I'm flying with a Pilot and a DSLR. I just wanted to gather some thoughts about trying to reduce pendulum swinging motion when the rig is perpendicular to me (e.g. panned 90degrees so I can circle around a subject).
With the LCD and battery now both perpendicular to my body, when I accelerate, the mass of these push the rig towards me. I am using the 5-finger technique and my pinkie to attempt to push against the centerpost to counter that, but I feel that there is more pendulum motion than if the rig was in Missionary position. Plus, even with the pinkie, it's difficult trying to keep the post 100% vertical. I notice the pendulum motion more when the rig is perpendicular because my subject will appear slanted, whereas in Missionary position, pendulum motion would translate into slight tilting in video (which I guess is less noticeable).
At the moment the rig is set up with 2.5sec drop time. Does it make sense to turn this into 3 secs? My physics is a little rusty but I'm thinking that by moving the gimbal closer to the cg, the perpendicular force applied to the gimbal during acceleration would have less effect on the bottom part of the rig which (I hope) results in less pendulum motion.
So I'm not sure if my physics thinking is right or not. Does it make any sense?
I understand it's a matter of preference but what are the benefits for people to consider a 2.5s over a 3s drop time?
Edited by Herman Wong, 22 October 2013 - 02:18 AM.