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Hiker
Posts: 183

Stabilization & Gimbals - Hero 7

Looking for recommendations on Gimbals and/or if I even need one for a big Pro video I'm about to do (house walk through tour).

 

So, I have the GoPro hand held device with the disappearing tripod that stores in the base of the unit and expands out three levels upward, and I've recently tried walking through the woods holding the Hero 7 with three fingers successfully, however, there is still a little bit of up/down movement while walking.  Thus, the querry above . . . looking for the best reasonably priced gimbal that would eliminate any up/down walking or climbing stairs AND would love it if the unit also worked with my iPhone 7 :-)

 

One I've looked at so far that I like and is on sale for $139 at B&H as of this post, is the "Feiyu G6 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal"  any experience anyone can offer on this unit would be helpful and also the "Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer" is being recommended by B&H support.  So thoughts and help apprecaited.  Thanks :-)

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Nomad
Posts: 287

Re: Stabilization & Gimbals - Hero 7

Hi,

 

I have Zhiyun Smooth Q look at my video:

 

https://youtu.be/jF0C_FKDqDI?t=80

Just Juice presents: Go Pro 7 Hero Black with amazing hypersmooth vs: - hand - flexible tripod - gimbal Zhiyun Smooth Q and bonus - cheap vs expensive......Sj4000(Tracer) no stabilization vs Gopro 7 Black with hypersmooth Music by: Sparks by Chaël https://soundcloud.com/chael_music Creative ...
Explorer
Posts: 12,073

Re: Stabilization & Gimbals - Hero 7

Gimbals don't eliminate up down walking movement (and sometimes they can make it worse). Try on a selfie stick, like the El Grande, with the stick pointed forward and horizontal with the camera tilted up. I mention the El Grande because if you hold the stick in the middle, not the back handle, the back end works as a counter balance and can help keep the image flat and balanced, even when walking. You'll also want to practice what is referred to as the "ninja" walk with you knees bent and feet sliding forward.
Hiker
Posts: 183

Re: Stabilization & Gimbals - Hero 7

Hi danielr15, I actually have the GoPro selfie stick and use it regularly both as a walking video (neer selfie) or as a tripod and if I walk slow it's better than the video in the post above with the Smooth Q.  Just thought there was something that would allow me to stop thinking about walking with ball roll stride and would allow me to walk without thinking of stablization.  Thanks.