Hercules Deluxe Package: A step up from the Basic package is our Deluxe package. This intermediate package allows the user more flexibility by including the curved wheel bracket for concave or convex curved shots as well as a large wheel set for increased speed range (both features not included in the basic package).
The package includes a drive unit, a curved wheel bracket, small and large wheel sets, thumb screws, a universal camera mounting screw, a wrench key, ball head, phone clamp, and a soft carrying pouch.
This deluxe 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.