Advanced Gimbal mode of operation ... confused

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Just as a background info, my new P3A came with some minor, I hope, gimbal issue right out of the box. Some more info here ... Camera Angled. | DJI Phantom Forum

My question is about FOLLOW vs FPV gimbal mode. I am not able to notice any difference in operation between these two modes. The descriptions in DJI user manual are not clear to me:

Follow Mode
The angle between gimbal’s orientation and aircraft’s nose remains constant at all times.

FPV Mode
The gimbal will synchronize with the movement of the aircraft to provide a first-person perspective flying experience.


Not sure if the gimbal on my P3A works as it should, or I just do not get it. Could someone explain how the the gimbal should behave and where the camera should point in either mode.

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FPV is only really useful if using FPV glasses. Most people use Follow since it produces smoother video. Try them both and you'll easily be able to see the difference.
 
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Thank you both.

I guess seeing is believing ... I will run the same waypoint route in either mode and compare the videos.
 
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Did some dry runs on a table to understand the concepts better.

Had no idea that the sticks are involved in FPV mode ... was expecting the gimbal/camera movement to be linked directly to the actual craft orientation and not to be a proxy of the sticks movement.

There is more ... :) ... the Yaw Asynchronous Follow in Advanced Gimbal settings. Even more stick induced camera position adjustments in flight. Does this approch via sticks works well, really?
 

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