This video is an overview of how to use GoTo frames/presets. GoTo Presets are an easy way to get your Spectrum ST4 hitting a mark on all 4 axis while in live mode.
The Spectrum ST4 is designed to be driven around live! The first time you use it, you will find that it's faster, smoother, and quieter than any other comparable product on the market, or any of our previous products.
While shooting live, sometimes you want to hit a predefined position to give your shot a cinematic look. GoTo Presets makes this easy. First, enter the live motion menu and press right on the D-Pad to enter the presets menu. At the top of the menu, you'll see the indicator for which GoTo Preset is being set. The ST4 has four options for presets: Circle, Triangle (colored buttons on the right side of the remote), R3, and L3 (these are integrated buttons selected by pressing down on the corresponding joystick). You can set additional presets by continuing to press right on the D-Pad to scroll through each option.
Once you have the desired preset selected, set the Target, Time, and Ramp associated with that GoTo Preset.
- Target - This sets the absolute position of the ST4 head. As long as the unit remains powered on, pressing the selected button will move the head to this position.
- Time - Time determines the amount of time to move to this position. Note that this does not adjust to the distance from the point; moving to this point from a farther distance will make the head move faster to meet the selected duration.
- Ramp - Commonly referred to as acceleration, ramp determines how quickly the head reaches its top speed. Smaller values will result in more abrupt movement as the move begins.
Using the following presets as an example:
- GoTo Preset: Circle
- Target: XX, XX, XX (the position of the head at that preset)
- Time: 4.0 sec.
- Ramp: 1.0 sec.
Once set, you simply call the head to that preset position by hitting the circle button. Over the next 4 seconds, the spectrum takes control and drives your rig to your target in a cinematic way. Setting additional GoTo Presets combines the ease and speed of a live shooting environment with the precision and timing of programmed points, a staple of many filmmakers.