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Tourist
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Gimbal Recommendations

Howdy- looking for recommendations for a gimbal for my Hero 6 black. I need it to be able to follow a moving object, i.e., car, motorcycle or boat.

Do you have one to recommend?

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Nomad
Posts: 888

Re: Gimbal Recommendations

The only gimbals that will do auto tracking are gimbals supplied with their own (built in) camera, or gimbals that are used for smart phones.  This is because of the direct connection with your smart phone and the app being able to use the smart phone video feed to enable scene and object recognition using the gimbal app.  For any other gimbal to achieve this it would have to allow the GoPro to stream directly the Gimbal app while the Gimbal app controlled the Gimbal.  As of right now, GoPro's will only stream directly to the GoPro app.  

 

You won't get a gimbal that works with your GoPro that allows you to do automatic tracking.  Gimbals for action cams are actually pretty much a manual operation.  The Hohem i-steady 2 advertizes itself as having a "Tracking" feature, but this claim is a bit misleading.  It actually allows you to set up predefined locations as to where the camera should aim and then to playback the sequence.  It's as far from tracking as one can be.  

 

 

 

 

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Explorer
Posts: 11,220

Re: Gimbal Recommendations

The "Best" gimbal for the HERO6 Black remains the GoPro Karma Grip. However, as @irishmanpdx noted, if you want the gimbal to track an object, then you need to look for a gimbal with a built in camera. Even with these systems, however, the tracking is not always accurate or smooth, so for the best results you should be looking to do this manually for the best and most consistent results.

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Nomad
Posts: 888

Re: Gimbal Recommendations

The only gimbals that will do auto tracking are gimbals supplied with their own (built in) camera, or gimbals that are used for smart phones.  This is because of the direct connection with your smart phone and the app being able to use the smart phone video feed to enable scene and object recognition using the gimbal app.  For any other gimbal to achieve this it would have to allow the GoPro to stream directly the Gimbal app while the Gimbal app controlled the Gimbal.  As of right now, GoPro's will only stream directly to the GoPro app.  

 

You won't get a gimbal that works with your GoPro that allows you to do automatic tracking.  Gimbals for action cams are actually pretty much a manual operation.  The Hohem i-steady 2 advertizes itself as having a "Tracking" feature, but this claim is a bit misleading.  It actually allows you to set up predefined locations as to where the camera should aim and then to playback the sequence.  It's as far from tracking as one can be.  

 

 

 

 

Explorer
Posts: 11,220

Re: Gimbal Recommendations

The "Best" gimbal for the HERO6 Black remains the GoPro Karma Grip. However, as @irishmanpdx noted, if you want the gimbal to track an object, then you need to look for a gimbal with a built in camera. Even with these systems, however, the tracking is not always accurate or smooth, so for the best results you should be looking to do this manually for the best and most consistent results.
Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: Gimbal Recommendations

Thanks..