I have tried every possible configuration and balancing act including setting camera on 2x4 platform to create a bigger footprint. Footage is stable and glides nicely except when walking forward. Any speed , slow, med fast whatever.
What I get is a thrusting forward with every step. it is not an up and down, I don't think it is acutualy "seeing my footsteps". It's like a slight bouncing. I cant see any movment in the camera or the LCD screen while walking. Objects at the edge of the frame are even more exagerated. If I stop and pan or take a few steps to the side it looks good. Only walking forward does this happen. Tom Howie of Glidecam has provided me with excellent service and support and he feels it is do the small camera. (I dont know if I understand that) Thats why I tried larger footprint etc.
I want to see if anyone has experienced this and if you guys have any solutions. I will be shooting construction, property and realestate so most videos will not have moving subjects but mostly slow touring of indoor and outdoor spaces with objects that seem to bounce forawrd and back while walking towards them. Do not confuse this with side to side sway or front to back rocking. That is not what is happening, everything is very stable with a 2.5 drop time. I've also tried every drop time between 2-3 seconds.
The Gimbal has also been calibrated to ensure that it can hang level in each direction.
If I punch the camera back and forth in the air it does not rock or show signs of this forward moving.
for your help
Edited by mchurgin, 16 March 2012 - 11:03 AM.