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CAME-TV NEW 7500 3 Axis Gimbal – Ready to Run Preconfigured

CAME-TV.com just listed a brand new 7500 Gimbal model on their website. This is almost exactly like the 7000 32 Bit model with the exception that you don’t need to build it yourself. Price is just $200 dollars more than the DIY 7000 Kit.

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Aside from paying extra for a preconfigured system, they claim the 7500 model is using more powerful motors and also provide a case mounted to the back to protect the control board with an ON/OFF rocker switch. Considering there are not many ’32 bit’ complete gimbals coming in at this price so this is a great addition for those who don’t want to build it themselves.

Still I would not hesitate to say that just because it’s Ready to Run, it will still benefit you greatly to have an understanding of the different parts, pieces, and software configurations gimbals require in case you need to troubleshoot or fine tune for your different applications. I would suggest that you continue checking in with this website as a resource.

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Keith Moreau
June 23rd, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Hi Emm, Keith Moreau here of TechMovePodcast.com – this unit looks like a winner. How do you like the CAME 7000 and 7500? I’m wondering if it would support my FS700 with a lightweight lens along with a flexible SDI cable to a Convergent Design Odyssey. BTW-I love your site and helpful posts.

Emm
June 23rd, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Hi Keith, I don’t think this unit is suitable for that fs700. Even if the motors are strong enough I don’t think the frame can be fit the fs700 enough to balance properly.

Hank
June 23rd, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Hello, great (sub)site you have. And what an information to read. Thanks for that!
Practicul question. What to do when you are on a day filming and the battery goes down? Unmounting the camera will let you balance the camera again. Is it possible to work with a quick release plate?

Emm
June 23rd, 2014 at 11:35 pm

There is not much room with a 5D, but with a smaller camera it is possible.

Michel
June 24th, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Hi Emm, I just got the 7500 2 days ago, we managed to configure it quite well for the GH4, but there are 2 bugs that keep annoying us: 1. A whobbling in the YAW and PITCH axis keeps coming up when we go from a curve to straight movement quickly. 2. the YAW axis gets out of line frequently. What to do? The big shoot is in 2 days! Thanks

Emm
June 24th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

@Michel – I’m not sure I understand the ‘wobbling’ part, but for any vibrations or oscillations you would typically do two things. Increase the ‘D’ or reduce the ‘P’. You will have to tweak the settings a little bit at a time and retest.

For the YAW, if you are using follow mode, then I think you may want to change the settings in which it begins to react to the follow. You basically can set something so that it only starts to follow once you’ve exceeded a certain amount of degree, maybe you have it set too low?

You may also double check to make sure the YAW is balanced so that it doesn’t fall over when you hold the top handles at an angle. If you want to have it more steady, you would increase the PID settings and maybe even the power to the YAW.

Michel
June 25th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Hi Emm, thanks for the tips,

yes by whobbling I mean the oscillations

so they got a little less by increasing D, reducing P and giving more power to the YAW motor.

One thing I can’t figure out is how to calibrate it so that when I turn it on the frame axis is aligned with the Top Handle (so that the camera looks straight forward) it always sets itself about 30° to the right when I start it. Then I have to turn it into place with the RC controller.

Is there a way to calibrate it so that it always goes back straight, without doing the 6 point calibration?

Emm
June 25th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

@Michel – That would be under ‘trim’ settings. If you’ve ever owned an RC car the remotes also have trim settings to get the wheels straight when you first power on.

Dez
June 26th, 2014 at 12:57 am

@Emm Will you still be able to custom tune the 7500 or are you just stuck with what they’ve pre-programmed? Thanks in advance

Emm
June 26th, 2014 at 1:36 am

@Dez – No you can still access the board via USB and tune your gimbal.

PSlice
June 27th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

I’m guessing that there is no bluetooth control chip built in and it may not be easy to open the enclosure and add the chip.

Emm
June 27th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

@PSlice – You are correct, there is no bluetooth built into this, and I don’t think there is enough room in the case.

PSlice
June 27th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

I see. Thanks for the info.

Dez
June 28th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Thanks @Emm

Keith Moreau
July 7th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Hi Emm – I received my 7500 last week, I think it was less than a week from time to order to when it was delivered, it worked very well out of the box, and I appreciated that it was pre assembled, the time saved was worth it to me. For now I’m just attaching the GH4 directly to the frame, though I’d like to find a quick release solution. Seems like the Manfrotto RC2 plate and mount I’ve standardized on throughout may be a bit too tall for the frame for the GH4, shame on that one, I’m thinking swiss-arca might help, especially to balance the tilt axis on the unit which can be fiddly to get right. Overall I’m impressed with the performance, although the unit tends to go nuts when I push the amount of correction it needs – for example shooting over 180 degrees from the original position in any axis. Is this your experience? Also will strong wind make the unit start going crazy? Will custom programming it using the USB connection software help with this? I’m also a bit disappointed with all the exposed electronics – the sensors as well as the servo insides. In addition some of the wires run outside of the tubes, especially the one going to the sensor on the top of the camera cage seems like it will get caught very easily on something and get ripped out with use. I intend to figure out something to protect these exposed bits. You mentioned the spiral wrap which is probably better than nothing but still prone to getting caught on stuff. Is there any reason the servo insides are so exposed? I’m planning to put some covering / tape over that so at least dust and dirt can’t so easily penetrate them. I also plan to ditch the top handle and make a removable 15mm rod system handle for the top, that ill make it shallower for transport. I ordered some parts to make that happen. I also plan to investigate adding some remote / wireless joystick capability. Do you know if this exists for these models? Overall though I’m very excited about my first servo. Thanks for putting it on your website and supporting it so much with all your videos and replies on the blog. You’re awesome. -Keith

Tracy
July 13th, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Has anyone figured out a way to make a quick release of the top handle? If it were easily removable, the whole unit would pack flat nicely. Any ideas?

Stefan
September 24th, 2014 at 6:18 am

I just got a 7500, and have been reaserchig on how to modify it. For the top handle I bumped into this site: http://www.coollcd.com/qr-handle-v1-multipurpose-top-handle-1128black_p1128.html it will increase the weight of your gimbal but its a good option as to removing the handles. You would just have to figure out a way to mount the release plate (probably a pipe clamp would work.

Southerndude
July 15th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Emm: Can you do a video showing the Came7500 with the GH3-GH4 with say the, 12-35mm lens balanced and working with the correct settings and profiles, also what would be the best quick-release plate to use with these cameras and the Came7500?

Also, have you seen this unit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Axis-Handheld-Brushless-ILDC-Gimbal-Stabilizer-Kit-F-SONY-NEX5N-5R-7N-GH2-GH3-/261485214153?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ce1bbb9c9

Emm
July 16th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

@Southerndude – Yeah I can setup a GH4 with 12-35mm lens next week. I’m helping on a project this week down in Hollywood, CA. As for a quick release I haven’t found one yet. The Manfrotto ones are too heavy and too high it doesn’t help getting the systems balanced.

Southerndude
July 16th, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Very Cool, I will be looking forward to that! Thanks!

Zakk Fairley
May 31st, 2015 at 3:38 am

Hi Emm, I purchased the CAME 7500 recently used off of Ebay. I am having trouble getting it balanced with my 5D Mark iii. I have been trying for days now. Do you have any resources for balancing it? The only videos I have found tuts for are regarding the 7800 and although they are similar the 7500 doesn’t have the quick release plate like the 7800. Thanks!

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