We now have version R2 of the Radian software out, and you can check it out at alpinelaboratories.com/upgrade! This new software supports video panning via Direct Drive, as well as a host of other new features.

However, if you would like to do continuous video pans with Radian using the R1 software, you can do this at 2 speeds: ~1 degree/second and ~4 degrees/second.

To set your Radian to pan at ~1 degree per second without using Direct Drive: 
Radian can pans at 1 degree per second when taking a time-lapse. Because of this, we can "fool" Radian into thinking that it is taking a time-lapse with a large distance between photos. To do this you will want to do the following (this is a bit tricky, as this is not what Radian was designed for): 

  • Set your # degrees to move = twice the angle you would like to pan for
  • Set your Duration  = (# degree to move) / 55  [ Round up to the nearest Minute ]
  • Set your interval = Duration / 2   [ Round up to nearest second ]

Please note that Radian attempts to take a photo as its first action, so you will need to wait before motion starts. The time that you will have to wait is roughly equal to your interval minus the number of degrees that you want the Radian to move. 

Example: You want to move 45 degrees at ~1 degree/second: 
Angle = 90
Duration = 2 minutes
Interval = 1 minute
You will need to wait about 20 seconds after programming/power up before motion starts, and motion will execute for ~40 seconds. 

To set your Radian to pan at ~4 degrees per second:

We developed a secondary feature to allow for previewing your time-lapse, but it is underdeveloped as of yet (we are improving on this in the next firmware update). To use this feature, you can do the following:

  • Set your angle and direction
  • Set your interval equal to your total time-lapse duration
  • Upload the settings to your Radian
  • Your Radian will wait about 10 seconds, and then it will drive the set angle.
  • Once this is done, you will need to turn your Radian off and then on before you can re-program it.