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October 6, 2017

Stabilizer for Phone Camera – Best Gimbal for Gopro

by oakhead112

Stabilizer for Phone Camera – Best Gimbal for Gopro

Stabilizer for Phone Camera - Best Gimbal for Gopro

Stabilizer for Phone Camera – Best Gimbal for Gopro

This is an awesome product for taking smooth videos with your smartphone or Gopro.

Probably one of the best 3 axis handheld gimbals on the market, when value versus cost is calculated. Close in performance to the much more expensive DJI but not as robust, but almost half the cost!

It makes smart phone and Gopro videos buttery smooth. I have a Samsung S5 and S7+ and it fits fine and balances with no issues. I put my GoPro Hero 4 Black in it and it worked great too. I screwed it on top of my monopod to get really interesting higher views so having that screw adapter is nice to have.

This gimbal features a maximum load capacity of 7.8 ounces, meaning it can handle heavier smartphones such as the iPhone 7 Plus or accessories such as add-on lenses. Balancing is done with one button controlling the roll axis. The Smooth-Q has face-tracking, panoramic, and time-lapse modes, and for you vloggers out there, it switches quickly into vertical mode. The downloadable ZY Play app can be used to remotely control your smartphone and to upgrade the gimbal’s firmware.

 

The Smooth-Q’s interface features a 4-way joystick, power and mode buttons, and a zoom control switch. You also have the choice of using the ZY Play App for full control of the gimbal. The Smooth-Q offers 320° rotation along the pan, tilt, and roll axes. This stabilizer’s internal battery provides up to an impressive 12 hours of run time. The Smooth-Q has a 1/4″-20 mounting thread for use a monopod, tripod, or other support.

Stabilizer for Phone Camera – Best Gimbal for Gopro:

Stabilizer for Phone Camera - Best Gimbal for Gopro

  • Quickly switches to vertical mode for a portrait-style look
  • The powerful torque motor eliminates the need for counterweights with larger loads such as the iPhone 7 Plus or when using accessories
  • USB port for charging smartphone while shooting
  • Face-tracking, panoramic, and time-lapse modes
  • Quick auto-focus response
  • Uses the Zhiyun-Tech ZY Play app to control your smartphone and to upgrade the gimbal’s firmware

Stabilizer for Phone Camera - Best Gimbal for GoproStabilizer for Phone Camera

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

A gimbal is a pivoted support that allows the rotation of an object about a single axis. A set of three gimbals, one mounted on the other with orthogonal pivot axes, may be used to allow an object mounted on the innermost gimbal to remain independent of the rotation of its support (e.g. vertical in the first animation). For example, on a ship, the gyroscopes, shipboard compasses, stoves, and even drink holders typically use gimbals to keep them upright with respect to the horizon despite the ship’s pitching and rolling.

The gimbal suspension used for mounting compasses and the like is sometimes called a Cardan suspension after Italian mathematician and physicist Gerolamo Cardano (1501–1576) described it in detail. However, Cardano did not invent the gimbal, nor did he claim to. The device has been known since antiquity, first described in the 3rd c. BC by Philo of Byzantium, although some modern authors support it may not have a single identifiable inventor.

Handheld 3-axis gimbals are used in stabilization systems designed to give the camera operator the independence of handheld shooting without camera vibration or shake. Powered by three brushless motors, the gimbals have the ability to keep the camera level on all axes as the camera operator moves the camera. An inertial measurement unit (IMU) responds to movement and utilizes its three separate motors to stabilize the camera.

With the guidance of algorithms, the stabilizer is able to notice the difference between deliberate movement such as pans and tracking shots from unwanted shake. This allows the camera to seem as if it is floating through the air, an effect achieved by a Steadicam in the past. Not limited to handheld shooting, gimbals can be mounted to cars and other vehicles such as drones, where vibrations or other unexpected movements would make tripods or other camera mounts unacceptable.

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