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Gimbal/Turning/Bank Questions

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by MikeySoft, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. MikeySoft

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    I just got my P2V 3 days ago so my flying is very basic. I also plan to get a gimbal someday. The Rotorpixel is very interesting.

    I hope my flying skills will develop and the P2V will allow me to turn by flying forward and bank at the same time to imitate a fixed wing aircraft turn. IMax movies sometimes do this with a steep bank. I like this affect.

    My questions are:
    1. Will the dji Phantom 2 allow me to do this?
    2. If so, will I need to have forward, roll, yaw, up at the same time? I don't plan to try this for a long time. :)
    3. Gimbals are designed to keep the horizon level but is there a way to have it show some bank in this type of turn? Maybe change the gains a little so it stabilizes roll most of the time but shows some bank it this type of turn?
    4. I think a gimbal with an accelerometer in addition to gyros could do this but I don't think this is common, is it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Pull_Up

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    Hello!

    1. Yes.

    2. Yes! Co-ordinated turns just take practice. A good practice exercise is to start by trying to fly a circle, with the camera following the circumference all the way round, one way then the other. Then move to flying figure-8 patterns, trying to keep the camera pointing in direction of travel all the time.

    3. I don't know. In theory you could adjust the sensitivity so it lags into roll axis I guess, but I have yet to get a gimbal and play with the settings to see what can be done. Others more gimbal-savvy than I will be able to advise.

    4. Not that I'm aware of at our end of the market, but then someone's probably tried it somewhere!
     
  3. Byrdimaging

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    Just use the P2V as is and stabilize the video with Adobe After Effects. Don't Check the rotation box when you stabilize it or stabilize it a second time with rotation but not as much that way it is smooth. Basically the effect you want is easier done in post-production.
     
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  5. MikeySoft

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    Thanks everyone. Post production sounds like a good idea. I use mostly Pinnacle Studio which has stabilization. I have the version before Avid sold it to a different company. I also have the latest Photoshop Premiere Elements but have not used the Premiere part too much. I'll do some experiments.

    I also hope I can modify a setting on the RotorPixel when I want videos with this type of effect. Looking forward to the reviews of the gimbal. :)