Letus35 Helix 4-Axis Aluminum Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth-WiFi Module

Letus35 Helix 4-Axis Aluminum Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth-WiFi Module

Letus35 Helix 4-Axis Aluminum Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth-WiFi Module

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Product Highlights

  • Factory-Installed Bluetooth-WiFi Module
  • Supports Up to 16 Pounds
  • Balances Around Optical Center of Camera
  • Flat Bottom Design
  • Cold Shoe & Accessory Mounting Points
  • 3-Axis Stabilizer with Mounting Axis
  • Handheld & Works with Other Stabilizers
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
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Options: Bluetooth-WiFi Module

Bluetooth & RC Module

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Bluetooth-WiFi & RC Module

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Bluetooth-WiFi Module None

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RC Module

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Material: Aluminum

Aluminum Magnesium

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This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

Letus35 LT-HELIX4-BT overview

  • 1Description

Stabilizing your camera moves has become the name of the game, and the Helix 4-Axis Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth-WiFi Module from Letus35 stabilizes cameras weighting up to 16 pounds in three axes with its brushless gimbals. This Helix is built from aluminum, which provides an excellent balance between weight and strength. The Helix is a powered stabilizer that features a modular design with a removable platform for each of the three axes: roll, pan, and tilt. The modular design allows you to quickly turn your three-axis stabilizer into a one-axis stabilizer. This unit includes the 4th axis, which allows you to mount the Helix on a third party balancing system, such as a Steadicam, or tripod, while retaining full function of the Helix's 3 Axes. An optional spacer is required for mounting the stabilizer to a vest/arm-type stabilizer. The factory installed Bluetooth module allows you to setup your Helix using an Android device running the BaseCam app, or using a laptop with the BaseCam desktop software. BaseCam is a free download. The WiFi allows you to interface with the iOS Letus Helix app, available on the app store.

The Helix balances around the optical center of your camera, providing less stress on the system and your cameras image stabilization system, but also allowing nodal camera rolls. The flat bottom design of the Helix allows you to place it down on a flat surface without requiring a stand mount or other support. It incorporates a cold shoe and 1/4"-20 accessory mounting points on the unit and handgrips. Please note: this unit does not include a battery or charger, which you must source separately.

Note: The Helix is wired according to US standards. Any 3rd-party power accessories must be compatible.

The Helix is designed balance and stabilize around the optical center of your camera/lens combination. This allows you to do nodal point rolls, and as the image sensor movement is reduced significantly compared to off-center stabilizers, image stabilization is improved.
It has been tested to work with cameras as light as the Sony a7S, and works with cameras weighing up to 16 pounds.
The Bluetooth module gives you the ability to connect the Helix to your computer wirelessly, as well as use the SimpleBGC app to interact with the Helix via an Android device. The WiFi allows you to interface with the iOs Letus Helix app.
This Helix comes with the Bluetooth module installed. The module allows you to set up your Helix using an android device or laptop with the Basecam app or desktop software. The Bluetooth module is a factory installation option only, and if you have a Helix that you want to add the Bluetooth option to, you will have to send it back to Letus35. When you choose the Bluetooth option, the WiFi is installed together with it.
You support the Helix system by holding onto it with two hands; the right handgrip allows you to tilt the Helix, while the left handgrip rotates freely.
Each axis platform of the system allows balance adjustment that reduces operating stress on the unit and the operator, and is indexed in millimeters allowing quick re-sets when switching between lenses.
Re-balancing the Helix after a lens changes is simply a matter of sliding a single axis forward or back. You can be back up and running without missing a beat.
The Helix system can be built up or torn down to accommodate your needs. Use one axis on top of an optional arm/vest type stabilizer for an auto-horizon solution. Switch to a three-axis setup to go full handheld.
The electronics are protected from reverse polarity, overheating, and over-current conditions.
The USB interface allows for configuration, control, and firmware upgrades.
This unit does not include a battery or charger, which you must source separately.
In the Box
Letus35 Helix 4-Axis Aluminum Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth-WiFi Module
  • Helix Bluetooth Module Upgrade
  • Helix Second Operator Receiver Upgrade
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Letus35 LT-HELIX4-BT specs

    Material of Construction CNC-milled 6061-T6 Swiss-sourced aluminum
    Black anodized finish
    Load Capacity 16 lb (7.3 kg)
    Adjustment Range Roll: 2.36" (60 mm)
    Pan: 2.95" (75 mm) (forward and back)
    Tilt: 3.15" (80 mm)
    Connectors Rear Ports
    1 x HD-SDI, output
    1 x Joystick, input
    1 x 2-pin LEMO (8 to 18 VDC power input)

    Top Slip-Ring Pass-Through
    1 x HD-SDI, input
    8 to 18 VDC power output
    Mounting 1 x 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole on top and bottom of each handle
    1 x Cold Shoe
    Dimension Width: 20" (50 cm), handle to handle
    Camera Clearance: 5.9" (150 mm), camera mounting point to back
    Weight 6.5 lb (2.9 kg)

    Letus35 LT-HELIX4-BT reviews

    Helix 4-Axis Aluminum Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth-WiFi Module is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best gimbal on the market We have used 3 Helix units from Jr model to full size Magnesium models. Unlike ALL other gimbal systems, this one can be held easily at eye level and is lighter. It also does not need a stand like all other gimbal systems as well... You can just it down on a table or the ground and pick it right back up again. The design is GENIUS. As far as the previous review, I'm sorry they had trouble with it but there is a LOT of documentation on the website via manuals, FAQs and training videos! Software and firmware updates have made this gimbal rock solid and it has run PERFECTLY for us on every shoot.
    Date published: 2016-04-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of Junk Apart from having zero documentation on how to set it up and the worst customer service on the planet, I had this gimbal for a few months and was never able to get it to work properly. I've used the Ronin and Movi' products and they are light years ahead of this piece of garbage. Super quirky...terrible micro-shake and a host of other challenges. This little guy ruined several shoots for me. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY on this product. Go with a more proven commodity.
    Date published: 2016-02-24
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