Pilotfly H2: 5-Mode, 3-Axis, 1-Handed Gimbal (NAB Show 2016)

Stabilize your videos and get professional-looking quality using a mirrorless or DSLR camera with the Pilotfly H2 one-handed, 3-axis stabilization gimbal and tool-free design.

The Pilotfly H2 is a handheld camera stabilizer, which comes with a 4-way joystick and 5 preconfigured modes:

  1. Follow mode: The camera follows turns up and down (X axis) or left and right (Y axis), but not roll (Z axis)
  2. Tilt lock mode: The camera stays level while panning is still possible
  3. Full lock mode: All 3 axes are locked and the camera stays steady
  4. Follow roll mode: The camera captures the curve in an action scene, as opposed to the follow mode, in which the camera can only follow movements horizontally or vertically
  5. Home move mode: Moves the camera back to the home position

Other versatility options include being able to invert the gimbal for low-shooting. The Pilotfly H2 can also be re-orentied to accommodate a camera with a flip-out screen.

Every Pilotfly stabilizer has implemented Bluetooth, giving you the possibility to remotely control the gimbal with your smartphone or the included RM-01 remote control, which pairs automatically. The remote also has a four-way joystick to pan, tilt or roll the camera; a button to switch modes; and even controllable timelapse.

A similar, smaller gimbal for smartphones will be available later in 2016. This could be useful for home video and podcasters. The smartphone gimbal will support horizontal and vertical phone orientations (handy for those vertical-only apps).

The Pilotfly H2 is extremely versatile for the $998 retail price. The smartphone gimbal will be available for $320.

Visit Pilotfly's website for more information, and preorder from B&H or Adorama.

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