If you’re looking for the best way to record and create amazing motion shots, then take a look at the Wiral LITE Cable Cam System.
This lightweight and easy-to-use Cable Cam System allows you to set your regular camera in motion, taking it to places it’s never been before. The camera’s movement within the cable system can be controlled with the included easy-to-use remote control, but you can also set the system to move the camera automatically.
The system comes with a standard ¼ camera mount and is capable of handling all cameras up to 3.30 lbs. (1.5 kg), as well as a patent-pending Quick Reel rope system that makes setting it up a breeze.
Let’s take a deep look at it and see everything it includes and exactly how it works.
DESIGN & SPECS
The Wiral LITE Cable Cam System is simply one of the best pieces of camera gear you’ll ever find, allowing anyone – literally anyone – to record professional-like motion shots over somewhat long distances.
The Wiral LITE is a light and compact Cable Cam System, weighting around 1.30 lbs. (590 g). The Wiral LITE measures 10.98 x 3.22 x 1.96 inches (279 x 82 x 50 mm) and comes equipped with foldable arms that make the unit ultra-portable, especially when packed inside its Premium Travel Case.
This carrying case is extremely convenient, allowing users to fold their Wiral LITE in a matter of seconds and stash it right into it (or their backpack) when they’re on the move.
The Wiral LITE Cable Cam System also comes with an included yellow Quick Reel rope system (the proprietary cable that makes the system work), which offers a total of 164 ft. (49.98 m) of cable. That’s a very long distance already, and will certainly allow all beginners, intermediates and even professionals to record amazing long shots over the maximum distance that the cable offers.
While the cable is just 0.1 inches thick, it is still super strong despite being so thin. In fact, this rope is a UHMWPE ultra-static rope, meaning this ultra-thin and lightweight rope does not compromise safety – safety of anyone that might be moving around the cable or safety of the camera that’ll be attached to the Wiral LITE unit – and also does not compromise performance.
Using a UHMWPE ultra-static rope reduces the weight and size of the rope system without compromising safety or performance. This makes the system compatible with any smartphone, action camera or mirror less camera weighing up to 3.3 lbs.
In case you are a professional camera operator that’s (maybe) part of a film crew (or something similar) and the included yellow Quick Reel rope system is not long enough for you, fear not, because the company has an even bigger cable than the one that comes with the set/system.
If you’re trying to get really crazy long motion shots, then you should know that the company also sells a separate cable that’s exactly double the length of the classic cable that comes with the system. The extra-long Quick Reel rope system is a bigger cable version that’s sold separately, measuring a whopping 328 ft. (100 m), which should be more than enough to record really cool, professional-like and drone-like motion shots of moving people that might be trying out a new stunt, any moving animals or objects, or even a beautiful scenery around you.
The set also comes with two (x2) End-Stop Clips that can be easily attached to the Quick Reel rope system, allowing users to set up “Stop-Points” or “Stop-Spots” that will always accurately stop the Wiral LITE unit in place when it is moving/sliding along the rope.
There is also one (x1) included Anchor-Strap that’s long enough to be easily strapped around any object like trees, garden poles, etc., allowing users to keep some extra tension on the Quick Reel rope system
The Quick Reel rope system comes equipped with a cable lock, a hook (at the “front” end) that can be opened and connected to the rope itself – working as a first anchor-point – and a hole where the Anchor-Strap’s hook can be easily connected to – which will work as the second anchor-point.
The system is also incredibly easy to use thanks to the included remote control. Just turn the remote control’s switch to the left to move the Wiral LITE unit to the left (after attaching the unit to the cable), or turn the switch to the right to have the Wiral LITE unit slide to the right of the Quick Reel rope system.
Lastly, the included ¼ Ball Joint Camera Mount – which is attached to the Wiral LITE unit’s Standard Camera Screw – will allow the unit to support all cameras up to 3.30 lbs. (1.5 kg).
BATTERY AND BATTERY LIFE
The Wiral LITE unit also comes with a high capacity battery that can offer up to 3 hours of battery life, as well as an external battery charger to recharge the battery.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Inside each package users will find one Wiral LITE Premium Travel Case, which is basically a very convenient, super sturdy carrying case that can hold all of the included accessories inside it. This is a great carrying case to carry the entire system around.
Inside the Premium Travel Case users will find: one Wiral LITE unit, one Quick Reel rope system, one Anchor-Strap, the included remote control, two End-Stop Clips and one ¼ Ball Joint Camera Mount, as well as the high capacity battery and its external battery charger.
The company also sells some other accessories separately. There’s a Smartphone Damper Mount to minimize vibrations and make your footage as smooth as possible when recording with a smartphone, as well as an Action Camera Mount that’s compatible with some action cameras like GoPro cameras, Garmin cameras, and Kitvision cameras.
HOW DOES IT WORK? – QUICK SETUP AND RECORD
As stated before, the Wiral LITE Cable Cam System is extremely well designed and it’s very easy to set up. Setting it up only takes around 2-3 minutes at most.
After setting up the Quick Reel rope system and Anchor-Strap to set their two anchor-points users can then just attach the Wiral LITE unit to the rope, attach their camera to the standard ¼ camera mount, power the unit it On and start recording while controlling the unit’s (and camera’s) direction with the included remote control.
Capture Better Motion Timelapses
The Wiral LITE Cable Cam System allows you to add movement to your timelapses and make them more engaging. The remote control allows you to always be in full control, letting you adjust the Wiral LITE unit’s speed of movement.
Create Smooth Moving Shots
With the Wiral LITE Cable Cam System you can make your favorite camera follow everything you film in sweeping motion. The system allows users to replicate professional dolly shots from all angles, follow people and objects in motion, or make settings come to life as they move their camera on the line. The automatic movement setting lets you film without the need to use the remote.
Film High Speed Action
The Wiral LITE Cable Cam System can capture every moving person or object with accuracy for great high-quality moving shots. Even if you move incredibly fast, the Wiral LITE unit easily moves with you, allowing you to take your camera right into the action. The system lets users follow and film high speed movement, fast moving subjects, or training videos.
And unlike drones (which we’ll discuss right after this), the Wiral LITE unit can safely get super close to whoever’s getting filmed, no matter how fast they’re going, allowing users to record crazy parkour maneuvers, the fastest skateboard tricks or anyone biking down a mountain trail.
Major Advantage Over Drones
Another great thing about this system that’s super important to note is that it completely bypasses all drone regulations. While the system is obviously not a camera drone, it does offer some drone-like footage when you set it up properly and with a decent angle in higher spots.
And since drone regulations make it harder to fly a drone for recreational flying and recording – Canada is a great example, where recreational flying is pretty much gone – only ultra-lightweight drones (like the DJI Mavic Mini Drone) would be excluded from most (if not all) drone regulations.
That makes the Wiral LITE Cable Cam System have a great advantage over most recording drones, allowing you to still get amazing drone-like footage, even when recording in drone-regulated locations like spots that are close to airports or national parks (to avoid any airplanes or tourists, respectively).
As long as you set it up properly it’s also a lot safer than using a drone to record because it’s way easier to spot the cable rather than constantly have to look up to see if there’s a drone nearby that might just unfortunately crash your head.
This definitely makes the system one of the best pieces of camera gear to record cool shots in semi-crowded places.
The Wiral LITE Cable Cam System is a lightweight and easy-to-use system that sets your regular camera in motion, allowing you to take it to places it’s never been before.
The system is lightweight, compact and foldable, so you can bring it on any adventure. It is compatible with any smartphone, action or mirrorless camera weighing up to 3.3 lbs. With this system you can record with your camera on places where other camera gear could never go to and ultimately have your personal film crew in the back of your pocket.
If you’re interested in buying the Wiral LITE Cable Cam System, each set is currently priced at $400. You can get yours, as well as any of the extra accessories by heading over to Wiral Cam’s official shopping page, which you can access by clicking this link.