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Dec 03, 2013, 04:04 PM
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[Now available!] Videos filmed with Phobotic Centerpiece (BL gimbal controller)

We started selling today!

We're pushing the boundaries! 65mm effective focal length on an aerial gimbal? Easy:

TestFlight2 (16 min 22 sec)

Earlier tests:

(11 min 25 sec)

(8 min 21 sec)

Fixed wing!
(4 min 29 sec)

Canon 5D MKIII video by Ozkan Erden:

Phobotic CPHV First Flight /w Canon 5D MK III (5 min 26 sec)


Today we got a GH4 video filmed from a DJI S1000 with a TPPacks AG1000 gimbal and a Centerpiece controller, done in high winds, courtesy of Daloaf

Phobotic Centerpiece Test Flight on DJI S1000 and TP1000 Gimbal and Panasonic GH4 (4 min 42 sec)


Today I have RX100 testing, courtesy of Gary Goodrum at This flight was 100% autotuned, nothing was touched or adjusted:

(2 min 32 sec)

I advise you to download the raw camera files from here (download, don't watch directly on Dropbox as the quality will be appalling - the raw videos are worth it):

Another flight, harder:

One in suicidal wind just to make a point (you can hear the Naza fighting the wind, watch the tree and flag on the green below at 2:45):


A new Brushless Gimbal Controller developed by my company (Phobotic).
Specs will be disclosed soon, but technically it's quite different to any existing (or known future) BLGC.

These videos were shot using a DJI Phantom, completely unbalanced (and badly scraped) props.

There isn't any apparent jello mostly because of active algorithms in the controller that constantly perform vibration arresting. Another emphasis we have is on horizon leveling, even under high G (as much as a Phantom can pull, anyway) with rapid yawing, the camera never develops a noticeable horizon drift.

(4 min 45 sec)

(4 min 30 sec)

Testing roll follow:
(4 min 21 sec)

This was all filmed using simple 3D printed mechanics and cheap iPower gimbal motors.

Upcoming tests on a Tarot T810 with RCTimer 3 axis gimbal and a BMPCC will take place over the next few weeks (when we get the camera ).

The controller will be shipped to OEMs and individuals during Q1 2014. Right now we are manufacturing our first batch. Pricing will be slightly more expensive than existing Alexmos boards, but within reason (we have expensive components in there).
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Dec 07, 2013, 06:27 AM
Whoop the planet!
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that is some stunning footage, thanks for sharing!
Dec 07, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Do you plan on supporting heavy lifters?
Dec 07, 2013, 06:46 PM
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New videos you guys would want to see

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Dec 07, 2013, 10:26 PM
Pants first, then shoes
The beach footage, have you slowed it down at all?.
Dec 07, 2013, 10:38 PM
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Nope, all footage is untouched (other than color grading using the ProTune profile).
Dec 07, 2013, 10:56 PM
Pants first, then shoes
Originally Posted by SamurAchzar
Nope, all footage is untouched (other than color grading using the ProTune profile).

Very cool.
Dec 08, 2013, 12:24 AM
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Excellent job dude...
Is there any pre-order available?...

Dec 08, 2013, 12:35 AM
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Not yet. It's coming soon though, during the first quarter of 2014.
Dec 08, 2013, 01:03 AM
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So if it can kill vibrations also, have you think of using it as a plate where the FC board is... it would prevent flips or flyaways due to vibration getting to the FC
or I am saying something non-sense?..
Dec 08, 2013, 12:04 PM
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It's not nonsense First, it can only kill some of the vibrations. It can't do much against lateral movements, for example (due to the nature of the gimbal). It also doesn't kill ALL vibrations (that would be very difficult to achieve!) but removes those that interfere with the image (I don't think these are the kind that necessarily interferes with the FC).

Finally, It will interfere with the correct function of the FC, because of its dampening.
Dec 08, 2013, 02:01 PM
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Great, I will be waiting the release for my BL gimbals... seems like the greatest innovations in aerial video are unveiling in 2014
Best wishes with your board !!!..

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Dec 11, 2013, 12:03 AM
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Have you consider a function to return to initial yaw position when using 3 axis?..
Sometimes when using head-lock in alexmos's boards, the gimbal looses orientation with the frame.
Dec 11, 2013, 12:47 AM
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You mean follow mode? In our controller you can turn this feature on or off for each of the 3 axes.
Dec 12, 2013, 10:16 PM
Photojournalist, Madison, Wisc

Mazel Tov on your new 3 Axis Phobotic

I would like to do a side by side with Alexmos 3 Axis...let me know when you've got something to test What sort of distribution scheme will you have...perhaps you can show up at NAB. What do you think the weight will be of the gimbal
suitable for a Phantom. Will you have something for the Cinestar and larger cameras? How about handheld
options...looking forward to seeing this.

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