CAME 7000 3 Axis 32 Bit Gimbal with Canon 5D DSLR Profile

As I continue to fiddle with the new 32 Bit CAME 7000 Gimbal, I spent several hours tweaking the system these past two days until I found some settings that worked best for me. Here's an example of how stable my profile is thus far.

Now that I have this project up and running, I'm comfortable enough to start sharing more of the build process. The first series of videos to be uploaded are just my version of the basic assembly. You don't need to wait on me since coincidentally CAME-TV.com has already uploaded their own version of building this gimbal found at their product page (here).

For those who already have their systems assembled and looking for a good Canon 5D gimbal profile, maybe mine will help you get close as you start out. Remember that balancing your gimbal is the most important thing before you start it up. You can download my CAME 7000 32 Bit Gimbal PID Settings (here).

[NOTE:] CAME-TV.com has provided three different profiles for use with their new 7000 3 Axis Gimbal. I tried the profiles, but ended up just creating my own from scratch. Your results may be different and if you want to give this a go, you can download the new 32-Bit Gimbal Profiles (found here).







65 thoughts on “CAME 7000 3 Axis 32 Bit Gimbal with Canon 5D DSLR Profile

  1. Emm

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    @Matt - It's possible your wires are being tangled up in the roll motor area. Try to look at the wires and see if you need to 'unwind' the system by rotating it the opposite direction.

  2. Matt

    I have a question regarding the balancing process..

    I am unable to balance the camera on the roll axis because the roll motor always seems to "snap back" to its original place. It seems as though there is tension building inside of the motor, so when I tilt the camera back and let go, it automatically snaps back (sort of like an elastic) instead of staying in the same place.

    Has anyone else had this problem? Is there an issue with my motor? Can't seem to figure this one out. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!

  3. Emm

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    @PDMokry - First try to reduce the 'D' settings on the Roll motor.

    Also to note, loading a profile is a good start, but it does not take into account if any of your motors are inverted. The software cannot originally tell which direction you plugged your wires into the motor and the controller. Maybe you have it 'inverted' but did not select that in the software for that particular motor?

    I would suggest watching this video that shows the basic things to setup, sensor position, inverted motors, etc. It also shows you how to tweak the PID settings from scratch so that you can start to customize your own settings. http://gimbal.cheesycam.com/diy-build-came-7000-32-bit-3-axis-gimbal-stabilizer/#basicPID

  4. PDMokry

    Well after leaving the gimbal on the chopping block for a few weeks, i have had a dance to get back to it and here is the issue i spoke of.

    http://youtu.be/kR-5FEQuJwo

    I would love to have this gimbal up and running, it would add a whole new dynamic to my action sports videos. But I'm on the bring of just scrapping it and going back to a Glidecam4000.

    Help!!!! lol

  5. Emm

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    @Nick Bicanic - Oh and if I wasn't clear about the 'auto' for the motors you do need to have the motors on (not off) to run the check. Double check the position of your IMU sensors Top and Right, and also lower both the 'P' and the 'D' settings.

  6. I tried the AUTO-DETECT method @Emm suggested - and none of the motors were marked "Invert" - whereas in Emm's profile - two of them were.

    I hit write..and the gimbal still went nuts after turning on

    I think I might have to check the axes/recalibrate the IMUs

    Maybe I didn't do them right

  7. Emm

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    @Lars Ekdahl - The first things to check is in the software. My guess is that your sensors are not configured correctly. Did you correctly choose the 'Top' and 'Right' options for the way your Camera IMU and Frame IMU sensors are mounted? The Camera IMU should be Z (for top) and -X (for right).

    If you have mounted the second Frame IMU with connector facing up, then Y (top) and -X (right).

    Also, do you need to select 'invert' for any of the motors? You can try to balance the gimbal by first connecting with USB only and then choose 'Motors On/Off'. After you change a few settings and then turn motors on and see if it still shakes.

  8. Hello,
    my name is Lars Ekdahl and I live in Sweden a week ago I got my Came-7000 32 bit. gimbal from Hong Kong. I have balanced it well but it shakes frightfully when I connect the battery. Have you any idea what it may be due. Do you have any tips?

    please
    Lars

  9. Luke

    I still can't get the frame IMU calibrated. There is no multiple beep after each calibration. I have tried it 5 times in different ways and still no luck.

  10. Emm

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    @Luke - Double check you don't have it disabled in the Advanced menu. Regardless of the settings try to change to disabled, hit write, then reboot. Go back enable it, and then hit write.

    Maybe it's just my computer, but just because it has a setting you may have to go back and recreate that setting to make it stick again.

  11. Luke

    @Nick - I had my first sensor calibrated. Now trying to do the second one (frame sensor), which is not working at the moment.

  12. @Luke aha. so you're trying to calibrate the sensor when it's already installed in the gimbal?

    I was going from this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNrUNJOb4tY and trying to do it before installation (to make it easier to do all six orientations

    @Emm - will try the auto-detect when I get back to the house.
    Yesterday put the joystick in (as it arrived two days late from CAME)

  13. Luke

    @Nick - I am still Woking on the frame IMU. When you import Emm's profile into your gimbal, before you click write go to the Advanced tab, under sensor change the setting to "none" and click write. Go back to the basic tab and click write and configure the roll, pitch and yaw power until your gimbal stabilize.

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