New CAME-TV 7800 Version 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer

CAME-TV has a lineup with some of the most affordable gimbal stabilizers available, but the low cost tradeoff is that they may lack some of the conveniences like tool-less adjustments of more expensive systems. Of course since they operate using the same Alexmos / Basecam 32 Bit control boards and Dual IMU sensors, and are tuned using the same software as more expensive gimbals, the CAME-TV still provides incredible camera stabilization.

CAME-TV's first DIY 7000 Gimbal Kit started with an 8 Bit controller and later was upgraded to a 32 Bit controller with Dual IMU sensors. Following the success of those two models, CAME-TV followed up with a new 7500 (RTR) Ready-To-Run model. If you have the time and patience to learn how to properly balance and tune, the CAME-TV gimbals can offer some amazing dynamic camera movements.

As an example, check out all of the sweeping footage shot in this San Francisco Car Show video {below}. These shots were captured using the CAME-TV 7500 3 Axis Gimbal by SatoStudios.

And now the most recently improved product release in the ‘7000′ series from CAME-TV is the new 7800 model. The 7800 gimbal is based on the RTR 7500 model but now adds a slim camera Quick Release along with modified side and top handles (finally all black in color). The new 7800 gimbal ships mostly assembled, pre-configured with profiles, and is available now at a (currently discounted) price of $1280 US (click here).

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  1. Thanks Very much Emm, really appreciate you response! Just checked the heights as appose to the 5D Mark III. D750 is smaller and the D800 is slightly taller and longer but im sure it will fit. Im super excited about this and have the patience to balance the camera as best possible. Thank you very much, your feed is awesome and so much help!

    Kind regrads
    Hayden

  2. Emm

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    @Hayden - I'm not exactly sure if the D800 or D750 will fit, I don't have one of those camera. If it's about the same height as the Canon 5D Mark III (or smaller), then it should work. As a first time gimbal owner, you really have to have the patience to learn and understand what's going on. You have to balance the camera as best possible, and you may have to tune PID settings (default is usually ok). There are tons of videos online about these gimbals and how to tune them, so you can do some research before you buy.

  3. Hi Guys,
    Really cool info here and loved reading through these comments! Im from South Africa and wanting to buy the Came 7500, I currently shoot with a Nikon D800 and D750, just wanting to know if the D800 will fit? And if the 7500 is the right option, im quite a handy man so im not bothered about the tooless setup, just looking for a good gimbal for a good price. First time 3 axis Gimbal buyer.

  4. Marina

    Hello again Emm, I am sorry for so many posts as I am so frustrated with this gimbal and as you can see I am not familiar with this software:(

    Is 2.43b9 GUI download the appropriate for my gimbal?

    I hope you are having a great day.
    -Marina

  5. Marina

    I am starting to wonder if I should have bought a Ronin instead...
    I have watched pretty much everything related to the Came 7800 online and seems that there are so many variables with the software adjustments, it's scary.

  6. Marina

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate your help.
    I wrote to cametvAmerica as well and they forwarded me a youtube video.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmQY4fOqT2k&feature=youtu.be). Unfortunately this video
    has no written step by step or info on how to download the software or what so ever. And the software images are blurry. Its incredible how Cametv lacks in communication with their costumers given the fact that the majority of the gimbals that are shipped to the US need calibration.
    Have a nice day,
    thank you again!

  7. Emm

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    @Marina - I suggest doing a Calibration of the sensor and Gyros. If you don't have this mode set on the gimbal, then you will have to connect it in the software and go click on Calibrate ACC and Calibrate Gyros in the menu. Don't change the sensor positions ever, just click on the calibration buttons and make sure the whole gimbal is level on the stand and hold the camera level.

    If it still tilts after calibrating, then you may have some type of 'offset' value in the other options like follow mode or RC input.

  8. Marina

    Hello Emm, first thank you for all the help you provide to this community.
    I have just received my came7800, latest model, balanced my canon 70d with a small nifty-fifty lens on it and for some reason when the motor is on everything works fine except for the horizontal pitch level. It tilts the camera to the left making the left side higher than the right side.
    Please help me, what should a do? I have a project to film next weekend and I am so worried.
    Have a great evening.

  9. Brandon N

    Southern dude -

    How did you get the all steady 5 pro wit extra battery, stand and hdmi for only $1,533. After adding those options, in getting a price of $1,619.85. Thanks in advance

  10. Emm

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    @Aaron - Hey awesome! I had the exact same problem last night with my homemade one. My poor solder job came loose.. Glad I can help.

  11. Aaron

    Emm-

    Thanks for your super fast response. I found the connector to which you referred. I disconnected it and reconnected it more securely. It, so far, seems to be functioning normally again. Thanks for the tip!

  12. Emm

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    @Aaron - Double check your wiring. Make sure one of the wires hasn't been disconnected or is loose inside of the little plastic connector. The wires are crimped to little metal pins that slide into little plastic connectors. Those metal pins are supposed to lock in place, but sometimes they can be pulled out. I would double check to make sure they fit very snug or it will cause that weird movement.

  13. Aaron

    Hey Emm! Been following your site for quite a while. Always great info, and it's very much appreciated!

    I'm using my Canon 70D with the 18-135mm STM on the CAME 7800. I've spent a ton of time trying to get it balanced properly, and it never seems to be "perfect," but it does seem close enough that the gimbal ought to be able to stabilize it.

    Suddenly however, the motor for the up and down "pitch" has started making a grinding sound. It also keeps letting the camera lean forward a bit before jerking it back up. Is this a common issue, and are there any known fixes. I'm pretty nervous about their tech support and am worried I just spent a bunch of money on a broken tool that I haven't gotten to use yet. Appreciate any thoughts you might have on how to get it running!

  14. Emm

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    @David Zung - Use a long cable, use a very thin and flexible HDMI cable and it will work fine.

  15. David Zung

    I use a Nikon D800 with an Atomos Samurai Field Recorder. Will the wires that connect the Nikon to the Samurai affect the performance of the gimbal? I assume it will but do you think with proper calibration this system can work on the 7800? Will the 7800 support the weight of the Samurai plus it's batteries?

  16. sam phibbs

    Does anyone know if you could fly a BMCC MFT with a 25mm SLR Magic lens on this? My scales say this comes out to under 2.1 kg and the gimbal says it is good to go til 3kg.

    Cheers,

    Sam

  17. Alam

    Does anyone know how much shipping is to Canada? I tied their shipping est tool and it failed to work. Reading Dans comments I'm a bit skeptical as I can get a great price on a RONIN since I work at a store that sells them. but none the less still almost a 1000 more than what I'd pay for the CAMETV. Seems as though Quality control is also better too...

  18. Bill

    Has anyone checked if the quick release plate is cross-compatible with Manfrotto system? Will Came-TV 7800 qr plate fit Manfrotto 501HDV head, and will the Manfrotto 501PL qr plate fit Came-TV 7800 qr base? I have asked at the source, they said they do not know.

  19. Emm

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    @Southerndude - No I did not calibrate any of the sensors. I did not touch the software at all.

  20. Emm

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    @Dan - I'm not really that great at tuning, but this video may help get you started: http://gimbal.cheesycam.com/diy-build-came-7000-32-bit-3-axis-gimbal-stabilizer/#basicPID
    Otherwise i'm still learning in that area too. They keep changing the software and adding more and more features which I still don't know what they do. There's also no 'exact' way of doing it. You can come up with a variety of methods and end up with the same results. High PID settings with low motor power, or high motor power and low PID settings. It's just a matter of balancing things out.

  21. Dan

    Emm, one Big Request: can you please do a tutorial on how to use the Basecam software?

    I saw the tutorial you posted on calibrating the six axes of the sensors. But how would you do that on the 7800 when the sensors are mounted and built-in and on short leads? They could not reach the table's edge like you did in the earlier tutorial.

    One trick that helped is to turn the motors off using the software switch in the Basecam GUI. That way I could hold the gimbal still while it calibrated.

    I bought the three cube levels as you recommended and they are indeed handy.

    Now, if I could just get a tutorial on how the Basecam softare adjusts what and when to do it, it'd be perfect.

  22. Dan

    Yes. My 7800 is up and running. It's really nice and a fantastic machine for the money, especially with CAME-TV's current $200 discount. That's enough to buy the really nice Nanuk 945 hard case ($155) at Amazon with enough left over for a spare LiPo battery. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003JH7ZXG/?tag=cheesycam-20

    I had to get the 7800's horizon to be level by calibrating the gyro and accelerometer using the Basecam's GUI software and driver and my laptop PC. It's was, as usual, confusing, and I hoped not to wreck the factory settings, which appeared to be okay. But after some trial and error, the horizon finally became level and all the modes work.

    The 7800 is very smooth in operation with my GH4, using its 12-25mm lens.

    Now that I've figured out the sequence for balancing (pitch, then roll, then yaw, in two axes each) it's no longer a frustrating mystery and I feel I can reset the balance pretty quickly.

    One thing that makes adjusting easier is to have dedicated metric hex drivers mounted in a 1/4" hex driver handle. Much easier than angled Allen hex keys.

    The 7800 flies beautifully. Definitely a good tool.

  23. Johnny

    Just got mine, and after seeing and reading a lot of people talking about issue with the roll bar and balancing, we did our own video to help.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51Sw_Dnx6mk

    it took us a bit of a time to make it work, especially the person in the camera (Joe) has very limited knowledge about balancing, so it was sort of, his first time doing it and learning as he goes.

    One thing that Came-TV failed to talk about is the roll bar (the horizontal bar attached to the motor in the back), when first arrive, they are always not tightened, so you have to adjust it/balance it before using the quick release plate to do micro adjustment on the 7800.

    And we thought the quickest/fastest way to understand that bar, is to have it on a 90 degree angle with the vertical bar that holds the motor and the horizontal roll bar. and it helped.

    Hope these videos help others.

  24. Emm

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    @Nathan - Yes you can, but there is a case on the 7800. I will have to see how much room there is to fit one inside, otherwise it would have to mounted outside.

  25. Emm

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    @Barry - Ideally you should just balance your camera and power it on with the 7800. If your camera is not level after powering up, then you would have to try to calibrate the sensor. Even though it may have been calibrated from the factory these sensors often lose position and have to be recalibrated. I don't know why, maybe during it's travels it went through some magnetic field or changed atmospheric pressure, who knows what throws them off. Every sensor regardless of the gimbal will eventually have to be re-calibrated.

  26. Barry

    Thanks for all the feedback everyone... and sorry for the confusion. I was told by one person that with the 7800, you do the manual balancing and go... and told by another to use the software first.

    Can anyone clarify this for a gimbal novice like myself?

    Thanks again for all your help, much appreciated!

  27. Barry

    Hi guys,

    Received my 7800 yesterday.... Seems complete.

    Now I'm in the process of balancing my A7s with a 24-85 lens.

    The pitch was fairly easy - you lossen the screws and raise the bar under the camera until you can turn the camera with the lens facing the ceiling and it doesn't move.

    Can't seem to figure out the roll though... Anyone have any tips?

    The deceiving thing is that when the goal is powered off, it holds it in a balanced position - but when I power it on it leans to the left a good amount.

    Are there any links out there on balancing?

    Thanks again Emm for the $12 gimbal stand - great stuff as always!

  28. i dont know but im located in canada and im ordering the 7800 somewhat last minute so i called them to see if i could get some faster shipping options and while they weren't able to provide that directly due to customs in china they are rushing my order on their end as much as they can and i have received nothing but great customer service from them thus far!

  29. Emm

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    @Louis - As Dan mentioned no gimbal can ever be prepared for every single camera setup out there. Regardless what you choose, even if it's a Ronin you have to balance your unique camera setup and you have to program the software (yes even on a Ronin you still have to learn the software).

    As far as batteries go, the battery & the charger are things that I would replace. Even if it works, the charger is way too slow. I suggest these batteries: http://www.amazon.com/Venom-4000mAh-Battery-Universal-System/dp/B000W7WWFW/

    And here's a charger for these batteries. They charge must faster and keep the batteries working great for a long time: http://www.amazon.com/Combo-Special-Tenergy-Balance-Charger/dp/B00466PKE0

  30. Louis

    @Dan two things scared me from your review, that it wasn't balanced well and that LiPo batteries and stuff. I have never heard that.

    @Emm, can you talk about the LiPo batteries too that come with it and also any recommendations for replacement batteries.

  31. Dez

    @Dan thanks Dan that put my mine at ease 😉 I hope my order comes quick so I can share my experiences also. Hopefully everything will be ok.

  32. Emm

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    @Dez - I'm working on something. Maybe a nice simple sturdy DIY gimbal stand. I will try to post something in a few days.

  33. Emm

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    @Dan - Without changing the PID settings, if you connect it to the software you can see what the sensor position is. If your camera is tilted and the sensors are saying it's completely level, well then it needs calibrating.

  34. Dan

    @Dez (Comment #35)

    My preliminary tests with my GH4 look really good. The CAME 7800 is smooth and responsive. If I can just get the horizon to be level I'd be ready to go. As it it, the camera has a permanent rightward tilt. I'm screwing up my courage to get into the PIDs and calibrate something. I'm really at sea here.

    Emm's PID tutorials are most helpful and give me an idea of what's ahead.

    As with any stabilizg system, it will take some practice to get it right. But so far I'm thrilled with the potential.

    I've tried mechanical stabilizers like the U-Flycam and got even more confused trying to balance them with their weights and arms sticking out all over the place.

    And without doubt, a supporting vest or overarm support like the Atlas Support System to relieve arm strain will be really appreciated. To hold this rig at eye level takes a lot of arm strength. My initial use found me soon parking my elbows against my waist and shooting more low angle.

    But the footage is stable and smooth. Like other gimbals using this software, pressing the joystick button multiple times gets you into one of three modes.

    You won't be disappointed with its performance. Getting it there requires patience and some creativity. And at a $200 discount, it's almost irresistible. A lot of value for the money.

  35. Dan

    Please don't think that CAME "screwed" me. I went for the lowest cost alternative that I thought would work. The unit is still a marvel of manufacturing. It simply didn't arrive ready to fly and needed some adjustment and an unfortunate but fixable broken wire. And a battery charger that blew up when I plugged it in.

    The simple truth is that these gimbals are complex and tricky to balance. There's no way a manufacturer can send you a device that's perfectly set up for your camera, your external wiring, external monitor and any lenses and filters you might be using. No matter what, you need to balance the thing.

    That's where engineering comes in. How easy is it to make those precise adjustments necessary to achieve perfect balance? Some companies do it better than others, but that costs you. You generally get what you pay for. If you don't want to drop $2500 on the more-engineered product and have time to fiddle, get the CAME. It will work -- with enough effort. Emm's been working these things for years. Experience counts.

    Here's another very useful resource for the CAME series: http://www.mdifilm.com/2013/?p=1291

    Scrolling down are three videos on how to balance a camera. One for pitch, one for roll, one for yaw.

    I notice the presenter built his stand from simple 1/2" white PVC plumbing pipe. It's more like the CAME design where the gimbal hangs from overarms, not like the Varavon design that supports from the bottom.

    The natural flexibility of the 1/2" pipe seems to wobble a bit. I'd build it from 3/4" at least or maybe 1" pipe to make it more rigid.

    I have found that it is advantageous to have the gimbal held as rigid and motionless as possible during setup.

    One more Varavon-vs-CAME design discriminator: these gimbals are constantly moving in every direction during setup. Emm pointed out in his BirdyCam review that the Varavon allows you to lock temporarily all axes but the axis you want to work on. This would be very helpful.

    The sequence for balancing is:

    1. Tilt-A, with the camera level left and right and on its bottom (lens facing you), slide the dovetail base plate fore or aft. Lock it.
    2. Tilt-B, with the camera rotated on its back (lens pointing up) adjusting the cradle's crossbar the base plate is sitting on fore or aft using its four screws. Lock them.
    3. Roll-A, with the U-arm horizontal and the camera facing you, adjusting the whole sliding base plate left and right (or, if necessary, the four bolts that attach the U-arm to the roll motor.) Try the base plate first.
    4. Roll-B, with the U-arm vertical and camera facing you but on its side, using the 4-bolt mount on the roll motor, slightly rotate the U-arm left or right in its mount (not sliding it up or down through the mount, which effects Roll-A).
    5. Yaw-A, with the C-arm rotated so the camera is facing right, in line with the handle arm. Lift the left handle so you tilt the whole rig. Slide the C-arm in the upper 4-bolt mount left or right until it's stable.
    6. Yaw-B. Rotate the C-arm 90 degrees so the camera is facing away and tilt the handles away from you. Rotate the C-arm in its 4-bolt mount slightly until you can tilt the rig and the C-arm remains stable.

    As you can see, there are six distinct balancing adjustments and a sequence. You need to balance pitch, roll and yaw in that order and each twice: once with the camera in one position, once with the camera 90 degrees to that position.

    To do this takes a good stand that starts with itself being level and sturdy. And being able to lock off the axes you're not working on would be a real productivity enhancer.

    I don't work for Varavon. However, I did buy one of their compact jib arms and am impressed with their engineering. I went for the least cost. It will cost me my time from here on out.

  36. Dez

    @Dan Besides all the problems you experienced and had to fix on your own with no support. Does the gimbal at least perform well? Just purchased at the promo rate and wondering now if I should just cancel my order to avoid all the headaches. Love the price and excitement but hate faulty products lol. Thanks in advance @Dan

  37. Louis - I think I may go for the same. Since I live close to Orange.. I can probably bug them for support when needed. What's $200 more if you get support locally right?

  38. Dan

    Bluetooth.

    The 7800 does not have built-in Bluetooth but does have provision for it.

    Removing the aluminum box that covers the circuit board reveals an available 4 pin surface-mounted connector with its pins sticking straight out marked RX, TX, GN and 5V.

    I received the Bluetooth module Emm recommended to get at ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/181522114407?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT for $16.80.

    The module also has 4 pins sticking out its end. It includes a 4-wire female/female 8" long cable. This cable can connect the module to the board.

    Now, whether there is room inside the aluminum box to hold the module and the cable is another question. It's pretty full inside the box. Lots of connectors and wires there already. And will the aluminum case block the Bluetooth signal?

    The board's 4-pin connector is at the top of the board, immediately to the right of the USB socket. It may be best to drill a hole in the aluminum box and fish the modules cable through the hole, mounting the module outside the box somewhere.

    Though I have the module, I don't have a 2.4 Android device so I can't link to it. And I guess BaseCam has not released its app into Apple's environment. So I need to make adjustments via laptop.

    Anyway, no, the 7800 does not have built-in Bluetooth but it can be added fairly easily, assuming the board's software recognizes and wakes up the Bluetooth module and you can pair your device to it. No idea how to get the 7800 into Discovery Mode so Bluetooth can be paired.

    No instructions of any kind come with either the Bluetooth module or the CAME 7800, except a piece of paper saying, "Don't mess with the PIDs! It's set up perfectly at the factory!" Which, of course, in my case, it's not.

  39. @Dan its really kind of you to be so thorough. I read everything you wrote.
    I hope to God CAME doesnt screw me over. What they did to you was unacceptable honestly.

  40. Dan

    Oh, one other thing I had to do before I could turn the 7800 on: The quick release plate cam would not tighten enough to hold the dovetail plate in the QR base.

    I had to take the base apart, pry the locking arm off the hex head bolt using a wood chisel to lift if up without damaging it, turn the bolt a bit (one or two flats), press the locking arm back onto the head of the bolt and reassemble.

    Now the dovetail plate would lock. Without the adjustment, the camera just slid back and forth in the base, making it impossible to lock it at its balance point.

    Also, be sure you put the plate into the base properly. If you do it right, there is a safety stop that will not allow the camera to fall our of the base and crash to the floor. If you put the plate in backward, the safety does not engage and the camera is at risk.

    The QR unit is nicely made and quite precision, but may need this adjustment to the locking mechanism.

  41. Dan

    Saiaf (Comment #24)

    No, it does NOT come with a stand or a case, although the shipping materials could be cut and converted to the innards of a case if you have one laying about.

    In my review above, I neglected to state that before I could do anything, I had to build a stand. I took a piece of 1-1/4" x 1/4" aluminum I had in the shop and cut it to about 21" long. I then drilled a 5/8" hole in each end that were as far apart as the hollow handles of the gimbal. I attached two 15" pieces of 5/8-11 allthread rod I had laying around into the holes using 5/8-11 nuts on both sides of the 1/4" aluminum. I drilled and tapped a 3/8-16 hole in the middle of the aluminum that can attach to a tripod or by adding an adapter, to a light stand.

    I borrowed heavily from the Varavon Birdy Cam stand design, which looks simpler and more compact than the $200 CAME stand. You can see the Varavon design toward the bottom of the page at http://www.vifocam.com/birdycam-2/

    You simply cannot set up one of these gimbals without some sort of stand. You'll need to build one, use two light stands that have 5/8" spuds or rig up something. Another plus for the BirdyCam. It comes with a factory stand that fits perfectly.

  42. Dan

    Jerry (comment 15) concerning using vests:

    CAME sells a vest with a simple overhead right angle crane arm that attaches to the vest instead of a spring-loaded articulating arm. $850. Emm reviewed it and said it was well made.

    Another option is the Atlas "fish pole over your back" method. We happen to own one of these rigs. Bought it years ago and barely used it. I think it'll work very well with this gimbal. Check out video at: http://www.atlascamerasupport.com/ Around $350.

  43. Dan

    I ordered a 7800 Sept 18, 2014 for the full $1480. CAME-TV immediately took the money out of my PayPal account, then took 20 days to get here. The day it shipped they discounted it $200, but refused to credit me, even though I had not taken delivery.

    Yesterday, it arrived. The box was not damaged but the 3-wire connector on the pitch motor was sheared off due to overly-tight tolerances on the shipping materials.

    This left three 1/8" stubs sitting deep in the side of the motor and a hanging connector with the sheared wires stuck in the crimped inserts. I ask what to do and they said to cut the connector off and solder the wires to the motor.

    I ended up soldering three short solid copper leads to the stubs, fishing the crimped terminals out of the plastic connector and then attaching them to my short leads. (I post a picture but don't see how.)

    After studying Emm's training video about setting up the Varavon Birdy Cam, I got my GH4 balanced. What a pain.

    Finally, I turned it on. It settles with the horizon rolled right about 15-degrees.

    The instructions clearly state not to mess with the PIDs, but I have no choice, unless there's some mechanical adjustment I missed.

    It comes with an 11.1v 2200mAh, 25C 3-cell LiPo battery and a charger. I plugged the charger in, its three LEDs lit momentarily and I've never seen them light again. I suspect the charger doesn't work.

    Additionally, if you've never used LiPo batteries before, as I had not, be aware that if you charge them fully and put them away, they can puff up, possibly explode or light on fire. Apparently, they should be stored for any more than a couple of days at 50% charge. If you leave them fully charged or completely discharged, their chemistry can destroy themselves in short order.

    To charge and/or store LiPo properly, you'll need a much better charger that can discharge the cells to 50% for storage or top them off for usage, and all automatically. A good one appears to be the Tenergy TB6-B combo unit that comes with a power supply. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00466PKE0/ref=gno_cart_title_0?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3IAN4VN1Q26HU. That'll set you back another $60. You may want another battery, too, as a backup. Note of warning: everyone says not to let the battery charge near anything flammable or even to do it without supervision. Apparently, simple chargers can make the LiPo's ignite. They say to charge them on concrete away from anything that can burn.

    I asked CAME why they don't sell extra batteries and they said it's difficult to ship them. Dangerous. So they don't. Need to get them at Amazon.

    So, after paying my $1480, after waiting 20 days, after the totally frustrating and imprecise method to balance the camera, the broken-on-arrival condition requiring me to SOLDER PARTS ONTO a $1480 unit and the lack of horizon adjustment, I believe I made an expensive mistake, and should have bought the Birdy Cam, even though it's $1000 more.

    Trust me: the tool-less balancing alone is worth it! And the Varavon comes with a setup stand and travel case. Get the Birdy Cam.

  44. @Emm, when you get a chance please answer Dez's question above this. I am interested in knowing what stand to get to hold this 7800. Or does it come with a stand?

  45. Dez

    @Emm Glad I waited and purchased at the discounted rate!!!! Can you suggest any affordable stands, cases and extras batteries? Thanks for all your help @Emm

  46. Barry

    Thanks Emm... I have an A7s too, so I'm very interested in what you find testing out the gimbal with a cage... although it doesn't look like a cage will fit?

  47. Emm

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    @Elli Raynai - The motors are pretty strong on these gimbals, so if a camera is too lightweight, it could have too much power to stabilize. I think it's all possible but you would have to find a way to weigh it down a bit more. Perhaps throw the camera into a Varavon or Honu cage before adding into the gimbal? I'll see if I can test this out.

  48. Emm

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    @Matt - I don't believe the 7800 has Bluetooth, I will ask to find out. The BT module is easy to add on, but the problem I see is they have a unique enclosure over the board. So the module may not fit inside. If I get one of these units i'll test that out.

  49. Elli Raynai

    Emm I have a Sony a7s and I sent an email asking Came if that camera would be suitable with the 7800. They said no as it's too light but I see on their website this camera is listed, do you have any knowledge about this?

  50. Emm

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    @Jerry - I don't know of any at the moment. The EasyRig is still a quick solution if you need to carry the weight.

  51. Emm

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    @Johnny - I would say that a Canon 5DM3 is very comfortable with the CAME-TV gimbal. You can fly a bit heavier but it would be better to stay around this weight or under.

  52. Emm

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    @Rey - That sounds like a stretch, but you would make your life a lot easier with a smaller wider prime lens.

  53. Johnny

    Emm, what is the maximum weight (camera + lens + battery + SD card) that one can put on the CAME 7800?

  54. I just went ahead and bought this new came 7800 I decided to go ahead and bite the bullet, I have waited long enough to get a stabilizer like this and I know how good the 7500 is, so I decided to just go ahead and buy the 7800 I will let all of you know how it goes. They said it should arrive in a few days.

  55. Emm

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    @Joe B - The Ronin runs it's own software and it's an amazing gimbal. Worth every penny. You would just have to consider if your camera setup and work requires the larger, heavier, and more expensive cost of the Ronin. If you are working with smaller cameras and a smaller budget, it's still possible to get the same smooth results from a cheaper gimbal like the CAME-TV models - minus the luxury features.

  56. Barry

    I'm in!! Can't wait for the Varavon Birdycam any longer - put the pre-order in at the end of July.

    The 7800 being assembled and ready to go with my A7s is the key.

    I'm sure Emm will do a video, but as soon as I get mine, I'll give you guys some feedback

  57. VillageBoi

    Funny this is posted today as I clicked on their site last night, saw the October deal and bought one! It's gonna be fun learning.

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