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Letus Helix Jr. - Magnesium

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  • Helix Jr. with GH4
  • Helix Jr. with GH4
  • Helix Jr. with A7S
  • Fly mode
  • Laying flat for transporting.

RRP:
$2,399.00
Your Price:
$1,999.00 (You save $400.00)
SKU:
LT-HELIXJR
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Product Description

Helix Jr. is the super light weight and more compact version of the Letus Helix. with a payload of 12 lbs, the Helix Jr. is a perfect gimbal for wedding, event and doccumentary cinematography. Intuitive to use, eye level set up allows user to use the set up all day without killing one's back. Using the same controller board as the regular Helix, one can be assured that the Helix Jr. will have the same quality of the regular Helix which has been used in many reputable production sets in since it's been shipping. Combine the optical center with a joystick and you can create a unique dutch rolling shot that will give another dimension to your product. The sky is your limit in what you can do with the Helix Jr.... Wait!!! but the sky is NOT the limit. In under 3 minutes, you can convert the Helix Jr. from handheld mode into aerial mode and fly into that horizon.

The Helix Jr. comes with a 2600 mAh Li-ion battery and charger. Hard custom foam cut carrying case is optional.

 

What are the benefits of the encoders?

 

  • Preventing motors from losing their position (skipping steps) when bumped or moved too aggressively
  • Dramatically increasing battery life (up to 5 times longer life!)
  • Increasing torque, giving you the extra strength needed for more aggressive panning motions
  • Adding the ability to physically adjust the camera’s position by hand and have the gimbal maintain this position
  • Increases the precision of stabilization

 

 

Helix links: 

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Key Features:

  • Lightweight - the Only Gimbal on the market that uses Magnesium which is 2/3 the density of alumimun yet has better dampening properties. 
  • Optically Centered - Our patent pending design balances the camera on its optical center. This allows you to do nodal point rolls and greatly aids in image stabilization since the image sensor movement is reduced significantly compared to off-center stabilizers.
  • Absurdly Fast Setup - Because we balance every thing around the optical center of the camera, setup is crazy fast. You can be up and running in a matter of minutes, not hours. Helix is designed to be a tool anyone can pick up and use easily.
  • Balancing is a Breeze - Ask a traditional helicopter camera gimbal operator to change a lens mid shoot and watch them cringe. Not so with Helix. Re-balancing the Helix after a lens changes is simply a matter of sliding a single axis forward or back. You can be back up and running without missing a beat.
  • Right Side Up - Other devices on the market are simply helicopter gimbals with a handle attached to the top. This upside down approach works great in the air but is awkward on the ground. We designed ours for "hands" not "helicopters".
  • Flat Bottom Design - Call us crazy but we don't think you should have to carry around a special rig to hang your stabilizer up. You should be able to just set it down! Because we designed Helix from the ground up rather than the sky down, it has a flat bottom. Simply set it down and, viola, it sits there calmly waiting for the next shot.
  • Quick conversion  in under 3 minutes you can convert between handhel and aerial mode.

 

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Product Reviews

  1. Fantastic stabilizer and great tech support!

    Posted by Brennan Clark on 21st Jan 2016

    My Helix Jr, which I am flying my Scarlet-X on has been a fantastic addition to my arsenal. It's easy to balance and can get super creative shots. Even though this thing is not built for cameras quite as heavy as the Scarlet, it still works very well. Waiting on the arrival of a Raven, which will undoubtedly be even lighter and better on the Helix Jr. This is a great stabilizer for the price and if you ever have any questions, their team will go out of their way to help.

    Thanks a bunch for the great product and tech support guys!


  2. love it!

    Posted by Spencer Gentz on 17th Sep 2015

    so far I am loving this thing! I'm really surprised at just how smooth the images are, I haven't needed to use post stabilization yet! And the set up is pretty fast.. I've been recommending the helix to all my film friends! Such a quick way to step up production value on projects!


  3. The perfect travel gimbal for small cameras

    Posted by Tom on 28th Apr 2015

    I have been using the Letus Helix Jr for about a week now and found it to be a great addition to my kit.

    I previously owned a DJI Ronin, but sold it due to the weight. I simply could not operate the Ronin all day without serious pain in my arms.

    The unique top roll axis and suitcase mode make this gimbal easy to operate, even if you never touched a steadicam or electronic stabilizer your entire career. It is very easy to get super smooth shots with very little setup time using the Jr.

    The Letus Helix Jr is perfect for me as a B camera shooting Broll alongside a Red or Sony f55.

    Today's small cameras like the Sony a7s and Panny GH4 cut well with expensive A camera systems. This will only get better as blackmagic, sony, canon and Panasonic make upgrades to their tiny camera lines.

    Buy the Helix Jr. You will be happy you did!


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