Hercules Premium Package
Hercules Premium Package:
* Free Ball Head while supplies last
When you want the full Hercules experience, you go for the full Hercules set up. That is what this Premium package offers: a complete Hercules user experience. By choosing our most complete package, the user can enjoy the added options of the free-spinning base wheel, the cheese plate, and the panoramic base that are not included in the other packages.
The free-spinning whee allows the user to move the dolly by hand and at a speed that is outside of the programmable range. The panoramic base allows the user to create panoramic videos (continuous move or time lapse) where the camera is rotate about a central point.
Package contents include a drive unit, a curved wheel bracket, small and large wheel sets (base wheels and bracket wheels), the free spinning base wheel, the cheese plate, the panoramic base, thumb screws, the universal screw, wrench key, and a soft carrying pouch.
This Premium package allows the user to program the Hercules to move in a wide range of curve motion to create that subtle dolly shot, time lapse, or stop motion video.
The drive unit can be set to operate in either direction (left or right) and in three different modes.
Continuous move - roll in both directions at 5 different speeds
Time lapse - indexes (move, stop, move) at 5 index distances and 5 time settings
Stop motion - use a magnet to command to move one step at a time
(For more information download instructional manual under support page)
The drive wheel can be swapped out between a small drive wheel and a large drive wheel to increase the speed range if needed. All drive units are equipped with an integrated magnet sensor that will trigger direction change automatically when used with the magnets (included) and the slider track (purchase separately).
In the stop motion setting, the Hercules will advance a preset distance every time a magnet is in close proximity to the sensor. In this mode, the user commands the Hercules to index whenever he chooses.
Programmable settings: (when using small wheel set)
Continuous speed = .1, .2, .3, .4, .5 inch/sec. (2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5 mm/sec.)
Index increment (time lapse) = .01, .025, .05, .125, .25 in (.3, .6, 1.3, 3, 6.3mm)
Cycle time (time lapse) = 1, 5, 10, 30, 60 sec.
For large wheel set, the speed and index increment is approximately double.
- 4 in x 5 in x 2 in (100 mm x 125 mm x 50 mm) Weight: 13 oz.
- Package Content
- 1 x Hercules Drive Unit 1 x Curve Wheel Bracket 1 x Panoramic base 1 x Cheese plate Small wheelset (1 drive wheel and 2 support wheels) Large wheelset (1 drive wheel and 2 support wheels) 1 x Free pinning drive wheel 2 x Thumb screws 1 x ¼-20 adapter and lock nut 1 x 1.5mm wrench key 1 x Soft pouch 1 x Ball Head