Drone Worship has been working on a gimbal alternative and his modifications can be viewed?
No several people are using tarot and good luck buy gimbals. I think there is someone on here thinking about offering a harness
This has been covered a 100 times here on this forum, he didn't explain anything on how to get smartshots working? Its only a 2d gimbal they used, I'm sure the footage sucks...did they ever follow up on this?...Drone Worship has been working on a gimbal alternative and his modifications can be viewed
on YouTube. He also added links to the offbrand gimbal, HDMI cable and other items. Like all
mods using offbrand gimbal, the cabling can look like a rat's nest. Here's the YouTube link:
Drone Worship followed up with this setup about a week ago with a video. There is no gimbal that has aThis has been covered a 100 times here on this forum, he didn't explain anything on how to get smartshots working? Its only a 2d gimbal they used, I'm sure the footage sucks...did they ever follow up on this?...
Interesting, I wonder how good the support is? Some of the gimbals are pretty expensive and prbably geared for theSince you don't need full functionality, would any of these from copter lab work?
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Well actually you are wrong smart shots are something entirely different from taking pics, From the manualI don't know why fellas are worrying about
taking pics (smart-shots)
The camera and setup is good but the problem with the 3sdr Solo gimbal is it is proprietary to the GoPro cameras with that Hero Port onWell actually you are wrong smart shots are something entirely different from taking pics, From the manual
"Smart Shots Solo’s four different Smart Shots automate flying Solo to make it easy to get stunning aerial video. By default, Cable Cam and Orbit are assigned to the controller’s A and B buttons. Use the app to access Selfie or Follow. Smart Shots are available only with the Solo app. Tip: When using Smart Shots without a Solo Gimbal, Solo cannot ensure that the subject is in the frame at all times. If this is the case, you can improve the chances of keeping the subject in the frame by adjusting the camera mount so the camera is fixed at an appropriate angle".
The goal for some in adding a 3rd party gimbal is to use said smart shots without the need for a (becoming more rare by the minute) 3DR gimbal, I did this myself 2 years ago with a Storm32 based gimbal (60 dollars shipped) I mounted a Sony Actioncam' I had but have yet to get the SmartShots working correctly...I have to manually tilt the gimbal but it does do smartshots...
The only vid I have posted while I was PID tuning.
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The Sony camera is what I had at the time, I could not justify buying a go-pro for what I was doing i.e. taking crappy videos, but I will tell you that a Go-pro hero 4 black and the 3DR Gimbal setup is the way to go, its seamless..and affords great looking video.The camera and setup is good but the problem with the 3sdr Solo gimbal is it is proprietary to the GoPro cameras with that Hero Port on
the back of the camera and gimbal. The camera you have as far as I am concerned is a far better camera than the GoPro cameras. The
Storm32 gimbal is a good gimbal and there are several reviews where it was used on other quadcopters. The gimbal far better than the
cheap Chinese gimbal that was shown in the video that Drone Worship used. I had big problems with one that was similiar to his with a
X380 and don't trust them now. The GoPro camera functions are using the Hero port on the gimbal and I have tried several different
cameras on the X380 and I think that the GoPro cameras are way overpriced for what they are and usually Sony products are a class
above their competitors. Everyone has a opinion and whatever works for you is the best choice and doesn't hurt to experiment!
Look at the prices on the 3dr Solo's gimbal! I paid, I thought too much, $80.00 new for my 3dr gimbal and they areThe Sony camera is what I had at the time, I could not justify buying a go-pro for what I was doing i.e. taking crappy videos, but I will tell you that a Go-pro hero 4 black and the 3DR Gimbal setup is the way to go, its seamless..and affords great looking video.
I do have a Green-cubed Solo with the 3DR gimbal setup and I prefer that over the Sony Storm32 setup...
I purchased an original 3DR gimbal from BestBuy for $34.00 way back when, and a refurbished//New Hero4 black for $139.00 shipped directly from GoPro.....Yeah I'm Frugal...
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It does beat the Sony I have as far as Raw video 4K versus 1080P but the Carl Zeiss lens on the Sony is a bit better aside from the massive fish eye effectIt's easy to insert a GoPro into the 3dr Solo gimbal but I have a gripe with how to get the video and images
off of the cameras. I have a cheap Git1 camera on a 3dr Solo gimbal and it's quicker and easier to get
the videos off of the camera. I also have a GoPro that I put on the gimbal and I'm not impressed with
the GoPro cameras. I think a GoPro would be hardpressed to beat a Sony!
Try a GitUp Git2 camera, at leat you don't have to remove the camera to get the video off of it,It does beat the Sony I have as far as Raw video 4K versus 1080P but the Carl Zeiss lens on the Sony is a bit better aside from the massive fish eye effect
YEPER! Ok, the catch is you have to shim the camera away from the Hero Port which means you end up with a cameraYou can snap the SD card out without removing the Camera? If so that is better than constantly removing the GoPro from the gimbal to remove the SD card, because sooner than later something is going to break on the fragile 3DR Gimbal
Well, the way I look at it, it's better than damaging a EXPENSIVE 3dr gimbal from the repeated camera extraction to get data off ofThe Git2 is not a bad camera it uses a Sony Exmor image sensor better for low light, but it does cost as much as a refurbed/new Gopro hero4 black nowadays ....