EPIC Open Beta 3.0 Firmware for ACR Systems’ THE BEAST Gimbal Now Available

ACR Systems release EPIC Open Beta 3.0 firmware for their premium 3-axis gimbal stabilizer THE BEAST. The latest firmware includes better power management, improved and simplified Follow Mode settings, better stabilization accuracy among many other new features and improvements. The latest firmware enhances the user experience and provides gimbal operators with even more flexibility and peace of mind that they are getting super smooth shots.

The Beast from ACR Systems is an active 3-axis stabiliser capable of stabilising cameras of up to 8 kilograms (17,6 lbs) of weight. This means that popular cameras such as RED DSMC1 or DSCM2 bodies such as the RED Scarlet-W/Raven, Canon C300, URSA Mini 4.6K and even DSLR form factor cameras like the mirrorless GH4 and Sony A7sII shouldn’t be a problem for The Beast.

The BEAST EPIC Open Beta 3.0 Details

  • New SIMPLE Mode With Animations and UI Changes
  • New Voice banks
  • New Wizard screens
  • New Status screen
  • Better Power Management
  • Stabilization accuracy
  • Improved Autotune Algorithm
  • Simplified FOLLOW MODE
  • Improved FOLLOW MODE
  • Roll +90/-90 Degrees Rotation
  • Intuitive Remote Control Channels Mapping

EPIC Open Beta 3.0 Firmware is available for download from the official ACR Systems page here: http://acr-sys.com/support/

ACR the Beast 4K Shooters

The Beast holds some advanced features like high precision encoders and built-in On-Board Manager with keyboard and OLED screen allowing the user to fully configure The Beast without the need to use any external devices.

Add to that some very rigid, lightweight construction, tool-less balancing, smooth, comfortable and intuitive operating modes, hard case with a set of high quality accessories and you got yourself a truly modern approach to active stabilisation.

ACR Systems THE BEAST 3-axis gimbal

ACR Systems THE BEAST Features

  • The most advanced digital stabiliser on the market
  • High-resolution, built-on encoders
  • Embedded speaker and OLED screen
  • Built-in keyboard control panel for quick and easy configuration via OnBoard Manager
  • The ability to provide up to 5A/12V of auxillary power from the vertical arm and camera tray outputs to power up external accessories
  • Incredible precision of stabilisation
  • Exceptionally lightweight construction – weighs only 2,95 kg (6.5 lb)
  • Made of aircraft grade duraluminum alloy and carbon
  • Advanced, hybrid electronics (gyroscopic sensors, accelerometers and encoders)
  • Intuitive and powerful ACR Manager software
  • Versatility of the working modes: Xtended Stabilisation, Follow Mode, Inverted Mode
  • Thumbstick and Remote Control Units available
  • Completely toolless camera balancing system
  • Maximum payload of 6 kg (13.23 lb)
  • Highly comfortable triple grip handlebar – the Handheld Module
  • Rotatable, 8-position side handles
  • Ability to quickly detach the Handheld Module and use The Beast on other platforms
  • Original, in-house project concept
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Proudly made in Europe
  • Price: €5,190 + VAT

ACR Systems THE BEAST 3-axis gimbal

The following cameras have been tested to work with THE BEAST from ACR Systems:

  • RED Weapon/Epic/Scarlet
  • Sony FS700/FS7/FS5/PMW-F5/F55
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K/BMPC
  • Canon C100/ Canon C300/Canon 5D
  • Panasonic GH4

Check out the selected footage below and see what others have created with the help of The Beast:

THE BEAST Tech Specs


Handheld width: 19.84 inches / 540 mm

Camera shelf size

Width: 8 inches / 204 mm
Height (from tilt axis): 3.93 inches /100 mm
Fork depth (from tilt axis): 7.48 inches / 190 mm


Complete unit: 6.5 lb / 2,95 kg
Without Handheld Module: 5.29 / lb 2,4 kg

Battery runtime

Twin small batteries: up to 13 hours, depending on payload
Single large battery: up to 16 hours, depending on payload
Maximum payload: 13.23 lb / 6 kg

For more information head over to ACR Systems.

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