Letus35 Helix 3-Axis Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth/RC Modules and Encoders (Magnesium)

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Letus35 Helix 3-Axis Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth/RC Modules and Encoders (Magnesium)
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Letus35 Helix Overview

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 Bluetooth and RC modules. 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.

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:
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 and RC modules provide control of the stabilizer's pan and tilt functions by a second operator
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

Letus35 Helix Specs

Material of ConstructionCNC-Milled Magnesium
Black Anodized Finish
Load Capacity16 lb / 7.3 kg
Adjustment RangeRoll: 2.36" / 60 mm
Pan: 2.95" / 75 mm (Forward and Back)
Tilt: 3.15" / 80 mm
ConnectorsRear 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
Mounting1 x 1/4"-20 Threaded Mounting Hole on Top and Bottom of Each Handle
1 x Cold Shoe
DimensionWidth: 20" / 50 cm (Handle to Handle)
Camera Clearance: 5.9" / 150 mm (Camera Mounting Point to Back)
Weight5.0 lb / 2.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight13.96 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.9 x 13.6 x 6"
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Will this work with a Canon XF405?

Will this work with a Canon XF405?
Asked by: Andrew
You can fly a Canon XF405 on this stabilizer.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2019-10-24

Will this work with the Canon c200

Will this work with the Canon c200
Asked by: Crist
Yes it will. The Letus Helix is designed to handle cameras like the Canon C200.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-09-17

Will this hold an Ursa Mini Pro 4.6k? With a lens ...

Will this hold an Ursa Mini Pro 4.6k? With a lens & battery I’m under 16lbs, but not sure if it will support the form factor.
Asked by: Cary
If your total load is under 16 pounds it should work, however you more than likely will need to add the Letus35 Heavy Duty Camera Plate for Helix, B&H # LELTHXHDCP. The heavy duty plate allows you to use a larger sized camera on the Helix. https://bhpho.to/2iasObp
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-01-13

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Can the Letus35 hold a Black Magic Ursa Mini Pro 4.6k?With a lens and battery I'd be within the payload, but it looks like a lot of dslr/mirrorless shooters are using this. Not sure if there'd be enough clearance in the back with the battery. Does the battery have a D-Tap outlet I could use to power the UMP?
Asked by: Cary
If it is within the payload it should work, however you may need the Letus35 Heavy Duty Camera Plate for Helix, B&H # LELTHXHDC as well. That plate allows you to balance larger cameras on the Helix. https://bhpho.to/2iasObp
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-01-08

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What is in the package? It comes with 5200mh battery? comes with juice box? Joistick? Charger? Cable Lemo-Dtap? It is not clear what comes in the package. On YouTube there are unboxing videos where you bring all the accessories. Can you help me?
Asked by: bamk
On the B&H page for the Letus35 Helix 3-Axis Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth/RC Modules and Encoders (Magnesium) we list what is In the Box :Letus35 Helix 3-Axis Camera Stabilizer with Bluetooth/RC Modules and Encoders (Magnesium)Helix Bluetooth Module UpgradeHelix Second Operator Receiver UpgradeLimited 1-Year WarrantyThe other items you mentioned are not in this kit.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2019-07-18

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Will this hold aN Ursa Mini Pro 4.6k?
Asked by: Cary
According to Letus, yes you can fly a BMD URSA Mini Pro 4.6K with the Helix 3. You will need this cable, Letus35 Sony F5/F55 Power Cable for Helix (XLR to LEMO) B&H # LELTHXXLR and they strongly suggest a second battery, Letus35 Helix Juice Box Battery (5200 mAh) B&H # LELTHXJBOX.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Will this gimbal fly the C300 mark II without any additional parts?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it will. The Helix supports a load up to 16 Pounds and is designed to work with Cinema cameras like the C300 Mark II.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can this unit be remote controlled? How much is the RC? Is there software to adjust the unit like the Movi? Can it be on my iMac portable, iPad or iPhone or must it be on my desktop? How hard to adjust is it? I was told by their engineer that they were updating the 3 axis units with a sturdier control board/circuit board. Was this done? Thank you, Dr. Berne Shaw, a loyal B&H Customer and very much wanting to buy Helix 3 axis unit
Asked by: Bernard S.
Yes, the Helix can be remote controlled by a RC control if you purchase the 2nd Operator mode. Futaba is a well regarded brand of remote controllers that we sell. The number of channels and the frequencies need to be determined before purchasing. Prices for the Futaba start around $165.00. You can access the Helix for adjustments via the Bluetooth Module.We suggest that, while they can be added later, getting both the 2nd Operator Mode and the Bluetooth module installed beforehand is a very good idea since they can only be added by Letus technicians.Since the Helix is only on pre-order at this time, you will be assured of getting the very latest version.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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