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Chris Whitten

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  1. it's odd when anyone thinks they deserve anything. Other than that - never mind.
  2. Who cares. Freebies and review copies are always a privilege, not a right. I'm a professional in a different field and based on your criteria I'm 'snubbed' by 95% of all the gear makers in my field.
  3. Yes, if there is a fault. I was more talking about if I didn't get on with the gimbal. Anyway, I took it back, there was a fault and I exchanged it for a Zhiyun. CVP were excellent in terms of customer service.
  4. I'll probably have to drive to the store, see if they can figure it out or exchange it. This morning, perfectly balanced without the Moza turned on, it vibrates crazily and makes a loud motor noise when I switch it on.
  5. Thanks. It's not that easy to exchange things in the UK. I'll try.
  6. Update 2 The smoothest footage so far - using my SLR Magic 10mm. Maybe the wider view is more forgiving, or maybe my other 'wide lenses' are light with long bodies, and that's causing the end to wiggle. The SLR Magic is weightier and shorter.
  7. Update... I did the calibration procedure from the computer. Also, not many set up videos explain the YAW balance procedure in depth. I found a couple and redid the YAW balance. Now I'm getting usable footage at least, still a bit jerky and wobbly. I guess I'll experiment with the motor power levels. I have them at 80%, maybe I should go back closer to 100%.
  8. This is the smoothest I've managed. I set the motor power to 70% and it looks less jerky than something I shot at 100%. I start standing still, then walk slowly and as smoothly as I can. So far it's better than I was achieving yesterday, although I haven't really changed anything about my approach. As I walk the camera has a tendency to drift to pointing right, this is in yaw follow mode (mode 1). It should be pointing down the lane, not drifting towards the cars. I assume that's a balance/set up problem? I've tried several different ways of balancing the camera on the Moza. It always sits balanced nicely before I power up, and then when powered, but as I walk along it does this drifting to point right thing.
  9. Thanks all for the advice. I'm getting a bit down about it. I didn't read Amazon reviews, but I did watch a lot of user Youtube videos, comparing Moza Air to other gimbals and explaining how to balance it, set it up etc. The most dispiriting thing is that most users say it's pretty good out of the box, but even with my simplest of set ups it is resulting in completely unusable footage. I have updated the firmware, I've tried several different set ups via the Moza App. I've tried several different camera set ups too. The camera is balanced and stable before I turn on the Moza Air, so it should be smooth when I'm using it I think. I'll try and shoot the best bit of footage I can today and post an example. .
  10. I've had my new Moza Air for a couple of days now. I've followed online video advice from other users, and Gudsen's own set up videos. My test footage is jittery and jumpy, not seeming to be smooth at all. I'm walking very slowly and as smoothly as I can. I've tried the motors on full power, and on reduced power. I've tried a light camera rig (BM Pocket with small Voigtlander wide lens), I've tried a heavier rig (BM Pocket in full metal cage with a larger m4/3rds wide lens). I don't know what else to try, but I'm far from achieving anything usable. Most of the user videos claim this system is easy to set up and achieves pretty much great footage straight out of the box. Help?
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