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Zenmuse H3-3D is it worth it?????

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-3D/H4-3D GoPro Gimbal' started by historymaker06, May 6, 2014.

  1. historymaker06

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    Hi Pilots,

    i have a perfectly working P2 with Zenmuse H3-2D with FPV.
    I am reading all this post and seeing people having problems with their Zenmuse H3-3D.
    I am thinking about upgrading to Zenmuse H3-3D. Some videos are awesome, some have issues and jello.
    So, is it worth it to upgrade?
    Or should i just be happy with my Zenmuse H3-2D?
    Any idea's or experiences from pilots out there?
    I would like to hear your stories.
     
  2. damoncooper

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    It's great. I love mine. Yaw is much smoother.
     
  3. ashleyg

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    Ive had my hands on three p2 H3-3D all have severe jello issues, esp shooting during the day
     
  4. historymaker06

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    Hi Damoncooper, did you upgrade to new firmware before
    Installing?
    What was the steps?
    Do you have a tutorial video you can post?
    Thanks a bunch
     
  5. panhygrous pantler

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    I've had my hands on one P2 H3-3D - no jello issues even when shooting in bright sun in strong winds (25mph gusting to 34mph)
     
  6. historymaker06

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    You guys recommend that I should sell my 2D and upgrade to 3D?
     
  7. Diesel31

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    If you are after the best footage possible, then the H3-3D is a better option and you will be able to tell the difference in the quality. If you decide to go the route of selling your H3-2D, then be aware that you will still need to mod your Phantom (I'm assuming you don't have the revised P2 made for the H3-3D). Not a major mod, but also not just plug and play. There is an adapter (haven't seen it yet on the market) that will allow you to use the new H3-3D with the older Phantom 2. OR, you can dremel a larger hole where the gimbal would sit. However, I've also read it wasn't as simple as just making a bigger hole since the motor was hitting the battery.

    What did I do? I bought another P2 with the H3-3D. I still have my P2 with H3-2D, but it's mainly just a back-up.
     
  8. damoncooper

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    I am using an older P2 with 3D , 2.0 firmware and 1.06 gimbal firmware. Hope that helps.
     
  9. historymaker06

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    Thanks for all the info.
    I just put my 2D gimbal for sale ( it's brand new on eBay)and ordered a
    New 3D.
    B&H will have them in stock on May 8.

    It will arrived end of next week.
    I will keep you updated.
     
  10. damoncooper

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    How much are you asking for your 2D? I have a new unopened one as well I need to sell.
     
  11. historymaker06

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    Mine is also unopened / brand new.
    I start with $99. It's up for auction.
    I saw someone sold his for $400.
     
  12. ashleyg

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    yes, but you are using an nd filter, which the P22D did not need, you shouldn't have to use an nd filter to get good results

     
  13. panhygrous pantler

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    Folks also use a ND filter on the 2D to limit jello.
     
  14. panhygrous pantler

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    FWIW, my H3-3D also does not show jello when I shoot at 30fps, without the ND filter, full sunlight and light winds.
     
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    Bad news from B&H. Their website still says anticipated availability for the h3-3d is tomorrow May 8th. I ordered one a few weeks back - just talked with Simon R on their chat support and he said they have not received a shipment from DJI and have no idea when it will be in :( it won't be available tomorrow.
     
  16. Gizmo3000

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    Once you go 3-axis, it's hard going back.

    Tho I've read people have had mixed results, some people have no issues at all, while others are experiencing jello.
    I guess it depends on how well balanced your props and motors are, and how you fly and in what flying conditions.
     
  17. BMEWS

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    mine came out of the box. did nothing to it other than fit the anti-interference board. rock steady (i'm guessing that'll jinx it now :) )

    Bmews
     
  18. historymaker06

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    @britchris1

    B&H just ship my H3-3D gimbal.
    I will receive it next week.
     
  19. historymaker06

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    I have finally got my Phantom 2 back with the H3 3D gimbal and FPV installed.
    Today was the first time flying.
    It is really nice. There;s no shaking or jello. The footage is very smooth.
    I am very happy that i upgraded.
    I can really say, it was worth it. My footage is now very cinematic and not shaky at all.
    I am very satisfy. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D :D :D
     
  20. MelSelecta101

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    I'm new here but after a few flights I'm loving the new gimbal. The new update was released yesterday I think and that helped even more. Here's a vid from last weekend.
    http://youtu.be/7ZXxZ9zoq8U


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