May 4, 2016
NAB 2016

Ikan's One-Handed Gimbals Hold Smartphones, GoPros, DSLRs

Ikan, popular for their wide variety of budget-conscious filmmaking hardware, shows off several one-handed gimbals designed for anything from a smartphone to a DSLR.

The Fly-X3-Plus ($329) is a smartphone gimbal that features adjustable clips, allowing it to hold a variety of phones.

The 3-Axis GoPro stabilizer ($330) can be pre-balanced for specific GoPros, and a 5-way joystick offers additional control. In the future, Ikan will also provide wireless control, but current users can wire the controller from a distance.

Ikan's largest gimbal, the Beholder DS1, supports up to 3.7 lbs and will be available later this year for $799.  A handlebar attachment mimics the look and feel of classic Ronin and Movi gimbals.

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May 5, 2016 at 3:34AM

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Exciting equipment from Ikan. I think the price points aren't too bad either. However, I wish we didn't have to purchase separate gimbals for every single product we may have or use. Is it possible to purchase the DS1 or the MS1 and then use those for the smaller cameras?

May 5, 2016 at 10:51AM

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Bryan Tosh
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It is possible, but you'll have to get SimpleBGC and tweak the settings in software. Out of the box, those stabilizers are calibrated to work on cameras in the weight range specified. If you put a lighter camera on it, you will get noticeable micro-jitters.

May 5, 2016 at 3:22PM

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Robert Schmeltzer
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It depends on how light of a camera you're using. For example, the DS1 comes with a separate profile for lightweight cameras, which you can switch to by pressing the profile selection button on the gimbal 3 times.

May 5, 2016 at 9:21PM

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So Ikan bought Owl Dolly's Beholder? Weird.

May 7, 2016 at 4:18PM, Edited May 7, 4:18PM

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Edmund Lloyd
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