Two videos contrasting stablised and non stablised cameras.
Filmed at the stunning Belton House near to Grantham in Lincolnshire UK with permission from the National Trust. Thanks to Jim C for acting as my safety observer for these flights.
After many months of designing, building and tweaking, my brushless gimbal is now working well. Sharp and stable video at all speeds and power levels. The gimbal is a self contained unit secured with a GoPro mount. I can change from stablised to fixed camera in a few seconds. The GoPro 3 is held in place by two bands and is protected by a front plate, neoprene rubber and UV filter. Pitch and roll is controlled from the transmitter. Roll control is purely for trimming level before flight. The camera can look down by up to 90 degrees and is controlled by a slider with a two second delay to make the movement really smooth.
Brushless Gimbal or no Brushless Gimbal?
On a multirotor the difference between stablised and non stableised footage is quite striking, stablisation has its place but I still love the dynamic nature and feeling of flying from a fixed camera. Which do you prefer?
Stabilised Camera - Brushless Gimbal.
Large 670mm quadcopter with Openpilot Revolution.
Filmed with a fixed camera. Front of house is filmed with my large 670mm quadcopter, the rear garden is filmed with my new design 350mm KK2 quadcopter.