FreeVision VILTA 3-Axis 2-in-1 Gimbal for HERO5/4/3

FreeVision VILTA 3-Axis 2-in-1 Gimbal for HERO5/4/3

FreeVision VILTA 3-Axis 2-in-1 Gimbal for HERO5/4/3

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Product Highlights

  • Handheld and Wearable Operation Modes
  • Removable Base w/ Fold-Out 2-Prong Mount
  • Joystick/Controls Remain on the Base
  • Base/Handle 9.5-Hour Dual Battery System
  • Powers Camera via Optional USB Adapter
  • 360° Infinite Pan Rotation
  • Manual/Follow Pan and Tilt Control
  • Adjustable Speed/Sensitivity Joystick
  • Advanced Motor/Servo Control Algorithms
  • Auto Balance Calibration upon Power-On
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FreeVision VILTA overview

  • 1Description

The FreeVision VILTA is a compact, ergonomic three-axis gimbal offering handheld and wearable operation modes. The handle can be removed, and the remaining gimbal base can be used independently. The base features a standard GoPro two-prong mount that folds out on the bottom and allows you to attach the base onto numerous GoPro support accessories. Accordingly, you can wear the base on helmets, mount it on bikes, and much more. Moreover, the VILTA joystick is on the base rather than the handle, so even when you use the base independently you retain all functionality. The VILTA supports the GoPro HERO5 Black directly into its integrated camera holder, and it fits the HERO4 and HERO3 via an included bracket that installs into the camera holder.

The base and handle each pack its own battery. When the two units are used together, you get up to 9.5 hours of operation. When the base is used separately, it runs for up to 1.5 hours. The base also supports a separately sold USB adapter that installs into the camera holder to power the camera from the base/handle batteries. (For the HERO5 Black, the model # of the adapter is VILTA-G5A. For the HERO3 and HERO4, the model # is VILTA-G34A. Please note, with the USB adapter the camera cannot be used underwater.

The VILTA offers manual and follow control of the pan and tilt axes, and 360° infinite rotation along the pan axis. For manual control, it has a stepless thumb joystick with adjustable speed and sensitivity for different conditions and preferences. Behind these functions, the VILTA features advanced motor control and servo control algorithms that provide fast response speed and high control precision. The VILTA also has an auto-calibration feature that automatically sets it to the optimal balance every time you power it on.

The VILTA also comes with a user-friendly mobile app for iOS that allows you to control the gimbal remotely as well as monitor the video from the GoPro. In addition to its own functions, the app has most of the features of the GoPro app, so you won't need to switch back and forth between the two apps.

Key Features
  • Ergonomic three-axis gimbal with handheld and wearable operation modes
  • Removable gimbal base with a fold-out two-prong mount on the bottom
  • Joystick is on the base, so you retain all functionality even when removing and using the base separately
  • Base/handle 9.5-hour dual-battery system
  • Optional USB adapters supported for powering the camera from the base/gimbal
  • 360° infinite pan rotation
  • Manual and follow pan and tilt control
  • Adjustable speed/sensitivity joystick
  • Advanced motor/servo control algorithms
  • Automatic balance calibration upon power on
Modes
  • Object lock
  • Inverted
  • Flashlight
  • Side stand
  • Follow
  • Semi-follow
  • Fast reset
  • Selfie
UPC: 191859000119
In the Box
FreeVision VILTA 3-Axis 2-in-1 Gimbal for HERO5/4/3
  • Bracket for GoPro HERO4/HERO3
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    FreeVision VILTA specs

    Compatibility GoPro HERO5 Black; HERO4/HERO3 via included bracket
    Rotation Pan Axis: 360°
    Tilt Axis: -45 to 100°
    Roll Axis: +/-40°
    Mechanical Endpoint Range Pan Axis: 360°
    Tilt Axis: -90 to 135°
    Roll Axis: -44 to 90°
    Rotation Speed +/-500°/sec (max)
    Static Accuracy Pitch: 0.001°
    Roll: 0.001°
    Yaw: 0.002°
    Motion Accuracy Pitch: 0.01°
    Roll: 0.01°
    Yaw: 0.02°
    Mobile App Requirements iOS (iPhone 5 and above)
    Batteries Gimbal Battery:
    7.4 V, 400 mAh, 2.96 Wh lithium-ion
    1.5-hour operating time
    1-hour (5 V, 1 A) charging time

    Handle Battery:
    7.4 V, 2000 mAh, 14.8 Wh lithium-ion
    8-hour operating time
    2.5-hour (5 V, 2 A) charging time
    Voltage 8.5 V
    Operating Current Static: 350 mA, Dynamic: 3 A
    Power Consumption 2.5 W
    Operating Frequency 2.412-2.462 GHz
    Operating Temperature 14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C)
    Dimensions 3.7 x 1.6 x 10.2" (9.4 x 4.1 x 25.8 cm) (folded)
    Weight 0.95 lb (430 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.4 x 5.6 x 2.6"

    FreeVision VILTA reviews

    VILTA 3-Axis 2-in-1 Gimbal for HERO5/4/3 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST gimbal, features, no more changing GoPro 5/6 batteries Bought this because of all the features. (1) can charge/power the gimbal only, handle only, or both; (2) HOT SHOE from GoPro 5 or 6 to the gimbal means you never change the GoPro battery again!; (3) all features work with GoPro 3, 4, 5 and 6; (4) attach charging cable to battery bank in your pocket, get a 128GB micro SD card and you can shoot all day non-stop; (5) their iPhone SOFTWARE is so much farther advanced than any other: controls all functions on GoPro (incl 6) while showing full view live camera image (and you can still use GoPro VOICE COMMANDS at the same time, controls all movement/functions on gimbal; (6) gimbal 'locks' in place while not on instead of wandering aimlessly making is as small as it can get while off; (7) batteries last a LONG TIME, charge quickly; (8) you can manually grab the camera/gimbal, aim it higher or lower and it will stay at that attitude...or you can use the 4 way directional button ON the gimbal with or without the handle...or you can direct it with your iPhone up/down, left/right etc.;(9) their tech/help dept is the BEST!� I called, left msg, I emailed - they both called me back in a couple of hours, one from USA, one from China, both really smart, helpful.� Just a great experience, great product.
    Date published: 2017-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good... This unit works real well. Came out of the box and I set it up on day 1. Works nicely with a GoPro 5 since it has the built in monitor in the back. I did a lot of research for the right gimbal unit for us to use and after all was reviewed and picked apart we choose this one. Very happy with our purchase nd have not had any issues so far (2 months ownership). It has many feature that I have yet to turn or, as the case may be, take apart. I'm impressed with this purchase.
    Date published: 2017-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first gimbal - works great As this was my first experience with a gimbal for my GoPro, I had no real expectations except that it work as advertised. I had completed quite a bit of research on GoPro gimbals but had not run across this brand until I visited the B&H store in NYC last month. I was quite impressed with the construction as well as the removable handle feature that none of the others I had looked at had. I really only needed the wearable configuration (I plan to use it as a body cam) but would have liked more available battery power without the handle. My solution to this was to get the DJI OSMO chest mount strap which mounts nicely to the 1/4 fitting on side of the gimbal and allows you to securely mount the entire gimbal with the handle. Although the built in GoPro (retractable) mounting tabs are convenient, they just never seemed that robust for my needs. I am using a GoPro Hero5 which is a bit heavier than the Hero 3/4 and adds to the overall load on those mounting tabs. In any case, using the full Gimbal with the DJI OSMO chest strap will work just fine for my needs. I also have a Hero 4 and will try using that camera as well. Along with the gimbal, I added the GoPro power connector accessory which powers the GoPro from the gimbal handle battery The gimbal came with a nice carrying case that will securely hold and protect the gimbal and GoPro for traveling. The FreeVision IOS app works OK although it took a bit to get it configured. In the end, all I was looking for was having the ability to turn the recording on and off from the gimbal. I did get a chance to try the app on an Android and could not get it to work successfully. Since that is not my main mobile device I did not spend that much time on it. As far as the gimbal performance in concerned, I have tested it to my satisfaction with the chest mount, attached to a golf cart, and just carrying it with the handle., Overall, I would recommend this gimbal.
    Date published: 2017-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small, Light and works straight out of the box Easy to use, easy to handle, nimble and consistant
    Date published: 2017-11-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product� and excellent customer service I bought the Freevision VILTA Stabilizer for Gopro HERO 5 Black several months ago. The first thing I paid attention to this product was how “bad” the background noise it would generate during the video recording, compared to other similar products on market. Well I felt lucky that the noise was really better than acceptable, simply thinking about how the microphone mechanically close to and tightly attached with the three high speed motors. The recording sounds were fairly clear and crispy. The real problem I encountered when I started to use the stabilizer was battery charging. There are two batteries involved. One is the battery inside the Wearable Gimbal and the other is inside the handle. I used a normal 5V/2A USB charger to do the job separately and found the charging could never finish, with the Wearable Gimbal charging indicator always flashing, and handle charging finished in more than 10 hours. After several times of unsuccessful trials I gave up and had to contact the manufacturer. I got their customer service email address and phone numbers pretty easily from their website. I emailed them, with no confidence about their reply. To my surprise they replied immediately and let me report the details to their tech engineer. Good thing is they let me use their APP on my cell phone to tell the charging parameters such as the voltage, current, …, versus time. Well after all there was still no answer. Finally they simply let me ship the product to them. Things I could never think of were that they found the problem two hours after they received the product. They suggested that I had not used their original charging cable. Oh my god it was true. I had not. The original cable was mix up with my many other USB cables and I could not find the right one. They were then so nice to send me back �a new cable (without charge) together with my product. After I tried the new cable, everything solved with the charging time of less than 3 hours for the Wearable Gimbal and about 3 hours for the handle. I was so grateful to the customer service as a whole, the patience and expertise of personals who involved during the process. Now I realized how important the quality of a charging cable is. I will give this product a five star no doubt, considering all the other advantages, such as the convenience of the power adaptor, the battery inside the handle as a power backup. �One more thing, with this Freevision VILTA Stabilizer, I don’t have to change the camera battery any more during all my recording time, as I have to with other products.
    Date published: 2017-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Love it!
    Date published: 2018-01-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good!!! Went to S. Korea with it and got some great shots on my GoPro! Stable videos! Sometimes drifts and needs centering.
    Date published: 2018-03-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well built but could use a few improvements Good: -Ergonomic handle -Trigger is a nice feature -I love the rosette 1/4" threaded mount on the side -Works with DJI Osmo accessories -Well built overall and smooth operation -Carrying case is pretty good and not too bulky Bad or could use some improvement: -Android app is not in the market place -It was very difficult pairing the gimbal and the GoPro through the app. I still don't think I have it right. -The battery in the wearable portion gets pretty warm when the handle is charging it. -The design of the camera holder doesn't allow the use of any lens filters (if you have a hero 3 or 4) -The camera's power button is also difficult to reach because of the holder (if you have a hero 3 or 4) -I hate the large Freevision logo in bold red letters on the carrying case Overall: This is my first gimbal purchase and I'm glad I chose the FreeVision for it's versatility and overall battery life. I wish the wearable portion had a replaceable battery. I have read a few reviews that said there was a little play between the handle and the wearable portion. The one I received had none. I hope the next is also splash proof or water resistant.
    Date published: 2018-03-29
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