Freefly gimbal stabilization

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Michael Braun, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. John Gore

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    Staying tuned... :D
     
  2. Marc BRACELET

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    Thats a great News...:p, i' ll order 3 Axis as soon as possible...:)
    Tabb and Megan, you're the King(s)...!!!
     
  3. Josh Lambeth

    Josh Lambeth Well-Known Member

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    Thats awesome! Love the look of the new boxes for them!

    Josh
     
  4. Tristan Twisselman

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    Just preordered mine :)
     
  5. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I'm gonna miss the popsicle sticks... ;)
     
  6. Katya Nelhams-Wright

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    Just ordered mine too:)
     
  7. Dragan Radoicic

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    Just spend a grand on "something" that will cut my post production to the minimum :)
     
  8. Marc BRACELET

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    Radian 3 Axis preordered too...:)
     
  9. Nick Kolias

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    Tabb was kind enough to allow me to test some early Radian boards. I love these things! :D Here's a compilation of segments done with a CS8 and three axis gimbal shot mostly on a CX760 but there's also a few 5 and 7D clips in there.

    nick

     
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  10. Marc BRACELET

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    Wow amazing Shots...:cool:
     
  11. MIke Magee

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    Very nice work Nick. It's going to take us a while to figure out how to set these types of shots up. I know they don't happen by accident. We use the 5D and the 760 as well. Great job...
     
  12. David Pope

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    Really great Nick-- some of the best footage I've seen. I assume no post-stab since you're showing us the Radian, right?
    I was already gonna order and just want to show something to my "banker".
    Very solid exposures too. Great job.

    Dave
     
  13. tlanghor

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    I think it's pretty cool that the system is scalable! I'm using another solution for roll and tilt stab on a cutom made mount. I currently need pan stab. With Radian i'm able to by a single module for my pan needs, very nice.

    Tabb, will I need to purchase a separate programming module if I opt to purchase just one stab module for my pan stabilization needs? Also, am I correct in saying that for pan stabilization I do not have to follow the 1-degree of separation rule? Meaning, the pan module can be mounted on the rotating pan axis and not one axis behind which would be (in my case) the heli's frame?

    Thanks!
     
  14. Tabb Firchau

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    HI Dave, Nick told me that all of the footage from the sony 760 was raw and that the few 5D / 7D clips he used some warp stabilizer on.

    Tlanghor - Yeah we are trying to make everything we do scaleable, upgradeable, etc so you are not left with some obsolete pile of carbon! Yes if you buy the single board you would need to purchase the programming module seperately.

    Correct again, the pan module mounts 'on-axis' meaning anywhere on the part of the camera mount which spins.

    Best,

    Tabb
     
  15. tlanghor

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    Very nice. So no tangled pan wires. Thanks!
     
  16. David Pope

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    Thanks for the attention, Tabb. Answering our repetitive and redundant questions all day long must suck.
    So thanks.
     
  17. Nick Kolias

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    Dave, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner but it looks like Tabb answered your question. Here's another short demo I shot earlier today out at an off road rally car course near Seattle. Those guys are totally kick ass- I'm going to go back and take some lessons! This was all shot with the little 760 and no post stab.

    nick

     
  18. Marc BRACELET

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    Wow, shoot's are very impressive, so professional...!!! Stab do the job.
    :cool:Thank's for sharing.:cool:
     
  19. Howard Dapp

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    VERY impressive although on a couple of occasions, more notably at :22 I see the horizon is off level due to fast sideways acceleration similar to what happens on the roll axis of the MK board when you slide it side to side. I know with the MK it's the accelerometers that causes this phenomenon but unsure if you guys actually use accelerometers. Will this be an issue for us? Before I make an investment, If at all possible I would love to see some on the bench testing of someone sliding the mount side to side at several real world speeds both from the camera POV and a camera filming the mount movement, maybe the ol' mirror shot. Some won't see this as a bother but others who film similar sorts of fast movement scenes will. I just don't want my expectations to be over the top...knowing what to expect is key for me. either way very nice!

    I know Tabb is very particular about level horizons so I know he is all over it.

    Thanks,
    Howard Dapp

     
  20. Josh Lambeth

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    That looked more intentional than anything. I have ours setup so we can roll the camera side to side if we need to. Other than us intentionally doing that the horizon is pretty much always level.

    Josh
     

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