Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:56 AM
I think you'll find that most operators prefer the gimbal as close to the camera as possible. I've heard operators refer to the mast of a sailing boat as analogous with this post/gimbal relationship. The further up the mast you get, away from the boat, the more travel the mast will have. Likewise, if your gimbal is at the bottom of your sled, (just for the sake of argument), and there is slight movement at the gimbal, this movement will be compounded by the time you reach the camera stage. This movement is easier to control the further up the post you move toward the camera.