M5 on Pro Ring Issue

Discussion in 'MōVI M5' started by Bill Noel, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Bill Noel

    Bill Noel New Member

    May 25, 2017
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    i have installed an M5 on a Pro Ring...went through basic balancing and seems ok. But when I pick up the ring to operate, it drifts in a turn around the toad in a hole connector. What balancing procedure am I missing?
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    Jul 31, 2012
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    There is a definite "front" to the M5 -- you need to make sure that the Toad Connector is oriented correctly when you clamp it on to the ring. I'm away from my studio right now and I cannot remember the correct orientation with respect to the clamp (sorry!) -- other than to remember if you get it wrong it points to what it thinks is front!


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  3. Wayne Mann

    Wayne Mann Member

    Aug 23, 2012
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    Hi Bill,

    I do not think Andy quite got you meaning. But, he is correct in that in Majestic mode when the mount boots up it will spin around on pan axis until it finds it's center, so to speak and you just have to keep unlatching the TITH and adjusting it until the mount boots up and stays pointing forward relative to the Ring. Once you have that sorted out and the mount has finished booting up if you pick it up and it starts drifting then you have other issues. There is nothing about the ring that would cause this that I can think of off the top of my head. If it doesn't do it with the normal handle bar then it shouldn't do it with the ring.

    Does the Ring when sitting on the ground sit perpendicular to the ground or does it lean forward or backward causing the pan axis of the M5 to not be square to the horizon, so to speak? If it is leaning you might try holding the Ring so that it is perpendicular and boot the M5 up like that and see if that solves the issue.

    Wayne Mann

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