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CAMETV 7800 Gimbal Tricks – How Stable Is It?

Earlier today I had a comment about the CAMETV 7800 Gimbal and how people may want the ‘camera over handles’ mode. In this mode you don’t have to raise your arms very high and will have less fatigue. Not exclusive to the 7800, any 32 bit Alexmos / Basecam gimbal can perform various positions and remain incredibly stable. In this video (below) i’m demonstrating just how stable these gimbals can be with the right configuration.

Now I realize the DJI Ronin is the best bang for the buck and it is an amazing system to carry heavy payloads. The main reason I use other gimbals is because i’m typically working with smaller cameras. I don’t need to travel with the bulk, and I don’t need to run around with the weight of the Ronin. If you watched the video above, you can see how even me (small guy) can man handle these all carbon fiber gimbals with just one hand [try that with a Ronin]. Even while switching through all of the different positions, the 7800 remained completely stable.

With this stability in a sub $1300 dollar gimbal like the 7800, you can see why it’s really hard for me to go with a heavier gimbal like the Ronin. Unless of course there’s a need to carry such a heavy payload, i’d rather just borrow a friends or rent one. Otherwise i’m happy to work with a more convenient system. As you can see in my video i’m using a heavier Canon 5D Mark III with Sigma Lens. If you’re shooting with a GH4 or Sony A7s, these smaller lighter gimbals should make your life much easier when you have to pack, travel, and shoot all day.

Now the tricks I show on the CAMETV is not limited to nor exclusive to the 7800. Any gimbal running the new 32 bit software that has a properly balanced camera can operate just the same. It’s extremely time consuming, but i’ll try to do more videos on showing you a step by step process on balancing soon, but if you guys have any questions let me know.

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luc
December 2nd, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Hi Emm,

can you tell me how you do the homing when Yaw drifts away?
I am not really able to get the below yaw part exactly straight to the top handle. Do you have any hints for me?
Where can I get the CAME presets?

Sorry for that much questions.

Thank You

Luc

Emm
December 2nd, 2014 at 8:06 pm

@luc – Try starting out with Calibrating the Gyros. What you do is go into the software while the system is connected. Hold it as straight as possible and then hit the ‘Calibrate Gyro’ button. Wait a few seconds and it should be readjusted. If you have a ‘profile’ setup, you can also do this by simply clicking a few times on your joystick.

Jerry
June 24th, 2015 at 6:32 pm

Hey Emm
I just bought a updated 7800, it works very well in every way except in camera over the handles, It works keeping pitch and rooll but when I lean the gimbal down on right or left sides the Yaw struggles to keep the position, quivering then loosing the battle. Ive not hooked it to the software yet as I wanted to ask you if you felt it was not enough power to that motor?
The camera is very well balanced,
Thank you for your time, I know you are not employed by Came-TV but I respect your opinion!
Thanks
Jerry Lantz

Emm
July 31st, 2015 at 2:33 am

@Jerry – Honestly it sounds like the YAW is not balanced. I would double check if you balanced the YAW post. This means sliding the top bar (above the camera) forward or backwards.

Jonathan
November 16th, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Hi Emm, I can’t seem to calibrate the accelerometer. Even with motors on or off and after clicking write, nothing seem to work. It just keeps saying “accelerometer is not calibrated”. Any thoughts?

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