By Al Caudullo
With the absolute torrential downpouring of small 360 cameras that has been occurring for months now, we have a huge variety of models to choose from. Starting with the Ricoh Theta, the Samsung Gear, LG 360, Kodak PixPro Orbit 360, Xiaomi Mi 360, the Giroptic iO, 360 Fly, the Insta360 Nano, Air and now the ONE.
The one thing that they all have in common is that the users want to walk as they are shooting. They don’t just want to put it on a monopod or stand still to shoot. And as you may have already experienced, the result, when viewed in a headset, can be downright nauseating.
So to keep everyone’s stomachs in place the best solution is an electronic gimbal. These modern marvels of technology use an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) to transmit commands to the microcomputer gyroscope and onto the motors that keep the camera steady during movement by the user.
But also there are a plethora of gimbals out there and not all of them are created equal. Feiyutech is a Chinese company out of Shenzhen that has established themselves since 2007 as one of the best gimbal manufacturers in the world.
In particular, for small 360 cameras, the G360 is a fantastic tool. It will hold cameras from 100 – 300grams which means it can also do double duty with regular cameras and smartphones.
The downloadable app enables you to control it with your smartphone and the up to 6 hours run → continue…
From:: Student Filmmakers