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.
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)
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).
In this quick video posted by Youtube user, Joe Taravella, he takes his new CAME-Single gimbal out for a test run! The footage looks great, especially when he walks up and down the stairs. He used his Sony A7S with a Sony 10-18mm F4 lens.The new CAME-Single is one of the first commercially available 3-Axis 32-bit basecam controlled gimbals that offer brushless motors with Encoders.
Encoders are often used in Robotics for highly accurate monitoring of motor position. Some of the benefits of using Encoders are to: prevent motors from losing synchronization and skipping steps, provides important information about frame and camera angles, decreases power consumption (longer battery life), increases Torque, increases precision of stabilization, and more.
Currently our only gimbal with motor encoders is our CAME-Single.
Youtube user, SWAF Jarrad, posted some quick test footage from his CAME-Single 3-Axis gimbal. In the video, he does mention that he had some trouble in the beginning, but once he changed the lens on his camera, everything was a lot smoother. His setup in the video was a Panasonic GH-4 with a Panasonic 14-140mm lens. Check out his footage below!
Here's a quick test of the CAME-Single that AeroVideo shot with his Sony A7S camera plus a Sony 28-70mm lens.
The new CAME-SINGLE is one of the first commercially available 3-Axis 32-bit basecam controlled gimbals that offer brushless motors with Encoders.The design of the CAME-SINGLE allows the shooter to operate the gimbal with just one hand and has a 1/4-20 and 3/8 threaded mounting point located under the handle.
Click the picture below for more information on the CAME-Single
The CAME-Single is equipped with brushless motors that have encoders. The encoders prevent motors from losing synchronization, skipping steps, decreases power consumption, increases Torque, increases the precision of the stabilization and provides important information about frame and camera angles.