Letus35 Helix 3-Axis Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth Module and Encoders (Magnesium)

Letus35 Helix 3-Axis Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth Module and Encoders (Magnesium)

Letus35 Helix 3-Axis Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth Module and Encoders (Magnesium)

B&H # LELTHXECMG3 MFR # LT-HXEC-MG3
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Letus35 Helix overview

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The Helix 3-Axis Camera Stabilizer (Magnesium) from Letus35 stabilizes cameras weighting up to 16 lb in three axes with its brushless gimbals. 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 a Bluetooth module. 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.

The Helix balances around the optical center of your camera, reducing stress on the system and your camera's image stabilization system and it also allows 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. 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.

Helix 3-Axis Camera Stabilizer

The Helix is designed to balance and stabilize around the optical center of your camera/lens combination, allowing you to do nodal point rolls.
As the image sensor movement is reduced significantly compared to off-center stabilizers, image stabilization is improved.
Compatible with Sony a7S and other cameras weighing up to 16 lb.
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 can 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 change can be achieved by sliding a single axis forward or back.
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.
Electrical parts are protected from reverse polarity, overheating, and over-current conditions.
USB interface allows for configuration, control, and firmware upgrades.

Encoders

Prevent motors from losing their position (skipping steps) when bumped or moved too vigorously
Help in increasing the battery life
Increases torque that helps you to capture more panning shots
Helps you to physically adjust the camera's position by hand and have the gimbal maintain this position
Improves stabilization precision
In the Box
Letus35 Helix 3-Axis Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth Module and Encoders (Magnesium)
  • Helix Bluetooth Module Upgrade szzwwstvvfwdubrz
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Letus35 Helix specs

    Material of Construction CNC-milled magnesium
    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 out
    1 x Joystick in
    1 x 2-pin LEMO (8 to 18 VDC power in)

    Top Slip-Ring Pass-Through
    1 x HD-SDI in
    8 to 18 VDC power out
    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 5.0 lb / 2.3 kg

    Letus35 Helix reviews

    Helix 3-Axis Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth Module and Encoders (Magnesium) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than Ronin 1, almost equal to Ronin 2 This is the best light stabilization system that can support Red cameras, Arri Mini Alexa, BM 4.6k, Sony Fs7 or Dslr cameras with cage, heavy lenses and external battery, that is, with all its accessories together. It's better than the Ronin M, Ronin 1, Movi M5 and I tell you this because those teams are very heavy that need external arms, easyrigs or steadys to not tire after a few minutes. Apparently the resistant magnesium of the Helix, lightens all the equipment and its engines are powerful. I would put it a little less at the level of the Ronin 2 and Movi10 because those teams are already another type of similar systems and equally heavy, but popular. The Helix is quite portable and easy to calibrate on a flat surface. Always use the Helix application on your iPhone that simplifies everything, because entering through usb to basecam, that is very technical and complicated. Everything is connected through Wifi and Bluetooth. Do not buy the version with RC because I personally would not use it. It is a remote control that is purchased separately to move the Helix and I suppose it would be used to put the Helix on a car or drive it from a distance and I do not do that. If you are going to use movie cameras, make sure you have 3 batteries, because the Helix feeds the cameras through specific cables that are on your website. And also the same battery powers the follow focus through D-Tap. It has been a good buy.
    Date published: 2018-08-22
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