Full demos for the Letus/Hurlbut Visuals Master Cinema Series platform

by planetmitch5 Comments

In mid-October, the folks at Letus announced their new Master Cinema Series cinema platform along with Shane Hurlbut – and I was there for the announcement (thanks to Letus). Tho we got some good info there at the announcement, it is always good when the vendor produces additional information to help you make a decision about the product.

Letus has given planet5D this advance look at these hot off the press videos.

Action Cam

(learn more about the MCS Action Cam on the Letus site] [tentblogger-vimeo 34568564]

Man Cam

(learn more about the MCS Man Cam on the Letus site] [tentblogger-vimeo 34567787]

Shoulder Cam

(learn more about the MCS Shoulder Cam on the Letus site] [tentblogger-vimeo 34567154]

Studio Cam

(learn more about the MCS Studio Cam on the Letus site] [tentblogger-vimeo 34566130]

Special Features

[tentblogger-vimeo 34565751]

Blogger's Disclaimer: Letus has been a planet5D sponsor and did pay for my trip to LA in October but heck, with videos this nice, we would have published them anyway. We'll print all sorts of HDSLR related news – just let us know!

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


  1. The problem I got with the shoulder cam rig is that the follow focus is to close to my face because of the camera being as far back. I often want to pull my own focus when going one man band and with this rig it seems like a pain in the ass. Love all the other stuff, but i think i would have to put the camera a little more forward maybe…

  2. Great videos guys! Kim, I can see your point. I had to play with the balance a bit. With a longer lens it’s no big deal but when shooting with 28mm, 50mm, & 85mm, which keeps the follow focus in the same place, I’ve had to make sure the rig is balanced on my shoulder so my arm can be close to my body for focus. BTW, I am using my left hand for FF.

    Does anyone have instructions on the IR built into the power cage?

  3. Hi Ron, Yes the IR is very easy to sync to the camera. All you need is the Canon IR remote. Once you turn the camera on to record, the cage is ready to be programmed. You go to the back of the cage. Use a small pin and reset the hole that says LEARN, and then quickly push the Silver Trigger button. Now the LED hole should go red. Now take your Canon remote and fire it into IR receiver hole, you LED hole should now go dark. Hit your silver button and it should record. The only other thing is you need the IR probe plugged in to the front of the cage and the cage powered by the battery dongle, not a Canon battery

  4. I think Derek idoes a great job the video tutorials. To the point but with just enough detail and personality. Thanks for this.
    Question — will any of these rigs work with the form factor of the c300 or c500 bodies?

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