July 27, 2015

Time-lapse camera specialist Harbortronics is adding a new outdoor camera housing to it's product mix, complete with a variety of mounts, and integrated into complete time-lapse systems. The new 'Cyclapse' family of components, addresses customer requests and experience gained over 11 years of developing, manufacturing, direct sales and support of long term time-lapse systems.

The Cyclapse housing will accommodate full frame SLR and medium format cameras within a very compact, water-tight, weatherproof housing. A full set of mounting solutions have been developed for the housing, along with matching mounts for solar panels. The installed system will look tidy and professional on any job site, and provide years of operation.

Autonomous operation is the intended application for the Cyclapse Classic systems, allowing image collection for extended periods without connection to AC mains or networks. As with the original 'Time-Lapse Package' from Harbortronics, the included electronics are highly efficient. Harbortronics camera systems have been installed overlooking construction sites, dam removal projects, art installations, glaciers, agricultural fields, wild animal studies, and monitoring an amazing variety of other long term processes.

The 'Cyclapse Classic -Standard' system can take 200 or more pictures per day when installed almost anywhere on the planet, and includes a 24MP Canon T6i camera. A wide variety of SLR cameras have already been selected as options for the system, and will be included on the new website over the coming days.

The 'Cyclapse Classic -Extreme IQ' system makes use of the Pentax 645Z medium format camera to produce images that are unsurpassed by any other time-lapse camera system available at any price, all while housed in a tiny, light weight, reasonably priced package. For projects that require the ultimate image quality, the Phase One iUX camera is also an option!


June 29, 2015

Harbortronics has been using the EyeFi Pro X2 WiFi memory cards to perform automated image transfer, but EyeFi has discontinued production on these cards. While it seems there are several alternatives to the Pro X2, such as the new EyeFi Mobi cards, other brands of WiFi memory cards, and cameras with built-in WiFi capability, they all seem to lack the means to automatically transfer an image from the camera to a remote website, and then delete the image off the camera.

Harbortronics has a limited number of the Pro X2 cards, and will very soon discontinue the Cellular Network option of our Time-Lapse Package, when our stock is depleted.