If you own a Blackmagic, a RED EPIC, or any other camera in between chances are you want, or have been lead to believe you need that smooth, smooth brushless gimbal movement that is getting all the buzz. Well the flood gates are about to open up on a whole slew of brushless gimbal camera rigs that will saturate the market. There are 2-axis and 3-axis rigs being fine tuned as we speak.
Check out some of the cost effective brushless gimbal rigs that are currently being tested like the Aegis, that could soon be on the shelves 4 to 6 weeks from now.
Some theses rigs are planned to take a RED EPIC camera with prime lens and produce rock steady results.
3-axis brushless gimbal – bike ride thanks to nikivan:
Testing 3-axis drirect drive gimbal, handheld from a moving bike. This is RAW video, no post stabilization.
Aegis-LT 3-Axis Gimbal Test-01 thanks to GAGoodrum:
New “Aegis” handheld 3-axis brushless direct-drive gimbal prototype. First test. This test version uses two AlexMos/ViaCopter gimbal controller boards, one for pitch and roll, and the other for pan. Version 2.0 (beta 3) GUI and firmware. iFlight 5206-150 brushless motors x 3. “Follow Frame” mode active in the pan axis.
Panasonic GH3 with Lumix 12-35mm lens. Raw video. No post stabilization.
Aegis-LT 3-Axis Gimbal Test-02 thanks to GAGoodrum:
New “Aegis” handheld 3-axis brushless direct-drive gimbal prototype. Second test. This test version uses two AlexMos/ViaCopter gimbal controller boards, one for pitch and roll, and the other for pan. Version 2.0 (beta 3) GUI and firmware. iFlight 5206-150 brushless motors x 3. “Follow Frame” mode active in the pan axis. Panasonic GH3 with Lumix 12-35mm lens. Raw video. No post stabilization.
There is a small amount of “clatter” in the roll axis, which was due to the PID settings being off slightly, mainly the D value being too high. This has since been fixed. In the first test, there was a high-pitched whine, due to the PWM frequency being on the default 8kHz setting. This has been upped to 32kHz and the whine has been eliminated.
This video includes some shots taken from a GoPro Hero3 Black, on an AG400DD-3X mounted on a Monopod.
AG400DD 3Axis Gimbal Test-01 thanks to GAGoodrum:
First test of the AG400DD-3X 3-axis brushless direct-drive GoPro gimbal, mounted as a complete package on the end of a monopod. remote tilt and pan is controlled via the right stick on a standard RC transmitter. The live video from the GoPro is sent via a 100mHz 5.8GHz VTx down to a pair of FatShark Attitude video glasses, which has a built-in 5.8GHz receiver. GoPro Hero3 Black with ProTune enabled, WB set to Raw and recorded in the 1080/60P mode. No post stabilization. Color correction via Magic Bullet Looks.
Two AlexMos gimbal controllers are used, with the v2.0 beta3 firmware, one for tilt and roll, and the 2nd one for the pan axis.
There is a standard GoPro three-prong/two-prong quick attachment setup, with a standard GoPro handlebar mount used to attache the assembly to the monopod. There is a GoPro tripod adapter mount bolted to the isolation plate on a new v2 “Shrimp” Y6 multirotor platform, allowing this whole assembly to be quickly moved over to the airborne platform.
Need more information about the Aegis brushless gimbal camera rig then please see TPpacks.
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