Car turntable & construction accessories | Top Solution

Car turntable & construction accessories | Top Solution

With this car turntable you’ll create professional photo series with ease; Pre-Motion also provides construction accessories like a car-bearing elevated floor with a sloping side. This will make it easy to drive cars into and out of your photo space. Optionally with photo walls and flexible positioning software (360° control).

Would you rather just buy the turntable, without construction accessories? Choose our Basic Solution. We also offer a Total Solution: a complete photo studio box.

  • To be installed on an existing floor
  • Easy to drive on and off thanks to the sloping side
  • Optionally with prefab wall sets for a perfect photo corner
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Production to order, expected delivery time approx. 6 weeks
Top Solution for 360-degree photography

Have you already got a nice photo corner, or are you creating a new photo space? With a high-quality car turntable, your company will be photographing cars for years without any problems. With this Top Solution, a turntable is incorporated into your photo space without having to modify the existing floor. A set of photo walls from Pre-Motion can help you realize your photo corner concept fast, without the need for an interior builder. This solution will result in a photo corner that will give you the desired end-result: an attractive online car presentation.

The most popular turntable for car photography is Ø 4.5 metres, with a carrying capacity of 3000 kg. All passenger cars will fit on this; including the extended Audi A8L, for instance. Do you photograph many commercial vehicles, campers and other heavy vehicles? Go for our Ø 5-metre turntable -or perhaps an even bigger one. Don’t choose a turntable that’s unnecessarily large. For good car photos, the cars have to be placed exactly in the middle of your revolving platform. An (overly) large turntable makes centering the car on the platform more difficult.

We manufacture our car turntables ourselves in our workshop in Veenendaal (the Netherlands). Our turntables are low-noise and only 15 cm high, and they’re built with high-quality parts, including motors, wheels and bearings. This ensures reliability and a long service life.

Turntable control

The turntable comes with basic controls: start/stop, left/right and speed. Want to photograph all cars from the exact same angles? Upgrade your controls with optional automatic positioning, camera control or photo organizer. Choose from various control options for optimal 360° car photography and 3D animations!

Recessed or surface-mounted installation?

For car photography it’s best, in both an aesthetic and a practical sense, to either 1) construct an elevated floor around the turntable or 2) recess the turntable in a floor yet to be poured. This way, driving on and off the platform will be easy and the turntable will be almost invisible in your photos.

1. Surface-mounted with surrounding elevated floor

Pre-Motion installs the turntable on your floor and builds an elevated floor around it. This car-bearing floor has adjustable feet to fine-tune its height. This way we can correct for minor imperfections in your original floor. Using a laser we position the turntable at the exact same height as the surrounding elevated floor. The elevated floor will match the turntable’s height perfectly and will by default measure 6.5 x 7 metres. Optionally, we can adjust its size to your space.

Turntable with surrounding elevated floorPhoto: installation of a turntable with surrounding elevated floor and sloping side.

2. Recessed installation in your (new) floor
Do want to have your turntable installed recessed in a new floor? Choose our Basic Solution: a photography turntable without surrounding elevated floor. Read more about the differences between recessed and surface-mounted installation on our web page about turntable integration possibilities.

A well-lit photo space is crucial
In the end, all you really care about is the final result: high-quality photos of your cars. A properly-lit photo space, combined with the right camera position, is crucial to achieve this. As a turntable manufacturer we’ve not only invested in engineering solutions, but also in expertise concerning lighting and photography techniques, in order to assist you in this area.

Lighting circumstances will be different for each business location. If you decide to go for a Pre-Motion turntable, a lighting expert can come and offer advice at your location. Based on their recommendations, we’ll suggest a suitable lighting plan. Naturally, you may also turn to your own photographer for lighting advice.

Personal advice

Do you have questions about this Top Solution for car photography? Feel free to contact a turntable specialist from Pre-Motion. Want to improve the quality of your car photos right away? Check out our car photography guide!

Turntable(s) for the realization of your concept

Have you developed your own concept and are you looking for a manufacturer of high-quality turntables? Pre-Motion can be your partner as a turntable supplier. We’ll gladly make individual arrangements with you. Depending on the number of turntables you need, we can agree on a price. If so desired, we can also deliver under white label.

Looking for a full-blown studio box for your location? Check out our complete photo studio for car photography.

Diameter turntable Ø 450 cm (optionally larger)
Recessed and/or surface-mounted installation? Surface-mounted with surrounding elevated floor
Construction material Steel
Aluminium version available? No
Finish top Plywood top surface
Turntable height incl. plywood 15 cm
Standard load bearing capacity 3000 kg
Carrying capacity heavy version 4000 kg
Carrying capacity extra-heavy version No extra-heavy version available
Lightweight aluminium No lightweight version available
Adjustable rotation speed? Yes
Rotation speed Continuously adjustable: approximately 0.60-1.50 rotation per minute
Extra-slow motors Optional
Extra-fast motors Optional
Direction Counter-clockwise, Clockwise
Power supply Operates on 230 VAC
Power consumption 0.36 KW
Suitable for outdoor use? Optional
Sliding contact (on-board power outlet) Optional (standard 8A)
Positioning available? Optional
Include remote control? Optional
Control via app? Optional
Permanent, mobile or temporary use? Permanent installation
Buy or rent? Buy
Installation of this turntable for car photography
  • The turntable is manufactured and tested extensively at our workshop in Veenendaal.
  • We’ll install the turntable with accessories in your space on the pre-arranged days.
  • Depending on the options chosen, installation can be completed in just a couple of days.
  • After installation, a Pre-Motion employee will explain how the turntable works.

Once your photo space is completely finished, including proper lighting, you can start taking photos!

Choosing your ideal turntable controls
1. Basic controls

The platform comes equipped with basic controls: start, stop, clockwise rotation, counter-clockwise rotation and adjustable speed. With these controls you can start and stop the revolving platform at the push of a button. You take photos manually. This basic control system is also available with optional remote control.

2. Extended controls: flexible 360° positioning software

On a touch panel you can create rotation programmes to an accuracy of one degree; the turntable will follow the programme you’ve entered. At each stop the turntable signals your camera to take a photo. After each photo the turntable rotates to the next position, until the entire programme has been run. In addition to this ‘stop programme’ you can also have the turntable rotate continuously, for 360-degree video recording, for instance. For this purpose, you can adjust the rotation speed.

3. Photo-Motion-Manager: PC control with software

Are you processing many cars a day and is organizing photos a time-consuming task? Or are you taking photos for various customers, each with their own requirements? This control option will come in extremely handy. The Photo-Motion software allows you to create several workflows and export profiles. The photos are no longer stored on the memory card inside the camera, but organized on your PC right away, in a separate folder for each car photographed. This system can be optionally expanded with several cameras for 3D-video animations. Both the turntable and the camera(s) are controlled by the PC.

Read more about turntable control and positioning.

Set of walls for the realization of your photo corner
Do you have a back wall that’s already suitable for photography (with a lick of paint)? Or is the back wall part of your building or renovating plans? If not, we can supply wall elements that can help you realize your photo space quickly. Pre-Motion offers wall elements in 2 shapes: L-shape or U- shape. Optionally, the wall set can be extended in 0.5-metre increments.

  • L-shape set: elevated floor of 6.5 x 7 m + walls
  • Photo corner concept L-shape

  • U-shape set: elevated floor of 6.5 x 7 m + walls
  • Photo corner concept U-shape

Shutting out unwanted light

To shut out unwanted ambient light, a white curtain on the open side is a smart and simple solution. This way, the outside will not be reflected in the car and all internal lighting is reflected back into your photo corner.

White curtain in your photo corner