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#1 David Daniel Doherty

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 05:54 AM

Hey all, perhaps I need to refine my technique, the way I step and hold the gimbal, but I'm having difficulty shooting arc style shots / moving around the subject.

 

I'm experiencing wobble.

 

This is a problem at focal lengths which are not wide - longer than 24mm for example. I understand the longer the focal length, the higher the chance of wobble.

 

I have no problem shooting these with wider angles.

 

I want arc shots with 35mm focal length.

 

I guess I want to know if this is a common problem at such focal lengths? Are people commonly shooting such movements at 35 plus?

 

I also tried with an 85mm and it was hopeless.

 

Note, with long lenses I shoot straight movements with gimbal, it's only when turning I experience problems.

 

Any thoughts appreciated.

 

 

 


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#2 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 07:54 AM

I think basically it comes down to practice .. and that you have a decent and balanced gimbal of course in the first place.. same as steadicam operators  or even just plain operating a camera on a tripod..  you can see it done well in youtube videos.. by people who have been doing gimbal work for many years..   there its also a reason everyone makes their gimbal footage slo mo :)


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#3 David Daniel Doherty

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for the reply, yeah you're probably right.

 

Always balanced correctly, that's definitely not the issue. I'll post a few samples.

 

I think maybe turning my full body with the gimbal, with straight wrist which doesn't bend / pan, might be the ticket.


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 07:33 PM

What gimbal do you have.. I have the Ronin S.. which has a huge amount of adjustment variations ..  motor strengths .. speeds..response .. also I found 2 handle operation "easier".... Im  no expert but long lens on a gimbal going around a subject and trying to keep them in the middle is hard.. do you have a joy stick.. ? sometimes you can use that as you move ..if you start getting lost frame wise..

 

Or slo mo it all 50/60 fps.. :)..


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