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Discussion in 'Osmo (Handheld Gimbal)' started by dspear237, Nov 23, 2015.
Went for another hike this afternoon; took the Osmo along for the ride:
It's really bouncy as you walk, I need thought it was supposed to be like that, I thought it was supposed to compensate for such movement
It is exactly what I expected. I have done some test shooting with the I1 in my hands (props off) and that gave the same result. The Osmo grip will not change the gimbal capabilities all of a sudden.
Must say, it wasn't bad at all to carry the I1. I had a separate camera operator walking behind me. I needed to switch off the adaptive landing gear though. But the Osmo grip would be a welcome add on for sure.
The gimbal can compensate for the orientation of the Osmo's handle relative to the camera. However, it cannot compensate for the (rapidly changing) height of the Osmo relative to the ground. The bounce is most noticeable with objects in the foreground...the trick is to either focus on objects in the distance, or move around on something that has wheels.
You are correct. However, with the Osmo, you can easily get much closer to objects than you can with the Inspire 1. I recently watched a video where someone used the Osmo to record tree branches and leaves up close...which (thanks to the focal point of the camera) had an almost 3D look to them. I decided to try and do something similar here.
@dspear237 were you holding the trigger down while walking? I've been taking my Awesom-o (OSMO) running alot, and I've been quite impressed with the performance of the system.
The Awesom-o is SO much easier to run with than a Movi!
No, I haven't tried that actually; I may have to give that a shot.
I wouldn't advise doing that all the time... I've found that keeping the gimbal's orientation unlocked (not holding the trigger) creates smoother shots.
The biggest piece IMO is how you move - Less movement on your part will always make for smoother shots.
Learn how to ninja walk, that what most steadicam operator learns.
I bought an Osmo last week and immediately just crouch/duck walked and got very smooth video (no bouncing). I've even madly run around with my son both forwards and back, panning and stepping over obstacles and the video is frankly amazing in comparison to non stabilised footage.
The trick is to always bend your knees and try to glide the Osmo rather than just holding it and jerkily walking around locking your knees out whilst you walk.
I trained in Ninjitsu so maybe this helps account for the good initial video (the ninja walk bit above).
Thanks for the tips, guys. Guess I need to start working on ninja walking.