Camtool Alpha Beam Cable-less Gimbal

August 18th, 2016
Camtool Alpha Beam Cable-less Gimbal

A sleeker and more compact 3-axis gimbal has emerged from Korea. Introducing the Camtool Alpha Beam with its lightweight, cable-less design.

The Camtool Alpha Beam is a cable-less 3-axis gimbal for use with cameras up to 2.6Kg. It features the worlds first magnet encoder with 14-bit encoding for precise stabilization and control. The lack of flying cables means a setup that’s compact and easy to adjust, and the addition of tool-less balancing setting promises an incredibly quick setup time of 20-30 seconds (according to the specs).

Camtool Alpha Beam 1

The Camtool Alpha Beam offers 5 operation modes, but lacks a thumb control or joystick for independent panning, tilting and yaw adjustment.

  • Mode 1 – Locks tilt for panning with motion only.
  • Mode 2 – Default mode, follows motion with tilt and pan unlocked.
  • Mode 3 – Camera locked in a fixed position.
  • Mode 4 – ‘Going After Mode’ follows all gimbal movement.
  • Mode 5 – Reset to the ‘home’ position.

Camtool Alpha Beam 2

You can see further examples of the modes in this video.

The Alpha Beam runs on 2 Lithium 18650 3.7V batteries, a kind that is widely available. It also requires no stand or support, as the handle frame supports it on flat surfaces. In the demo videos, the grip handles can be mounted both up and down, too.

The Camtool Alpha Beam is certainly more compact than, for example, the CAME TV Mini, resembling something more like the Letus Helix Jr, although that design improvement will cost you.  It’s on sale from a number of online shops including eBay, which has the product listed for $1692.00 (roughly €1494 EUR), but can be purchased from the Korean re-seller here.

There are many new gimbals emerging all the time, so it will be interesting to watch more videos using the gimbal to see it’s performance.

Interested in the Alpha Beam? Let us know in the comments below!

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Denis Maslakov
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August 19th, 2016

can it work with URSA Mini?

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Bernard Shaw
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August 19th, 2016

Helix Jr. is lighter, just a economical in aluminum far closer to body quicker to set up and even change lenses more advanced and amazing software and remote abilities.

I was a beta tester with the first baby Helix Jr. We used it to our utter delight on Short Films and high end weddings. Taken on quad across fields while actors ran, out of a moon roof in sub zero winter New Year’s Even extravaganza wedding it was amazing.

BOUNCE
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August 19th, 2016
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Indeed, the Helix jr is the best I have come across. Tried others, but bought the Jr. Have not looked back.

Yazzman Donquichote
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August 18th, 2016

Price?

Musser Musser
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August 18th, 2016

I’ve only looked quickly. Is there an American distributor?

SEBASTIAN ahn
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August 22nd, 2016
Reply to  Musser Musser

You can contact to me directly at [email protected]

SEBASTIAN ahn
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August 22nd, 2016
Reply to  Musser Musser

you can contact to me at [email protected]

Michele Canevari
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August 18th, 2016

Martina Pastori

Taylor Garvin
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August 18th, 2016

So technically it could handle the weight of a C100???

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