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Has anyone ever used Heden HLC complete system?

 

Heden motors are clearly battle tested, so I wondered how they did with the whole system?

 

- I see their controllers are Bluetooth. How is the performance of that compared to experiences with Bartech (both analog and digital)?

 

- Bluetooth connectivity to 100m range? Didn't know Bluetooth could work that far! Anyone tested that range in practical use?

 

Thanks!

 

Steve

Edited by Stephen Parsey

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Hi Steve,

Hedén Carat which is the sucessor of the HLC lens control has a range of up to 500 meters.

The strenght of the Carat system is the lag-free control when you use the Hedén control together with the Hedén motors.

 

I'm a part of a new strengthened team here at Hedén so feel free to ask me any questions about our products.

 

Best regards,

Jonas - Hedén Sales

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Hi Jonas, thanks for being part of the forum. I also want to thank Stephen for this topic because this particular product flew under my radar. I'm intrigued by it and strongly considering purchasing one. I looked online for info on the Carat and there's very little. Jonas, if I may make a suggestion for your company, I think it would be great if there were videos on the companies' website showing it in use, so we can get a feel for range, and just to see it in action. I'm sure some of your customers would be glad to send pictures, for your site, of them using it on set. Whatever the company decides to do, thanks for reading.

 

 

For people who are looking for some information about the Carat, I found these:

 

http://vedranrapo.com/blog/2014/2/16/heden-carat-wireless-follow-focus

 

 

 

 

 

 

This video is from Feb, 2016.

 

 

The other two videos currently on youtube have the first generation transmitter, and are from 2012 and 2013 so I chose not to link them.

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Hi Emmanuel,

Thank you for your input, we are aware of the very limited information that is available of all Hedén products.

There has been a lot of changes at Hedén and we have a new team that is working on improving all of these things, first will be a new website that we are working har on right now, that will be ready in a some weeks and will have presentation of the products and all the accessories that is not displayed on the current website.

Videos is also something that we plan to add to the website after it has been launched, so I take your suggestion as a sign that we are heading in the right direction, customer images of the products in use is a good idea, I will note that.

We are also launching a insurance program with replace and repair for both our motors and CARAT so that a user that has a faulty or damaged unit can get a replacement quickly at a fixed cost.

 

Thank you very much for your suggestions.

/Jonas

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Hi Walter,

You can buy directly from us or one of our partners and you will get the same price.

We are now building a stock of motors and Carat units so there will be no long wait for delivery, we can usually ship withing a few days.

There will be a new program with premium partners around the world that will have demo-units and a stock of Carat, motors and accessories for even better service and shorter delivery times.

/Jonas

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This is a bts video for a short film "blur". It's job is to talk about Sigma cine lenses but I spotted the Heden Carat being used. This is the first time I've seen it used on a shoot.

 

 

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