The Feiyu AK4500 & Moza Slypod Kit from B&H will allow you to achieve many different combinations of motorized movements with up to 10 lb loads, which is the payload of the AK4500 gimbal. The Moza Slypod is a 2-in-1 motorized slider and monopod that can be set up on a tripod to perform straight, slanted, and various other motorized movements. The travel routes are assignable via a companion app and can be set to different speeds. Attach the gimbal to the end and you add all the motorized movements of the gimbal to the mix, such as motorized panning motion. The Slypod can also be set up in vertical mode on a mini tripod or other support to provide vertical motorized movement. The gimbal can be attached in this mode as well. Other than all this, the two items can be used separately to great effect.
Feiyu AK4500 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Standard Kit
The Feiyu AK4500 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer is a compact 3-axis gimbal stabilizer that improves on its predecessor, the AK4000, by supporting up to 10.1 lb loads. It's designed with an angled motor arm so there's nothing blocking your camera screen, and it provides 360° pan, 230° tilt, and 360° roll motion.
The gimbal features a multifunction handwheel on the side and a touchscreen LCD smart panel integrated into the handle. The handwheel allows you to control the movement of the camera in select operational modes, including pan and tilt modes, and also lets you digitally control focus and zoom with compatible cameras. Additionally, an external focus motor is included and the handwheel is capable of controlling it as well. Please visit the Feiyu website for a list of compatible cameras for standard operation as well as Wi-Fi focus/zoom control.
The touchscreen LCD, the joystick, and the handwheel work together to let you assign and adjust all the settings of the gimbal. The gimbal also includes the companion Feiyu ON iOS/Android app (free download) that lets you adjust settings and perform various actions remotely. The Hyperlink remote controller is also included so you can perform all the above gimbal control actions up to 49' away from the gimbal via Bluetooth.
The gimbal's camera baseplate is compatible with Manfrotto or Arca-Swiss style plates for a variety of mounting options. An extension rod supplied with the AK4500 can be attached to the bottom of the gimbal handle so you can comfortably hold the gimbal with both hands for select types of shots. Or, you can use the included mini tripod to set the gimbal down on a flat surface.
Touchscreen LCD Smart Panel
Angled Motor Arm
Manfrotto PL501 and Arca-Swiss Compatible
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Dual Module Connection
12-Hour Battery Life
All Follow Mode
1/4"-20 Mounting Holes
An innovative 2-in-1 camera support, the Moza Slypod can be used as a motorized slider or a monopod. Featuring an integrated tripod plate along its length, it can be mounted on a tripod horizontally and used as a motorized slider. It telescopes out 11" at assignable speeds with smooth, steady, and quiet movement thanks to a built-in geared motor with algorithms. In this mode it supports up to 9 lb, allowing you to attach everything from an action cam to a full-size cine camera, as well as a gimbal with a camera.
The telescoping movement is set up via an iOS/Android app in assigned travel routes or repeatable movements. (Please see limitations in app compatibility in the Notes section below.) Speeds can be designated from an ultra-slow minimum of 0.15mm per second to up to 28mm per second. 9 lb is the rated safety payload, while the max payload is 22 lb. You can also attach it vertically on a mini tripod or other support to use as a monopod. In this mode, too, it provides 11" of motorized travel distance, with safety loads up to 20 lb (or 40 lb maximum).
For attaching a camera, there's a 1/4"-20 mounting screw on the end. A quick release pan-and-tilt accessory is included that secures to this end and allows you to set your camera facing in just about any direction. Alternatively, you can mount a ball head, fluid head, or other support. A great option is a gimbal stabilizer, such as one of Moza's gimbals. Attaching a gimbal adds motorized pan and tilt axes to the motorized slides.
The Slypod is designed with a built-in battery with up to a two-hour runtime. A great feature of the Slypod is that the battery can be charged while the Slypod is in use, so you're able to shoot continuously for time-lapse capture, vlogs, live streams, and other applications, especially considering the super-slow minimum travel speed of 0.15mm per second. The battery is charged via a USB charging port that can also be used to integrate other Moza products, for actions such as camera shutter control.
Other than mobile app control, the Slypod can be partially operated via onboard +/- control buttons or an optional wireless remote control. The motor, battery, power button, +/- controls, and USB port are all built-in/located on the bottom end of the Slypod. There's also an illuminating ring in that section that lights up different colors to indicate the battery status. Red, for example, means the Slypod is charging.
The built-in mounting plate for slider mode offers 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting threads. For vertical mounting, a 1/4"-20 threaded hole is provided on the bottom when the included wooden handle is removed. A mini tripod is supplied for mounting the Slypod in monopod mode.
The Slypod has a weatherproofed design that provides resistance to wind, sand, and dust. Fully collapsed, it measures 21". Fully extended, and with the wooden handle attached on the bottom and the quick release pan-and-tilt accessory on top, it measures 38" from end to end. Made mainly of carbon fiber, it weighs just 1.7 lb.
- Motorized 11" telescoping movement in horizontal (slider) mode and vertical (monopod) mode
- 9 lb horizontal rated (safety) payload, 20 lb vertical (22 lb / 40 lb max payload)
- Ultra-slow 0.15mm per second to up to 1.1" / 28mm per second travel speed
- Two-hour built-in battery can be charged via a USB port during operation for continuous use
- iOS/Android control app for assignable routes, repeatable movements, and time-lapse sessions
- Onboard adjustment buttons
- Optional wireless remote control supported
- Built-in mounting plate with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting threads for attaching to a tripod in slider mode
- 1/4"-20 threaded hole on the bottom for mounting on tabletop tripods, monopod bases, monopods, and other supports in monopod mode
- 1/4"-20 mounting screw for attaching a camera or support accessory
- Quick release pan-and-tilt-accessory included
- Combines well with gimbals for additional pan and tilt motorized axes of movement
- Illuminating ring on the bottom lights up different colors to indicate the battery status
- 21" length fully collapsed
- 38" length fully extended and with a wooden handle attached on one end and included pan-and-tilt accessory on the other
- Carbon fiber construction; weighs just 1.65 lb
- Weatherproofed design