Zenmuse Z15-BMPCC - DJI | The future of possible

Zenmuse Z15-BMPCC - DJI | The future of possible
Zenmuse Z15-BMPCC
User Manual
2015.09
V1.4
Warning & Disclaimer
Do not modify or adjust the Z15-BMPCC.
The Z15-BMPCC has been calibrated specifically for the designated Camera and Lens before it
leaves the factory. Please mount only the designated camera and lens to the Z15-BMPCC. No
adjusting or amending is allowed to the Z15-BMPCC. Do not modify or add any other component/
device (such as filters, lens hood, etc.) to the camera. Make sure to use the original camera
battery, otherwise performance may be hindered and also possibly cause internal malfunctions and
damage to the gimbal. The Z15-BMPCC can only work with Flight Control Systems developed by
DJI (A2/ WooKong M: please upgrade to the latest Flight Control System firmware), so as to
ensure the highest amount of stability and precision. Please download the corresponding Assistant
Software and upgrade the Flight Control System’s MC firmware, otherwise the Z15-BMPCC will
work abnormally. Make sure the Flight Control System operates in the safest manner when the
main battery power is connected. We strongly recommend users to remove all propellers and use
the power supply from the R/C system or flight pack battery and keep children away during gimbal
calibration and parameter setup. Follow these steps to mount and connect the gimbal to your
aircraft as well as during the installation of the Assistant Software on your computer. Please respect
the AMA’s National Model Aircraft Safety Code.
As DJI has no control over use, setup, final assembly, modification (including use of non-specified
DJI parts i.e. motors, ESCs, propellers, etc.) or misuse, no liability shall be assumed nor accepted
for any resulting damage or injury. By the act of use, setup or assembly, the user accepts all
resulting liability. DJI assumes no liability for damage(s) or injuries incurred directly or indirectly
from the use of this product.
DJI and Zenmuse are registered trademarks of DJI as names of product, brand, etc., appearing
in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owner companies.
This product and manual are copyrighted by DJI with all rights reserved. No part of this product or
manual shall be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent or authorization of DJI.
Specified Camera and Lens Type List for Z15-BMPCC
Camera Type Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC)
Lens Type OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f/2.0
Firmware Versions of Supporting DJI Flight Control Systems
WooKong: V5.26 A2: V2.1 or above
Manual Tips
Legends
Important
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Tips
Product Proile
The Z15-BMPCC is a sophisticated, technologically advanced, class leading gimbal designed
specifically for aerial creativity. It has a built-in independent IMU module, special servo drive
module, HDMI HD/AV module, and more. The Z15-BMPCC performs well in all modes, including
Orientation-locked, Non orientation-locked and FPV (Reset).
Product Proile
Working Modes
Orientation-locked
Non orientation-locked
FPV (Reset)
Gimbal Direction
Gimbal pans with aircraft nose.
Gimbal pan and aircraft
nose move separately.
Gimbal pan and
aircraft nose are
synchronized.
Gimbal and Aircraft
Nose Relative Angle
Gimbal keeps the same relative
angle with aircraft nose.
Relative angle between
gimbal direction
and aircraft nose is
controllable.
The relative angle
between gimbal
direction and aircraft
nose is 0°.
TX Control
Controllable
Controllable
Uncontrollable
Attitude Stability*
YES
YES
YES
Vibration Reduction
YES
YES
YES
Stick Movement
Definition
ROLL is locked level in 0~2/3
stick command and rotates in
2/3 ~endpoint; stick command
moves the rotation angle which
is limited to 360 °in PAN; stick
command moves the TILT
rotation velocity of the gimbal.
Stick command for
gimbal rotation velocity
is relative to total stick
movement. Stick’s
center position is 0°/s.
Its endpoint moves to
the maximum velocity.
———
Command Linearity
YES
YES
———
Note*: Attitude stability means that gimbal’s ROLL/TILT will not follow the aircraft’s ROLL/PITCH
movement.
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In the Box
Gimbal ×1
In the Box
The gimbal includes built-in Z15-BMPCC DJI servo drive
modules and an independent IMU module and HDMI-HD/
AV module.
Gimbal Control Unit (GCU) ×1
ROLL
Connect the GCU to the Flight Control System using the
CAN-Bus. The GCU will control the gimbal’s pan, roll and
tilt movements.
TILT
GCU
PAN
MODE
SHUT
AUX1
AUX2
AUX3
Lens Retaining Ring ×1
Mounting the camera lens.
Mounting Bracket ×4
Mounting the gimbal to landing gear.
Mounting Board for Receiver ×1
Attaching the GCU and providing a convenient mount for
the receiver or other devices.
Cable Clamp ×1
Cable management.
Camera Mount Screw ×2
Standard tripod mount on the camera.
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Lens Retaining Ring Screw ×1
Attaching the lens retaining ring to the gimbal.
Screw Package ×1
Mounting gimbal to aircraft (M2.5*8 cap head screw).
In the Box
9-Pin Cable ×2
Connecting GCU to gimbal.
7-Pin Cable ×1
Connecting GCU to Lightbridge air system.
6-Pin Cable ×2
Connecting GCU to gimbal.
Camera Record Control Cable ×1
Connecting gimbal HDMI/AV unit to camera.
Servo Cable Package×1
Connecting GCU and receiver.
AV Video Power Cable ×1
Connection between GCU and Wireless Video
Transmission Module transmitting the AV signal.
iOSD Mark II Cable ×1
Connecting GCU and DJI iOSD MarkII.
Micro-USB Cable ×1
Adjusting parameters and upgrading firmware via a PC.
DJI
CAN-Bus – Flight Control System communication.
DJI
CAN-Bus Cable ×1
Spare Package×1
Vibration Absorbers, Spare Screws, and Mounting Bracket.
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Contents
Warning & Disclaimer
2
Legends
2
Product Proile
3
In the Box
4
Mount
8
Gimbal Description
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Mounting Lens Retaining Ring into Gimbal
8
Mounting Camera into Gimbal
9
Mounting Gimbal to Landing Gear
Camera Wiring/Record Control
9
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Camera Wiring
11
Record Control
11
Video Signal Transmission
12
A.AV Wireless Video Transmission 12
B.DJI iOSD Mark II and AV Wireless Video Transmission 13
C.DJI Lightbridge Air System
13
D. DJI Lightbridge 2 GCU Wiring
GCU Ports Indication
Working Modes/AUX1/AUX2 Switch Settings
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Working Mode Switch Settings
17
AUX1 Switch Settings
18
AUX2 Switch Settings
18
PC Assistant Tuning
19
Installation and Usage
19
Basic Setting
19
Upgrade
20
Info
20
Pre -Flight Check
Check Before Each Flight
Flight Test
Appendix
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Manual Tips
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23
Attention
23
1-Pilot Solution
23
2-Pilot Solution
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Port Description 25
Gimbal LED Indicator
25
Trouble Shooting 26
Specifications
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Gimbal Description
Ensure nothing blocks servo drive modules during rotation to avoid motor damage.
Clear obstacles or immediately cut power if blockage occurs.
Servo drive module has two motor command input ports and one private encoder port.
HDMI-HD/AV module converts HDMI to HD (or AV) using a cable connected to the camera
HDMI port. It also transforms the TX signal into a record control signal with a record control
cable.
The camera record control cable is removable. Unplug it if record control is not needed.
Servo Drive
Module 1
Motor Input Port
To G6 port of GCU
Damping Unit
Receiver Mount Board
Tilt±+50°/ -140°
Arrow represents
the lens direction
9-Pin Port
To G9 port of GCU
Servo Drive
Module 3
Lens Retaining Ring
Mount Hole
Camera Mount
Position
IMU Module
Camera Mount
Holes
Roll
±± 40°
Servo Drive
Module 2
Camera LED
Indicator
AV/HD Switch
HDMI-AV/HD Module
Camera Record
Control Cable
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Gimbal Description
Pan
±± 360°
Mount
step1: Mount the lens onto the camera.
Mounting Lens Retaining Ring into Gimbal
step2: Mount the Lens Retaining Ring into the Gimbal as shown in the diagram.
Mount
Camera Mount Hole
Lens Retaining Ring
Mount Hole
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Mounting Camera into Gimbal
Mounting Gimbal to Landing Gear
The following diagram shows the gimbal mounted on a DJI S800 EVO.
For mounting receiver
S800 EVO Landing Gear
Lens direction
Aircraft nose
direction
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Mount
step3: Mount camera into gimbal.
step4: Adjust camera and tighten the top camera mounting screw. Tighten the bottom camera
mounting screw and the lens retaining ring screw.
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The following diagram shows the gimbal mounted on a DJI S1000. You may also mount it to
different landing gear by referring to the diagram.
For mounting receiver
S1000
Landing Gear
Lens direction
Aircraft nose
direction
step5: Install gimbal on landing gear with mounting brackets. Tighten screws and use thread lock.
Ensure the lens is pointing towards the aircraft nose.
Make sure the top and bottom plates of the damping unit stay parallel when mounting.
Prevents stretching and distortion.
Keep overall balance when mounting in order to make sure the center of gravity is
balanced on each of the three axis lines.
The gimbal’s center of gravity has been set from the factory. The center of gravity position
directly determines the gimbal’s overall performance. Do not adjust the gimbal’s center of
gravity by yourself.
The gimbal is highly precise and depends on this precision for the most optimal
performance. Do not remove any screws on the gimbal which may result in inferior
performance or even damage to the gimbal itself.
Do not unplug any cables attached to the gimbal ports or change the mechanical structure.
Make sure the wiring is correct, otherwise, it may lead to abnormal gimbal operation.
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Camera Wiring/Record Control
Camera Wiring
An HDMI-HD/AV module converts the video signal format and transforms a TX signal into a record
control signal. Carry out the following procedures to connect the camera to the gimbal.
Camera Record Control Cable
step1: Connect gimbal HDMI-HD/AV module to camera “HDMI OUT” with the AV video power
cable.
step2: Connect camera record control cable to the camera’s LANC REMOTE CONTROL port.
step3: Toggle the HD/AV Switch to the AV position if using a normal wireless video transmitter
module. Toggle the HD/AV Switch to the HD position if using a DJI HD wireless video
3-Positon
transmitter module.
Switch
Remove the camera from the gimbal before disconnecting the cable between the HDMI-HD/
AV module and camera.
Record Control
3-Positon
The Z15-BMPCC translates a TX command to a recordSwitch
control signal to start and stop a recording.
Set a 2-position switch/channel for remote record control.
Make sure the record control cable is correctly connected.
Whichever 2-position switch on your transmitter is selected, connect the right channel of receiver
to the AUX3 port. One of the two switch positions is to start recording and the other is to stop
recording.
Position-1 Position -2: Start recording
Position-2 Position -1: Stop recording
2-Positon
Switch
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Camera Wiring / Record Control
AV Video Power Cable
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Wireless Video
Transmission Module
When the
AUX3 port is connected to a PPM channel, it is used as a PPM channel input.
Air Unit
The following diagram shows how the record control works.
If the record control works abnormally, check each step.14V
ROLL
TILT
52V
RC Receiver
TX
2-Position Switch
TX Command
Wireless
GCU
GCU Video Signal Port
G7
TX Command
2-Position
AUX3
Switch Channel 3-Pins Cable
TX Command
Internal Cable
PAN
Gimbal
MODE
HDMI-HD/AV
Module
AUX1
SHUT
AUX2
AUX3
Camera
Record Button
Camera Record Control Cable
Video Signal Transmission
A wireless video transmission module is required for remote video.
A.AV Wireless Video Transmission
Video Signal Transmission
Wireless Video Transmission Module
Air Unit
Connect to the power source according to the
module’s voltage and current requirements.
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52V
Power
Yellow
AV Video Power Cable
Video Signal
ROLL
TILT
GCU
PAN
MODE
Video Signal Port
G7
GND
SHUT
AUX1
AUX2
AUX3
step1: Solder the corresponding Video Signal/GND cables to a wireless video transmission module
(Air Unit).
step2: Plug the AV video power cable lead into the GCU’s G7 port.
step3: Toggle the HD/AV switch to the AV position.
step4: Power on the gimbal. If the gimbal LED indicator blinks yellow it is functioning normally. If the
LED indicator shows solid yellow, the video signal is lost. Check the connections between
the camera and the HDMI video input.
Make sure to connect the wireless video transmission module to the GCU prior to
powering on.
The standard AV video power cable is recommended.
Make sure you solder the AV to the wireless video transmission module correctly. As the
cable carries power, ensure the cables are insulated or wrapped to prevent any type of short
circuit. Video signal is connected via"Yellow" line. GND is connected via "Brown" line.
Connect the wireless video transmission module to a power source as the GCU cannot supply
power. Make sure the power is a safe voltage for your own devices according to the wireless
video transmission module’s requirements.
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B.DJI iOSD Mark II and AV Wireless Video Transmission
Wireless Video
Transmission Module
Air Unit
14V
ROLL
TILT
52V
GCU
PAN
MODE
Video Signal Port
G7
SHUT
AUX1
AUX2
AUX3
module’s voltage and current requirements.
ROLL
TILT
52V
GCU
AV Video Power Cable
PAN
MakePower
sure Yellow
to connect the wireless video transmission module and iOSD MarkII to the GCU
MODEprior to
powering on.
Video Signal
Video Signal Port
G7
SHUT
AUX1
AUX2
GND
AUX3
C.DJI Lightbridge Air System
GCU
This example is based on a DJI Zenmuse-BMPCC gimbal and A2 flight control system.
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Video Signal Transmission
step1: Connect the iOSD Mark II cable leads to the GCU’s G7 port.
step2: Complete other connections with iOSD Mark II and wireless video transmission module
according to their manuals.
step3: Toggle HD/AV switch to the AV position.
step4: Power on the gimbal. If the gimbal LED indicator blinks yellow it is functioning normally. If the
WirelessLED
Video Transmission
Module
indicator
shows solid yellow, the video signal is lost. Check the connections between
Air Unit
Connect to
the power
source according
the HDMI video input.
the
camera
andtothe
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step1: Connect Gimbal Port on air system to G7 port on DJI HD gimbal with supplied Gimbal cable
(DJI HD gimbal).
step2: Connect DBUS port on air system to DBUS port (X2 port) on flight control system. Toggle the
HD/AV switch to the HD position.
step3: Refer to gimbal and flight control system manuals to complete connection.
HD video power cable is included with BMPCC-HD gimbal. Transmit the signal of your
aircraft, connect the RC receiver to the DJI Lightbridge ground system at the same time
that the GCU is connected.
Always connect wireless video transmission module to GCU prior to powering on.
Standard HD video power cable is recommended.
Finish off the other connections according to DJI Lightbridge user manual.
If the gimbal LED indicator continually blinks red, power cycle the gimbal.
The following diagram shows how a video signal is transmitted from the gimbal.
If the video signal does not transmit, check through each step.
Video Signal Transmission
Camera
HDMI
HDMI signal
HDMI-HD/AV cable
HDMI-HD/AV module
Monitor
Input
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Gimbal
HD/AV signal
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Wireless video
transmission module
Ground unit
HD/AV signal
9-Pins cable
Wireless signal
5.8G/2.4G/1.2G
G9
G7
Wireless video
transmission module
Air unit
Self-prepared by user
HD/AV signal
HD/AV Video
Power Cable
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D. DJI Lightbridge 2
Connect the system as follows:
1. Connect the G7 port on the DJI HD gimbal and the CAN BUS port on the flight controller to the
gimbal port on the Air System.
2. Connect the X2 DBUS port on the flight controller to the DBUS port on the Air System.
3. Refer to the user manuals for the gimbal and flight controller for details.
DBUS Cable
Gimbal Cable
[2]
[1]
Press the record button [1] on the Ground System once to start recording video, and again to stop
recording.
Turn the Gimbal Dial [2] to adjust the tilt motion of the camera.
In Dual Ground System Mode, the pan, tilt or roll motion of the camera can be controlled by the Slave
Ground System, depending on your settings in the DJI GO app. Refer to the Lightbridge 2 User Manual
for details.
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Video Signal Transmission
Only use the DJI HD gimbal and DJI flight controller with the latest firmware. The GCU firmware for
the HD gimbal must be v2.6 or above.
If you are using the DJI A2 Flight Controller, connect the gimbal cable to the CAN 2 port on the flight
controller.
GCU Wiring
The gimbal should be used with A2/WKM flight control system. The GCU wiring is based on WKM.
For WKM, connect to any spare CAN-Bus port of the flight control system via a CAN-Bus cable.
WKM
Battery
(4S~12S)
USB Port
PC connection for configuration and
firmware upgrades with an USB cable.
RC Receiver
(Aircraft control)
2-Position Switch
2-Position Switch
3-Position Switch
RC Receiver
(JR)
8 Channels
2-Position Switch
ROLL
TILT
PAN
Wireless Video
Transition Module
Air Unit
MODE
OR
SHUT
RC Receiver
(Futaba/Hitec)
8 Channels
AUX1
AUX2
AUX3
2-Position Switch
3-Position Switch
2-Position Switch
2-Position Switch
OR
S-Bus
S-BUS Receiver
(Futaba)
OR
PPM
Ensure the side with copper contacts is
facing upward towards the heat sinks.
PPM Receiver
GCU Wiring
Turn to next page to obtain the
correspondence between the GCU
channels and S-Bus/PPM channels.
Battery
• Connect the XT60 to the GIMBAL on center frame if S800 EVO used.
• Attention that S800 EVO power supply voltage should be within the defined limits (6S), when
using one battery for both S800 EVO and Gimbal power supply.
• Refer to S800 EVO User Manual for details.
WKM
Please refer to WKM User Manual for all connection and configuration details.
Gimbal Control Unit (GCU)
Make sure the ports are accessible when installing the GCU so as to facilitate wiring and software configuration.
In 3-pin ports, pins near the nicks are signal pins.
6-pin cable for G6, 9-pin cable for G9.
DO NOT cover the heat sinks, keep them unobstructed.
The GCU module is NOT water-proof or oil-proof.
RC Receiver
These are example connections. The signal of The aircraft will transmit through the DJI Lightbridge ground system. After
connecting to the DJI Lightbridge, then it is not necessary to connect with the RC receiver.
Prepare 2 TXs, one for gimbal control, the other for aircraft control, refer to the 2-Pilots Solution in the Appendix .
If one receiver is used for aircraft and gimbal control at the same time, please refer to the 1-Pilot Solution section of the
Appendix for more details.
Set Aileron, Elevator, Rudder channels on gimbal control TX. Command stick stands for gimbal rotation velocity, center
position is 0, endpoint for maximum velocity (both clockwise and counter clockwise ) is 100%.
Choose one 3-position switch/channel as Z15-BMPCC working modes switch (MODE).
Choose one 2-position switch/channel as the camera record control switch (AUX3) as a camera lens orientation switch in
Reset Mode (AUX2), and one 3-position switch/channel as a camera aperture switch (AUX1).
Please refer to WKM User Manual for aircraft settings. Connect the receiver to GCU correctly.
When using with A2 latest firmware version 2.5, all of the gimbal channels can be setup through the A2 receiver.
Refer to A2 User Manual for details.
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GCU Ports Indication
The following table shows the GCU channels and TX channels connection.
TX Channels
JR
Futaba/Hitec
GCU
Channels
AILE
1
ROLL
Roll axis control (left/right). Velocity is zero if no input provided.
ELEV
2
TILT
Tilt axis control (front/back). Velocity is zero if no input provided.
RUDD
4
PAN
Pan axis control. Velocity is zero if no input provided.
AUX2
7
MODE
Working Mode switch.
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SHUT
Reserved channel.
3-position switch channel
AUX1
Camera aperture adjust.
AUX2
When the AUX2 port is connected to a 2-position switch channel,
it is used as camera orientation (down or forward) switch in FPV
(Reset). The camera orientation is forward when not connected or
no input is provided.
If S-Bus receiver is used, it should be connected to the AUX2 port.
AUX3
Camera record control. Default is off when not connected or no
input is provided.
If a PPM receiver is used, it should be connected to the AUX3
port.
2-position switch channel
or Futaba S-Bus channel
The following table shows the corresponding relationship between the GCU and the S-Bus/PPM
channels.
S-Bus/PPM Channels
GCU Channels
S-Bus/PPM Channels
GCU Channels
1
ROLL
5
SHUT
2
TILT
8
AUX1
4
PAN
3
AUX2
7
MODE
6
AUX3
Working Modes/AUX1/AUX2 Switch Settings
Working Mode Switch Settings
Whichever 3-position switch is selected as the working mode switch, wire the correct channel from
the receiver to the MODE port. At each switch position, use end-point fine tuning to set channel
AUX2(JR)/7(Futaba/Hitec) for the three Working modes.
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2-position switch channel
or PPM channel
Indications
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Orientation-locked Back to center
FPV (Reset) MODE channel end-point 60%~90%
Non orientation-locked MODE channel end-point 60%~90%
The gimbal will work in Orientation-locked mode, if not connected to MODE channel.
FPV mode is default.
The Working Mode from the previous power cycle will be retained if the cable between MODE
and RC receiver is disconnected during operation.
For a 3-position switch, you may assign:
Position-1 to Non orientation-locked
3-Positon
Switch
Position-2 to FPV Mode (Reset)
Position-3 to Orientation-locked
Position-1 and Position-3 can be inversely assigned.
One 2-position switch can be assigned for any two of the working modes as preferred.
AUX1 Switch Settings
3-Positon
3-Positon
Switch
Switch
This product supports remote aperture adjustments. Connect the correct channel of receiver to
3-Positon
Switch
AUX1 port. Assign: Position-1 to Add; Position-3 to Reduce; or reverse.
One of the two switch positions (Position-1) is to add camera aperture and the other (Position-3) is
to reduce camera aperture.
Toggling the switch will do the following.
Position-2 Position -1: Increase aperture
Position-2 Position -3: Decrease aperture
2-Positon
3-Positon
SwitchSwitch
3-Positon
Switch
AUX2 Switch Settings
The Z15-BMPCC supports two camera positions in Reset Mode, straight down and forward.
Connect the correct receiver channel to AUX2 port. Assign: Position-1
2-Positon to DOWN; Position-2 to
Switch
FORWARD; or the opposite.
2-Positon
Switch
This function will only work in FPV mode (Reset).
If the working mode is switched to FPV (Reset) when this is activated, the camera lens will
move to face forward or down depending on the AUX2 Switch.
Camera orientation defaults to facing forward if disconnected during use.
When the AUX2 port is connected to a S-Bus channel, it is used as a S-Bus channel input.
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PC Assistant Tuning
Installation and Usage
1. Ensure the most recent drivers are installed correctly. This should have been done before using
the A2 or WooKong-M software.
2. Download the appropriate Assistant installer from DJI.com.
3. Double click the Assistant installer and follow the steps to finish the installation.
4. Run Assistant.
5. Upgrade the firmware or configure parameters using Assistant as needed.
The Assistant installer can be used on Windows XP, Win7, and Win8 (32 or 64 bit).
Basic Setting
You can set transmitter channels for roll, tilt and pan control, and also switch between working
modes during flight. Move your cursor to each area or refer to this manual for more details.
PC Assistant Tuning
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Upgrade
You can view the latest firmware version information on this page. Upgrade the firmware by
following the steps below:
1. Connect the gimbal to your computer with a Micro-USB cable, and wait until the blue indicator
LED in the Assistant software is blinking.
2. Click “Upgrade”.
3. Wait for the download to finish.
4. Click “Upgrade” again and then click “Confirm”.
5. Power cycle the gimbal (turn it off, then on again) after the upgrade is complete.
Ensure your computer is connected to the internet.
Close any antivirus programs and network firewalls during the upgrade.
Ensure the gimbal is powered on during the upgrade.
Do not disconnect the USB cable during the upgrade.
Info
You can check the Assistant version via Info.
S/N is a 32 digit authorization code for function activations. The authorization code for your unit is
filled in at the time of manufacture. In the future, you may be asked to fill in a new S/N if you require
function upgrades. Fill in the S/N and then click the Write button. If you fill in an invalid S/N more
than 30 times, your gimbal will be locked and you will have to contact our customer support.
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Pre -Flight Check
Check Before Each Flight
Gimbal is properly installed and attached to landing gear and the camera is mounted
Before powering on, spin the gimbal by hand through the complete rotational axes to
ensure nothing is blocking its movement.
All cables are connected correctly without any plugged in backwards or into the wrong
ports.
AV video power cable is properly soldered and shielded if an AV video transmission
module is used.
Verify transmitter settings.
Camera record control cable is correctly mounted.
Camera menu options and settings are correct.
A proper connection between GCU and RC receiver.
A proper connection between GCU and flight control system.
Latest Flight Control System MC Firmware is installed.
Refer to the Gimbal LED Indicator section in the Appendix for understanding the
connection status between the camera and gimbal.
Refer to the Trouble Shooting section in the Appendix if an abnormal situation occurs.
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Pre -Flight Check
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Flight Test
step1: Ensure batteries are fully charged for your TX, GCU and all the other devices on your aircraft.
step2: Make sure all connections and wiring are in good condition.
step3: Switch on the TX.
step4: Adjust camera position on the roll axis of gimbal to level before powering on.
step5: Power on the gimbal and wait for the self initialization test to complete. The roll, yaw and
pitch axes will rotate quickly at the same time.
step6: After self initialization, the camera lens will point towards the aircraft’s nose and the three
axis gimbal should be in the position as illustrated in the above diagram.
step7: The gimbal goes into a second stage initialization. At this time the three axes will start to
rotate very slowly.
step8: The gimbal is at a standstill after initialization and ready to use.
step9: Toggle the assigned Working Modes switch on your transmitter and make sure it is working
properly.
step10: Switch the Working Modes to Non orientation-locked, FPV Mode (Reset), Orientationlocked Mode respectively. Then try to push your sticks lightly in the Roll, Tilt and Pan
directions to feel if your gimbal moves in the corresponding directions. If not, go back to
the Gimbal Working Mode Switch Set to correct your settings.
If the gimbal is abnormal (unlike the diagram shows) after initialization, please refer to the
Trouble Shooting section in Appendix.
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Appendix
Attention
For safety reasons, please pay serious attention to all of the following items:
To avoid motor damage ensure nothing blocks the servo drive module’s total range of movement.
Before powering on, spin the gimbal by hand through the complete rotational axes to ensure
nothing is blocking the mechanical movement of the gimbal.
Be sure to mount the side of servo drive module1 with ports facing towards the aircraft tail.
The gimbal’s center of gravity balance has been preset. The gimbal balance is directly correlated
with the gimbal performance. Please do not adjust the gimbal’s center of gravity by yourself.
The gimbal is a sophisticated device. Do not remove any other screws from the gimbal which may
result in poor performance or even damage.
Do not unplug any cables attached to the gimbal ports or change the mechanical structure.
Make sure all wiring is correct, otherwise it may lead to abnormal operation or the gimbal may not
operate efficiently.
Make sure to connect the wireless video transmission module to the GCU prior to powering on the
system.
The factory AV video power cable is recommended.
Make sure you solder the AV video power cable to the wireless video transmission module
correctly. Ensure the cables are insulated and protected to prevent and type of short circuit.
Pay close attention to the voltage of S800 EVO/S1000 and be sure it is within the defined limits (6S)
when using one battery for both the S800 EVO/S1000 and power supply for the gimbal.
Prevent the gimbal from ever touching the contact points of a power cable; otherwise it may lead
to a short circuit of the gimbal, resulting in complete failure.
1-Pilot Solution
This is an example of the wiring configuration. Prepare one 14-channel Transmitter/RC receiver
for the aircraft and gimbal control.
Setup the Aileron, Elevator, Throttle, and Rudder channels on Transmitter for the aircraft’s roll,
elevator, throttle, and rudder control. Also connect the Transmitter’s AUX2 for aircraft control
modes (Please refer to the Flight Control System User Manual).
Choose three 3-position switches for gimbal’s ROLL, TILT, and PAN rotation control. The switch at
center position is 0 velocity and at the end point position is at maximum velocity.
Choose one 3-position switch/channel as the gimbal’s Working Modes switch (MODE).
Choose one 2-position switch/channel as the camera record control switch (AUX3).
Choose one 3-position switch/channel as the camera aperture control switch (AUX1).
Connect the receiver to GCU and Flight Control System MC correctly.
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Before powering on, adjust the roll axis of the gimbal to be level when the camera is attached.
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14 Channels Receiver(Futaba)
ROLL
TILT
GCU
3-Position Switch
PAN
3-Position Switch
MODE
3-Position Switch
SHUT
Transmitter
3-Position Switch
2-Position Switch
AUX1
3-Position Switch
AUX2
2-Position Switch
AUX3
2-Position Switch
Gimbal Control
Gimbal Control Unit(GCU)
Flight Control
Flight Controller(DJI WooKong-M)
2-Pilot Solution
Two transmitters and two receivers are required.
Transmitter A and receiver A are used on controlling gimbal.
Transmitter B and receiver B are used on controlling aircraft.
Connection diagram shown as below:
RC Receiver A
2-Position Switch
2-Position Switch
3-Position Switch
Gimbal Control
2-Position Switch
Transmitter A
RC Receiver
(JR)
8 Channels
ROLL
TILT
GCU
OR
PAN
RC Receiver
(Futaba/Hitec)
8 Channels
MODE
SHUT
AUX1
Appendix
AUX2
AUX3
2-Position Switch
2-Position Switch
3-Position Switch
2-Position Switch
Gimbal Control Unit(GCU)
OR
S-Bus
Flight Controller
Transmitter B
S-BUS Receiver
(Futaba)
OR
RC Receiver B
PPM
PPM Receiver
RC Receiver
(JR)
8 Channels
OR
RC Receiver
(Futaba/Hitec)
8 Channels
OR
S-BUS Receiver
(Futaba)
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S-Bus
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Port Description
GCU
ROLL
For roll axis control
TILT
For tilt axis control
PAN
For pan axis control
MODE
For Working Mode switch
SHUT
Reserved channel
AUX1
For camera aperture control
AUX2
For Gimbal orientation (down or forward) switch in FPV Mode
S-Bus Receiver
AUX3
For camera record control
PPM Receiver
G7
XT60
1. To wireless video transmission module, transmitting AV or HD signals
2. To DJI Lightbridge, transmitting HD and aircraft control signals
To battery (To GIMBAL if DJI S800 EVO used)
G6
To Gimbal, transmitting motor command
G9
To Gimbal, transmitting video signal
Micro-USB port: PC connection for configuration and firmware upgrades
CAN-Bus port: Use CAN-Bus to connect GCU to the Flight Control System
Gimbal
HDMI-HD/AV Port
To camera HDMI port
To GCU G6
9-Pin Cable Port
To GCU G9
Appendix
Motor Command Input Port
Gimbal LED Indicator
Description
HD mode, HDMI-HD/AV module transmits normally
LED Indicator
LED is blinking green.
HD mode, without camera HDMI video input
Green LED is solid on.
HD mode, DJI Lightbridge App video source has been set to “HDMI/AV”
Yellow LED is solid on.
AV mode, HDMI-HD/AV module transmits normally
AV mode, without camera HDMI video input
HD video transmission module and gimbal is disconnected
LED is blinking yellow.
Yellow LED is solid on.
LED is blinking red.
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Trouble Shooting
NO.
What
Why
How to
(1) The TX trims are too high.
(2) The GCU and Flight
Control System have been
disconnected.
(3) The gimbal mounting
direction is not pointing
towards the aircraft’s nose.
(1) Adjust the TX trims.
(2) Connect the GCU and Flight
Control System.
(3) Ensure the gimbal mounting
direction is the same with
aircraft’s nose.
1
The gimbal keeps drifting
after initialization.
2
The gimbal is abnormal after
initializing.
Abnormal calibration after
manufacturing.
Please contact the local dealer or
DJI customer service.
3
Cannot distinguish the
gimbal’s direction when in
use.
BVR (Beyond Visibility Range)
flight.
Switch to the FPV Mode first, then to
another Working Mode as needed.
(1) There is a disconnection
between the gimbal and
camera.
(2) Camera is off.
(3) Camera setup failure.
(1) Make sure the cables are
securely connected.
(2) Power on the camera.
(3) Set the HDMI resolution to 1080i.
(1) HDMI-HD/AV transmission
module is disconnected from
camera.
(2) The camera is power off.
(3) HD mode, DJI Lightbridge APP
video source has been set to
“HDMI/AV”.
(1) Check HDMI-HD/AV transmission
module connection.
(2) Power on the camera.
(3) Change the DJI Lightbridge App
video source to "HD Gimbal".
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Appendix
5
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red.
The gimbal’s green or yellow
LED is solid on but no video
displayed.
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Specifications
General
Built-In Functions
Three Modes
HDMI-HD/AV module
Orientation-locked
Wireless video transmission module
Non orientation-locked
support
FPV mode (Reset)
Camera record control support
Built-in independent IMU module
Wide range voltage input support
DJI-designed servo drives
S-Bus/PPM Receiver support
Peripheral
Supported Camera
BMPCC
Supported Lens Currently
OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f/2.0
GCU Input Power
4S~12S LiPo (Recommend 6S if used with the S800 EVO or S1000)
Control Requirement
Minimum of four spare receiver channels
Assistant Software System
Requirement
Windows XP SP3; Windows 7; Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit)
Mechanical& Electrical Characteristics
Working Current
Static current: 200mA (@25V)
Dynamic current: 400mA (@25V)
Locked-rotor current: 1.8A (@25V)
-10°C ~ 50°C
Weight
1.26Kg
Dimensions
227mm(H) × 212mm(D) × 210mm(W)
GCU Weight
63g
GCU Dimensions
64.2 mm × 34.1mm × 19.5mm
Appendix
Operating Temperature
Working Performance
Load Weight (Reference Value)
487g(@BMPCC with OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0, Battery
and SD-Card)
Controlled Angle Accuracy
0.01°
Maximum Controlled Rotation
Speed*
Pan axis: ±130°/s
Tilt axis: ±130°/s
Roll axis: ±30°/s
Controlled Rotation Range
Pan axis control: ±360° continuous rotation
Tilt axis control: +50°/-140°
Roll axis control: ±40°
Note*: Gimbal’s Maximum Controlled Rotation Speed corresponds to TX stick input pushed to
100% end-points.
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