Syrp is a New Zealand-based company that has introduced a product for shooting unique time-lapses called the ‘Slingshot.’ It’s a cable based dolly system that utilizes things like trees, rocks and other natural (or man made) anchor points to support two cables that the dolly runs on.
After finding your anchor points and running the cables between the two points, the system is tightened using a winch – no tools required. The cable system can be transported to and from location in a backpack included in the kit.
The Slingshot can be configured with Syrp’s Genie to add motorized control, and additional accessories make it possible to create multi-axis time-lapses over distances up to 300ft. Three different kits are offered, starting at $989 without a Genie and up to $3,102 including several accessories for added motion control.