Letus35 Helix Jr. Kit for BMCC

Letus35 Helix Jr. Kit for BMCC

Letus35 Helix Jr. Kit for BMCC

B&H # LEHXJRBMCCK MFR # LT-HXJR-BMCCKIT
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Product Highlights

  • Power the Camera off Helix Jr. Battery
  • Helix Jr. 3-Axis Powered Stabilizer
  • Handheld-Mode Model with Dual Handgrips
  • Power Cable for BMCC
  • Coldshoe Monitor Mount
  • 12 lb Payload
  • Optically-Centered Design
  • Frame and Handgrips Leveled with Camera
  • Flat-Bottom Design for Ground Placement
  • Bluetooth Module for Adjusting Settings
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Compatible With: Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Mid-Size Cameras

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Panasonic GH4

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Sony a7S

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  • 1Description

This Letus35 Helix Jr. Kit includes a power cable that allows you to power your camera off of the Helix Jr. battery. This battery has been tested to power the Helix Jr., a camera, and a monitor altogether for approximately two hours, in most cases more than two hours. The kit consists of the handheld-mode version of the Helix Jr., the above-mentioned power cable for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and a coldshoe monitor mount.

The Helix Jr. is a more lightweight and compact version of the original Helix, yet features the same optically centered design, and same reputable controller board. It's made for small and mid-size cameras and is suitable for all productions with up to 12 lb payloads. It's a 3-axis motorized gimbal stabilizer, with several innovative features and design aspects that provide for very efficient operation.

This model is the standard handheld-mode model, which comes with left and right handgrips for handheld operation. Additionally included with it is the Helix Bluetooth module that allows you to wirelessly interact with the Helix Jr. from a Mac/Windows computer or Android app to customize settings. Among a variety of settings, you'll be able to change follow speed, eliminate residual vibration, and change the function of the menu button.

At the top of the list of the innovative features is the optically centered design. The Helix Jr. balances around the optical center of your camera, and this allows for the ability to execute nodal point rolls. It also very much helps with image stabilization since movement of the image sensor is minimized. And re-balancing the Helix Jr. after a lens swap is very quick and easy, as all that's required is adjusting a single axis forward or backward. Another outstanding aspect is a simple but extremely useful one - a flat-bottom design, which will allow you to simply set the Helix Jr. down on the ground or other flat surface between shots, as opposed to hanging it on a piece of support equipment. Another aspect is the positioning of the frame and handgrips. The frame sits under the camera and the handgrips attach leveled with the camera, instead of everything hanging from above. Combined with the compact size, this positioning provides for tighter, better handling.

The Helix Jr. runs on three axes, via a pan motor, tilt motor, and roll motor. When configured for handheld-mode, it can be used in standard handheld mode or in suitcase mode. Suitcase mode entails turning the Helix Jr. 180° and holding it with just one handgrip. The camera in this case can also be turned to compensate for the 180° repositioning; and the handgrip can be rotated to function as a typical top handle. Suitcase mode allows for tilt functionality in one-handed operation. It also helps with hand-offs to second operators.

The Helix Jr. is battery-powered and comes with a 2600 mAh JuiceBox Jr. lithium-ion battery and a charger. An on-board battery indicator will keep you informed of remaining battery life. A hard custom foam cut carrying case is optionally available for transport, but the Helix Jr. is compact and packs away fairly flat, so you might be able to use an existing carrying case. To allow for the lightweight design, the Helix Jr. was made of magnesium, which consists of 2/3 the density of aluminum but is stronger and better absorbs vibration.

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

  • Helix Jr. Gimbal Stabilizer Handheld-Mode with Bluetooth (Magnesium)

    A more lightweight and compact version of the original Helix, yet featuring the same optically-centered design, and same reputable controller board, the Letus35 Helix Jr. is made for small and mid-size cameras, such as DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, and is suitable for all productions with up to 12 lb payloads. It's a 3-axis motorized gimbal stabilizer, with several innovative features and design aspects that provide for very efficient operation, and that existing gimbal users will highly appreciate.

    This model is the standard handheld-mode model, which comes with left and right handgrips for handheld operation. Additionally included with it is the Helix Bluetooth module that allows you to wirelessly interact with the Helix Jr. from a Mac/Windows computer or Android app to customize settings. Among a variety of settings, you'll be able to change follow speed, eliminate residual vibration, and change the function of the menu button.

    At the top of the list of the innovative features is the optically-centered design. The Helix Jr. balances around the optical center of your camera, and this allows for the ability to execute nodal point rolls. It also very much helps with image stabilization since movement of the image sensor is minimized. And re-balancing the Helix Jr. after a lens swap is very quick and easy, as all that's required is adjusting a single axis forward or backward. Another outstanding aspect is a simple but extremely useful one - a flat-bottom design, which will allow you to simply set the Helix Jr. down on the ground or other flat surface between shots, as opposed to hanging it on a separate piece of equipment. Another aspect is the positioning of the frame and handgrips. The frame sits under the camera and the handgrips attach leveled with the camera, instead of everything hanging from above. Combined with the compact size, this positioning provides for tighter, better handling.

    The Helix Jr. runs on three axes, via a pan motor, tilt motor, and roll motor. When configured for handheld-mode, it can be used in standard handheld mode or in suitcase mode. Suitcase mode entails turning the Helix Jr. 180° and holding it with just one handgrip. The camera in this case can also be turned to compensate for the 180° repositioning; and the handgrip can be rotated to function as a typical top handle. Suitcase mode allows for tilt functionality in one-handed operation. It also helps with hand-offs to second operators.

    The Helix Jr. is battery-powered and comes with a 2600 mAh JuiceBox Jr. lithium-ion battery and a charger. An on-board battery indicator will keep you informed of remaining battery life. A hard custom foam cut carrying case is optionally available for transport, but the Helix Jr. is compact and packs away fairly flat, so you might be able to use an existing carrying case. To allow for the lightweight design, the Helix Jr. was made of magnesium, which consists of 2/3 the density of aluminum but is stronger and better absorbs vibration.

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

    Key Features
    • Motorized 3-axis gimbal stabilizer designed for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
    • Compact and lightweight version of the original Helix
    • Optically-centered design - balances around the optical center of the camera
    • Optical centering minimizes sensor movement and greatly helps with image stabilization
    • 12 lb payload
    • Quick re-balancing after lens swaps by simple adjustment of a single axis
    • Flat-bottom design allows placement on the ground or other flat surface between shots
    • The frame and handgrips are positioned leveled with the camera, instead of overhead
    • Convertible to suitcase mode for tilt functionality in one-handed operation
    • Battery and charger included
    Configuration
      Handheld-Mode Model
      Standard model with left and right handgrips for handheld operation

      Bluetooth Module
      Allows wireless settings customization from a computer or Android app
  • BMCC Power Cable for Helix

    Power your Blackmagic Cinema Camera via the Helix onboard batteries with Letus35's BMCC Power Cable. This cable has a 2-pin LEMO connection to plug into the Helix and a DC connection to connect the BMCC.

  • Coldshoe Monitor Mount

    The Coldshoe Monitor Mount from Letus35 is a monitor mount that allows you to mount a preview monitor in a variety of positions using your camera's hot shoe mount. The accessory is suitable when using a Letus Helix or Helix Jr. gimbal stabilizer.

In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Standard Handgrip Set
  • JuiceBox Jr Battery for Helix Jr
  • Juice Box Battery Charger
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Helix Jr. Gimbal Stabilizer Handheld-Mode with Bluetooth (Magnesium)
    Material Magnesium frame, carbon fiber rods
    Payload 12 lb (5.4 kg)
    Included Battery Lithium ion 14.8 V, 2600 mAh; built-in protection circuit; 0.5 lb (227 g)
    Connections 2x 2-pin LEMO (input/output)
    1x 6-pin LEMO port (for optional joysticks)
    Input Power 8-18 V
    Mount Type 1/4"-20 camera screw
    Dimensions 16" (40 cm) span handle to handle (handheld mode)
    Weight 4.75 lb (2.2 kg), with battery installed (handheld mode)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.2 x 11.3 x 5.0"
  • BMCC Power Cable for Helix
    Connector 1 2-pin LEMO
    Connector 2 5.5mm standard DC barrel, center positive
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.3 x 2.4 x 2.1"
  • Coldshoe Monitor Mount
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 2.75 x 0.9"
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