Hey everyone, my name is evan thomas and in today’s video you’re going to learn everything You need to know about the DJI Osmo to gimbal for your smartphone Well, unbox it set it up balance it go through some specs and review it so you can be up and shooting in no time These gimbals are great and they add a lot of production value to your videos.
They’re light compact You can throw them in your bag. If you’re going down to the beach down to the park going on a vacation going skiing So if you don’t have a DSLR and you don’t need a big gimbal I highly recommend one of these small compact gimbals like the DJI Osmo 2 and they go for anywhere between 140 up to $200 just depends on where you live You can get them on Amazon but they do a lot for their size and their price and Like I said add a lot of production value to your videos and you’re probably familiar with DGI if you’re a filmmaker They are the market leader in drone technology and on all those drones.
They have very complex Gimble’s so the same technology that goes into those drones is in this DJI Osmo and the first thing you’ll notice when I open it up and box it is that it’s a little bit of a Nicer quality than the other gimbals like the Xion smooth and the Mosin mini.
So let’s open it up and see what’s inside The first thing you’ll notice is this styrofoam case it’s kind of a cheap case in my opinion The Mosin mini for example comes with a nice travel case that has a hard shell and zippers this one doesn’t have zippers and I don’t know.
It’s just not a nice quality of a case I thought DG I would do a little bit better to be honest. Let’s open up the case and Inside you have of course the gimbal You have a charging cable and You’ll notice one thing that’s missing.
That’s very important is a tripod. I Cannot believe DGI did not ship this with the tripod The tripods are so helpful for getting it set up balancing it and when you’re shooting it Can you set down the gimbal you just pop open the tripod and set it somewhere? The fact that this doesn’t come with a tripod and it’s more expensive than the zune is kind of a shocker to me So for the sake of this tutorial, I’m gonna use the tripod that came with the Mo’s mini DGI Please include a tripod in your next Osmo So before you get started you’ll want to make sure that it’s fully charged It takes about two-and-a-half hours to three hours to charge this thing, which is quite a long time But then it should stay charged for between ten and fifteen hours It really all just depends on the balance if the gimbal isn’t properly balanced with your smartphone The motors need to work harder, they exert more energy They use more battery and they overheat and finally you won’t get a stable shot if your gimbal isn’t properly balanced So I’ll show you how to balance it now Take your phone.
We’re going to open up this clamp And you can see that a gimbal is not balanced when I hold it in the shooting position I let go it falls down to my right. So therefore I need to balance it and to do that I just unscrew this screw here Because the phone is shooting to the right.
I’m gonna Push it this way a little bit And just make micro adjustments and there you go now it stays in the centre so that’s a properly balanced gimbal I’m going to retighten the screw The other thing you’ll need to do before you get started is to download the DJI Go app You can get that in the iOS store or the Google Play Store if you have an iOS Phone and Apple phone you can scan this QR code to download it So now we’ll turn on the gimbal by Holding down the power button for just a couple seconds until all of the lights at the top illuminate and the gimbal turns on I’ll also want to connect it via bluetooth to the DJI Go app.
I just downloaded that way You can control the camera through the gimbal buttons. So once you’ve downloaded the DJI Go app and just open it up And now you can see that the camera is connected to the gimbal so if I move the gimbal to the left It goes to the left go to the right goes to the right and there’s a very simple interface here on this gimbal you just have the joystick a power button and The recording button, so if I click the red record button video starts recording and I can move it around so Right now I am in pan follow mode.
So if I pan to the left, or yaw to the left it follows If I click this mode button once it’ll go into free mode or lock mode. So now when I pan to the left Pan to the right you can see that the gimbal is staying if I pitch down or pitch up The camera is also staying centered if I want to go back to the pan full mode I just click the mode button once and now I’m back in it You also notice that if I pitch down the camera follows if I pick up the camera follows Now I don’t think you can actually change this from the buttons on the gimbal But if I go over to the right side of the app and click the third button down which is a little gimbal Symbol and I click pitch lock Then exit out of this now when I pitch down You can see the camera stays facing forward when I pick up the camera stays facing forward If I pan left follows the pan right up follows yeah, so that’s the pitch lock and You can also see that I’m in walk mode and this is for if you’re walking You enter this mode and the gimbals movements are a little bit slower if you want to enter into sport mode You click it and this is for like if you’re running or following someone that’s running the gambles movements react quicker I’m just gonna go back and go into walk mode for this demo On the left side.
We have the selfie button, which is the bottom left button. We have different shooting modes So these are really cool You can do slow motion which any normal iPhone can do as you probably know you can also set up a time-lapse and There’s a little tutorial to show you how to do that.
I’m not going to bother but it is a really cool feature There’s also hyperlapse, which is another really cool thing, it’s basically a walking time-lapse. So as you’re walking You also have the motion lapse Again, there’s another cool demo that you can watch and there are video tutorials on YouTube from other channels I’ll try to link to one in the description if you want to see how to do these If I want to do something like livestream I click the bottom-right Icon, which is the gear icon and you can see I have livestream to Facebook and YouTube etc.
I Could also change around the device name There’s gimble calibration if your games a little out of whack You can change the video resolution the panorama quality zoom sensitivity, etc Speaking of zooming.
There is a zoom feature right here on the gimbal. It’s on the left side of the panel So if I hold down Izu min? If I hold up I zoom out and again, that’s a really fast do so, you can go into the settings and change that If you want to do something called active track, which is a really great feature And if you have a DJI drone you’ve know about this feature.
I Click this little circle crosshair icon. That’s in the bottom left the green one and Now I just draw With my hand an image or excuse me a box around something so right now it’s locked onto that TV and when I move the camera to Gimbal follows I’m doing nothing else.
The gimbal is doing this all by itself And this is a really great tool if you’re falling behind some that’s walking and you want to stay locked on them So this is something that the DJI? Osmo gimbals have and also the modes of mini gimbal a really cool feature So if I want to exit that mode, I just click that button again, and now I’m back in metering mode What metering mode does is allows me to tap on something on the screen and focus on it if I want to increase the exposure I drag up on a decrease that I drag down drag up with my finger drag down and I can lock on to something by tapping and holding on that object with my finger.
There also is a portrait mode So if I tilt the camera like this You can see goes into portrait mode maybe if you’re using this for snapchat Instagram stories your live streaming to one of those platforms This is a great tool I’m gonna go back and there’s also underslung mode.
So if I go like that, I can really get loud download the ground And shoot the gimbal that way So we’re all none of these settings should be really surprising if you’re familiar with gimbals I will say that this is a very nice gimbal I took it to Croatia along with the Mo’s a mini and you can see some of the shots I got here The great thing about these gimbals is as I mentioned They’re small and compact and they’re great for traveling.
So I didn’t want to bring my full DSLR gimbal. I just wanted it a little Portable one and these are some of the shots I got in Croatia Before I go any further I just like to ask you guys for a favor if you’re enjoying this video please give it a like subscribe to this channel to see more tutorials and reviews and most importantly If you have any sort of question at all Please leave your question in the comment section below.
I get back to every single question within 48 hours Usually there is a joystick on the gimbal Interface so it as you might imagine if I go to the left pans the left I go to the right pan to the right up Down etc There is a charging port for the gimbal right here on the side and if you want to charge your phone This gimbal does not have wireless charging like the Mo’s a mini does which I think is a great thing about the Mo’s mini However, there is this little port here and The gimbal is shaking again.
This gimbal tends to vibrate a lot randomly You probably saw this in another part of video. So it’s kind of a strange thing about the DJI ones Something to consider but again here is the USB port so if you want to charge your phone You can do that.
What’s a little bit strange is the charging port for my phone is here But it up against this Motor so it would be very awkward. It charges us at the same time In fact, it would be pretty much impossible unless I slid the camera up.
So another design Oversight I think on DG eyes part One other thing that the Mo’s a mini and the Zune have on top of the DG eye is that there is only one Accessory mounting port and that is on the bottom where I have the tripod so if you want to connect a microphone or a big handle some sort of battery pack a Light you can only do that with this one accessory port down here Whereas the Mo’s a mini has an accessory screw here here here in here So if you’re a serious filmmaker and you use those accessories That’s one thing to consider with this gimbal one of the most frequently asked questions I get is can you use The DJI Osmo to with other apps such as pro cam or pro camera or your phone’s native Video and photo app and the answer is yes You can these buttons on the gimbal will control those different apps and that’s something that the Mosin mini does not do So that’s one thing that I think the DJI Osmo 2 has above the other gimbals in this price range as I mentioned earlier If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below I will get back to you if you enjoyed this video and found it helpful Click the like button and to see future tutorials and review videos, please click Subscribe.
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