We have been making turntables for 360° product photography for the last decade already, for ourselves and for you. We work with our own turntables on a daily basis. That enables us to develop, update and finetune the hard- and software continuously.
Now, after having designed, build and programmed approximately 4 generations of turntables, we are proud to present you our most advanced turntable: The VR1m!
Our goal with the VR1m was to build a turntable without play, with an accuracy of more than 0.05°. The VR1m manages to easily keep up with these goals and has a repeatable accuracy of 0.02°.
Furthermore the VR1m had to be a sturdy turntable. The VR1m has entirely been made out of anodised aluminium with Acrylic black high gloss side panels. The internal gears are made from very durable and tough POM (better known as Delrin).
The top disc is made out of steel, enabling us to attach a (consumable) top disc using magnets. In the center of this top disc you can insert a socket hex bolt that can be used to center any other (eg. foamed PVC) top disc.
Despite its compact dimensions of 45x45x15 cm, the VR1m can support an object disc with a diameter of 1 meter and can support loads of up to 100 kg.
Despite its high specs and its extremely elaborate, yet user-friendly user interface, the VR1m is one of the most affordable automatic turntables on the market today. In fact it is THE most affordable turntable when you compare it to the maximum load it can carry. We are proud to say that we have succeeded in keeping the price of the VR1m as low as €1395,- (excl. VAT)
We produce the VR1m ourselves and have it in stock at the moment, so delivery will be fast.
The VR1m turntable is, as mentioned, the result of years of experience in the field of 360° product photography. As a result the VR1m is the turntable, that offers the most complete set of options and applications compared to any other turntable for 360° photography that is available on the market today.
We’re talking about the functionality of the turntable here. We do not consider things like capturing / storing or editing pictures, from the camera, as the functionality of a turntable. Such software already exists and the professional product photographer has often integrated this software into his / her workflow for a long time already.
Our view is that the creator of a turntable should not traverse this workflow by letting the software of the turntable take over parts of this workflow. Especially if this comes at the expense of important turntable functionality. We, the makers of the VR1m, who also work with the VR1m on a daily basis, have therefore enhanced the VR1m software up to a level that it contains every conceivable application for a turntable.
However, the VR1m user interface is never compelling or forcing you towards a particular method or workflow. All functions are accessible at any time. That is the key to a flexible and diverse user interface.
• variable number of stops per revolution • variable speed • variable acceleration • variable pauze- / stabilize time • variable camera trigger-time • variable number of triggers per stop • incremental and absolute rotations • crosslaser automatically turns on/off (always off whilst capturing) • continuous rotation (for video) • set current position as zero • goto function
Mode 2: Stop-motion animations and complex 360° product photography
• adjustable incremental rotation per stop • turn laser on after each capture (or not) • further similar to list above
Mode 3: Product photography from selected number of angles
• create your own list of angles • continuously loop these angles (trade fair) or take pictures only once • further similar to list above
Technical specifications of the VR1m:
• Max. object disc diameter: 100 cm (optional) • Max. allowed load: 100 kg • Diameter steel top disc (black): 40 cm • Steel top disc has 8 tapped holes used to to fix your own large object disc . Of course you also can buy one of our optional readily made white top discs. The VR1m come without white top disc, because these are considered consumables.
Object discs are the surface on top of which the object that is to be photographed will be placed. Hence the object disc has two functions: 1. To give the object support to stand on and 2. to enlarge the white area surface surrounding the object, in order to have the borders of the disc fall outside or behind the object.
Our optional object discs are primarily meant to do the latter. If you want to support an object that has a footprint outside of the supporting black steel disc of the VR1m, we advise you to create your own objects disc made from MDF panels and fix it with 8 M6 bolts to the black steel disc. Of course if you are no DIY person, we can do that for you as well according to your specifications. Just drop us an note.
The object discs in the list underneath are made from foamed PVC:
Prices object discs (foamed PVC):
• Ø 60 cm – price € 80,- • Ø 80 cm – price € 120,- • Ø 100 cm – price € 200,-
A cross laser projects a red cross onto the centre of the object disc in order to indicate where to put you object on the turntable.
We have the following cross lasers on stock:
• Cross laser type 1:
This very crisp cross laser should be located precisely above the centre of the turntable.
• Focusable red cross laser (5mW). • Including power supply and cabling, suitable for connection to the VR1m.
Price cross laser type 1 (laser only): € 45,- Price cross laser type 1 (complete set with cables and power supply): €120,- Price cross laser type 1 (complete with cables, power supply and 3D printed adjustable clip): € 200,-
• Cross laser type 2:
This is a cros laser consisting of two seperate line lasers that can be adjusted to cross one another at a desired spot (the centre of the turntable eg.). This laser is suitable for situations where a cros laser can not be put directly above the centre of the turntable. It is suitable for short distances only. This cross laser is battery operated, so no external power supply is needed.
Price cross laser type 2 (laser only): € 25,- Price cross laser type 2 (complete set with cables): €50,-
•Camera trigger cables:
Camera trigger cables should be connected between the VR1m and your camera in order to trigger the camera (take a picture) at every stop or when the trigger button has been pressed in the user interface.
The VR1m comes complete with one free camera trigger cable. Since different camera brand need types of different trigger cables however, you need to specify what the brand is of the camera you would like to use with the VR1m. You can do this in the comment section of the order form of the VR1m.