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Below is a list of authorized versions of the SimpleBGC GUI software to use with our CAME-TV gimbals. Instructions for connection and use can be found here. If you are unsure of which version below is appropriate for your gimbal, click HERE.

2.63 b0 Currently available for the CAME-Prophet gimbal only. Contact us if needed.

2.60 b4 Currently available for CAME-Prodigy and newer CAME-Optimus models only. Contact us if needed.

2.56 b7
GUI (Windows, OS X, Linux): SimpleBGC_GUI_2_56b7.zip (8Mb 20.01.2016)
User Manual (English): SimpleBGC_32bit_manual_2_5x_eng.pdf (1Mb 29.06.2016)

2.55b3
GUI (Windows, OS X, Linux): SimpleBGC_GUI_2_55b3.zip (7.95Mb 17.02.2015)

2.50b3
GUI (Windows, OS X, Linux): SimpleBGC_GUI_2_50b3.zip (8Mb 14.04.2015)
User Manual (English): SimpleBGC_32bit_manual_2_50_eng.pdf (1Mb 6.05.2015)

2.43b9
GUI (Windows, OS X, Linux): SimpleBGC_GUI_2_43b9.zip (6Mb 14.04.2015)
User Manual (English): SimpleBGC_32bit_manual_2_43_eng.pdf (813Kb 8.12.2014)

If you are in need of 2.60 b4, contact us first.

SimpleBGC GUI software is developed and provided by BasecamElectronics.com.

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Setting up Sensor Orientation

[Note: It is important that you Calibrate your Sensors After Performing these instructions]

There are two sensors on the CAME-TV 7800 Gimbal. One is located above the camera frame, and the other on the vertical frame. These sensors will determine Right from Left as well as Top and Bottom. As your camera moves, the sensors will track the camera’s position. If the sensor is setup incorrectly the gimbal will be confused and cannot stabilize the camera properly.

For the CAME-TV 7500 and 7800 Gimbal, setup the proper Sensor Orientation for both Camera IMU and Frame IMU.

First click the Camera IMU Button and then change the values to
Axis TOP: Z
RIGHT: -Y

Camera Sensor Orientation CAME-TV 7500 7800

After making these changes, make sure to Save the Settings by clicking the WRITE Button on the lower right corner of the SimpleBGC Application.

Next click the Frame IMU Button and change values to
Axis TOP: Y
RIGHT: -X

Frame IMU Sensor Orientation CAME-TV 7500 7800.png

After making these changes, make sure to Save the Settings by clicking the WRITE Button on the lower right corner of the SimpleBGC Application.

simpleBGC Roll and Pitch scopes meters sensor positions

To verify that these settings are correctly tracking your camera's movement, first click on the CAMERA IMU Buttong. Now Tilt your camera up (lens towards sky), and tilt the camera down (lens towards floor). View the Pitch Scope on the right side of the application. The Arrow should follow the camera's movements and the point of the arrow should indicate the lens direction.

You can verify the Roll of the camera by tilting the camera body 90 degrees on it's side. When standing behind the camera, the ROLL Scope on the right side of the Application should follow the camera's movements.

If you are unsure about which settings to choose for your Sensor Positions, this video by MrCheesycam explains how to use the Auto Detect Mode.
Video: Setting up proper Sensor Orientation on CAME-TV 7800 Gimbal

[Note: It is important that you Calibrate your Sensors After Performing these instructions]