The Beast Gimbal
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The most advanced digital 3-axis camera stabilizer.
Exceptionally light (only 6.5 lb).
Successfully tested to work with the best cameras.
Also designed to work with cranes and multirotor drones.
Using a camera stabilizer has never been so easy!
The Beast Gimbal is the most advanced digital 3-axis camera stabilizer. Brushless motors, several precise sensors and a sophisticated control firmware ensure the smoothest camera movements ever. Exceptionally light (only 6.5 lb) for maximum payload of 13.23 lb. Successfully tested to work with the best cameras, to name the few: RED Epic, RED Scarlett, Sony FS7 and F55, Canon C300 and C500. Settings are easy to customize thanks to it’s OLED screen and embedded speaker. Equipped with Follow Mode to ensure genuinely cinematic and really stable shots. Available with Thumbstick and Remote Control Units.
The Beast Gimbal is also designed to work with cranes and multirotor drones.
Using a stabilizer has never been so easy!
- Embedded LEMO power solution for medium cameras and accessories
- OLED screen
- Built-in Keyboard Control Panel
- Embedded Speaker
- High-precision encoders
- Exceptionally lightweight – only 6.5 lb (2,95 kg)
- Maximum payload of 13.23 lb (6 kg)
- Truly organic and Cinematic Follow Mode
- Compatible with the Grip
- 2-year warranty
One of The Beast Gimbal greatest feature is its OLED screen and control panel, connected with the unique OnBoard Manager software. This allows full configuration without any kind of external input. The Beast can tell you about current configuration, running profile, battery status and many other things with its own voice – it is a talking gimbal (but can be muted, if needed)! The OLED screen is clearly visible even in bright sunlight. The “magic” of The Beast resides here – you have full control over this amazing piece of engineering, just using this small screen and keyboard. You have direct access to every important function either during the preparation process or live shots – it takes seconds to set! This feature make you completely free from using either computers or tablets to set the gear up. It is plug’n’play – a new standard!
The Beast Gimbal is powered from standard, small Li-Ion batteries or large Li-Po battery. The Beast itself can work on small batteries alone for more then 12 hours. The Intelligent Charger with built-in balancer allows to charge both types of batteries with correct settings. Thanks to two auxiliary power LEMO outputs also external accessories can be powered up straight from the main power source, including wireless follow focus systems, wireless video transmission and the camera itself. Using large battery you can power up even the RED Epic along with accessories.
Three motors are responsible for the rotation of The Beast Gimbal. Each motor includes an angle encoder – a sensor that allows counting each axis angle rotation in real time, to the nearest of hundredths of a degree.
In combination with the other two 3-axial gyroscopic sensors and accelerometers, it monitors and maintains the horizon leveled. Twin powerful Cortex cpu process data and along with advanced coding, turn your “shaking” running into clear shot.
The motors, custom-built for The Beast, match the requirements of maximum power and exceptionally smooth transitions between angled camera positions. Solid and compact construction, thanks to the usage of various aluminum alloys, inter alia, rigid 7075 aluminum (most lightweight aircraft aluminum), carbon fiber, and special type of finishing – anodization – provides a matt look and no glare when shooting.
The hybrid technology ensures your production to be genuinely cinematic and truly stable. So run, jump or travel as quickly as you want with your The Beast!
The Beast Gimbal usage it the simplest possible. You do not have to deal with strange parameters of PIDs. Our solution has only three power sliders. That’s it! It is even more simple when introducing the special algorithms to setup the power in the Autotune procedure. Using a stabilizer has never been so easy!
The unique Follow Mode allows you on smooth and truly cinematic shots based on natural movement control system.
Unique way to control The Beast Gimbal by second operator is to use ACR The Link, RC receiver and transmitter modules, that allow you to move the camera intuitively in real-time with your body movements. You can pair one of The Links with any piece of gear you can think of and control the other Link attached to your stabilizer – possibilities are endless!
Dedicated Thumbstick or external remote control devices enable you full control of your camera position.
The basic operating mode, Xtended Stabilization, keeps your camera in defined position, regardless of the gimbal emplacement. This is usually used with remote movement control on multirotor drones, cranes, JIBs. When you want the stabilizer follow your movements, switch to the smooth Follow Mode. It can be configure out to have needed delays and remove unwanted jitters and tilts when filming in real time. This function can be toggled on for all three axis separately.
Each of the movement control options can be used in global mode called Inverted Mode. In this mode The Beast is working upside down and the camera is above the handheld module. That allows natural, eye-level shooting without using too much strength from the camera operator. In this mode, the built-in camera feedback screens is also used, instead of external ones. The Inverted Mode is also adapted when The Beast attached to RC cars, JIBs and other platforms.
Working with The Beast
The classic use of The Beast is within operators hands. Various gear setups allow the use of several advanced functions thanks to implementing remote control devices or joysticks.
After removing the top handheld module the device becomes a classic gimbal – a stabilizer dedicated to be used with copters. Using the Xtended Stabilization along with remote control input you can achieve amazing results!
JIB, RC cars, other platforms
The versatility of what can be done with The Beast surprised even us – the creators. The Beast in handheld state, handled over JIB arm, stabilizer on a performance RC car, stabilizer on a paraglider, on a boar, in the air, in a car, on a rope, under an EasyRig weight support system. The creativity of ACR The Beast users has no limits!
The Beast was successfully tested to work with the following cameras:
- ARRI ALEXA Mini
- RED Weapon
- RED Epic
- RED Scarlet
- Sony FS700
- Sony FS7
- Sony FS5
- Sony F5
- Sony F55
- Ursa Mini 4.6
- Canon C100
- Canon C300
- Canon 5D
- Panasonic GH4
- Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Most important features
- The most advanced digital stabilizer on the market
- High-resolution, built-on encoders
- Exceptionally lightweight construction – weights only 6.5 lb (2,95 kg)!
- Maximum payload of 13.23 lb (6 kg)
- Embedded speaker and OLED screen
- Built-in keyboard control panel for quick and easy configuration via OnBoard Manager
- The ability to provide up to 5A/12V of auxiliary power from the vertical arm and camera tray outputs to power up external accessories
- Incredible precision of stabilization
- Made of aircraft grade duralumin alloy and carbon
- Advanced, hybrid electronics (gyroscopic sensors, accelerometers and encoders)
- Intuitive and powerful ACR Manager software
- Versatility of the working modes: Xtended Stabilization, Follow Mode, Inverted Mode
- Completely tool-less camera balancing system
- Highly comfortable triple grip handlebar – the Handheld Module
- Rotatable, 8-position side handles
- Ability to quickly detach the Handheld Module
- Original, in-house project concept
- Thumbstick, Remote Control Units & The Link available
- 2-year limited warranty (sign of 2-year warranty)
- Proudly made in Europe
Handheld width: 19.84 inches / 540 mm
Camera shelf size
Width: 8 inches / 204 mm
Height (from tilt axis): 3.93 inches /100 mm
Fork depth (from tilt axis): 7.48 inches / 190 mm
Complete unit: 6.5 lb / 2,95 kg
Without Handheld Module: 5.29 / lb 2,4 kg
Twin small batteries: up to 13 hours, depending on payload
Single large battery: up to 16 hours, depending on payload
Maximum payload: 13.23 lb / 6 kg