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Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Wow, that is excellent, Hansen. Any changes since the last video? Roll looks spot on and tilt is almost there. Was is if a calm day (can't tell on my phone)
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Wow, that is excellent, Hansen. Any changes since the last video? Roll looks spot on and tilt is almost there. Was is if a calm day (can't tell on my phone)
I increased the tilt just a little. I think I did a bit too much. I will back it down a bit now. I have not touched the roll.

It was a calm day so I had to create the movement with my sticks.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Fantastic! So you have to put the camera on manual focus and infinity focus right?
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Fantastic! So you have to put the camera on manual focus and infinity focus right?
For the lens I am using yes. The lens is manual focus. Also not to have the lens focus on the yellow ball and blur the background I have to use manual focus. For normal shoot without the yellow ball I just use auto focus.

Manual focus is better if you only plan to shoot farther than 15 feet i none flight. For me sometimes I get real close to get some near shot so I leave the lens on auto focus most of the time.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:59 PM
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ok roger that. thanks for sharing..
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 01:33 AM
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I increased the tilt just a little. I think I did a bit too much. I will back it down a bit now. I have not touched the roll.

It was a calm day so I had to create the movement with my sticks.
I could tell

Would you mind posting a clip or two of the raw footage against post-stabilized footage? I just want to compare some of the footage you are getting with the "polished" stuff I see from the Cinestar gimbals. Obviously that footage is generally stabilized so it's hard to make a 1:1 comparison when we are looking at raw video from you. I wish there was some raw CS footage I could look at.. trying to decide if there method of higher gear ratios helps with the small bumps/ticks.

Anyways, your raw footage is some of the best I have seen. Great job
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 02:28 AM
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I could tell

Would you mind posting a clip or two of the raw footage against post-stabilized footage? I just want to compare some of the footage you are getting with the "polished" stuff I see from the Cinestar gimbals. Obviously that footage is generally stabilized so it's hard to make a 1:1 comparison when we are looking at raw video from you. I wish there was some raw CS footage I could look at.. trying to decide if there method of higher gear ratios helps with the small bumps/ticks.

Anyways, your raw footage is some of the best I have seen. Great job
Let see if I can understand what you are saying. You mean you want to see me stabilize some footage with software? I can do that.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 02:36 AM
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I was confused for a moment.
But why the need to compare post stabilised? Evaluating software like smoothcam?
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Having done a number of flights that weren't super smooth and always having to use post stabilization, I can tell you that Hansens latest raw video is probably about as smooth as any post stabilized result I've ever gotten. As smooth as his raw video is his post stabilized video should come out perfect without any noticeable loss of resolution / sharpness.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Can you give us the fc you are using now? And gimbal gain settings?

Any new pics of the gimbal?

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I increased the tilt just a little. I think I did a bit too much. I will back it down a bit now. I have not touched the roll.

It was a calm day so I had to create the movement with my sticks.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Can you give us the fc you are using now? And gimbal gain settings?

Any new pics of the gimbal?
I am using the CC3D FC and also as gimbal control. My input range on roll is 36 and on tilt is 86.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Let see if I can understand what you are saying. You mean you want to see me stabilize some footage with software? I can do that.
Ya, I could have said that a bit more clearly. Yes
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Thanks

And your servos?

Nice video by the way

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Old Oct 21, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Do you think you could get the gimbal to work that good with a Naza? Apparently the Naza isn't as good at gimbal control compared to other FC such as the CC/CC3D.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 06:48 PM
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I finally had the chance to get in a flight this afternoon...and of course my camera had a file error while recording! It also is pretty windy and I had the copter leaning at an angle just to keep it in place, so not the best day for testing. I did get one other very short flight in with a nearly dead battery, certainly not a very good test video but here it is. The weird out of focus yellow thing in the top of the frame is the best I could do for a point of reference without going to the store to get stuff. I will try to make something better for the next test flight.

gimbal 121021 a (1 min 5 sec)


I still need to tune the gimbal some more and I know I can see some vibrations, but I'm not sure if they are from my motors (some of which don't spin as smooth as they used to - I'm looking into new bearings) or from the gusts of wind hitting the copter / gimbal. I'm also wondering if my gimbal to UAP mount might need more work.

As for the gimbal / servos, with smaller or slower movements it seems to be doing pretty good, but with larger or quicker movements it looks like it isn't keeping up on either axis. I should have another chance tomorrow evening to get in at least one more flight, hopefully it won't be as windy and I will make sure I have a fully charged battery!
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