Letus35 Helix 3-Axis Magnesium Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth and RC Modules

Letus35 Helix 3-Axis Magnesium Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth and RC Modules

Letus35 Helix 3-Axis Magnesium Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth and RC Modules

B&H # LELTHELIXMGB MFR # LT-HELIX-MG3-BTRC
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Product Highlights

  • Factory Installed BT and RC Module
  • Supports Up to 16 Pounds
  • Modular 3-Axis Design
  • Balances Around Optical Center of Camera
  • Flat Bottom Design
  • Cold Shoe & Accessory Mounting Points
  • Handheld & Works with Other Stabilizers
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • BaseCam App Download
  • Compatible with Spektrum Controllers
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Options: Bluetooth & RC Module

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RC Module

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Material: Magnesium

Aluminum

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Magnesium

This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

Letus35 LT-HELIX-MG3-BTRC overview

  • 1Description

Stabilizing your camera moves has become the name of the game, and the Helix 3-Axis Magnesium Camera Stabilizer Magnesium from Letus35 stabilizes cameras weighting up to 16 pounds in three axes with its brushless gimbals. This Helix is built from magnesium, which is lighter and stronger than aluminum, while providing superior vibration dampening than aluminum. 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 configuration includes Bluetooth and RC modules. This unit comes with both the Bluetooth and RC modules installed at the factory. The RC module provides remote control of the pan and tilt functions by a second camera operator, while the 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 Helix balances around the optical center of your camera, providing less stress on the system and your camera's 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. The Helix is designed to stabilize your camera while hand-holding the unit; however, with an optional 4th axis, you can also mount the Helix to third party stabilizing systems if you wish. 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.
This Helix comes with the RC and Bluetooth modules installed. The modules provides control of the stabilizer's pan and tilt functions by a second operator. The modules are factory only installation options, and if you have a Helix that you want to add either option to, you will have to send it back to Letus35.
This unit includes the Bluetooth and RC modules. The Bluetooth module gives you the ability to connect the Helix to your computer wirelessly, as well as use the BaseCam app to interact with the Helix via an Android device.
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 with an optional 4th axis, or 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 3-Axis Magnesium Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth and RC Modules
  • Helix Bluetooth Module Upgrade
  • Helix Second Operator Receiver Upgrade
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Letus35 LT-HELIX-MG3-BTRC specs

    Gimbal
    Number of Axes 3-Axis
    Load Capacity 16 lb / 7.3 kg
    Compatibility
    Supported Camera Dimensions H: 5.9 x D: 11.8" / H: 150 x D: 300 mm
    Camera Adjustment Range Roll: 2.36" / 60 mm
    Pan: 2.95" / 75 mm
    Tilt: 3.15" / 80 mm
    Connectivity
    Ports 1 x HD-SDI (BNC) (Video) Output
    1 x HD-SDI (BNC) (Video) Input
    1 x Proprietary (Control) Input
    1 x 2-Pin LEMO (18 VDC Power) Input
    1 x 2-Pin LEMO (18 VDC Power) Output
    General
    Materials Magnesium
    Mounting 4 x 1/4"-20 Female Threads
    1 x Cold Shoe Mount
    Dimensions 20" / 50 cm
    Weight 5.0 lb / 2.3 kg

    Letus35 LT-HELIX-MG3-BTRC reviews

    Helix 3-Axis Magnesium Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth and RC Modules is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best Gimbal/Camera stabilizer It’s been almost one year since I bought this product. I was skeptical first since there aren't many reviews of this product and it is one of the most expensive camera stabilizers in the market. Like, I said it'd been almost a year now, and I had an opportunity to use Letus Helix on plenty of wedding events...and the more I use it, the more I am falling in love with this gimbal. It's very easy to setup; you can set this on the ground quickly change lenses and adjust very quickly. Doesn't take too much of time to bring it back to balance. The encoder motors work great. I love the briefcase mode. I mostly use Canon C100 M2, but this gimbal easily handles my C300 M2 with Canon 16-35L III lens or with the 24-70L lens. I had to practice a little bit to get stable footage, but I had never used gimbal in my life, the learning curve for me was minimal, a couple of hours of good practice is good enough to start getting good footage. I looked into purchasing another gimbal in the markets, but I like the form factor of this gimbal - holding at eye level has its advantage. Customer support is excellent. Overall, I am glad I purchased this product, I am pleased with it, and I am highly recommending to anyone looking to buy Letus Helix with encoder motor. It is one of the best gimbals in the market now.
    Date published: 2018-02-04
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