Downloading Installing and Launching SimpleBGC Software MAC OSX

First download the correct software that matches the firmware on your Control Board. You can find the download links for both 8 bit and 32 bit boards at the BasecamElectronics website (found here).

Once you have the software downloaded, unzip it. You will see the following directories and files inside the folder. On a MAC system launch SimpleBGC_GUI.jar.

unzip launch sbgc software


You may be prompted¬†with a message that your system can’t open the file from an ‘unidentified developer’.

Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 8.15.23 AM

If you receive that message, then simply hold ‘Control + Click’ or ‘right click’ on the file and choose Open.

Right Click Launch SBGC Software Security SettingsUnindentified developer open software SBGC Gimbal

You will now see the GUI application. Make sure your Gimbal is connected via USB and choose the appropriate port and click Connect on the top left.

Connect to SIMPLEBGC Basecam 32 Bit gimbal board

NOTE: If you are unable to connect to your Gimbal on a MAC system, you may need to install a driver. Download the MAC driver from this website (found here), run the installation, restart the SBGC application and try again. Typically it will be the last port on the drop down list.

If you are still unable to communicate with your gimbal, double check the USB Cable. Often times people may be using USB cables that were designed to charge a device, but is not truly a Data USB Cable. Swap the USB cable with a known Data USB Cable and try again.

If you receive an error about the software being incompatible or “GUI Version Mismatch”, then you have downloaded the wrong version of the SimpleBGC software. Take a look at the firmware version (seen under the Connect button) and download the proper software to match the firmware on your Control board.



July 18th, 2014 at 12:00 am
July 18th, 2014 at 1:40 am

@Noah – Does your software match the firmware?

July 18th, 2014 at 12:01 am

cannot figure it out. :/

July 18th, 2014 at 10:06 am

I have the 7000 32bit version. so, I downloaded the 2.41b.

Ulrich A. Sterling
March 22nd, 2015 at 8:17 pm

have the same issue with brand new came tv 8000. download each driver and attempted, no connection.

mine works fine for a minute or two, then tilt disables and the cage lays camera flat on its back and won’t budge. pan still works fine as does the yaw over under, camera just stays pointed skyward.figured i could recalibrate gyro and disable auto gyro to fix but no dice.

August 6th, 2015 at 9:23 pm

I have the same problem Noah has. Downloaded all the drivers, powered my quad, plugged the usb in, opened the .jar file, and don’t see the usb slot…

June 20th, 2017 at 8:33 pm

You made it right to solve the problem.

October 10th, 2016 at 8:56 am

Em – just dropped by to say thanks for the USB data cable hint. Saved me from hours of scouring the internet trying to get a connection. Thanks!

February 28th, 2017 at 11:04 am

exactly the same problem happening every where. don’t see any solution… hey can anyone suggest a remedy.


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