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Gimbal movement

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Hey all,
I did some filming yesterday and noticed when I move the Spark laterally or rotate, even slowly, sometimes the gimbal doesn't adjust or move smoothly. It will have a jerk when recording. I try to be as gentle on the controls as possible but still the gimbal still reacts that way.

Is this an issue with the gimbal or because it's a 2-axis there is no way around it? Thanks in advance.
 

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Hey all,
I did some filming yesterday and noticed when I move the Spark laterally or rotate, even slowly, sometimes the gimbal doesn't adjust or move smoothly. It will have a jerk when recording. I try to be as gentle on the controls as possible but still the gimbal still reacts that way.

Is this an issue with the gimbal or because it's a 2-axis there is no way around it? Thanks in advance.
Yes. The video lag on yaw is due to the lack of a 3-axis gimbal. It uses digital image stabilizing but the processor can't keep up.

Your results will be a little better in Tripod Mode. Over time I've learned to minimize yaw in my videos unless combined with another subtle move.
 
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Yes. The video lag on yaw is due to the lack of a 3-axis gimbal. It uses digital image stabilizing but the processor can't keep up.

Your results will be a little better in Tripod Mode. Over time I've learned to minimize yaw in my videos unless combined with another subtle move.
Thank you. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't a defective gimbal because it will br crooked for a second or two and then go back to being level. I will try tripod mode next time.
 

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