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.
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.
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.
Initially, you can download any version of the SimpleBGC software to connect to your gimbal. After your first successful connection, look at the version of the firmware on the screen (shown in green below).
Once you have verified the firmware version, you can go back and download the correct GUI version to match your firmware.
Typically, you will want the the software version whose number is equal or lower than the firmware version. For example, in the example above, since your gimbal has been programmed with a 2.56 b9 firmware, you will want to find a SimpleBGC software version that is equal or slightly lower than 2.56 b9. In this case, the closest software version available is 2.56 b7. You should always use the same GUI when configuring your gimbal. And most importantly, NEVER upgrade your firmware!!!
Download link for the SimpleBGC GUI software can be found here.
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.
BBW Production, shot this short video of the "Speedtest Glassdrive Racing" Event entirely on the CAME-7800 Gimbal!
With a max payload of roughly 6.6 pounds, the CAME-7800 Gimbal is designed for cameras like the 5Dmk3, GH4 or the Sony A7s.
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.
Check out this 3 minute video of some CAME-7800 gimbal test footage by Kyle SHOX Brown FILMS! The CAME-7800 is designed for cameras like the Canon 5Dmk3, Panasonic GH4, and Sony A7. The max weight the CAME-7800 can handle is about 6.5 lbs, so it's perfect for your DSLR type cameras.