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ikan EC-1 Beholder Gimbal and Flex Handle Stabilizer Kit

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ikan EC-1 Beholder Gimbal and Flex Handle Stabilizer Kit
Key Features
  • Included 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal
  • Supports Loads from 2 to 4.5 Pounds
  • QR Camera Plate
  • 12-Bit Encoder, 32-Bit Controller
The ikan EC-1 Beholder Gimbal and Flex Handle Stabilizer Kit adds a two-handed flexing support to an EC-1 Beholder gimbal. Both the gimbal and the Flex Handle Stabilizer come in their own case, with the full set of accessories as if purchased separately. The gimbal supports cameras weighing from 2 to 4.5 pounds, so it is well-suited for use with a variety of mirrorless and DSLR cameras. The camera platform incorporates three locking levers that allow you to adjust and balance your camera on the gimbal without requiring tools.
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ikan EC1 Beholder Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Beholder EC-1
  • 3Four Operating Modes
  • 4Other Features
  • 5Flex Handle Stabilizer

The ikan EC-1 Beholder Gimbal and Flex Handle Stabilizer Kit adds a two-handed flexing support to an EC-1 Beholder gimbal. Both the gimbal and the Flex Handle Stabilizer come in their own case, with the full set of accessories as if purchased separately. The gimbal supports cameras weighing from 2 to 4.5 pounds, so it is well-suited for use with a variety of mirrorless and DSLR cameras. The camera platform incorporates three locking levers that allow you to adjust and balance your camera on the gimbal without requiring tools.

The EC-1 features a 32-bit controller with a 12-bit encoder to create smooth, accurate, and efficient stabilization for fast response and extended battery life. The built-in joystick allows you to reframe the shot electronically for smooth framing adjustment, and allows you to select the gimbal's operating mode as well. Three follow modes: pan only, pan and tilt, and 3-axis (pan, tilt, and roll), allow you control over which axes to stabilize and which to allow follow movement on. A fourth mode, lock mode, will hold the camera locked onto one point, and in any of the gimbal's modes, you can reposition the camera manually by holding it in place and have it hold that position. You can also invert the gimbal for low angle underslung shots. A built-in 3/8"-16 threaded mounting hole allows you to mount the gimbal on a tripod. The unit is powered by 3 x 18650 rechargeable batteries.

Beholder EC-1

Designed for mirrorless and DSLR cameras, the Beholder EC-1 is a 3-axis, brushless, motorized gimbal that features 360° of rotation in the yaw axis.

Four Operating Modes

Lock Mode - yaw, pitch, and roll axis work together to keep the camera pointed in one direction
Pan-Follow Mode - follow pan axis and hold the tilt position steady.
Follow Mode - both tilt and pan axes follow the movements of the operator.
3-Axis Follow Mode - no restrictions as it allows the camera to follow pan, tilt, and roll following the operator's movements.
You can easily switch to inverted mode at any time by simply flipping the handle over the camera, and the four selectable modes still function in inverted mode.

Other Features

The built-in joystick allows you to make smooth framing adjustments within the shot regardless of the mode that you are in.
A display screen on the back of the handle provides information on the battery life and operating mode.
Two 1/4"-20 threaded mounting holes on the handle are suitable for mounting accessories.
The batteries reside inside a caddy, which is inserted into the handle to power the gimbal. You can charge the batteries in the caddy by using a 2.5A/12.5W USB charger (not included). This charging method will only charge the batteries to 80% capacity, and ikan recommends removing the batteries from the caddy and using a dedicated charger such as the ikan ICH-SC4 to full charge the batteries.
The USB port on the handle is for firmware updates. Please note that it cannot be used to charge the batteries or power accessories.

Flex Handle Stabilizer

Based on a mechanical design, using no motors, and requiring no batteries to operate, it complements the Beholder gimbal by providing stabilization in a fourth axis.
The Flex Handle works to reduce vertical motions introduced into your shot by walking or running during a take.
The spring tension is adjustable to support gimbal plus camera loads from 1.8 to 15.8 pounds. This enables you to adjust the amount of tension required to match the needs of the shot.
The unit breaks down to pack into its case, and is easily reassembled. The handgrips mount using a rosette system that allows you to attach the handles in a variety of positions.
UPC: 847983023318

ikan EC1 Beholder Specs

Gimbal
Load Capacity2 to 4.5 lb / 0.91 to 2.04
Tripod Mounting Thread3/8"-16
Accessory Mount Thread2 x 1/4"-20
Rotation RangePan/Yaw: 360°
Roll/Horizon: 360°
Pitch/Tilt 360°
Battery3 x 18650, 3.7 V
Battery Operating TimeApproximately 8 to 10 hours
Battery Charging TimeApproximately 3 to 4 hours (80% capacity)
Working Temperature14 to 158°F / -10 to 70°C
Dimensions14.2 x 7.24 x 3.1" / 36 x 18.4 x 7.9 cm
Weight2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
Hand Grip
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Compatible withBeholder gimbals
Payload Range1.8 to 15.8 lb / 0.8 to 7.2 kg
Dimensions13 x 6.5 x 3" / 33.02 x 16.51 x 7.62 cm
Weight1.83 lb / 0.83 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.085 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.2 x 10.45 x 6.65"

ikan EC1 Beholder Reviews

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GIMBAL

By Rubi
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-24

It never stays put, I had to get replacement pieces and they didn't even work. It's so distracting when I'm on set shooting and it completely malfunctions, frustrates me and takes me out of the work flow. DO NOT recommend.

Death Roll

By David
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-03

Google this problem. A lot of people are having it. This gimbal broke on me in less than 6 months. Don’t buy there gimbal products. I’m sure the same software is in the pivot. But the Crane or DJI Ronin S.

Smooth, steady, and fairly priced.

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-02

We tested this model with a Canon 5DMKIII with a 16-35mm lens.� It took a little setup time like all gimbals.� There was a slight learning curve for our shooter but he was creating great camera moves in a short amount of time.� The price is right too.

Great Gimbal for Canon 5D Mark IV

By Ken
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-23

Pros: Lightweight, durable, easy to use, easy to set up, portable Cons: Some motor noise on heavier lenses, mode selection is cumbersome and inconsistent. I have used the ikan EC1 Beholder Gimbal for three months now and have been very pleased with its performance. Zeroing the camera on the gimbal took about 30 minutes the first time and now takes less than a minute. It is lightweight and ideal for travel and hiking (the bulk of what I use it for), and also a great size for indoor event shooting where space is limited. It's smaller size also doesn't attract too much attention when shooting on crowded city streets. The Dual-Grip Handle disassembles and easily fits into a regular sized backpack (the whole kit fits easily into my 28L hiking pack with room for camera bodies, lenses and hiking gear). I also use the Sirui P-326 Carbon Fiber Monopod as a travel size Boom. The batteries last all day (I'm not sure but I think they have around 11 to 12 hours of operating time before needing recharging), which is great for overnight hikes. I purchased an extra set of batteries and have yet needed to use them in the field (still a great reassurance). As far as durability, so far it has performed without fault in the Appalachian Mountains, Amazon Jungle and the cities and jungles of Thailand. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark IV with the following lenses and performance: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L: Limited vertical panning range of motion, no loss in performance for horizontal panning range of motion. This is the heaviest and largest assembly I use on the gimbal but the EC1 Beholder does a great job still. Canon 17-40mm f/4L: : Complete function and performance Canon 50mm f/1.2L: Complete function and performance Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM: Complete function and performance

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comes with batteries And charger
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