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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). 

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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.

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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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One of the more useful functions of any CAME-TV gimbal is the built-in joystick/remote control feature. Simply enough, the 2-axis joystick essentially allows you to do seemless panning and tilting movements while maintaining smooth and steady shots with the gimbal.

However, all gimbals come with a pre-programmed joystick speed that dictates how fast its movements are. And sometimes this default speed isn't ideal for the shot that you may want to execute. But luckily, speed can easily be adjusted using the SimpleBGC software. Full step-by-step details are shown in the video below.

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Youtube user, Canal Nômade, posted his first test run with the CAME-Mini 2 Gimbal!

Click below for more information on the new CAME-Mini 2 3-Axis Gimbal.

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Perhaps one of the more common questions we get from customers is "why is my gimbal drifting when it's powered on?." Obviously, a properly balanced and calibrated gimbal will stay put and only move when (and how) you want it to move.

A likely reason for the drifting is that the RC Sub-Trim settings may be off. The RC Sub-Trim is used to calibrate the Joystick. This is an electro-mechanical control surface that over time may need calibration for it’s true Neutral Position. The most common problem is slow ‘drifting’ of camera position. When the Joystick is not calibrated properly, the gimbal believes that someone is applying Joystick commands and starts to move. The video below will help you properly calibrate your joystick and thus likely eradicate the problem of drifting.

NOTE: If you're using a gimbal with an external wireless remote, then make sure the remote is turned on during this process.

NOTE:   After completing this process, if drifting persists on any 1 profile, but is no longer present on either of the 2 Profiles, then you can manually copy the RC subtrim values from the non-drifting profile onto the profile that does drift. In other words, after completing the Auto RC-Subtrim process, if Profile 3 still drifts, but Profile 1 & 2 remains still, then you can manually copy the RC-Subtrim settings from Profile 1 or 2 onto Profile 3. Drifting should then be eliminated from all 3 profiles as a result.

Download the SimpleBGC software here.

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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.

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Voyager Video, posted this quick test of the CAME-Mini 2 gimbal! It was shot with the Sony A7S and a Zeiss 24-70mm lens.

The new CAME-MINI 2 Gimbal is completely tool-less, which allows the operator to quickly change camera setups and re-balance the entire system for optimal performance. All of the wiring and electronics are enclosed into the frame offering a clean professional appearance and also protecting all the wiring.

CAME-Mini 2 3-Axis Gimbal

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

CAME-Mini 2 3-Axis Gimbal

 

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3 Axis Gimbal Joystick
For camera systems such as the Panasonic GH4, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Sony A7. A thumb controller joystick next to the right handle allows Pan and Tilt control.
Completely Enclosed Handles
All of the wiring and electronics are
completely enclosed into the frame.
Two side handles for hand-held use and a top handle for low-angle shots or for transporting.

FULL 3 AXIS STABILIZATION USING THE LATEST 32BIT CONTROLLERS WITH DUAL IMU SENSORS

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The CAME-MINI 2 is a full 3-Axis stabilizer (Pitch, Roll, and Yaw) using the latest 32 Bit SBGC controller with Dual IMU sensors. This is the most advanced controller and sensor combination available for gimbals using SBGC system.

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The Max payload for the CAME-MINI Gimbal is approximately 1kg. The system works best with cameras such as the Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, and BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC), etc.

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Mr.Cheesycam, uploaded this detailed video on how different profiles and settings can affect your CAME Mini 2 gimbal.

The video also has a nice split screen edit that clearly shows what he's doing in the program, so you can follow along with ease.

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Click the picture below for more information on the CAME Mini 2 gimbal.

CAME Mini 2 3-Axis Gimbal

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Philipp Reinhard, posted this quick video of him trying out his new CAME-Mini 2 gimbal for the first time! He filmed it with the Panasonic GH4 + a Panasonic 14mm Pancake lens.

CAME-Mini 2 3-Axis GimbalClick below for more information on the CAME-Mini 2 gimbal.

CAME-Mini 2 3-Axis Gimbal

 

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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.

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

CAME-Mini 2 3-Axis Gimbal