh, I almost forgot. I bought this to control a Head One, which I thought was another great Edelkrone product until it stopped working. It now just make a nasty grinding noise so it is the perfect companion for the controller. Yours (weeping quertly) Neil Waving firstname.lastname@example.org 07973 149672
So often manufacturers make the remote from plastic the most important part of the kit the you have just purchased, Not here, made from Billet great feel in the hand and robust, another detail I love is the magnetic battery cover, super easy to change batteries and no broken plastic plastic clips that is so often the case with cheap plastic remotes.And works fantastically well in my wildlife filming, so much easier to use than the App on my iPhone. Great design and quality 10/10 as always from this company
I’m using a Slider One with a head one module, and even if the iOS app is well done, it’s a bit frustrating to re-connect each time you switch to another app (e.g. the control app for my osmo). So this little remote controller comes as a simple and straightforward tool to trigger your motions. It supports loops, I haven’t checked the wireless range but the point is to let the phone appart and to have all the controls you need on a dedicated device. It’s heavy and solid, and I’d never seen a battery compartment like this : very clever design with a magnet ;) The next accessory I expect from Edelkrone is a battery adapter for infinite loops or day-long moving timelapses ;)
the speed of the slide must be selectable immediately. and the screen is really too small
I bought this as my phone would sometime run out of battery. It's great to have a dedicated controller for everything, well done Edelkrone!!
My problem with the controller, which I must say feels very well made, is that it doesn’t add much functionality, if any at all, to Edelkrone app which isavailable, for free, to use on your smart phone. Another small criticism is that I found the screen to be a little on the small side
well worth it as now I can view my camera on my phone remotely while still being able to control the panning etc. before had to keep switching which was very very annoying. Build is amazing (as with all Edelkrone products that I have), price is good. Would recommend
It's new an nice and usefull designet product. I like the magnetic closure for the battery compartment. The funktionality ist easy like with the phone and im some case better/faster. (timelapse) The display of the charging status can be improved. Its a bit strange... I think it will be better with a Update. The Update of the Controller himself and all connected sliders, dollys and headones ist clever designed and easy to make.
Best product i used
Ich bin sehr zufrieden ab jetzt nutze ich fast nur Controller
The edelkrone Controller is an awesome tool that speeds up my work extremely. Thanx edelkrone.
Accessorio molto utile e pratico. Gli svantaggi sono solo 2: - durata batterie molto breve; un pacco batteria ricaricabile è auspicabile; - monitor per settaggi troppo piccolo.
After the last Update Works perfect, now we can work with DollyPlus, JonOne and HeadPlus in the same Time.