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Beginner Q: My footage is not horizontal, why?

MavicMikeMinh

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Non horizontal.png

Screenshot from video footage. The footage is not exactly horizontal.
I would understand if I had made a left turn whilst filming, and in picture 2 I'm actually slowly turning right to follow the boat. At any rate, the gimbal would compensate, or not?

Which beginner's mistake am I making here?

Non horizontal 2.png
 
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I would do a full calibration of the gimbal and IMU. You are not doing anything wrong, it's the drone that's not centering the roll axis. If it continues to do this, you might have a mechanical problem. How old is the drone, how many flights?

I would have suggested a gimbal roll adjustment, but since it's so far off, that wont be a permanent help.
 

MavicMikeMinh

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Thanks for confirming that this ain't "right". My Mavic is only a few months old, 21 flights, 4 hrs total so far. I will follow your advice and report back.
 
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Also, on your gimbal settings in the app, make sure you have "Follow" selected and not "FPV". It should be set like that as the default but worth checking.
 

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