Focusing is one of the biggest challenges when using a gimbal. It’s a simple fact of physics. If you’re moving and/or your subject’s moving, then they’re going to be moving in and out of the plane of focus. So, you need to be able to adjust it while you film, right? Well, maybe you do sometimes, but there are plenty of shots you can get with the focus locked.
In this video, filmmaker Chrystopher Rhodes at YCImaging shows us four ways to deal with focus on a gimbal to get great shots. And he does it without using autofocus or a follow focus unit.