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Advanced Gimbal mode of operation ... confused

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Richard W, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Richard W

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    Just as a background info, my new P3A came with some minor, I hope, gimbal issue right out of the box. Some more info here ... Camera Angled. | DJI Phantom Forum

    My question is about FOLLOW vs FPV gimbal mode. I am not able to notice any difference in operation between these two modes. The descriptions in DJI user manual are not clear to me:

    Follow Mode
    The angle between gimbal’s orientation and aircraft’s nose remains constant at all times.

    FPV Mode
    The gimbal will synchronize with the movement of the aircraft to provide a first-person perspective flying experience.


    Not sure if the gimbal on my P3A works as it should, or I just do not get it. Could someone explain how the the gimbal should behave and where the camera should point in either mode.

    TIA
     
  2. Jumping

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    Many threads on this. I suggest searching on FPV vs follow.
     
  3. msinger

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    FPV is only really useful if using FPV glasses. Most people use Follow since it produces smoother video. Try them both and you'll easily be able to see the difference.
     
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    Thank you both.

    I guess seeing is believing ... I will run the same waypoint route in either mode and compare the videos.
     
  5. Richard W

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    Did some dry runs on a table to understand the concepts better.

    Had no idea that the sticks are involved in FPV mode ... was expecting the gimbal/camera movement to be linked directly to the actual craft orientation and not to be a proxy of the sticks movement.

    There is more ... :) ... the Yaw Asynchronous Follow in Advanced Gimbal settings. Even more stick induced camera position adjustments in flight. Does this approch via sticks works well, really?