DYS Smart 3 axis gimbal on Phantom 1 much better with Tarot dampeners at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > Flying Cameras

Flying Cameras
UAV, Helicam, and all other aerial videography topics.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 17th, 2014, 10:24 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Walmer UK
Posts: 37
DYS Smart 3 axis gimbal on Phantom 1 much better with Tarot dampeners

Finally tried a set of Tarot black dampeners on my DYS smart 3 axis gimbal fitted to my Phantom 1. They are universally recommended for that setup but was still surprised at just how much better the footage looked with them fitted. For this test I have NOT balanced these new props- so further improvements should occur once they are balanced. No post stabilisation done to footage.


View via vimeo site for HD.

cheers

bill
Bill Sherren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2014, 12:52 PM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,241
Re: DYS Smart 3 axis gimbal on Phantom 1 much better with Tarot dampeners

So glad to see you got it working Bill! The tarot dampers help quite a bit. What did you figure the original issue was?
__________________
Nate Haustein PXW-FS5 / iMac i7 / FCPX
www.flightcreativemedia.com
Nate Haustein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18th, 2014, 03:19 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Walmer UK
Posts: 37
Re: DYS Smart 3 axis gimbal on Phantom 1 much better with Tarot dampeners

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nate Haustein View Post
So glad to see you got it working Bill! The tarot dampers help quite a bit. What did you figure the original issue was?
Thanks Nate.
I think my first DYS was faulty as it displayed that flickering/crackling effect and had tons of i2c errors in the software. The second one might have been sorted with a full calibration but as I was offered a refund went for that. This third one (touchwood) has worked as I hoped, though did go a bit cranky when I changed its profile and did the calibrations. And ended up closing down the software to stop it twitching like mad! Since them its calmed down. And these vibrations I have had are I am sure down to physical issues like dampeners and props etc and not software setups. Took another flight today which did display more vibrations but it was windier and the craft was a lot higher up. And given the very light plastic shell of the phantom it is amazing just what footage you can get from it. But human nature being what it is you always want better!!

cheers

bill
Bill Sherren is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > Flying Cameras

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:59 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network