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December 10, 2014

by Mindarin

A smart, affordable, and easy to use timelapse trigger.

Two and a half years ago we launched our first Kickstarter: Astro Time-lapse + Motion Control. With the amazing support of the Kickstarter community we were able to turn our idea into a reality. Now we are very excited to be back with a new project.

Pico was born out of our desire to make time-lapse accessible and fun for everyone. DSLR and mirrorless cameras can take amazing pictures and give us a lot of control, but they aren’t very smart; and even though our smartphones are incredibly capable, the built-in camera’s functions are still pretty limited.

So we thought, wouldn’t it be great to have the best of both worlds? And that’s why we created Pico.

What is Pico?

Pico is like a new brain for your camera.

Use the free smartphone app to create a program and send it to Pico. After transferring your settings, you can unplug it from your smartphone and Pico will save the program in its memory. Then, connect Pico to your camera using the included adaptor cable, and Pico will take control to create the time-lapse sequence.

Manual Mode

If you don’t have a smartphone with you, you can still use Pico as a simple intervalometer. To set the shooting interval, just press and hold Pico, and count the number of beeps to reach your desired interval. Each beep equals one second. Let go and Pico will start shooting at the programmed interval until you unplug it.

Advanced Modes

With the smartphone app, you have the ability to create professional time-lapses:

HDR (High Dynamic Range): Take multiple photographs at varying exposure levels.

Bulb Ramping: A technique used to compensate for natural changes in light. It is ideal for seamless day to night sequences.

Speed Ramping: You can adjust the speed of time within the time-lapse to add a cool slowing or accelerating effect.

Always with you

There is a saying that the best camera is the one that you have with you; we believe the same is true for time-lapse photography. You don’t always know when something amazing will happen and we want you to have Pico at hand when it does.

Pico is small enough to always be in your camera bag, and with a battery life of 8 years, you will never have to worry about charging it. Just keep Pico in your bag and you will always be ready to capture that epic moment.

Technical Specs

Weight: 0.4 oz / 11 gr
Battery life: 8 years

Camera compatibility: Pico includes a cable that connects to your camera. There are 9 different cables to choose from that work with more than 300 different cameras. See the full list of supported cameras in our FAQs section.

Smartphone compatibility: iOS 6 or higher & Android 2.3 or higher.

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