Unwanted micro movement in 50mm M5 footage

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  1. Martin Hermansen

    Martin Hermansen New Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I am new to the M5, and I am corrently experimenting with a 50mm (aps-c) lens on a Canon DSLR. It's pretty light weight and the balance is as close as I can get it. I am using autotune with a procentage of 70, an a pan, tilt and roll strenght of 100. I am using smooth lock on tilt and a high window on pan however, I am still seeing some micro movement in the footage.

    Here is a link to a video showing the footage at 100% and at a 300% crop:


    I hope you can help me to resolve this issue.

    Best regards, Martin.
     
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    Martin: Could you try increasing the mass-in-motion on the M5? Tape something to the top of the camera and re-balance it.

    It might be that there's just not enough mass in what you have on the gimbal for the stabilization to operate effectively.

    Andy

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  3. Martin Hermansen

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    Hi Andy!

    I have actually tried a bigger lens, the sigma 24-105 f4, which is very heavy compared to the one i currently use, but unfortunately that didn't help.

    The people at the Freefly Movi user group on Facebook say that it is a translational issue. But to me, it just doesnt look like a purely translational issue...
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    The next thing to check is that everything attached to the MoVI is tight -- if there is any loose mass anywhere on the MoVI it can cause problems.

    If you don't find anything then it's probably time to open up a support ticket by emailing to support@freeflysystems.com -- include a link to this thread too.

    Andy

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  5. Gary Haynes

    Gary Haynes Administrator
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    When you tune the M5 how are you supporting the rig?
     
  6. Martin Hermansen

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    I am autotuning the Movi in the stand, but I have tried hand holding it too.
     
  7. Gary Haynes

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    Does the lens have stabilization or auto focus in it? Are they turned on? Try turning them off.
     
  8. Martin Hermansen

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    I am in manual focus, and the stabilization is turned off.
     

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