The YC Onion Hot Dog 3.0 Motorized Slider 120cm includes a motor that attaches to the slider carriage to motorize your slides with smooth, consistent motion. Using an iOS/Android companion app, you can assign A and B start and end travel points in both video and time-lapse modes. Settings such as speed and back and forth loop motion are also assignable. In time-lapse mode, you can adjust the frame rate, the number of photos, interval time, exposure, damping, and other parameters. The motor also has onboard buttons for setting A and B start and end points directly without an app. The motor attaches to the slider carriage with included screws, and a belt attaches to the motor and to the two ends of the slider by quick release clip mounts. You can also remove the motor and belt and use the slider fully manually.
The motor can also be paired with select DJI and Zhiyun-Tech gimbals, and simultaneous motion settings can be assigned for the slider and the gimbal from the same YC Onion app to achieve 4-axis motion control. To pair the DJI Ronin-S or RS 2, an optional YC Onion Interlink module is additionally required. There are separate ones available for these two gimbals, and they sandwich in between the gimbal and the slider. But Zhiyun gimbals can be paired directly, without any add-on module required. The following Zhiyun gimbals are directly compatible: WEEBILL LAB, WEEBILL-S, CRANE 3 LAB, CRANE 3S, CRANE 2S, CRANE 2, and CRANE-M2. The WEEBILL-2 is expected to be compatible in the near future as well.
Time–lapse capture can be achieved with the slider placed horizontally or slanted on a tripod. The motor supports up to 44 lb horizontally, up to 31 lb when inclined at 45° on a tripod, and up to 14 lb when mounted fully vertically.
The YC Onion Hot Dog 3.0 Motorized Slider 120cm carriage features a 3/8″-16 screw, supporting compatible tripod heads and ball heads (as well as the optional Interlink module). On the bottom of the slider are 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threads for mounting the slider on a tripod.