How to use a stabilizing gimbal like a boss

Aug 15, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

How to use a stabilizing gimbal like a boss

Aug 15, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Stabilization gimbals are a big thing now (My guess is that they be the most commoditized item at the upcoming photokina show). I mean you can get a decent gimbal for as low as $200 for an action cam/phone or $700 for a mirrorless camera. Those used to cost thousands just 3 or four years ago.

But even the best gimbal still needs to be used correctly to get the best out of it. This DSLRguide episode has 10 tips to master your gimbal.

Some of the tips revolve around making sure that you get the smooth movement you wanted to. Walking with bent knees is quite known, but have you ever thought of using a bicycle to get smooth movement? It quite clever.

Other tips concern squeezing every second from your gimbal, like making the camera is light as possible. And several clever tips about keeping the camera leveled while changing batteries and how to put the gimbal away easily.

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Udi Tirosh

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