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Phantom as a handheld gimbal?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mcmax20, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. mcmax20

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    So whether it be a H3-2D, H3-3D, or any other gimbal, they do quite a good job of stabilizing footage from the phantom. Given that, has anyone just walked around with their phantom to get stabilized ground footage?

    Seems like a good temporary alternative to the $200-300 handheld ones you see around, although you might get a few more weird looks taking your phantom for a walk!
     
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    Must say have had some strange looks when testing camera setting etc in the front yard as neighbours walk past .... must look like a kid with a paper airplane imagining I am a fighter pilot walking about pointing it around :lol:
     
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    When I did my low light test for the GoPro I did just that. I kept the phantom powered off but had the gimbal powered on. For what i needed it for, the video came out great!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vdzOrX9wCo
     
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    Interesting, I thought the Phantom needed to be powered up for the gimbal to work?
     
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    Yes I have used it like that for a number of closeups of ground objects when I didn't have my main camera with me. It works quite well.
     
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    Why not just remove the gimbal and walk around with the gimbal and battery?
     
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    I have my gimbal powered off my balance cable
     
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    Here's what someone is doing about a hand held for the P3. Interesting. They make one for tablets
    ELEPHANTOM - byMaC Inventions
    Good video he takes at 2:08. He also apparently has a opinion when it comes to DJI:p ...
    DJI Phantom 3 Hand Held Steady Cam - YouTube
    I'm in a pre-purchase research mode on the P3P. For me it's a great tech toy that I can gather a few bucks from its skills. Weddings are an obvious source and I'm fortunate enough to live in a wedding-rich tourist town. Being able to maneuver a video without walking and associated vibration interference and the obvious jerky starts and stops of camera movements .. the simple fluidity of a steady cam shot. I believe this unit could be a all in one production platform for a wedding, party, family reunion .. and, of course .. a amateur movie.