EC1: EC1 Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Encoders

EC1 Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Encoders
for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

$849.99
MSRP: $949.99 (10% off)
SPECIAL Discount
Model: EC1
Features
  • Durable All Aluminum Construction
  • 360 Degree Movement from All Axis (Pitch, Yaw & Roll)
  • Works with DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras between 2.0 to 4.5 lbs
  • Equipped with 3 Axis Gyro Stabilized Brushless Motors to Balance Most Mirrorless & DSLR Cameras
  • OLED Display Screen to show operating modes
  • Equipped with 32-Bit Controller & 12-Bit Encoder
  • Lithium Battery Powered- Low Maintenance, Eco-Friendly
  • Illuminated ON-OFF Switch/Battery Indicator 3/8"-16 Tripod Mount Socket

EC1

EC1

The Beholder EC1 is designed specifically for professional filmmakers looking for a single handheld stabilizer for a large range of medium and small cameras weighing up to 4.5 lbs. The Beholder EC1 is lightweight, easy to use, and can be carried in the supplied case or a small photographer bag.

360° Motors

The 3-Axis gimbal features three 360 degree rotating brushless motors that give you a limitless range of motion.

360 Motors

Designed for DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras

With a payload of up to 4.5 lbs., the EC1 has the ability to stabilize a wide range of today's popular DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Sony a6300, Sony a7SII, Panasonic GH4, and the Canon 5D Mark III are just a few cameras that the EC1 can handle.

EC1 with Canon 5D mk IV

360° Product View

EC1 with Sony a7S II

360° Product View

Advanced Stabilization

Using a 32-bit controller with a 12-bit encoder, the EC1 uses an adaptive PID algorithm to produce a reliably efficient handheld stabilizer.

Advanced Stabilization

Lock Mode

In Lock Mode, the Yaw, Pitch, and Roll axis work together to keep the camera pointed in one direction. The camera's composition will stay the same no matter how you move the handle.

Lock Mode
Point & Lock

Point & Lock

Quickly lock your camera into any position by manually pointing and holding it in any direction. After a few seconds, the camera will lock and hold its position until it is reset back to default.

Auto Inversion

Auto Inversion

Switch to Inverted Mode at any time by simply flipping the handle over the camera. Inverted Mode can be operated in conjunction with any of the Lock and Follow Modes.

Auto Inversion

Multiple Follow Modes

The EC1 features 3 different follow modes. In Yaw-Axis Follow Mode, the EC1 will only follow your Pan movements. In Pitch and Yaw-Axis Follow mode, the EC1 will follow your Pan and Tilt Movements. Finally, the 3-Axis Follow Mode gives you full control allowing you to Pan, Tilt, and Roll.

Lock Mode

(Profile 1)

Lock Mode

Lock Mode will allow the camera to hold a certain direction, and will not follow, pan, or tilt.

Lock Mode

Pan-Follow Mode

(Profile 2)

Pan-Follow Mode

Pan-Follow Mode allows the gimbal to follow pan axis, and hold the tilt position.

Pan-Follow Mode

Follow Mode

(Profile 3)

Follow Mode

Follow Mode allows the camera to follow both tilt and pan directions.

Follow Mode

3-Axis Follow Mode

(Profile 4)

3-Axis Follow Mode

3-Axis Follow Mode has no restrictions as it allows the camera to follow pan, tilt, and roll.

3-Axis Follow Mode
OLED Status Display

OLED Status Display

A display screen located on the back of the handle conveniently provides you with information on the battery life and operating mode.

Easy to Use

With a newly designed quick-release baseplate system, the EC1 is easy to balance without the need of any tools.

Easy to Use

Multiple Mounting Options

The EC1 handle comes with two 1/4-20 mounts that are perfect for mounting accessories such as a light, microphone, or monitor. A 3/8-16 thread located on the bottom allows you to securely mount the EC1 to a tripod, jib, or dual handle support system such as the Ikan DGH.

Multiple Mounting Options Multiple Mounting Options

Beholder EC1 3 Axis Gimbal Balancing Tutorial

Watch Julio Ramon from Ikan Corp balance the new Beholder EC1 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras.

Ikan
Recommendation

Choose your Gimbal Based on your Camera

Ikan Lens Recommendations

  • Prime Lens

    Prime Lens
  • Small Zoom Lens

    Small Zoom Lens
  • Telephoto Lens

    Telephoto Lens

Small, lightweight lenses are recommended.
Long or heavy lenses may be difficult to balance.

  • 360
    Motors
  • Axis of
    Movement
  • Modes of
    Operation
  • Maximum
    Payload
  • Minimum
    Payload
  • DSLR
    Compatible
  • Mirorless Camera
    Compatible
  • Smartphone
    Compatible*
  • EC1
  • Yes
  • 3
  • 4
  • 4.5 lbs / 2041 g
  • 2.0 lbs
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • MS-PRO
  • Yes
  • 3
  • 4
  • 1.9 lbs / 900 g
  • 0 lbs
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • MD2
  • Yes
  • 3
  • 4
  • 6.6 lbs / 2994 g
  • .44 lbs
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No

* Smartphone Adapter
Not Included

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

1 X Battery Cap With 3/8-16 Mount (Pre-Assembled)
1 X Battery Holder (Pre-Assembled)
1 X EC1 Gimbal Stabilizer
1 X Instruction Manual
1 X Micro USB AC Adapter
1 X Quick Release Plate (Pre-Assembled)
1 X Travel Case
3 X 18650 Batteries
SPECIFICATIONS:

Battery Charge Time:3 - 4 Hours
Battery Operating Time:8-10 Hours
Battery Stand By Time:Up to 20 Hours
Battery Type:18650, 3.7V, 2600mAh, Li-Ion Batteries
Camera Compatibility:Most Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras
Shipping Dimensions:15.75 x 8.5 x 3.75 in.
Shipping Dimensions (Metric):400 x 215 x 95 mm
Shipping Weight:6 lbs
Shipping Weight (Metric):2.7 kg
UPC Code:847983019465
Weight :2.6 lbs
Weight (Metric):1.17 kg
Working Angle (Pan Motor):360°
Working Angle (Roll Motor):360°
Working Angle (Tilt Motor):360°

Essential Accessories
$84.95
Model: DGH
Features
  • Compatible with the ikan MS1, DS1, & EC1 Gimbals along with many other ikan products.
  • Adds enhanced control and maneuverability to hand held gimbal operation
  • Will work with most gimbals which include a 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 threaded mount on their base
  • Made of durable yet lightweight aluminum
$31.95
Model: IB-18650-26-3PK
Features
  • Universal rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Perfect for your gimbals, LED Lights, and other high-drain electronic devices.
  • Integrated battery overcharge & discharge protection circuit.
  • No Memory Effect
$59.95
Limited Stock
Model: ICH-SC4
Features
  • Charges 18650 and 18350 Gimbal Batteries
  • Will Also Charge AA, AAA, C, SC, and Other Rechargeable Batteries (Consult Quick Start Guide for Full List)
  • Controlled by microcomputer
  • Charges two different styles of batteries simultaneously
$219.99
Model: MC-90
Features
  • 13.6 lbs. payload
  • Damping Adjustment on Tripod Base
  • Retractable Feet for Better Stability on Un-level Ground
  • Fluid Cartridge Base Aids in Smooth Movement
$39.95
Model: MS-E002
Features
  • Compatible with models:
    • DS1
    • MS1
    • MS-PRO
    • EC1
    • DS2
    • DS2-A
$39.95
Model: P-CLAMP
Features
  • Allows you to Mount any Smart Phone to the EC1 & MS-PRO
  • High Quality Machined Aluminum
  • Multiple 1/4-20 Mounts for Versatile Mounting Options
  • Includes Rubber Pads to Protect your Phone from Scratches
3.7V Power

SC4-18650-26-2
ICH-SC4 Battery Charger with 2x 18650 2600mAh Batteries
$64.95

SC4-18650-26-3
ICH-SC4 Battery Charger with 3x 18650 2600mAh Batteries
$74.95

SC4-18650-26-4
ICH-SC4 Battery Charger with 4x 18650 2600mAh Batteries
$84.95
Gimbal Accessories

EC101-SS
Quick Release Plate for EC1, DS2, DS2-A, MS-PRO Gimbals
$19.95

FHS
Beholder Flex Handle Stabilizer
$279.99

GTP
Gimbal Mini Tripod / Handle
for Beholder EC1, DS2, DS2-A, MS-PRO Gimbal Stabilizers

$17.95

MS102-SS
Silicone Gasket Set
$6.95

MS103-SS
Adapter Plate Assembly
$19.95
Accessorized For

MPA70
5-Section Lightweight Aluminum Monopod for Photo & Video
$54.95

MS-PRO-MPA70-KIT
MS-PRO Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal & 5 Section Monopod Extension Kit
$699.99

EC1 Testing
by Von Wong

"The EC1, as you can see, is super stable. You can get those super low angles, no problem, flip it back up and boom. Something else you can do? I can just keep spinning around it. Why? No cables to get tangled!"

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EC1 with Sony a7Sii
by RunGunShoot

"A gimbal test of the Beholder EC1 with Sony a7Sii and vintage Nikon 50mm 1.4 lens. All-manual focus: I set focus to a preset distance and maintained the distance from subject while walking."

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NAB 2017
by A.J. Mash

"See their gimbals, lights, field monitors, support systems and much more. Great products from one of my favorite companies."

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EC1 & MS-PRO at NAB
by School Video News

"These are great for stabilizing your shots. They usually come in a handheld unit, but you can attach it to an accessory handle to distribute the weight better. They have 4 different modes and 360 degree pan motors."

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EC1 Beholder Gimbal
by Tom Krueger

"I decided to put it through the paces in a music video. We were shootingi n up to 50 miles per hour wind. Nothing seemed to faze its balance. Its battery life is insanely good. This piece of gear is phenomenal."

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