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The sounds built into the gimbal serve several key functions - notifying you 1) when your gimbal is powered up, 2) when you've successfully switched profiles, 3) when your battery is running out, or 4) when it senses a general error within the system.

However, when you're right in the middle of a production, there are moments when silence is absolutely necessary - such as a wedding, a film/tv scene with recorded audio, etc. For these situations, it may be necessary to temporarily deactivate (or mute) the sounds coming from your gimbal. Simply connect to the SimpleBGC software, and then go into the Service tab and select which sounds you want to turn off.

You can always re-activate the audio alerts whenever you feel the need to.
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As stated in the documentation within the product packaging, adjustments made to the SimpleBGC software settings are strongly discouraged. Making the wrong adjustments can bring confusion to the board, and in turn cause your gimbal to behave erratically. And even worse, this action alone is grounds enough to jeopardize your gimbal's warranty status.

However, despite these warnings, we are aware that there are many outside forces that entice customers to still make these adjustments to the software - whether it be changing follow modes, adjusting joystick speeds, upgrading your firmware, and even loading full profiles from another user (the last 2 we highly discourage).

Long story short, if your gimbal's settings have been drastically altered, to the point where it is negatively affecting its performance (spinning, shaking, beeping - sometimes simultaneously), there is no factory rest button you can press so everything goes back to normal. And as stated above, we do not recommend loading profiles from another user as there are unique settings that do not apply to your specific gimbal.

Even CAME-TV customer support is forbidden from providing profiles whenever requested by customers, for the very reasons above. All is not lost, however. The one process that we can suggest to get your gimbal to a normal functioning state is to manually restore your gimbal's board to its default settings. We have these processes laid out for the 7800 and Mini-2 gimbals. Before attempting either process, make sure that your gimbal matches the firmware shown in its respective document. If your gimbal has a different firmware version, the processes below will not be guaranteed to work.

CAME-7800 Manual Profile Restore Process (Tool-less version)

7800 NOTE: The above contains PID & Motor settings for the most recent tool-less version of the 7800. If you have an earlier version of the 7800 that requires tools for setup, and the gimbal is not fully stabilized after completing the process above, then try switching out the PID/Motor settings with the ones shown here.

CAME Mini-2 Manual Profile Restore Process

Again, please conduct the restore process ONLY if your gimbal's software settings have been altered beyond your knowledge of repair, and if your gimbal is showing extremely erratic behavior. For more minor symptoms such as vibrations, drifting, etc., then you can find quick troubleshooting solutions in our extensive FAQ section.

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, posted this quick test video a few days ago of him trying out the Samsung NX-1 camera paired with the CAME-7500 gimbal.

The CAME-7500 is the older version of what is now the CAME-7800 3-axis gimbal. The 7500 gimbal required users to build the gimbal and  required tools to balance the camera on the carriage. Now, most of the gimbals that we offer are tool-less, pre-built and some even have encoders built into the motor (CAME-Single & CAME-Action). The CAME-7800 is a good gimbal for setups that might be too heavy for the CAME-Mini 2 or the CAME-Single. We have a variety of gimbal models that can hold small action cameras(CAME-Action) or bigger setups like a Blackmagic Cinema Camera(CAME-8000).

CAME-MINI 2 Camera Gimbal For A7S GH4 BMPCC

CAME-7800 3 Axis Camera Gimbal

For more information on any of the 3-axis gimbals we offer click below! Make sure to also sign up for our newsletter to receive updates and information on any new products we release.

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Brandon Lane, uploaded this test video that is mainly focused on how the Sony A7Sii Slog2 performs. In the video he decided to try it out by following his dogs with the CAME-Mini 2 gimbal.
The video is all in slo-mo using a Samyang 35mm Cine T1.5 and a Samyang 14mm T3.1 lens shot at 120fps. Brandon Lane, does state that he shot the whole video with the CAME-Mini 2 set to  mode 1(Follow Mode). The CAME-Mini 2 is a tool-less 3 axis gimbal that is designed for smaller bodied cameras like the Panasonic GH4, BMPCC and/or the Sony A7Sii cameras. All of the wiring and electronics are completely enclosed into the frame, offering a clean professional appearance and to also protect the wiring.

CAME-MINI 2 Camera Gimbal For A7S GH4 BMPCC

For more information on the CAME-Mini 2 Gimbal click below! Make sure to also sign up for the newsletter to receive updates and information on any new products we release.

CAME-MINI 2 Camera Gimbal For A7S GH4 BMPCC

 

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With less than a month a way for the long awaited Star Wars movie, check out this CAME-Mini 2 test by Maxime Le Bec!

He follows the BB-8 using a BMPCC with a Zeiss 50mm F1.7 lens balanced on the CAME-Mini 2 gimbal. The video is just under :30 seconds, but it demonstrates how stable the Mini 2 gimbal can be when trying to follow a fast subject. The Mini 2 has a clean and professional appearance by having all the wiring internally, so that it won't get in the way as you shoot. It takes four rechargeable 18650 batteries, which slide into the horizontal cross bar.

CAME-Mini 2 3-Axis Gimbal

For more information on the CAME-Mini 2 Gimbal click below! Make sure to also sign up for the newsletter to receive updates and information on any new products we release.

CAME-Mini 2 3-axis Gimbal

 

 

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Here's a quick informative video on how to check the voltage on your gimbal batteries!

If you happen to have a multi-tester laying around, it would be a good idea to check the batteries you have for your gimbal. You want to make sure your batteries are fully charged before testing the voltage.

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The 18650 batteries for the CAME-TV Mini/Mini 2 and the 16340 batteries for the CAME-ACTION gimbal should be reading at 3.7v or higher. The 3S Lipo Battery for the CAME-7800 and 8000 should be giving you a reading of 11v or higher.

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FROM OUR BLOG

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Cinema5D: Testing the New Sony A7sII using the CAME-Single

Johnnie Behiri from Cinema5D.com recently posted his first impressions and footage of the Sony A7s II. Johnnie Behiri is a BBC freelance cameraman/editor who also films documentaries, commercials, music videos and many other projects.

In the video above, Johnnie, states that he was trying to squeeze “normal footage”, “lowlight” and “slow-motion” parts into one video." In the moving shots Johnnie used our CAME-TV Single Handheld 3-axis gimbal, with the Sony A7sII and Sony 16-35mm lens, which he said was his preferred gimbal...Read More>

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"CAME-TV CAME-Single is currently my preferred gimbal. Very easy to use and adjust."

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Sean J Vincent, posted this detailed review on the CAME-Mini 2 Gimbal after using the gimbal on a current web series he's working on.

The CAME-Mini 2 is a completely tool-less 32-bit 3-axis gimbal with dual IMU sensors that can hold camera setups that are no more than 1kg(roughly, 2.2 pounds). It's powered by four rechargeable 18650 batteries that are placed in the horizontal cross bar of the Mini 2. A new "Stop Ring" has beed added to the Mini 2, preventing the roll motor from over rotating, which may cause the internal wires to become tangled.

CAME-Mini 2 3-Axis Gimbal

Click below for more information on the CAME-Mini 2 Gimbal.

CAME-Mini 2 3-Axis Gimbal

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In order to get smooth, steady shots with any of our CAME-TV gimbals, you want to make sure that your camera is properly balanced on them. However, sometimes our customers are so eager to put their new gimbal to use, that they don't take the time balance it accurately.

If you are reading this article, then chances are that you already have, or are in the process of balancing your gimbal. The video below, we will show you a very quick and easy test that will let you know if you've done so correctly.

For full, step-by-step instructions how to balance your gimbal, check out these useful videos produced by reviewer MrCheesycam. CAME-TV 7800 CAME-TV MINI CAME-TV MINI 2, Single

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All CAME-TV gimbals have been designed to support numerous camera/lens setups. That is, as long as the overall payload does not exceed that particular gimbal's pre-determined weight capacity. However, it is also possible for a camera setup to be too light. When this happens, users may notice shaking, vibrating, and even noises coming from the motor of their gimbal. But don't panic!! Essentially, the gimbal's motors have been programmed to expect a slightly heavier payload and are just working a little bit harder than they have to.

A quick fix to this problem, would be simply to lower the Motor Power in the SimpleBGC software. But first, before making any changes, we advise archiving all of your current settings (ex: saving your profile or capturing screenshots). In the unlikely event that you may have to revert back to those values, you'll at least have your screenshots for reference. Once that's done, investigate the gimbal and find out which motor (Yaw, Pitch, or Roll) is giving you problems. Once you have determined the culprit, connect to the software and reduce the Motor Power settings accordingly. Step by step details can be found in the video below.

NOTE: For heavier camera setups, simply increase motor power settings instead of decreasing them.

During this motor power adjustment process, it is ok to turn on your gimbal and test functionality after applying changes. Please know that this is a trial & error process and it may take some time to find the perfect settings for your camera setup. And just as a reminder, once you're able to determine the correct settings in one profile to stabilize your gimbal, apply those settings to the remaining 2 profiles in the Basic Tab of the software.

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Follow up post from @ff_films of him testing his #cametv #mini #gimbal

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

CAME-TV Mini 3-Axis Gimbal

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Check out @ff_films #cametv #mini#gimbal setup with his #panasonic #gh4

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

CAME-TV Mini 3-Axis Gimbal

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@vizarttvpro took a pic of his#cametv #mini #gimbal fitting snug in its case.

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

CAME-TV Mini 3-Axis Gimbal

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#bmpcc balanced with the #cametv#mini #gimbal...posted by @briceavril

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

CAME-TV Mini 3-Axis Gimbal

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@sirbasssalot modeling his#cametv #mini #gimbal thanks for posting!

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

CAME-TV Mini 3-Axis Gimbal