What you need to know to have the best shot with gimbal?

Gimbal is considered the pinnacle of filmmaking technology, photographed in the past years. Serves anything from phones and cameras to dedicated cameras and dedicated video cameras for professionals. It is becoming more popular nowadays and is used a lot. There are many ways to make the most of them and bring about very satisfactory results.

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Currently, I am giving myself three gimbals. The most recent one is the Zhiyun 2 crane I will be using for a weekend shoot. Therefore, this video from Matti on TravelFeels arrived at the right time to serve as a reminder. In it, Matti goes through five great tips and techniques to help you make the best use of your gimbal. The Matti tips are very simple, but if you are a gimbal newbie then it will be difficult.

Sometimes they are difficult to use and you may not get the super smooth results you hoped for. Gimbals are great tools to help you in your video workflow for smoother motion pictures. Here is a tip to improve your gimbal photos and that is not how you keep or even move with your gimbal.

Have the best shot with gimbal

Have the best shot with gimbal

If your gimbal image is smooth but not as smooth as you would like, here are tips that will help you improve those gimbal photos and they all slow down the frame you are shooting. It’s a simple tip and can help smooth the small videos in your scene compared to trying to use the stabilizer wrap or other methods that cut your scene to reduce camera shake. It’s as simple as shooting at 30 frames per second and slowing it down a bit as he tells you the speed in the video. Schiffer also uses this trick to shoot in low light conditions and explains why it benefits him.

Do you have any other post-processing tips to smooth your gimbal clips? Leave your tips in the comments below.

Keep your camera is balanced

There are very different reasons for that. The first, that actually causes noticeable issues in the scene while you are shooting. If your camera is off balance, the motors can only compensate a lot. Depending on, the gimbal you are using and the weight of your camera, they can really struggle. This can appear in scenes like random vibrations or movements.

Although you do not really see any noticeable issues with the shoot, you really still want to balance your camera as best you can. If the engine has to work harder to keep the camera level, your batteries will run out of power.

Keep your camera is balanced

Keep your camera is balanced

Hold stable when move gimbal

In particular, gimbals are designed to keep your camera level steady while you are moving the camera. So do not forget to move. Sure, sometimes a relatively stable hand shot is exactly what you want, but do not overdo it. Just remember to keep track of your focus, especially if you are using a non-autofocus camera for good video (most of them). Movement is really an area where gimbals excel. So, turn around your subject if they are static, track them as they move if they are moving or go with motion blur. The movement will add more excitement to your scene and your overall movie when used well.

Have the foreground around

Foreground elements in your image create something called parallax. That’s what our eyes are seeing in the environment because we have eyes, but that’s also why distances can be difficult to judge when you see beyond a certain point. With the single “eye” of a camera, it is even more difficult to distinguish.

So, the foreground objects move (faster) at different speeds with the background object (barely noticeable) making that motion clear. Look at the dolly example above. No object in the foreground, the background is almost unlike it is moving. The thing with a motion of the camera is that if you can not say that it is being made, you may as well not bother with it. And then you come back just a boring static shot.

Have the foreground around

Have the foreground around

Shot images near lire

Second place will help, though it will not necessarily give you the scene you are watching if you want that cinematic depth of field. This is something that can be complicated. Gimbals like Crane 2 (if you’re shooting Canon) offer the same advantage as the focus wheel followed, but for others, you may have to rely on the camera’s autofocus (usually not the idea). great) or shooting with the depth of field.

Putting your subject into focus can be a great way to attract more attention as they become sharper. But getting close to your subject while on the move and keeping that stable shot can be very effective. Sometimes you do not even need to worry about concentration. Movement is also much more impressive when you are closer to your subject, and this type of image is quite unique to handheld games.

Likewise, having them move away from focus as the firing process can be a great way to switch to something else.

Up plan for your images before shot

Gimbals are very fun to use, so people become eager and excited and just hurry to film whatever thinks it will look great. Planning is important for all types of movie projects, but with even more gimbals. Plan ahead for your photos so that when you get the gimbal in hand, you know you are taking the photos you want and do not expect you to get some beautiful shots. But they are also heavy, so they can get tired quickly.

Have the foreground around


If you want to shoot a long shot, the gimbals are perfect for this. But to be able to shoot a 30 second + clip will be effective, surely there will be some thought ahead. I can not imagine that I will be doing a long time after that will gimbal myself by this weekend but I will pay attention to four other points this weekend. You can not just fool the gimbal and follow your theme indiscriminately. All of them apply equally to the phones and action camera gimbals, too.

These tips are not just limited to DSLR cameras or gimbal mirrors without mirrors. You will want to plan their motion and yours for the best results. Read the article how to use the camera gimbal to learn more about gimbals.

Each part of the film-maker is a tool you can use to capture some types of images more easily and your image quality does not depend on which tool you use, but the ability to use them. correct way. (Among many, many other things. Gimbals are no different. Although they are extremely powerful and professional in stabilizing your camera you will need to: Use it correctly and Incorporate creative visual storytelling if you want to picture his photo is really memorable.

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