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Old Apr 16, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Is there any gimbal stabilisation unit out there that can do camera lock?


Other than picloc Is there any gimbal stabilisation unit out there that can do camera lock?
Eg on a 360 degree mount flying in a circle the camera stays locked pointed on subject when flying.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 02:20 PM
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The picloc can most likely do this in perfect conditions, but you need to first aim the camera and then fly a circle at constant height, with the subject in center at all times.

For this to work without manual aiming of the camera you need to feed the gimbal controller with both its own and the subjects x,y and z coordinates. Then it can calculate where the subject is relative to the camera. I have not seen a gimbal controller do that yet, but a "point of interest" function exists in some systems like MK.

Edit: I have now read that the picloc has a GPS input. I need to find out more
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 02:28 PM
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the HoverFly new Gimbal controller specs as having camera "lock"

but i have not seen a video of it in action.
http://www.shop.hoverflytech.com/Hov...MBAL-00001.htm

they are expecting it in may........
Old Apr 17, 2012, 03:33 PM
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I guess I have ho wait and see who will emerge first the photo higher and hover fly
Old Apr 17, 2012, 03:49 PM
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My bet would be on the PhotoHigher.

But I also thought I read that it will be only compatible with their gimbals.

I could be wrong with that...... I feel like I remember reading that in their thread.
Old Apr 17, 2012, 05:14 PM
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I think it will work on other gimbals, they wrote that the 360 feature will be a firmware upgrade later on down the line.
Old Apr 17, 2012, 05:17 PM
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oh okay. I must be thinking of the DJI system...... Good to know about the 3rd axis not shipping with the first units.

that leave the game open to HoverFly if they can release a reliable product that performs at launch.

Hmmm. I am in the same market (picloc looks really good right now......)
Old Apr 17, 2012, 06:05 PM
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oh okay. I must be thinking of the DJI system...... Good to know about the 3rd axis not shipping with the first units.

that leave the game open to HoverFly if they can release a reliable product that performs at launch.

Hmmm. I am in the same market (picloc looks really good right now......)
I'm pretty sure the new HoverFly will do this, I hope so
Old Apr 17, 2012, 07:13 PM
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MK point of interest

MikroKopter: POI (6 min 38 sec)
Old Apr 17, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Unless I am wrong with MK you have to buy into there entire system.


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