Leopold Hotz, recently used the CAME-Mini2 Gimbal to film a talented biker cruising through some parks! It was filmed using a Panasonic GH-4 with the Panasonic 12-35mm lens.
The CAME-Mini2 is completely tool-less, allowing the shooter to balance and change camera setups quickly. A quick release system has been added, making it easier to remove or insert your camera onto the Mini2 Gimbal. All the wires are completely enclosed into the frame, so that the wires won't be in the way as you shoot.
YOU4REEL.com, posted this quick video that was shot with one of our CAME-TV Gimbals showing the Coty Showcase in Dublin's Georgian building!
The CAME-TV Gimbals are completely 3-Axis and are designed to get shots that look fluid. There are different types of CAME-TV Gimbals that can support a wide range of cameras - from mirror-less cameras to more heavy duty cameras like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Recently, the new CAME-Action Gimbal was just announced, which is designed solely for GoPro cameras.
Vimeo user, Remo Chapeaublanc, uploaded this quick video of him testing out the CAME-Single Gimbal for the first time with his Sony A7RII and 16mm F/2.8 lens.
The size of the CAME-Single is perfect for mirror-less cameras like the GH4, A7s and A7RII. The quick release plate on the CAME-Single is completely tool-less making balancing your camera on the gimbal a breeze. Due to the encoder technology on the CAME-Single, stabilization is more precise and information about the frame and camera angles are more accurate.
Vitographyy, uploaded this short video of some footage he shot using one of our CAME-TV gimbals at the "86 Fest" car show. CAME-TV gimbals are completely 3-axis and offer multiple operation modes to suit the shot in which you are trying to achieve. There are different types of CAME-TV gimbals that can hold cameras like the GoPro to heavy duty cameras like the BlackMagic Production Camera.
For more information on the different type of CAME-TV Gimbal click below.
Vimeo user, De Rienzo Films, went out to Trafalgar Square in London and grabbed some shots with his Panasonic GH3 with a 14mm pancake lens balanced on a CAME-Single 3-Axis Gimbal.
The CAME-Single is a handheld gimbal that is made for smaller cameras like the Sony A7s, BMPCC or the Panasonic GH3/GH4. The brushless motors with encoders, prevent the motors from being out of sync and can give you detailed information about the frame and the angle of your camera. The internal rechargeable batteries are fitted inside the handle of the CAME-Single itself, making it easier to plug-in and charge.
Youtube user, DayZeroSurvivors, uploaded this quick test of him putting the CAME-Single through a running test with his Panasonic GH-4 + Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm lens.
The CAME-Single has a larger frame than most pistol-grip style gimbals, allowing you to fully tilt up and down. The brushless motors are also significantly larger and have encoders built in them for more accurate motor readings. The CAME-Single has a run time of about 20 hours when the battery is fully charged.
Vimeo user, Valdas Kotovas, posted this quick video of him using the CAME-Single with his Sony A7s camera and Sony 24-70mm lens.
The CAME-Single gimbal is the first commercially available basecam controlled gimbal that offers brushless motors with encoders. Encoders are usually used in robotics to get extremely accurate monitoring of the positions of the motors. The CAME-Single is tool-less, making it easy to balance your camera while it's on the gimbal.
BBW Production, used the CAME-7800 Gimbal to shoot this short film he worked on about fly fishing!
The CAME-7800 Gimbal is a 3-axis hand held stabilizer that is able to compensate for any unwanted shakes and/or vibrations. With a max payload of 6.5 pounds, the CAME-7800 can hold cameras like the Canon 5Dmk3, Canon 7D, Panasonic GH4 and even a Sony A7. The CAME-7800 offers different operation modes that you can easily switch through by pressing on the joystick.
Youtube user, Ed Rakel, posted this quick video of him using his new CAME-Single Gimbal with a Panasonic GH-4 + Olympus 12 mm f2.0.
The CAME-Single is designed around the idea of being able to operate a gimbal with just one hand. It's 3-axis with a 32-bit board and the brushless motors have encoders, making it the first basecam controlled gimbal on the market with encoders. The max payload the CAME-Single can handle is 2.6lbs and is designed for smaller cameras like the Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4 or the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
Scotty Ray from Satostudiogear, posted a video a little bit ago of his hike up the famous "Half Dome" in Yosemite National Park. He recently uploaded this video of his review of the CAME-Single and mentions how he was able to pull off some of the camera shots he was able to capture in his Yosemite video.
"It was awesome to be able to pull a gimbal out of your backpack and have it up and running in 30 seconds... I also attached the Gimbal to the top of my Tripod by removing the manfrotto head. This is useful for shots you can't normally reach, or over tall cliffs " -Scotty Ray
If you haven't seen his "Half Dome" Yosemite video, make sure to check it out below!
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.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Please know that all CAME-TV gimbals come pre-programmed to properly function and stabilize right out of the box without the need for software tuning. However, if you choose to make adjustments using the SimpleBGC software, you do so at your own risk. If or when you choose to do so, we strongly urge you NOT to make any changes that are not recommended by us. Doing so may affect your gimbal's functionality, and may require you to send it into one of our facilities for repair at your own cost (if still under warranty). Before making any of the suggested changes below, we also advise that you save your current profiles once connecting and/or capture screenshots of each tab & profile.
On the most part, the CAME-TV Single gimbal can be balanced and fully operated straight out-of-the box. However, with the introduction of encoders, the most minor tweaks in the SimpleBGU calibration software can cause the Single to act somewhat erratic. Unfortunately, there is no undo button, nor is there a singular factory reset switch that can bring your gimbal back to its original state.
However, there is a very specific, yet simple 5-minute process that you can follow in order to get your gimbal functional again. Essentially, it will allow you to start over from scratch and remove any uncharacteristic behavior that you may have accidentally triggered. Tech media reviewer and colleague MrCheesycam breaks down this process step by step in the video below.
Download the CAME-TV Single Default Restoration profile if you are using SimpleBGC GUI version 2.55 b3HERE.
If you are using SimpleBGC GUI version 2.56 b7, then download and use the Restoration profile linked HERE.
Not sure which SimpleBGC version you need? Click HERE.
Please note that these restoration profiles are intended to work ONLY for the CAME-Single and will NOT work for any other gimbal model.
NOTE: If you are only experiencing minor problems with your gimbal such as light shaking and vibrations, DO NOT follow the process above. Simply lowering your Motor Power can help eliminate those problems, as referenced in this article.
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.