Working with gimbal can give great results. However, this will happen only when the gimbal is properly balanced, ensuring adequate fluidity. How to do it?
We've already written about how to film with gimbal. Before we start, however, it should be properly balanced. It may not be so easy at first. First of all, when balancing gimbal, you must follow three important rules:
- the device can be turned on only after installing and balancing the camera,
- do not hold moving parts of the working device,
- do not expose the device to dust or moisture.
Balance gimbal – instructional video
Gimbal balance – what to remember
- In the case of a zoom lens, set the desired focal length and lock the zoom ring;
- Use a double arm or mini tripod – it will allow you to comfortably balance;
- Start with the "tilt" axis – you can set it by placing the camera with the lens down or in the vertical position;
- Next, weigh the "roll" axis – find the position in which the camera will not deflect either to the right or to the left;
- Finally, stabilize the camera in the "pan" axis.
If the camera placed on the off gimbal remains in the desired position, you can start the device. At this moment, the auto-calibration process may occur, which will be manifested by light vibration of the motors. Adjusting the operation of engines to the size placed on the hardware gimbal takes a few seconds. Before each gimbal is turned on, it is worth checking if our previous settings have not changed during disassembly or transport. Although balancing the device in an unusual configuration may take some time, it is worth doing it precisely . Only in this way you can be sure that we make full use of its capabilities.