The Ghost V4

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Pre-Order 4 Axis of Stabilization!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Ghost V4 is a 4-axis gimbal all built into one package. No need to purchase large, bulky Steadicam vests and arms. The 4th axis eliminates vertical movement, while the three motors on the gimbal eliminate roll, pitch, and yaw movement. We want the camera operator to have freedom and mobility to capture creative shots. Smaller handheld gimbals are a great tool, but because they are smaller it’s hard to eliminate the vertical “bounce” in a shot. This Ghost V4 solves that problem in one lightweight gimbal package.  Gimbal vests and arms limit your movement, cost more, and require more gear to bring from set to set. With the new Ghost V4, a single operator can shoot all day long without any limitations. Note: This is a pre-order. The V4 ships in March.

       

Included:

  1. The Ghost V4
  2. 4th Axis Vibration dampening grip
  3. 2x Batteries
  4. Charger (input 110-240V)
  5. Custom Hard Case
  6. Bluetooth Wireless Interface

 

  • Supports cameras 1 – 6 pounds
  • Adjustable 4th axis dampening system.
  • 3 powerful brushless motors with built-in encoders.
  • Durable CNC’d aluminum construction
  • Mode Switch with 5 programmable modes
  • 32-bit control board powered by Basecam
  • Built-in Electronics with no exposed wires
  • Bluetooth Wireless Interface
  • Auto-Tune available through the software
  • Time-Lapse mode available through the software
  • Easy-adjust knobs with adjustment markings for precision (for balancing)
  • Tool-less balancing system, easy to set up in minutes
  • Quick-release camera adjustment – You can also mount your own quick release plate if desired
  • 8 hours of battery life
  • Easy charge lithium-ion battery
  • Battery voltage indicator built into the battery
  • On/OFF switch
  • Mode switch with 5 pre-programmed modes
  • Customer Support via phone/email
  • Customization – Two-handed grip, Single grip, under-slung, and inverted positions.
  • Up-gradable – easily add a joystick, remote control, or customized settings.
  1. Mode 1: Follow Mode – The Camera slowly tracks your movements in any direction while the horizon stays level.
  2. Mode 2: Lock Pitch Mode – The pitch and roll stay locked in position while the pan follows the operators’ movements.
  3. Mode 3: Full lock move – Every axis stays locked in position – great for running or driving in one direction
  4. Mode 4: Return Home – The Ghost returns to the home position.
  5. Mode 5: Calibrate Gyro – The Ghost calibrates the gyro at start-up, but you can use this mode for calibration.
  6. An inverted mode can be achieved by flipping the gimbal upside-down in follow mode or you can restart in an inverted mode.

Modes can also be customized in the software. Other example modes: inverted mode, turn motors off/on, set tilt angles by hand, faster follow mode…

 ** Ships in March

Although the Ghost is tested with a camera before shipping, it does not come pre-tuned or balanced for your specific camera setup. Customers will be responsible for tuning and balancing their camera. We can provide example profiles upon request.

Key Features

  1. 4-axis of stabilization!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Easily adjustable for all axis – tool free
  3. 360 rotation on all motors – no twisted wires
  4. Hidden wires
  5. Long battery life (8 hours)
  6. Battery voltage indicator
  7. Bluetooth Control – Via basecam app for iPhone and android
  8. Time-lapse settings via the app
  9. Precision encoder motors
  10. Lightweight
  11. Custom Hard Case

4 Axis Stabilization

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The 4th axis limits vertical bounce in your camera movement. This is most common when running, or on bumpy terrain. With smaller gimbals, it is impossible to eliminate this unless you have the Ghost V4. The V4’s fourth axis is mechanical and operates like a Steadicam arm. The internal spring strength can be adjusted depending on how heavy of a camera you’re operating.

Custom Motors with encoders

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We have taken the Ghost to the next level with built-in encoders (sensors) in the motors. The motors have been completely redesigned. We have customized every aspect of the motor for optimal performance. The built-in encoders have the following advantages:

  1. Prevents motors from losing synchronization and skipping steps. The motors will always return to the intended position.
  2. It provides information about the frame and camera angles.
  3. Significantly decreases power consumption by using a field-oriented control strategy to drive motors. This allows you to use a smaller battery or increases your run time on the current battery.
  4. Increases instant torque.
  5. It provides the possibility to get information about the camera balance.
  6. Option to adjust camera position by hand.
  7. Increases the precision of stabilization by applying field-orientated control.
Supported camera weight with accessories1 – 6 pounds (0.5 – 2700g)
Supported Cameras SLR and Mirrorless Style
Gimbal Size15x13x13in (W,L,H)
Hard Case Size17x13x5 (W,L,H)  43x33x17cm
 Gimbal Weight with 4th axis4lbs 12oz, 2155g

Adjustable

One thing we have learned over the years is that everyone wants a gimbal to be easy to adjust and adapt to different cameras.

Here are the Features:

  1. Adjustment marks to get the gimbal balanced perfectly every time.
  2. Quick-adjust nobs that can be pulled out to position at any angle.
  3. Each handle can be moved and positioned however you want.

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Compact

The Ghost V4 easily breaks down, so you can pack it in a carry-on for travel.

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New Controller with Built-in Bluetooth

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We redesigned the controller to utilize motor encoders. Each motor has it’s own controller. We also included a Bluetooth device, so you can connect with your phone or computer without using any cables.

Auto Calibrate

If you don’t have much or any experience calibrating a gimbal, then the Ghost has a new Auto Calibrate mode to set appropriate settings for your specific camera setup. Always make sure to save your current settings before changing them.

Inverted Mode

If you want higher angle shots, then simply flip the Ghost upside-down for an inverted mode. The Ghost can work either way without even needing to change the mode.

Follow Mode

This is the same mode we have been using on our current models, but it can easily be customized for your specific operating style. In the follow mode the Ghost will automatically track your movements whether you are tilting up and down or panning left and right. The horizon will always stay locked in a level position unless you change that option in the settings.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why buy the Ghost? 

Aside from our competitive price, we strive to make one of the best quality gimbals that are easy to balance and operate. We were one of the first companies to develop a brushless gimbal, so we know this technology inside and out and our customer service can assist in any questions you might have.

Why Choose the Pro II vs the V2?

The main difference is how heavy a camera setup you want to mount. If your camera is between 1-12lbs, the Pro version is for you. If your camera is 5lbs or under you will want the V2. The V2 is much lighter, so it will be less fatigue on your arms.

How heavy of a camera can be supported?

Camera, lens, and accessory combinations from 1 – 12 pounds. Anything added above the grip bar is not factored into this weight limit. i.e. monitor

How long does the battery last?

The supplied battery will last from 90 to 150 minutes. Battery life depends on how heavy of a camera you are flying and what your power is set to in the GUI.

Can I attach a monitor?

Yes, you will want to purchase the accessory mount and then you can attach any accessory to the top of the grip bar.

Can I control the Ghost with a joystick or remote control?

The Ghost is easily adapted to be controlled by a joystick or remote control. Both are sold separately, but we have instructional videos on how to set those up.

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Weight23 oz
The Ghost V4
The Ghost V4