The S1 cannot be charged while in use.
The USB port is used for firmware updates, not for charging battery.
Pan Mode – Tilt and roll are locked; camera can pan left and right
Follow Mode – Camera can pan left, right, up, down
Lock Mode – Pan/tilt/roll axis are all locked
You should install the balance weight cap when using a GoPro BacPac or a GoPro HERO 5 Black, HERO 6, HERO (2018), HERO 7 camera. When the balance weight cap is installed, the gimbal should be in BacPac mode. Press and hold the ‘M’ button for 3 second to enable/disable BacPac mode.
At this point, every gimbal out in the market using gyro-sensor and 3-axis motors are having the same occurrences. To balance out the gimbal, please restart the S1, or switch to other modes and go back to Lock Mode again.
‘Rainproof’ means you can use the gimbal in light rain or snow, it CANNOT go underwater. We recommend users to use S1 in rain or snow for less than 10 min and please DO NOT SUBMERGE IT INTO WATER.
The balance of the motor may falter when used in a climate that has a big change in temperature than the climate it was previously used in. In the case that this happens, please perform a user calibration in the new climate to solve the issue.
You need to occasionally calibrate the gimbal. Please refer to user’s manual and the video links below on how to calibrate the gimbal.
Calibration is not regularly needed. However, if the gimbal seems unbalanced while in use, proceed to calibrate the gimbal.
Controlling the camera left/right can only be used in Lock Mode.
HERO 5, HERO 6, and HERO 7 have waterproof protection filter on the microphone. To get a clearer audio, they amplifies the sounds. However when the environment is very quiet, it will try to amplify the smallest amount of noise. To reduce the noise, please select ‘Wind Only’ on MANUAL AUDIO CONTROL of HERO 5, HERO 6, or HERO 7 to use with REMOVU S1.
Note: If you do not select this option or select ‘Stereo Only’, the rumbling noise will be recorded.
The S1 charger requires at least 5V/2A to operate properly. If your adapter is small than 5V/2A, you have issues charging since the power supply is too weak to supply the sufficient amount of energy to the battery. This may cause beeping noises and charging disturbance.
As both calibration and firmware update software use virtual COM port to connect to your Gimbal, you may need to download a device driver. When you connect your gimbal to a PC via USB cable and turn it on, please check on the device manager of your Windows to see if there is CP210x USB to UART Bridge existing. If not, you need to download the driver from:
Please select “Download VCP (5.3 MB) (Default)” on the page.
Once you have downloaded and installed the S1 driver from the above website, there will be an option available in the drop-down menu in the firmware update program.
If you're using Windows 10 and you are currently installing the driver, avoid using the Universal Windows 10 version which it may cause issues communicating with the PC. Instead, download and install the Windows 7/8 version.
The Removu S1 is designed to function properly with Windows computers. However we have released a macOS version as well. Please visit this page for further details.
To turn on BacPac mode, press and hold the "M" (Mode) button for 3 seconds.
Turn on both the remote control and the S1. Press and hold the joystick down for around 5 seconds with the S1 remote control. Press and hold the pair button (the button with a chain symbol) for around 5 seconds with the S1. When both of the unit are in pair mode, they will automatically connect to each other. If they fail to connect after several attempts, please contact support.
To change gimbal modes on the remote control, press down on the directional joystick.
We have tried to develop S1 mounts for Sony and iPhone. However, we were not able to do so, due to the size of the S1 motors being optimized for GoPro cameras. We are not able to release the mounts for other cameras without a result that footage is stable from vibration or impact while using S1 with the other cameras. This also applies to GoPro Fusion. We hope for your kind understanding.
Yes, you can use GoPro with all our REMOVU products combined. If using M1+A1 with S1, please use weight balance cap.