We must first note that all CAME-TV gimbals are pre-programmed and quality-tested to function right out of the box. No additional software tuning or firmware upgrades should be necessary. However, if you would like to make minor tuning adjustments with the SimpleBGC software at your own accord- such as changing joystick speeds, decreasing motor power, etc. - we suggest that you first SAVE the gimbal's default, factory-programmed settings before making such changes.
Should something go wrong as you're making the changes, you can always revert back and load the original default profiles. And please note that the profiles that you save contain settings that are unique to your gimbal. Sharing these profiles with other gimbal owners is not advised and can make their gimbal inoperable.
And perhaps most importantly, under no circumstances do we advise upgrading your firmware. Doing so will wipe your settings and make your gimbal inoperable. The only way to potentially make it functional again would be to send it back to a CAME-TV support facility for repair (at your own cost if out of warranty).
[IMPORTANT NOTE:] Your saved Default Profile is configured to the default Firmware installed on your Gimbal. If you attempt to upgrade your firmware, the saved Default Profile will no longer be valid.
The CAME-Mini 2 gimbal is a light and compact 3-axis gimbal that is extremely easy to carry around with you. The Mini 2 has a max payload of about 2.6 lbs and is perfect for cameras like the Panasonic GH4, BMPCC or the Sony A7S/A7R series cameras. There are three operating modes that you can easily cycle through by clicking a button that is on the joystick.
Unfortunately, as of right now the CAME-Mini 2 is currently "sold out", but you can still check out the rest of our "Mini" series of gimbals including the new Mini 3 that is available for pre-order now! Make sure to also sign up for our newsletter to receive updates and information on any new products we release.
Since its release, the CAME-Single has proven to be one of our most popular products. A large reason behind this is its compact form factor, and its ability to stabilize many smaller-to-medium size camera setups. Among these recommended setups are mirrorless cameras such as the Panasonic GH4, BMPCC, and Sony a7r / a7s line. That is, as long as the total payload (with lens & battery) falls underneath 2.6 lbs (1.1kg).
With that said, several potential customers have asked us if their traditional camcorder-style video camera can work with the CAME-Single. Even though most handheld camcorders will have a similar payload offering as the cameras listed above, form factor plays a key reason why we DO NOT recommend these for use with the Single.
First off, the physical design of most camcorders offer a different weight distribution, which can prevent optimal balancing. But more importantly, most (if not all) camcorders have a flip out LED screen on its left side that will be blocked by the Single's Pitch motor (same with Mini 1 & 2). So using the built-in camcorder screen will be null and void for use when mounted on the gimbal. As a work around, however, it is possible to run an HDMI line out of the camcorder and onto an external monitor.
But even with that said, gimbals wouldn't be an ideal recommendation. But if you still wish to provide stabilization to your camcorder, we'd suggest looking into our line of traditional steadicam-style stabilizers.
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Leopold Hotz, went out with his CAME-Mini 2 gimbal and filmed an extremely talented bike rider...Read More>>
In his fifth and final part of his CAME-Single review, Dieter Knuttel, talks about his overall experience and adds more test footage of him using the CAME-Single gimbal!...Read More>>
Laurent Briere, used a Panasonic GH4 balanced on a CAME-Single to capture this special event called the "Team ASICS Trail". He was able to capture some amazing shots as he ran next to some of the runners....Read More>>
MrCheesyCam, uploaded this detailed review of the new CAME-Action gimbal for the GoPro. He goes through all the main specs and even includes some test footage at the end of the video!...Read More>>
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Dan Chung from NewsShooter.com, posted an interview that was filmed at the CAME-TV booth at the BIRTV show in Beijing. The video gives a quick rundown on the specs and profiles of the CAME-Mini 2 Gimbal.
The CAME-Mini 2 is completely tool-less, allowing the operator to change camera setups and re-balance the entire system on the fly. A quick release system has been added to the MINI 2 Gimbal making it easier for the shooter to detach the camera from the gimbal.
Tom Antos, posted this detailed video on his first impressions of the CAME-Mini 2 gimbal. The video not only goes over the specs of the 3-axis gimbal, but it's filled with test footage of him personally using the CAME-Mini 2.