I’m again trying a DJI gimbal, this time because I really like the magnetic phone clamp. My goal is to produce smooth, stabilized video. No more shaky hand held clips.
As I travel solo most of the time, with the OM 4 you can take a photo or start/stop video with a hand gesture. Very convenient.
Click PLAY or see highlights on YouTube.
DJI OM 4
- 3-axis motorized gimbal
- Weight: 390 g (gimbal)
- Battery Life: 15 hours (Under ideal conditions)
- Charging Time: 2.5 hrs (Measured with a 10W charger)
- cost about US $150 or CAD $200
Click PLAY or watch my first video edit using the Om 4 on YouTube.
Trying to improve my own meagre skills, I’ve been studying the best in 2020.
So far my favourite is Aussie Benn TK (Benn Tkalcevic).
Click PLAY or watch adventures in Australia on YouTube.
Here’s Benn TK in Hong Kong.
A 6min video took him over a month to edit. 11 hours to render out. Over 300 sound effects.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
The Sony ZV-1 is their much hyped new vlogging camera.
I plan to experiment with all the many, confusing features over the winter.
Base price is about CAD $1000. Adding the Vlogger Kit, extra batteries, 128 GB memory card, tax, etc … I paid something close to CAD $1500.
Click PLAY or watch my first ZV-1 edit on YouTube.
Compare that against a similar video I put together using iPhone X video.
The main difference I see is that the ZV-1 focus blurs the background while iPhone tries to keep everything in focus.