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.
NOTE: The values above are shown as a sample only and may not pertain to your gimbal's unique RC settings. Do NOT copy them!
RC Options Explained
1.. The Joystick on the CAME-TV is a 2-Axis Joystick. This means it can control movements from either Pitch, Roll, and YAW. The default setting controls Pitch (tilt up | down) and Yaw (pan left | right). If you want to change these settings to control the ROLL of the camera, you can do this here.
2. The MIN ANGLE and MAX ANGLE is used to control the maximum allowed camera position when using the Joystick. The camera will automatically stop according to these angles. We recommend using -45 and +45 degrees. If you feel you want to control more or less camera angle through the Joystick, you can make the changes here.
3. Speed is how fast the camera movement is when the Joystick is used. A higher Value will cause the camera to move quickly when the Joystick is applied. A lower value will allow the camera to move slowly. If you want to change the speed of your camera movement when using the Joystick, you can make the changes here.
4. LPF is used to control the responsiveness of the Joystick controls.
HIGHER LPF VALUE will delay the camera movements after the Joystick is applied. The camera will also take longer to come to a complete stop after Joystick. It will basically ‘ramp up speed’ during the start of camera movement and ‘ramp down speed’ at the end of camera movement.
LOWER LPF VALUE will have immediate camera response. The camera will move immediately when the Joystick is applied, and will come to a sudden stop after Joystick application. This causes a ‘jerky motion’ which does not appear smooth, but is better for tracking very fast subjects.
5. INVERSE is used to change the direction of Joystick Controls. This is used because Joysticks can be mounted in different positions. If you move the Joystick Up and your Camera camera points down, you can change this with the Invert Option for Pitch (Tilt). After making this change, when you point your Joystick Up the Camera will point Up (instead of down).
TIP: If you apply Joystick UP and the camera pans Left or Right, and when you apply
Joystick Left the camera Tilts Up, then you can swap these controls under the first setting (see Arrow 1).
6. 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. To calibrate your Joystick, ensure that your Joystick is in it’s true neutral position. Make sure it’s not binding or stuck, and is centered as best possible. Then simply click on the Auto button and the values will automatically be entered. Or you can try to change these values manually to correct drift issues.
Save the Settings by clicking the WRITEButton after you’ve made the changes.
If you need additional information, this video by MrCheesycam explains more about the RC Tab and various settings.