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Perhaps one of the more common questions we get from customers is "why is my gimbal drifting when it's powered on?." Obviously, a properly balanced and calibrated gimbal will stay put and only move when (and how) you want it to move.

A likely reason for the drifting is that the RC Sub-Trim settings may be off. The RC Sub-Trim is used to calibrate the Joystick. This is an electro-mechanical control surface that over time may need calibration for it’s true Neutral Position. The most common problem is slow ‘drifting’ of camera position. When the Joystick is not calibrated properly, the gimbal believes that someone is applying Joystick commands and starts to move. The video below will help you properly calibrate your joystick and thus likely eradicate the problem of drifting.

NOTE: If you're using a gimbal with an external wireless remote, then make sure the remote is turned on during this process.

NOTE:   After completing this process, if drifting persists on any 1 profile, but is no longer present on either of the 2 Profiles, then you can manually copy the RC subtrim values from the non-drifting profile onto the profile that does drift. In other words, after completing the Auto RC-Subtrim process, if Profile 3 still drifts, but Profile 1 & 2 remains still, then you can manually copy the RC-Subtrim settings from Profile 1 or 2 onto Profile 3. Drifting should then be eliminated from all 3 profiles as a result.

Download the SimpleBGC software here.

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When you purchase a CAME-TV gimbal, chances are that it has been pre-programmed with 3 main profiles. And each profile contains its own unique set of follow modes, which you can toggle between depending on which mode you need to use.

Profile 1 will enable Follow Modes for both Pan and Tilt (Yaw and Pitch).
Profile 2 will enable Follow Mode ONLY for Pan (Yaw) and will Disable Tilt (Pitch).
Profile 3 will disable All Follow Modes. The Camera heading will stay constant.

However, in the event that these follow mode settings are unknowingly or mistakenly altered in the SimpleBGC software, you can manually restore them by dialing them in yourself.

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Service Modes are used to assign button clicks to various gimbal operations. On most CAME-TV gimbals, you can toggle between these different modes simply by clicking on the service button (or joystick) to operate them. By default, the first three modes are set as follows:

1 Click: Switch to Profile 1
2 Clicks: Switch to Profile 2
3 Clicks: Switch to Profile 3

To see how Profiles 1, 2, and 3 are configured, click here.

It's also a good idea to take advantage of your Service Modes by using the Profile 4 and Profile 5 options. These profiles should specifically be set to calibrate your sensors and gyro, respectively. These modes will especially come in handy when you're shooting out in the field and don't have access to your laptop to recalibrate your gimbal.

4 Clicks: Calibrate ACC (Calibrate sensors. Must hold camera and gimbal level and square when using this option)
5 Clicks: Calibrate Gyro (Calibrate Gyros. Must hold camera and gimbal level and square when using this option)

Download the SimpleBGC software here.

SAMPLE: Once you have Profiles 4 & 5 programmed and saved, you can now calibrate your sensors and gyros directly through the gimbal. (Demonstrated in video below with a CAME-Single, but the process applies to all CAME-TV gimbals when calibration modes have been programmed in them.)

Gimbal calibration demonstrated on CAME-Single and CAME-7800 gimbals below. (Process applies to all gimbals with service modes programmed in).

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Currently the only gimbal that has the motor encoders is the CAME-Single. We may start to implement these encoders onto newer versions of our gimbals in the future.

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  • The net weight of the CAME-SINGLE is only 1.2kg
  • Max payload 1kg. Works with Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, BMPCC, etc.

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@csproductions87 Shooting a music video with the #cametv #7500#gimbal

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For more information on the CAME 7500 Gimbal click below!

CAME-TV 7500 3-Axis Gimbal

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@rawmedia had a wedding gig and brought along the #cametv 7800 #gimbal to get some smooth shots

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For more information on the CAME 7800 Gimbal click below!

CAME-TV 7800 3-Axis Gimbal

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@ximediaproductions getting some nice waterfall shots with the #cametv#7800 #gimbal

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For more information on the CAME 7800 Gimbal click the picture below!

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@scottyray_satostudios using the#cametv #7500 #gimbal on a music video shoot!

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For more information on the CAME 7500 Gimbal click the picture below!

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@janssensstijn posted this BTS pic of the #cametv #7800 #gimbal being used on set!

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For more information on the CAME-7800 Gimbal click the picture below!

CAME-TV 7800 Gimbal

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Instagram user, csproductions87, putting the CAME-TV 7500 3-axis gimbal to use!

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Click the picture below to see more information on the CAME-TV 7500 Gimbal!

CAME-TV 7500 3-Axis Gimbal

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@sp_films trying out the #cametv #7500 #gimbal!

Click the picture below for more information on the CAME 7500 Gimbal.

CAME-TV 7500 3-axis gimbal

 

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In this short test video by Youtube user, Nick Southcote-Want, he takes the CAME 7500 3-Axis Gimbal out for a test run. The video is split into four different screens and the bottom left screen is the footage from the CAME 7500.

CAME-TV 7500 3-Axis Gimbal

 

Click the picture below for more information on the CAME 7500 Gimbal

CAME-TV 7500 3-Axis Gimbal

 

 

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Youtube user, omsipro, posted this video after just receiving his CAME 7000 gimbal. It's a great video that consist of all gimbal footage in different locations.