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  1. #1 Gimbal as a motion head on a slider... 
    So there are some moves i need to get and i have a nice slider and there is a 3 or 4 axis head coming out (I have a Rhino slider with the original motion, it works well). But this got me thinking that rather than spend on a head for a slider why can i not use a Ronin MX or something similar that would allow software control over the gimbal motors.

    I remember seeing something about someone using one of those hand held gimbals on a slider in a music video and thought that sounds ideal.

    There's a hand held with a 4.5kg limit from one of the chinese makes but i don't know what the software is like. I can pick up a secondhand MX for about the same cost - i think the payload is around the same.

    Seems like an obvious thing, but am i missing something here?

    cheers
    Paul
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    Yeah works great

    I have a movi pro
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    Proof of concept seen here https://youtu.be/zuYXHYqj8eM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jim View Post
    Proof of concept seen here https://youtu.be/zuYXHYqj8eM.
    I saw that one but it's a bit of a unicorn? I don't think it's released but sounds ideal. Is there an ETA? Another similar one is http://www.feiyu-tech.com/ak4500/ which is available now and i've seen someone fly a scarlet on one - for motion control it could be ideal but i don't know what the controller software is like, and it probably all comes down to software quality.

    Jake : the movi pro is the all singing dancing one? For my use now it might be beyond my budget!

    cheers
    Paul
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