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Pilotfly H1 and H2 3 axis handheld gimbals
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  • They say this one works (Same external battery as nebula 4000)

  • A question, with a device as Pilotffly or Nebula I can simulate a dolly movement, specifically get a dolly-in or tracking-shot like these?

    MInute 00:26-00:30


    Begin to 00:25

    Here wold be a dolly-out

    From 00:45

    This is different, some shots in one shot

    Very complicated with PF/N4000?

    And another one shot

    Thanks. ;-)

  • Would anyone know if the Anker 20000 mAh 12v battery work with the Pilotfly H1? Here's a link:

  • Excited, ordered mine late last week and should be close be being sent out now.

    For those that are interested, on their facebook page they have posted photos of their motor winder in action. Apparently they make their own motors for the H1.

    Cheers, Vaughan

  • I'm glad I'm not the only one waiting for theirs to ship.

  • A lot of bounce, but interseting.

  • Just took delivery of my PilotFly H1 and here is my first attempt of using a gimbal, of any type. Whilst there was a fee for freight it was fully insured and signed delivery by Fedex. Delivery only took 5 days to Australia.

    The build quality is really good. Only took 10 minutes to balance my GH4 with the 12-35 lens. I had no problem framing shots as the back screen on the camera was still very easy to see.

    You will see a bit of bounce and probably other problems as well but with these sort of results on a first attempt, straight out of the box, this gimbal is fantastic.

    Happy Shooting


  • Every time it seems more tempting.

    What long does the shipping to US?

  • @Manu4Vendetta dolly movements are possible with 3-axis gimbals, but they are not easy. Dollies/Sliders are locked down on a linear track which restricts movement on that axis. A gimbal is not locked to any axis, so maintaining a completely linear movement can be difficult.

    However, with practice (and several takes) it is possible to simulate a dolly move. Post-stabilization use warp stabilizer and the like can help to achieve a "locked down" camera movement as well.

  • Wow, 'This product is no longer in stock', from the page of the manufacturer.

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  • @Jive, thanks for info. I will considers it. ;-)

  • So I just got my Pilotfly H1 and balanced it to the best of my ability but it leans a little to the left. How do I fix that? Is that Gyro Calibration or ACC Calibration?

  • Im thinking seriously buy this gimbal. Possibly the best option for that price.

  • Some asked if Pilotfly or Nebula could be used the NX1, in Vimeo Michael Prince has uploaded a footage with PF H1 and NX1. Next to the end can see some shake, the question is by weight of the camera or the operator or settings balance.

    PD: Sorry for my bad english.

  • Another footage with the NX1.

  • I think it works well with the NX1. It is my first gimbal and probably not balanced perfectly. On that last shot, the movement you see is actually the fence bouncing, not the camera. Plus my focus is pretty bad!

  • I Frankenstein'd a DC cord so that it can be regulated to 11.1v to power the Pilotfly H1 externally. I plan on using the IndiPRO Tools Power Pod that pushes out 14.4v.

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  • Another combination with NX1.

    @mprince , Thanks for the info.

  • Venom 35C 3S 1000mAh 11.1v LiPO

    We have 2 of these, they give about an extra hour each, but will probably last longer on a lighter setup. We fly a G6 + voigtlander 17.5mm so our setup is a little on the heavy side.

    We also made a very short cable (the one that comes with the H1 is pretty long) and just Velcro this small battery to the handle. Very convenient for when the internal runs out.

  • A7II and 16-35mm OSS F4

    By using qr plate at bottom.. good idea!

  • Hello, I've the PilotFly H1, it works great with GH4 + Olympus 12mm f/2. My first test with the 12-35mm wasn't perfect but ok. Motors sometimes began to tremble and the camera tilted on rotation.But It was out of the box, just after 5 minutes of balance (now it's much better).

    It's important to change PIDs and to make the Gyro calibration for better results.

    You can read my little (french) article here : I will upload soon an other video with the lighter 12mm setup.

  • Mine arrived and I did a quick test run with the kids. I stabilized one long dolly shot but the rest is as it flew.