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One of the problems with choosing a Stabilizer Vest is finding one that can work with lightweight systems. I tried my Steadicam Vest, and the CAME 7000 Gimbal (no counterweights) is too light to compress the springs on the ISO Arm. Total fail - back to the drawing board...

CAME Gimbal Steadicam Vest

If you're wondering how I have the Steadicam Arm connected to the Gimbal, the hollow handle is placed over my DIY Adapter originally for my Glidecam. Here's a closer look at how I made the adapter: http://cheesycam.com/steadicam-merlin-vest-to-glidecam-hd4000-diy-adapter/

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A few weeks ago, I had a comment-chat if a BMCC can fly on a CAME 5000 gimbal. So four of us guys spent over half an hour trying to stuff the BlackMagic Design Cinema Camera into this CAME 5000 Gimbal, but clearly it was not meant to work. The BMCC is just too wide from the center mount, and to compensate we tried adding a quick release plate sideways. After failing, we decided to give it a run with an unbalanced setup. Here are the results.

Surprisingly the horizon stayed just about perfectly level the entire time, but you can see how it struggled with the panning stabilization. Of course if I really wanted to, I can add post stabilization to the footage and it may not be so noticeable. Had I disabled the pan stabilization, I think this would have been a perfectly acceptable run. On lighter camera setups like the GH3, the results have been very good, but I can't suggest the CAME 5000 3 Axis Gimbal with anything more than an average DSLR.

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Here's a look at another Ready to Run (RTR) stabilizer product from CAME-TV. The new CAME 6000 is a 2-Axis (no pan stabilization) Brushless Motor Active Stabilized Gimbal. Pretty straightforward with control board, wiring, and battery tucked away neatly in it's design.

The new CAME 6000 Gimbal does not offer a pan / tilt joystick, or remote operator controls. It's pretty stripped down and only offers stabilization on 2-axis. Some people may not find the lack of pan stabilization as a setback.

From many of the other inexpensive stabilized gimbal videos i've seen (even some i've shot) the pan stabilization often shows up as a little side to side 'twitch'. I personally wanted to disable the top Pan motor on the CAME 5000 gimbal I tested a few weeks back (seen here). All I really care about is keeping the camera's horizon level.

I've reached out to the company to see if it's possible to test out this unit. We'll see how that plays out. Compared to $1980 for the CAME 5000 3-Axis Gimbal, this new CAME 6000 2-AXIS Stabilizer is listed for just under $900 dollars (more photos found here).

2 Axis Stabilizer Gimbal Brushess MotorBattery Gimbal Stabilizer ControllerCAME Gimbal Stabilizer
find-price-button CAME 6000 2-Axis Active Gimbal Stabilizer

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