Gimbals: Tips and tools


An iPhone gimbal is an easy-to-use tool to help a mobile journalist capture polished, smooth footage in a situation that is changing or moving constantly. There is a multitude of iPhone gimbals on the market with some more expensive than others depending on the gimbal's features and capabilities. Not to mention, with a few attachments you can connect a microphone and attachable iPhone lenses and transform most gimbals into a ready-to-go rig to rival that of any cinematographer.

Most iPhone gimbals use a 3-axis stabilization system to reduce camera shake, but the most popular gimbals have features that go beyond simple stabilization. Thinking about how those features are helpful or possibly overkill for the stories you produce is the most important question in selecting a gimbal.

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