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3-axis stabilizers ala FreeFly MOVi or ZenMuse - DIY and commercial
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  • Hi guys, this systems look damn pretty good and better than cheap steady as flycam nano. But they are more expensive and there are so many models out there.

    Can i ask if it does exist a simply (and not so expensive) solution?


  • I ordered the Nex DYS kit from Came-tv last week "1 x DYS 3 Axis Brushless Gimbal w/ 4108 Motor and AlexMos Controller (4108M+CB1) = US$388.00" .. when it came, there was no controller in the box ... no explanation, no reply

  • @ajs880

    For now this things require calibration skills and to focus and such you need focus puller anyway. On Canon you can use something like aputure you referenced.

  • I just found this forum about Gimbals and and I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I have a Canon t3i, RODE Videomic, a pretty light lens, and was thinking of getting this gimbal, My rig should be less than 1500g. I was wondering if this was a good gimbal and could do things like follow mode, etc… or if anyone could recommend a gimbal to me, that would be great. Also, since the t3i does not autofocus during video, I would need a way to pull focus. I was wondering if something like this would work, if I put it on the handle of the gimbal or if you had another solution to this. Thanks!

  • Gimbal ISEE I for GOPRO

  • So as these stabilisers become cheaper and more widely available, I'm wondering what the actual difference is between all of them? I've seen the best footage from the movi and be steady, so apart from the price tag what's the difference? and how is their footage so drastically different to ones like came 7000 where you see the footsteps, is it down to the balancing in firmware? Or the weight of the setup?

  • BeetleCam

  • There might be other options by now. So it's in your best interest to research the matter thoroughly. So far, we've had very favorable results with the 2 axis alexmos board paired with the 3rd axis add-on board. The BGC tuning software was for me at least, the most daunting task. Almost put my fist through the screen on several occasions. Still learning there. But the crazy talented Russian from is the go to controller board(s) and tuning software as far as I know at this point.

  • I have a friend who's a software developer, if I was to buy the HJ-911 or any other 3 axis gimbal that needs a controller board, which controller(s) boards are commonly used and better?

  • The G2 from Defy is 3 axis. But mediocre at best. Not worth the money in my opinion. We've had multiple issues with it on several shoots and have ended up wasting more time and missing shots instead getting the goods. They've supposedly made some improvements to the design over the last couple of months. But I can't comment since we have the original. Their support is pretty bad (in our experience). At this point, all their staff is doing is Defying to provide any customer service. There are several other options out now for much less money that seem to be at least as good if not better. But we haven't tried them all. So far it seems that just like in the steadicam world, weight is your friend in terms of both balance and stability.

  • What I like about the CAME 6000 is the "ready to shoot" kind of kit.

    Yep. But. Check ebay and other places first. Also checking controller options / brushless drives used is good idea.

    Such thing is not cheap entry level steadicam were if it is done more or less good it just needs your skill. Here you invest in the tool that must have good hardware, capable drives that can be used with cameras you like (and that can arise next years), and good controller/software.

  • This Defy 2 looks good too, but it's more than double the price of the CAME-6000

  • @Brian202020 What I like about the CAME 6000 is the "ready to shoot" kind of kit. Balancing seem easy on the Cheesycam video. I'm sure price will come down with more options and brands available, but as of now this look like one of the cheaper and better option.

  • It looks nice, but since it's a 3 axis, don't you need to get a separate controller that is not included?

    Yep, looking at item description, they have suitable controller. Contact them and ask.

    and you'll need a second operator right?

    As I understand, good controllers have special modes to work alone (with limitations).

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev

    Are you referring to the 3 axis gimbal on your last post? The HJ-911? It looks nice, but since it's a 3 axis, don't you need to get a separate controller that is not included? and you'll need a second operator right?

  • @Brian202020

    CAME is seller whom I know personally, they just rebrand Chinese stuff.

    Be aware that issues can be with controller software, so you need to check tests first. Also do not like camera mount, if you check newer photo above it is much better who very tight two point mount.

  • @PixCanFly

    The lack of side handles is the only thing that was holding me back on getting it a month or so back. Now I spent the money I had set aside for gear on a wireless system and some other stuff. Looks like I need to set aside more money now for the upgraded Came-6000.

  • Cheesycam did complained about the missing side handle in his review and nowCame-TV includes it in the package. I'm going to order the Came-6000

  • Looks like they just released an updated version of the Came-6000 2 axis gimbal. It now has side handles. It holds 2.5kg (5.5 pounds). That's a lot of weight if you think about it. That's enough to hold a Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Blackmagic Production camera with a prime lens and small lens hood. The BMCC and BMPC come in at 1.5-1.7kg (3.3-3.75 pounds). You could even put a loaded Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with wireless focus and zoom motors on it if you are so inclined.