It’s been about a year since I released my gimbal hyperlapse tutorial. In 2018 I decided to create new one – with new gear there are new possibilities to those shots 🙂 For this tutorial I used Moza AirCross, which I get from Gudsen. Check out the gimbal here or take a look at my in depth review: Pan-Tilt Timelapse Head Replacement? Moza AirCross REVIEW 

Gimbal hyperlapses are a fun things to do, however you’ve got to know how. On our Facebook group there is a question from time to time how to stabilize the gimbal hyperlapse or why is it shaky. You’ve got to remember, that Warp stabilizer doesn’t like such shots. I don’t think it has ever done a good job stabilizing my gimbal hyperlapse. You’ve got to be precise when shooting or stabilize manually. You can use Stabilize Motion feature (which I show in my Hyperlapse Stabilization tutorial) or just go frame by frame (which isn’t that bad after all).

In the video I give a few tips, how to keep it stable during the shot. Especially:

  • Use both hands – with dual handle or, if you don’t have it, keep both hands on the gimbal. That’s one of the most popular mistake. It’s really hard to keep it stable in one hand. With such speeded up footage, every move is visible
  • Keep the camera at the same height – gimbals stabilize the rotation in 3 axis. The height and sideways movement is your job!
  • Walk carefully with bended knees
  • Always lock the pitch axis if you don’t plan to use that in the shot – if you won’t tilt the camera during the shot lock the pitch axis (use just yaw follow or all lock). You don’t want additional movement.
  • Walk during the shot – it’s way more stable than trying to do move-shoot-move with a gimbal. Also, don’t try to walk extremely slowly, because it would also make the footage unstable.

Have you tried this technique? Show me your shots in my Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/timelapse.hyperlapse

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