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#1 Alan Rencher

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:40 PM

http://letushelix.com/

 

I got a chance to check this out a little at NAB. Seems pretty cool, but it wasn't working 100% at the time. It actually looks like the same concept as the Lynn Axis. Looks like it has a Steadicam Dovetail built in for roll axis correction, and it has industry standard connections.

 

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#2 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 01:48 AM

This post should be moved to "Whats new at NAB" .


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#3 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:17 AM

No, this post should not be moved "to what's new in NAB" as that thread is a mess.  Indeed, let's keep the discussion here in a new thread that people can find later.  I'll likely close the other soon when I have time to move posts around.  Thank you.


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#4 thomas-english

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 03:56 AM

What kinda price point and how vibration robust did it look? 


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#5 Alan Rencher

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 09:14 AM

It felt pretty solid. They didn't have a price yet, though I heard under $2,000 for the single axis version for Steadicam.
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#6 Blake Waldock

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 10:27 AM

No news on this? Anyone had a play with one on top of the rig yet?
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#7 Justin Besser

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 02:59 AM

I've got one, hasn't had too much time out of the case but put it on top of the steadi a few times.. What did u want to know?
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#8 Mariano Costa

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 04:23 AM

Found this some time ago:
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#9 Christopher Kechichian

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 10:56 AM

Has anyone fully tested this stabiliser? would love to hear about it, thanks.


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#10 Marc R. Berger

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:27 AM

Hi Christopher,

I had one. Above video was my configuration (not with the same steadicam). It was working like in the video above as long I didn´t walk a bit faster then he walks in this video. Once I walked, it started to vibrate and bump in the vertical axis. Could not use it.


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#11 John Brankin

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 06:08 AM

Same issue as Marc. I had it set up with a C300 with a 16-35mm and a FS700 with a 24-105.  Walking slow was fine, but any quicker walk would cause an unusable about of vibration.  I sent it back and had it upgraded with a stronger dual clamping bracket, but the problem still occurred. I suspect its from a slight play in the motor.  

On the plus side, It was awesome to use outside in the wind.  The rig would get knocked around a bit and the horizon stayed locked.  

 

Luckily Letus is a smaller company so I have been able to talk on the phone with engineers and owner to troubleshoot and refine the product.  Their customer service is amazing so I'm planning on working with them to find a solution.  


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#12 Marc R. Berger

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 07:27 AM

Hi John,

the play was 8mm here. IMHO it should be locked with a ball bearing.


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#13 John Brankin

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 09:30 AM

I have the same amount of movement from the end of the camera mount plate.  


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 12:27 AM

Hey guys has anyone got this setup to work? It would potentially eliminate the biggest problem to steadicam's being the horizon tilting!


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#15 Emmanuel Dinh

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:48 AM

What about this one ? http://www.letus35.c...lix-1-axis-pro/
According to Letus, this model "can achieve more robust moves mounting on the Steadicam sledge without any translation vibrations.". Much more expensive, though...


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