Tiyaga MiniGimbal Tips Inverted Mode, Briefcase Mode, and Gimbal Stands

Inverted mode on a gimbal comes in very handy, but it may not be ideal when using cameras with an HDMI Recorder or Monitor. Here's some tips on how I've modified the handles around Tiyaga DIY Mini Gimbal Frame to achieve the same benefits of lowered handles below the camera and built a setup that requires no Gimbal Stand for placement or balancing of the system.

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22 thoughts on “Tiyaga MiniGimbal Tips Inverted Mode, Briefcase Mode, and Gimbal Stands

  1. Emm

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    @Petter Sand - For small cameras with small lenses, the CAME-SINGLE is the only small gimbal with encoders. That would be a good option.

  2. Hi Emm!
    Hope you are doing fine! Thanks for your good work with this blog!
    Is the Tiyaga available to buy? Do you have any other recommendation for a gh4/a7s gimbal. Small and lightweight?

    Best regards

  3. Patrick

    Hi Emm,

    Love the shoulder pad setup!

    Was wondering if you could help me out. I have the mini-gimbal frame pre-ordered, but I'm trying to differentiate the parts I need from theTtiyaga website's part list and the parts for the shoulder pad configuration.

    Any insight is much appreciated.


  4. Blake

    One more question Emm. I have pre ordered mine as well ass all the parts in the part list. What power wire and plug should I buy to connect the board to the battery? I cant see it listed on the parts list

  5. Emm

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    @Tim Ciasto - The total assembled frame + motors + control board + manfrotto QR base = 3.5lbs. (add just a bit more for battery and top handle assembly).

  6. Tim Ciasto

    Hi Emm, thanks for bringing this DIY gimbal frame to the market. The information about the necessary parts and the building process is great but there is one piece of information that I wasn't able to find. What is the weight of the completed gimbal?

  7. Emm

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    @RG84 - I'm still building mine out and one of my gimbals does have a project box as a cover. I don't use that housing that you linked to because it only covers the board, it doesn't cover the wires. I'll have another build video up about wiring and adding sensors up soon, and you can see how I cover my board.

  8. Emm

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    @Blake - For heli, typically the gimbal would be smaller and made for specific cameras. this one is too roomy and heavier than all carbon fiber setups.

  9. Blake

    Hey Emm - this gimbal is so well designed and thought out. I have been looking for a gimbal for my A7s but nothing so far has suited what I wanted (a compact, toolless 2 handle system). Very impressed with the research and development that has gone in to this. I have pre ordered mine, more than happy to support you for the venture (plus everything else you do for the community!)

    Do you think this gimbal would also suit a multirotor? I'll be using mine for handheld work but if it's powerful enough I think it would be a great gimbal for a heli

  10. Emm

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    @Joe B - I have not used the Odyssey, but the screen on the Atomos is quite amazing. The software and interface is easy to navigate too.

  11. Awesome Emm!

    Hey Emm, I have a question as far as the Shogun goes. Should I go with the Odyssey or the Shogun? What's the Advantage of the Odyssey over the Shogun? Also, Have they worked out the Nebula 4000 kinks yet? I heard that the wires twist on it? Thanks Bud for all you do.

  12. Sitha

    Will there be an adapter or add-on bracket in the future to mount bigger motor in the future? also, where can I get the shoulder pad thing you have on the video?? Thanks in advance.

  13. Emm

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    @Victor Dizon - Way more than it is worth, but hopefully a few can benefit with a custom gimbal as I have. As nice as this gimbal is, there will only be a limited amount made.

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