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Old April 13th, 2014, 09:41 AM   #31
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Re: FPV: Monitor or Goggles

thanks for the explanation. i think i'll find someone with a gopro and see for myself. thanks again.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 10:23 AM   #32
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Re: FPV: Monitor or Goggles

You'll be fine if you're on a Mac Jerry. I have the GoPro studio software and it works fine on the Mac (to convert the AVI files to MOV files via Cineform compression)...but I've also imported GoPro footage directly into Premiere Pro on the Mac with no problem.

@Jody: I've been reading a lot of posts about problems with the Zenmuse 3D gimbal over on the RCGroups.com...some appear to be working, but others have had issues (possibly relating to firmware?). Anyway, I'm still waiting to hear from Aerial Media Pros---will keep everyone posted.

I don't want to buy anything 'til a) I can get a 3D gimbal, and b) I'm reasonably sure the bugs are worked out of the 3D gimbal.

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Old April 14th, 2014, 05:01 PM   #33
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@Jody: I've been reading a lot of posts about problems with the Zenmuse 3D gimbal over on the RCGroups.com...some appear to be working, but others have had issues (possibly relating to firmware?). Anyway, I'm still waiting to hear from Aerial Media Pros---will keep everyone posted.

I don't want to buy anything 'til a) I can get a 3D gimbal, and b) I'm reasonably sure the bugs are worked out of the 3D gimbal.

Scott
That's disappointing. DJI never seem to get it right the first time. The 2D gimbal had a lot of issues too.

I'll definitely be waiting a while to buy it, at least until they release a V2.

Until then, I've been reading very good reviews about this one: DYS Smart3 3 Axis GoPro Gimbal with AlexMos Control Board (BaseCam)
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Old April 15th, 2014, 10:07 AM   #34
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That's disappointing. DJI never seem to get it right the first time. The 2D gimbal had a lot of issues too.

I'll definitely be waiting a while to buy it, at least until they release a V2.

Until then, I've been reading very good reviews about this one: DYS Smart3 3 Axis GoPro Gimbal with AlexMos Control Board (BaseCam)
I have been following the progress of the zenmuse H3-3D quite closely and it looks as if a lot of the issues are with the gimbal being installed incorrectly by the user. Putting the drop pins that hold it in place in the wrong holes allows the gimbal to catch on the pin when it yaws making it go into its hibernation mode and shut down briefly. Pushing the washer over the stabilizing balls too far can cause the gimbals top motor to touch the battery inside the craft and cause jello. Also the latest firmware for the gimbal does not update the settings for the gimbal (and it still uses the older settings) and again can cause jello on the footage. But even so I will be waiting a while yet till I see consistant good footage and results being posted. Plus at the moment it seems out of stock anyway! (At least in the UK).
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Old April 15th, 2014, 11:26 AM   #35
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@Jody: thanks for the link---interesting! I admit I'm itching to to make a purchase...and I'm not enthusiastic about waiting around for the Zenmuse 3D to work perfectly.

But Bill, you summed up the issues better than I understood them...so perhaps the Zenmuse 3D is fine---if installed with extreme care and attention to detail?

Still haven't heard from Aerial Media Pros. I may start making some phone calls to find out more about the Zenmuse 3D gimbal (both in terms of issues and supply).

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