Random micro vibrations with Pro when mounted to car via Black Arm

Discussion in 'MōVI Pro' started by Chris DelaGarza, May 1, 2018.

  1. Chris DelaGarza

    Chris DelaGarza New Member

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    I have a Black Arm with the tranquilizer head and MoVI Pro mounted to my Toyota Tundra. I have used the Black Arm with a Ronin 1 in the past with a lot of success so when mounting the MoVI to it I was figuring this would remarkably better.

    The problem I am have is a small micro vibration that seems to be occurring and is visible within the frame. I have the Black arm weighted correcting and everything I am using is for the weight range of my MoVI and camera I am running a Sony A7sii with a Canon 16-35. Do you have any ideas what might be causing this small vibration? Are there specific settings for the MoVI pro when mounted to a vehicle? Or is it something I just need to sack up and dial in?

    Thank you for any and all help you can give me. I apologize if this is on another forum. I looked and didn't seem to find one specifically pertaining to this issue Im having.

    Chris
     
  2. Graham Futerfas

    Graham Futerfas Active Member

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  3. Chris Harrison

    Chris Harrison Freefly Tech Support Czar
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    Even though I provided a detailed answer to Chris Delagarza via the Freefly support ticket he filed, it is also worth bringing up something I have mentioned in a small handful of other posts./tickets over the last few years, in reference to people using Sony A-series camera bodies with in-body sensor stabilization.

    Please understand that Sony has designed their sensor stabilization for handheld use. The internal algorithm for sensor stabilization revolves around it being exposed to a small widow of vibration/stabilization, only when the camera is being used in those handheld conditions, and primarily for still image use.

    By placing that camera body, or any other camera body with in-body sensor stabilization, in an environment that exposes it to frequencies/vibrations the camera body was not designed to handle, it increases the chance you will encounter various types of "small micro vibrations", and/or image artifacts in the footage.

    In the Sony bodies, the mechanical assembly that allows the sensor to move/stabilize can move/vibrate in certain conditions, even when the in-body sensor stabilization is turned off.
     
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