Tilta recently had a launch event at their Burbank offices for their latest handheld gimbal: the Tilta Nucleus-Nano. We stopped by to speak with Tilta’s Walter Diaz, where he talked about the new Nucleus-Nano, as well as their new Camera Cage for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and the Gravity G2X Gimbal System.
The Nucleus-Nano is a revolutionary wireless lens control system specifically designed for handheld gimbal systems. It makes it possible for a single operator to control a lens gear while simultaneously operating their gimbal. The Nano system is compatible with all DSLR, mirrorless, and modified “cine-style” vintage photo lenses.
The Nano Hand Wheel Controller has a compact knob design similar to professional follow focus hand units (the design is very similar to the Tilta Nucleus-M hand unit’s focus wheel). The Nano Hand Wheel Controller has no delay. It is highly responsive, wireless, and accurate. It is powered via a single 14500 rechargeable battery (which is included in the kit) and yields a 6 hour operating time.
When used in conjunction with the Tiltamax Gravity G2X Compact Handheld Gimbal, simple single-handed operation is possible by mounting the controller unit to the gimbal body’s rosette connection. Easily toggle between the G2X’s modes and pull focus at the same time!
The Nucleus-Nano uses a brand new state of the art power-efficient miniature motor. The Nano Motor features low noise and high torque. It can perform super fast focus pulls with silent precision! The built-in 15mm rod adapter allows for flexibility and compatibility with a wide range of camera rigs and professional mounting solutions.
The motor has a 5-18V input tolerance for power via a Micro USB port. This allows the motor’s power to be drawn from the G2X tilt motor’s 5V Micro USB output or via a P-tap to 5V Micro USB cable (sold separately).
The Tiltamax Gravity G2X Compact Handheld Gimbal System uses the same technology as the Tiltamax Gravity 3-Axis gimbal to stabilize camera systems but in a smaller, more compact setup. With a maximum payload of up to 8 lbs, this gimbal is ideal for DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, smartphones, and GoPros.
The Gravity G2X features a 45 degree-angled roll motor, which gives you more room to balance longer camera setups. This angled design also allows for unobstructed viewing of your camera’s monitor.
The gimbal allows for full 360 degree rotation on the pan and tilt axes as well as 60 degree rotation to the left and right on the roll axis.
Four distinct operation modes are available: pan and tilt follow mode, tilt lock mode, fully stabilized mode, and roll lock mode. These modes plus the ability to undersling your camera give you endless possibilities to achieve whatever shot you have in mind.
The Gravity G2X is powered off of four 18650 rechargeable batteries which last up to 10 hours of operation when fully charged (batteries not included). A 14.8V DC in/output port at the base of the pan motor allows for alternative ways to power your gimbal and also provides a way to power external accessories through the gimbal itself. A 5V Mini USB port on the tilt motor allows you to easily power the motor for the upcoming Nucleus Nano remote follow focus.
The sliding quick release plate of the Gravity G2X is a standard Manfrotto plate which allows you to quickly and easily slide off of the gimbal and mount to a Manfrotto tripod in no time. Arri Standard Rosette connections on the left and right side of the gimbal allow you to mount a variety of handles and/or rosette-based accessories to the gimbal.
Those in the Los Angeles area also have the added benefit of visiting Tilta in Burbank, where they keep their office open weekdays 9AM to 6PM. They have a showroom where you can test gear and ask questions, so its a great way to get as much info you can on Tilta’s products.
You can find out more about each product from the links above, as well as at Tilta.com