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The sounds built into the gimbal serve several key functions - notifying you 1) when your gimbal is powered up, 2) when you've successfully switched profiles, 3) when your battery is running out, or 4) when it senses a general error within the system.
However, when you're right in the middle of a production, there are moments when silence is absolutely necessary - such as a wedding, a film/tv scene with recorded audio, etc. For these situations, it may be necessary to temporarily deactivate (or mute) the sounds coming from your gimbal. Simply connect to the SimpleBGC software, and then go into the Service tab and select which sounds you want to turn off.
As stated in the documentation within the product packaging, adjustments made to the SimpleBGC software settings are strongly discouraged. Making the wrong adjustments can bring confusion to the board, and in turn cause your gimbal to behave erratically. And even worse, this action alone is grounds enough to jeopardize your gimbal's warranty status.
However, despite these warnings, we are aware that there are many outside forces that entice customers to still make these adjustments to the software - whether it be changing follow modes, adjusting joystick speeds, upgrading your firmware, and even loading full profiles from another user (the last 2 we highly discourage).
Long story short, if your gimbal's settings have been drastically altered, to the point where it is negatively affecting its performance (spinning, shaking, beeping - sometimes simultaneously), there is no factory rest button you can press so everything goes back to normal. And as stated above, we do not recommend loading profiles from another user as there are unique settings that do not apply to your specific gimbal.
Even CAME-TV customer support is forbidden from providing profiles whenever requested by customers, for the very reasons above. All is not lost, however. The one process that we can suggest to get your gimbal to a normal functioning state is to manually restore your gimbal's board to its default settings. We have these processes laid out for the 7800 and Mini-2 gimbals. Before attempting either process, make sure that your gimbal matches the firmware shown in its respective document. If your gimbal has a different firmware version, the processes below will not be guaranteed to work.
7800 NOTE: The above contains PID & Motor settings for the most recent tool-less version of the 7800. If you have an earlier version of the 7800 that requires tools for setup, and the gimbal is not fully stabilized after completing the process above, then try switching out the PID/Motor settings with the ones shown here.
Again, please conduct the restore process ONLY if your gimbal's software settings have been altered beyond your knowledge of repair, and if your gimbal is showing extremely erratic behavior. For more minor symptoms such as vibrations, drifting, etc., then you can find quick troubleshooting solutions in our extensive FAQ section.
Sean J Vincent, recently shared with us a teaser from a web series he worked on that used the CAME-Mini 2 gimbal! He shot it with a Panasonic GH4 and a G Vario 14-42mm lens.
Here's a short synopsis taken from the "Paradox" video description:
Shot at the end of the summer in Norfolk, this web series follows the adventures of a time traveller and the girl who rescues him... Why is he here? Where did the time machine come from? When is he from?
All will be revealed soon...
The web series was shot using a Panasonic GH4 and a Sony FS100. If you want a closer look of Sean J. Vincent's CAME-Mini 2 setup, check out this review on the Mini 2 he posted a few months ago while he was shooting "Paradox".
For more information on the CAME-Mini 2 Gimbal click below! Make sure to also sign up for the newsletter to receive updates and information on any new products we release. Also, be sure to check out the first episode of "Paradox" on December 22, 2015.
The CAME-7500 is the older version of what is now the CAME-7800 3-axis gimbal. The 7500 gimbal required users to build the gimbal and required tools to balance the camera on the carriage. Now, most of the gimbals that we offer are tool-less, pre-built and some even have encoders built into the motor (CAME-Single & CAME-Action). The CAME-7800 is a good gimbal for setups that might be too heavy for the CAME-Mini 2 or the CAME-Single. We have a variety of gimbal models that can hold small action cameras(CAME-Action) or bigger setups like a Blackmagic Cinema Camera(CAME-8000).
Brandon Lane, uploaded this test video that is mainly focused on how the Sony A7Sii Slog2 performs. In the video he decided to try it out by following his dogs with the CAME-Mini 2 gimbal.
The video is all in slo-mo using a Samyang 35mm Cine T1.5 and a Samyang 14mm T3.1 lens shot at 120fps. Brandon Lane, does state that he shot the whole video with the CAME-Mini 2 set to mode 1(Follow Mode). The CAME-Mini 2 is a tool-less 3 axis gimbal that is designed for smaller bodied cameras like the Panasonic GH4, BMPCC and/or the Sony A7Sii cameras. All of the wiring and electronics are completely enclosed into the frame, offering a clean professional appearance and to also protect the wiring.
James Norden, posted this quick test of him using the CAME-Mini 2 gimbal! The video consist of James taking the Mini 2 gimbal out on the street and following someone.
He was able to balance his Sony A7RII with the Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 lens. James Norden does state that his setup did exceed the max weight the Mini 2 can handle. The CAME-Mini 2 is a tool-less gimbal that provides the shooter with incredibly smooth footage. It's really easy to balance your camera on the gimbal and it only takes four rechargeable 18650 batteries.
"Overall I'm very impressed with the CAME Mini 2 - with the right lighter lens it will produce excellent results." - James Norden
He follows the BB-8 using a BMPCC with a Zeiss 50mm F1.7 lens balanced on the CAME-Mini 2 gimbal. The video is just under :30 seconds, but it demonstrates how stable the Mini 2 gimbal can be when trying to follow a fast subject. The Mini 2 has a clean and professional appearance by having all the wiring internally, so that it won't get in the way as you shoot. It takes four rechargeable 18650 batteries, which slide into the horizontal cross bar.
Here's a quick informative video on how to check the voltage on your gimbal batteries!
If you happen to have a multi-tester laying around, it would be a good idea to check the batteries you have for your gimbal. You want to make sure your batteries are fully charged before testing the voltage.
The 18650 batteries for the CAME-TV Mini/Mini 2 and the 16340 batteries for the CAME-ACTION gimbal should be reading at 3.7v or higher. The 3S Lipo Battery for the CAME-7800 and 8000 should be giving you a reading of 11v or higher.
For more information on the products mentioned above click below! Make sure to also sign up for the newsletter to receive updates and information on any new products we release.
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Cinema5D: Testing the New Sony A7sII using the CAME-Single
Johnnie Behiri from Cinema5D.com recently posted his first impressions and footage of the Sony A7s II. Johnnie Behiri is a BBC freelance cameraman/editor who also films documentaries, commercials, music videos and many other projects.
In the video above, Johnnie, states that he was trying to squeeze “normal footage”, “lowlight” and “slow-motion” parts into one video." In the moving shots Johnnie used our CAME-TV Single Handheld 3-axis gimbal, with the Sony A7sII and Sony 16-35mm lens, which he said was his preferred gimbal...Read More>
"CAME-TV CAME-Single is currently my preferred gimbal. Very easy to use and adjust."
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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.
For more information on the CAME-Mini2 3-Axis Gimbal click below!
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.
For more information on all the CAME-TV Gimbals that we offer click below!
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.