mechanical stablizer that allows gimbal calibration?

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DMKAlex Veteran Member • Posts: 5,196
Re: mechanical stablizer that allows gimbal calibration?

Andrew S10 wrote:

For clarification, you still manually balance a motorized gimbal prior to engaging the motors, so you're in the same boat as a steadicam style stabilizer, the only difference is that Steadicam style stabilizers need tweaking from time to time, but that takes under a minute if you know what you're doing. Once you've attained the initial setup of static and dynamic balance with a steadicam, you won't need to change anything beyond minor tweaks, unless you change cameras or lenses, but the same goes for motorized gimbals.

The motorized gimbal's balance is a lot more forgiving than the mechanical ones though. I balanced my Moza only once, until I want to change camera/lens. If I use the same camera/lens, the balance lasts for over half a year. From time to time, I recalibrate it with the iPhone app, which is a piece of cake.

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