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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:16 AM
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I think it is quite important to be able to balance a camera, as with Steadicam, the CG alone is not all, the dynamic CG can be very tricky. And you will never have a perfect balance once for all, as you will need to add or remove neutral density filters to get needed exposure and not get that strobe effect. Good glass is heavy, and a lens change often needed. When designing a gimbal, the gimbal itself should be as compact as possible and as close to the CG of the whole UAV (again out of Steadicam experience). Why does it seem as if the third axis (pan) is not so much considered ( panning with the copter is unexceptable for a camera movement). Rolling axis must not go through the optical axis, but in case you want to use it for an other application, it absolutely needs to, so ideally pan, tilt and roll should go through the focal point.. :-)
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