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Working up close handheld with GoPro Hero 7 Black, need added stability

I'm shooting b-roll journalism-type footage in kindergarten and other classrooms. The Hero 7 Black with Hypersmooth on is magnificent if I'm following active kids or sitting in a stable position (in chair, elbows on knees or kneeling with elbows on table). I would like to get smooth panning and in and out movement close up without the jitteriness that is typical for small, light cameras for small movements. Wondering if a gimbal is needed or give up and use a tripod. (I do use a Joby-like bendy-leg small tripod for tabletop shooting.)