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Gopro Stabilizer suggestions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jrflat, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. jrflat

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    I know this is not a drone question but if any of you are like me you probably have a GoPro camera as well as a Phantom. I have a Phantom 3 Advanced and GoPro Hero 4 so I do not use the GoPro on the drone but more for other shots to make videos. Up to this point I have just mounted the GoPro or used some of the handheld GoPro accessories like 3 way arm grip to catch footage but I would like to get something that offers a little more stable video. I see tons of options out there from $30 handheld video stabilizers to $300+ gimbal stabilizers and I am sure there are more expensive ones out there as well. Does any one have any real experience with these? I do not want to spend a fortune on one but I would spend a couple hundred bucks vs $30 if its worth it.

    Here are some examples of what I am finding:

    https://www.amazon.com/Zhiyun-Handh...d=1468511879&sr=1-8&keywords=gopro+stabilizer

    https://www.amazon.com/Opteka-Profe...d=1468512238&sr=1-6&keywords=gopro+stabilizer

    https://www.amazon.com/Movo-VS01-SP...d=1468512238&sr=1-5&keywords=gopro+stabilizer

    Amazon.com : Steadicam CURVE-BL Video Stabilizer for GoPro Cameras (Blue) : Professional Video Stabilizers : Camera & Photo

    Thank you in advance.

    John
     
  2. 4wd

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    Feiyu G4 or G4S are the ones to go for.
    You could also consider their single axis gimbal which is much more affordable and still keeps things level though much less reduction in general jiggling.

    The first one of your links is same idea.
    The others - depending on a weight below more or less - are better than nothing but take a lot of practice to use to maximum potential. Less to go wrong tough so perhaps worth trying.

    Considering the Hero4 is not cheap it's probably worth the investment for huge improvement in usable footage.
     
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    Thanks 4wd! Anyone else have any experience with any stabilizers?


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  4. The Suburban Hippie

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    I've done a lot of research and this one seems to be the best. I don't own it yet, but this one seems to be as steady as an OSMO, yet doesn't have all the issues Osmos have

    http://amzn.to/29HJ3TN
     
  5. jrflat

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    Thanks Hippie. Do you know if the Firmware is Mac friendly? That is the one thing I am concerned about with the Feiyu. Form what I have read you need a PC to do the install and updates. I have an old windows laptop that I could use but I would prefer to use my MacBook.
     
  6. The Suburban Hippie

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    Yes! It is Mac Friendly, with Mac drivers on their website! Plus, it has a 1 year US warranty, which I would think would be better than a Chinese warranty...

    It is ABSOLUTELY, the one I will be buying!
     
  7. jrflat

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    Ok I will have to look into the EVO more. I like the Mac friendly aspect. Any one else actually own any of the 3 axis gimbals and have experience with one or the other?


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