My library just purchased a handheld gimbal – the FeiyuTech G6Max handheld gimbal. Gimbals are handheld video stabilizers, so you can get smooth video as you walk around holding the camera.
It’s pretty cool! The gimbal seems to work well – me, not so much (you’ll have to watch the video to see what I mean). Once I figure out how the controls on the gimbal work, I think the G6Max will work pretty well for getting smooth clips of people as they are walking, getting those smooth, slow motion b-roll shots (there are a few of them in this video), and in general, just smoothing out all the jerkiness caused by holding a camera in your hand while walking around.
I made the video using my Canon G7X Mark II camera, and a Rode SmartLav+ lavalier microphone. The microphone was plugged into my iPhone, and was recording my voice using Rode’s Reporter app. That combination works pretty well, I think – take a listen and see if you agree.
So watch the video to see what I’m talking about (feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re watching!).
Also – this is sorta new tech for me. What’s new for you? What have you been learning about lately? I’d love to hear what you’re learning – please share in the comments!