Ready To Run 2 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer – CAME 6000 First Run Video Samples

The new CAME 6000 2 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer does very well to keep a camera's horizon level. It's dead quiet, and easy to balance small DSLR sized cameras. The brushless motors are covered, the wiring is run internally to the Carbon tubes, battery is covered, and control board is covered. Aesthetically this system looks simple, and is simple to use. For the price, it's certainly not the cheapest when you look at DIY kits, but for some people the RTR (ready to run) convenience is a plus. The biggest downfall is the lack of side handles.

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find-price-button CAME 6000 2-Axis Active Gimbal Stabilizer

Only a few hours after receiving the unit from, I was already modifying a set of side handles. Eventually my plan is to create a solid metal 90 degree clamp to add a 15mm rail (as seen below).
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15mm Rail Adapter Concept -

Until then, i'm using a simple 3/8" conduit clamp attached to a single 15mm rail clamp with a 1/4-20 thread (seen here). A small bolt runs through with a series of lock washers to prevent it from coming loose. Using a 15mm rail opens up new options for adding other industry standard accessories. Additionally i'm hiding the top 1/4" bolt by mounting a mini ball head for a monitor. Not too shabby for the time being..

Cheesycam Axis Gimbal DIY Stabilizer

After configuring the side handles, we took the CAME 6000 2 Axis Gimbal out for a walk with a Panasonic GH3 mounted. [ Note: The video below contains some very boring 5 minute walking material. ]. It's easy for companies to pick out only the best footage of their products in use, so in this video we decided to show UNCUT FOOTAGE and the BTS from this sample.

If you manage to make it through the boring part, you'll see transitions from normal shots, to low angle (doggy cam) footage, and even doing some (rookie) hand offs to another operator as the Gimbal becomes too heavy to manage after a few minutes. Simple moves, but almost impossible to perform with your average stabilizer a.k.a steadicam type device.

Although our technique, skill, and experience with gimbals is far from perfect, this modified CAME 6000 2 Axis Gimbal for the most part did it's job to keep the horizon level. Keep in mind in this example we're continuously walking all in one take - something that may not be too common in your production. Typically we're just looking for an effective way to stabilize hand held video when working off of a tripod, and I think this tool does very well in that sense. In worst case scenarios, there's also the option of adding post image stabilization which will I think will be more effective when shooting 4K video > 1080p (i.e. cropping, leveling horizons, etc.)

I'm a fan of working with smaller tools whenever possible, so I also like how compact this system is. It folds down with a low profile, and we have even managed to fit it into one our cheap hard cases (found here), with room to spare if I wanted to throw in the HDMI monitor, and more.

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Here's an old video for reference on how I go about balancing these gimbals (click here). I do believe that if CAME-TV wants to sell more of this particular stabilizer, they should really look into adding side handles, but until then it's not too difficult to DIY your own. You can find the CAME 6000 2 Axis Gimbal over at their website or also found via eBay (click here).

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find-price-button CAME 6000 2-Axis Active Gimbal Stabilizer

57 thoughts on “Ready To Run 2 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer – CAME 6000 First Run Video Samples

  1. Emm

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    @Mark Korven - Hard to know when this is exactly happening for you, but try not to exceed changing the angle of the motors too far. It's not going to work well when you're holding the handles at a large degree angle, try to keep the handles in the natural position. If it still twitching try adding more weight and rebalance. My CAME 6000 does not like my lightweight BMPCC setup, unless I make it heavier then it doesn't twitch.

  2. Hi Emm

    I have been trying out the Came 6000 over the last day using a canon 7D and a canon L series 18-35mm lens. It's basically good, except for some slight twitching that happens sporadically when the gimbal is correcting. Unfortunately it ruins the smooth glow, and renders it useless for me. As far as I can tell I have the camery balanced fairly well.

    Any suggestions before I return it?

    Thanks Emm


  3. What specs are the battery? I would like to get spare and/or bigger batteries. I have no RC experience and there a dozens and dozens of different RC battery types. The battery connect type for this may be JST B2 connector. I am completely unsire what 1c 5c 20c etc mean - is that the size of the battery or cell count? I'm not sure and don't wanna have to buy dozens of different battery types to figure it out via trial-and-error.

    Build quality on the unit in general is pretty good, but came w/ ZERO documentation.

    Thank You

  4. Emm

    Post author

    @Kaito - You have to build the CAME 7000 and program the software yourself for calibration. That could add up to many hours and for some a huge learning curve.

  5. Kaito

    What exactly is the difference between the 6000 and 7000? The 7000 has 3-axis stabilization and is cheaper too. I don't see how this is possible?

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