Upload & Sell: On
Finally got to spend some quality time with my new Ronin. Rob is a step ahead of me and has shot some great test clips with his. I spent the better part of the day with it, balancing, calibrating, rebalancing, recalibrating. While I am certain that it will do all I had hoped and more, five minutes of calibration isn't exactly accurate. I suppose once you have spent the time with it that I did today, and you unpack it and put the same camera on it, you could have it up and running in fifteen minutes or so. The balancing process is very sensitive, minute movements of the adjustment slides make huge differences in camera balance.
I was walking around the ramp shooting test clips when my friend Tom rolled up to his hangar. I knew he would be fascinated by the technology in the Ronin, and I guessed that some of Tom's genius was incorporated into the product. Sure enough, he began waxing nostalgic about microprocessors and the math that was going on inside each one of the chips as I walked around creating motion and they fought to counteract it. Way beyond me, I just want it to work, can't imagine how it does. Tom can, as Chairman Emeritus of TI, he was on the ground floor of the evolution of this stuff.
By this afternoon I had it perfectly balanced, had Camranger spooled up and was walking around looking at the live view on my iPhone 6. Amazing times we live in....in so many ways..but this is one of the good ones.