Gimbals and copters Tue, 23 Jul 19 01:00:16 -0600 Gimbals and copters en-CA DJI Ronin-SC Gimbal Wed, 17 Jul 2019 07:14:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22291@/talks/discussions image

DJI is quickly loosing at larger cameras gimbals market as it can't compete with Zhiyun properly. As well as support and software side is much worse.

Zhiyun Crane M2 Gimbal Mon, 22 Jul 2019 05:35:55 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22310@/talks/discussions image

DJI OSMO Pocket Tue, 27 Nov 2018 06:38:48 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20993@/talks/discussions image


  • Sensor: 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor
  • Video resolutions :
    • 4096×2160 @ 24/25/30/50/60fps
    • 3840×2160 @ 24/25/30/50/60fps
    • 2704×1520 @ 24/25/30/50/60fps
    • 1920×1080 @ 24/25/30/50/60/120fps
  • Uses MicroSD cards
  • 875mAh LiPo 7.7V battery

Box content

  • 1x DJI Osmo Pocket
  • 1x Cover
  • 1x USB-C Smartphone Adapter
  • 1x Lightning Smartphone Adapter
  • 1x Power Cable

November 28, 2018 -- DJI, the world's leader in creative camera technology, today announced Osmo Pocket, a highly compact three-axis stabilized camera created for everyone. Designed to be incredibly easy to use, Osmo Pocket offers a host of intelligent features to help capture creative videos and photographs in a portable form factor.

"Innovation is at the heart of every product we create and DJI Osmo Pocket is here to change the way photos and videos are captured, not just by professionals but by parents, couples, adventurers, travelers, and everyone in between," said Roger Luo, President at DJI. "Osmo Pocket is a portable personal camera crew and we can't wait to see how people use it to capture their stories and share them with the world."

Small yet powerful

At just over 4 inches tall, Osmo Pocket is DJI's smallest three-axis stabilized camera. It redefines DJI's family of handheld gimbals offering features never before seen in a product this compact. A 1/2.3-inch sensor records 12-megapixel photographs and 4K video up to 60fps at 100Mbps in stunning detail. Osmo Pocket also uses built-in dual microphones and advanced noise-canceling algorithms to ensure you capture high quality audio to match your footage. Furthermore, a battery life of up to two hours shooting video in 4K, 30fps means you can always rely on Osmo Pocket to capture your story no matter where you are at the very best quality.

Smooth, stable video

Building on DJI's experience creating gimbal technology, Osmo Pocket helps capture stable video for all of life's moments. The state-of-the-art three-axis mechanical gimbal compensates for movements and smooths these motions so you can focus on composition and subject matter. Whether you are taking videos of your vacation or documenting special holiday moments, Osmo Pocket helps ensure your video comes out smooth.

Simple and smart

Designed with ease of use in mind, Osmo Pocket doesn't just let anyone shoot cinematic footage; it empowers creativity. The gimbal camera uses a 1-inch integrated touch screen that provides a high quality live view as well as the ability to toggle through the various shooting modes, adjust settings, review footage and gain access to a full suite of creative features including:

  • ActiveTrack- DJI's image recognition algorithms allow Osmo Pocket to recognize and follow subjects of your choice, perfect for capturing family moments easily with the tap of your finger.
  • FaceTrack- FaceTrack takes ActiveTrack one step further. With enhanced ActiveTrack algorithms, FaceTrack automatically recognizes a human face and locks the subject in center of the frame at all times. It does not identify individual faces, but keeps the camera centered on one. To initiate FaceTrack, simply select selfie mode and the camera will detect your face.
  • Timelapse & Motionlapse- If you're looking to turn minutes into seconds, Timelapse is perfect for capturing unique content with the effect of the world moving faster around you, while Motionlapse adds the dynamic element of camera movement to your Timelapse.
  • FPV Mode- FPV Mode lets you capture your greatest adventures by recording video from your perspective. Instead of locking the gimbal to maintain the horizon, FPV tells the camera to follow your every tilt and lean, shooting dynamic footage exactly as you experienced it.
  • 3x3 & 180° Panorama- For capturing breathtaking wide-angle photos, Osmo Pocket offers two Panorama modes. 3X3 takes an expansive 9 images in total while 180° mode captures 4 images. Osmo Pocket software stitches them together automatically so you can focus on the framing of the scene.

Unlock the full power of Osmo Pocket

A universal port under the touchscreen allows users to connect their mobile devices that use iOS Lightning or USB-C. Upon connection, the new dedicated DJI Mimo app will automatically open and serves as a monitor, while in-app menu offers a variety of intelligent features and recording modes:

  • Story Mode -- Bring creative editing to your video with a host of preset music, video transitions and coloring. Choose one of 10 fun templates and Mimo will handle the camera movement for you. After finishing, Mimo automatically generates your very own short story, ready to be shared.
  • Pro Mode - If you want even more control over your content, "Pro mode" gives you access to camera setting adjustments and exposure settings to let you create exactly how you want, from rich video in bright conditions to a perfect handheld long exposure photo at night. Whatever you want to shoot, Osmo Pocket and DJI Mimo let you explore and expand your creativity. Osmo Pocket automatically detects and illuminates low-lit scenes into bright photos. This helps eliminates the need for a tripod, and you can rely on the gimbal to keep the camera still for a shutter speed of up to three seconds. Illuminate the dark, or capture the movement of light in a "light painting." You're only limited by your imagination.

A versatile tool with a range of accessories

An ecosystem of accessories unlocks the potential of Osmo Pocket:

  • Accessory Mount- The accessory mount makes Osmo Pocket compatible with action camera accessories so you're able to capture your adventure footage, such as when mounted on a helmet, backpack or your wrist.
  • Wireless Module- The wireless module supports Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth transmission between Osmo Pocket and your smartphone, providing remote access to the camera feed and control of Osmo Pocket; perfect for setting up a Timelapse or Motionlapse on a busy city street.
  • Controller Wheel- The wheel allows you to precisely control gimbal movement (left-right or up-down) enabling you to easily adjust the composition of your shot. Re-center the gimbal or switch to selfie mode easily with dedicated buttons on the handle.
  • Expansion Kit- The expansion kit includes the Accessory Mount, Wireless Module and Controller Wheel.
  • ND Filters Set-** Specifically designed for Osmo Pocket, ND filters attach to the front of the camera to reduce the amount of light entering the sensor. The ND Filter Set offers several levels of filter darkness and allows for more control over the camera's aperture, exposure time, and sensor sensitivity settings.
  • Waterproof Case-** Bring a unique underwater perspective to your footage using the Waterproof Case which can be placed at a depth of 60 meters.
  • Extension Rod-** The Extension Rod attaches to the Lightning or USB-C port and provides 31 inches of reach to Osmo Pocket, opening a world of new creative angles that are normally difficult or impossible to get. A gimbal control joystick and camera button on the handle were designed for remote control when using the Extension Rod and a tripod was added to the bottom for expanded use cases
  • Charging Case-** This dual-purpose case not only protects Osmo Pocket while in transit but charges it as well. Dedicated sections were added into the case for your MicroSD card and ND filters so you can quickly grab your Osmo Pocket and know you're ready to capture those moments and adventures.
  • 3.5mm Adapter-** The 3.5mm Adapter allows you to connect an external microphone if you prefer to capture audio using a separate device.

Price and Availability

Osmo Pocket retails for $349 USD and will be available for pre-order at, DJI Flagship Stores, DJI Authorized Retailers and additional retailers beginning today, November 28th 2:15 PM EST. Pre-orders will start shipping in December. For more information on all the new features and capabilities of Osmo Pocket, please visit

DJI Mavic - Foldable drone Mon, 05 Sep 2016 16:28:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15664@/talks/discussions image

  • 300m wi-fi link
  • Foldable arms for ultra compact size
  • 4K UHD video
  • 3-axis gimbal system
  • 12-megapixel image sensor
  • 4 mile range and 27 minute flight time
  • Intelligent Vision avoidance detection system
  • Dual GPS satellite antennas and recievers
  • Follow mode
  • Sport mode with agile flying at up to 40MPH
  • Updated remote control
  • Gesture control to use your hands for control
  • Optional DJI Goggles
  • Ships in middle of October
  • $749 without remote at
  • $999 with remote at
  • $1299 bundle
  • Weight at 1.43lbs
DJI Robomaster 1, rumors are that most DJI engineers work on robots now Tue, 11 Jun 2019 22:04:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22166@/talks/discussions image

Most fun is that capitalist companies produce same looking, same functioning robots for many years instead of going proper way.

True capitalists educational robots, need to teach young guys to go to war and all related stuff.

Zhiyun Crane-M2 Coming Fri, 21 Jun 2019 05:19:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22211@/talks/discussions image

Rumored things

  • Made for light mirrorless cameras
  • Light
  • Improved motors and better stabilization firmware
  • Price can drop to $199, but other source told about $249
Nebula 4500 5-axis gimbal Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:48:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19869@/talks/discussions image


  • 4.5kg payload
  • 4 different modes
  • Instant manual adjustment
  • Time lapse function
  • Weight of gimbal - 1.2kg
  • Battery 12.6v 2600mAh with 8 hour life
  • Encoders with 4096 positions

Comes with

  • 1x Nebula 4500 Gimbal
  • 1x Encapsulated 5-Axis Dual Handle
  • 1x Single Handle
  • 1x Hardcase
  • 1x Battery
  • 1x Charger
  • 1x Quick Release Plate
DJI Mavic Air drone Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:34:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18806@/talks/discussions image


Zhiyun-Tech WeeBill Lab Gimbal Mon, 15 Oct 2018 04:45:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20673@/talks/discussions

Price - approx. $500-$700

Sales will start in November

DJI Studio Storm Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:19:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22160@/talks/discussions

  • Comes equipped with eight propellers
  • Max speed: 49.7 mph (Sport mode) / 37.2 mph (GPS mode)
  • Operating temp: -10°C/14°F to 40°C/104°F
  • Flight time: 8-15 minutes
  • Max Payload: 40.8 pounds
Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab Gimbal Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:49:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20470@/talks/discussions

Moza Mini S Smartphone gimbal Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:40:05 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21292@/talks/discussions image


Pilotfly Adventurer Warrior Sun, 07 Apr 2019 09:27:51 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21858@/talks/discussions

MOZA Air 2 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 01:56:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20419@/talks/discussions

MOZA Air2 is a motorized gimbal stabilizer designed and developed for professional filmmakers. Featuring the 9lbs(4.2kg) payload capacity with 16-hour long working time, Smart Time-lapse, 8 Follow Modes, "4-Axis", Intelligent Operations, Compact Design, and the entire MOZA Ecosystem including iFOCUS (Intelligent Wireless Follow Focus system) and multifunctional Camera Backpacks, all your visual creative can be captured with the MOZA Air2!

Official webpage to learn more

Key Features:

  1. Max payload of 9lbs(4.2kg) to support most DSLRs, mirroless cameras and small cinema cameras on the market
  2. 16-hour long working time with 4 replaceable high-rate Li-on batteries
  3. Upgraded smart time-lapse
  4. OLED display & Custom parameters
  5. 4-Axis and 8 follow modes
  6. An entire ecosystem of professional accessories including follow focus system, MOZA thumb controller, camera cage, camera backpack and so on.

Endless Energy

Empowered by the newly optimized high torque motors and the new generation FOC technology, MOZA Air2 is capable of handling most DSLRs, mirrorless cameras and pocket cinema cameras weighing up to 9 lbs(4.2kg), allowing you the freedom to choose from a wider range of camera and lens combinations and accessories. Four high-rate Li-ion 18650 replaceable batteries give the MOZA Air2 a maximum runtime of 16 hours. You can easily bring extra batteries with you to last through a whole day of filming.

MOZA SPARK Power Supply System

The MOZA SPARK power supply system equips the MOZA Air2 with four power ports. The input port allows for alternative ways to power your gimbal, and the output ports provide ways to power the camera and other accessories like follow focus, Led lights, and monitors. The newly added Battery Management System(BMS) has greatly enhanced the Air2's working time while powering the MOZA Air2 and accessories.

Smart Time-lapse

With comprehensively upgraded time-lapse functions, there are up to 20 optimizations helping users easily film various personalized and professional types of timelapses, such as motion-lapse, tracking time-lapse, zoom time-lapse and so on. All your inspiration can be captured by the MOZA Air2!

4-Axis and 8 Follow Modes

With the free combination of 3-axis and 8 follow modes, various cool shooting modes such as Inception Mode, FPV Mode, Sport Gear Mode, Panorama and Tracking are available. The iFOCUS is the 4th axis of MOZA Air2, offering focus and zoom control when connected with the MOZA Air2. There's no limit to your creativity anymore.

Easy to Balance

The MOZA Air2 features a visually identifiable balancing information that can help guide users to adjust the gimbal to the optimal balancing parameters. Save a lot of time and energy to open up more possibilities and create more. MOZA Air2 also comes with the mechanical memory quick release system, which can help you move the camera among different fixtures without rebalancing. Only adjust once at start and you are set to go!

Compact Design

The MOZA Air2 features an angled motor arm, which gives you an unobstructed view of the camera's screen and more room to balance camera setups. This makes it easier to frame your shots and follow the action. 12 physical buttons not only provide the most intuitive, fast and comprehensive operation experience, but also control settings such as recording, zoom, focus, ISO, shutter, aperture, exposure compensation and WB.

Intelligent Operations

Customize the Joystick, smart wheel and smart trigger of the MOZA Air2 to fit your shooting style. Five sets of customized gimbal parameters can be saved according to your needs to make ever-changing combinations. An intelligent OLED display provides intuitive information feedback, accurately indicates the gimbal status, and helps adjust the gimbal and camera parameters.

More Expansion Possibilities

The ¼ inch screw holes at the bottom and back of the handgrip offer expansions for your device. The gimbal can be mounted to a tripod, slider, jib, crane or anything else with universal connection.

MOZA Ecosystem

MOZA Air2 includes a newly designed versatile and adaptable modular ecosystem to allow filmmakers to operate in whatever way is most productive for them. This means you can use MOZA thumb controller, iFOCUS, camera cage, camera backpack, dual handle to distribute control of gimbal pointing, FIZ and camera controls in whatever way makes sense for your shot.

Price will be announced soon, follow Gudsen MOZA on Facebook and Instagram for more information!

DJI Phantom Lineup can be terminated, expected further price hikes Sat, 27 Apr 2019 02:11:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21955@/talks/discussions

Yes, the Phantom line with the exception of the Phantom 4 Pro RTK has come to an end

DJI Director of Public Safety Integration Romeo Durscher

Phantom 4, except RTK is out of stock in most places and won't supply.

Persistent rumors and people very close to DJI have informed us that the DJI Phantom 5 has been canceled. The product manager responsible for the Phantom 5, of which we have seen various prototypes with interchangeable lenses earlier, has been reassigned to another DJI project.

My source in sales channel old that this can be truth. As DJI all last months try to hike average selling drone price. Also Phantom average life between major repairs is much higher compared to Mavic, and company does not like this. He told that DJI management specially talked to largest retailers assuring them that they do anything possible to make drones live shorter times and have higher prices, so it'll be more profits for bott of them.

E-Image Horizon One Camera Gimbal Sat, 27 Apr 2019 11:10:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21959@/talks/discussions

PilotFly Traveler Light Gimbal Tue, 23 Apr 2019 05:40:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21924@/talks/discussions

Parrot Anafi 4K HDR foldable drone - $699.99 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 19:54:18 -0600 PauloTeixeira 19832@/talks/discussions I'm going to the Azores and Portugal next month and thought of getting a new lens or 2 for the GH5 and now this news had to happen. I'll try to decide if I should get this. Looks interesting.


"Parrot, Europe's leading drone group and the world number 2 on the consumer segment, unveiled its new-generation drone, ANAFI, on Wednesday June 6, with a positive welcome from the media. Designed in Paris by Parrot's engineers, the ANAFI drone meets four essential needs: portability, image quality, performance and ease of use.

Today, ANAFI offers:

  • A 4K HDR camera with zoom, a 21MP sensor, a 3-axis stabilization system with, for the first time, a 180 ° vertically rotating camera and a lossless zoom up to x2.8
  • An impressive flight time of 25 minutes, made possible by a "bio-inspired" design combined with a smart battery
  • An ultra-portable, compact, rugged, lightweight and foldable UAV with a USB-C charging system
  • A new intuitive app (FreeFlight 6) with automated drone and camera movements

For Henri Seydoux, Parrot's Chairman and CEO and leading shareholder: "ANAFI represents a major breakthrough for Parrot and for the world of civil drones in general. By combining the best image quality with advanced features and simple use in an ultra-light and portable drone, Parrot, Europe's leading drone manufacturer, has created a drone that can not only record unforgettable memories at home, but also offers a range of benefits for businesses. We spent two years working on this, drawing on our software and hardware expertise and identifying the best components to offer ANAFI to users of today and tomorrow".

ANAFI: the future starts now

Parrot has created a new-generation drone, part-robot, part-insect, inspired by bees: light, powerful and agile, with an exceptional field of vision.

ANAFI is the first drone to offer 4K HDR and 4K Cinema with an integrated zoom, weighs in at just 320 gr, the lightest in its class, and delivers a top speed of up to 55 kmph and a range of 4 km, all without compromising on its flight time (25 minutes) or features (autopilot, smart image capture, shape recognition and tracking, etc.).

ANAFI can be pre-ordered from today and will be available from July 1 from and Amazon, as well as select retailers in France (Fnac-Darty, Boulanger), North America (BestBuy), the UK (Dixons Carphone), Germany (MediaMarkt Saturn), and gradually the rest of the world, at a price of €699, $699 or £629.

ANAFI: unrivalled image quality, zoom and ultra-mobile gimbal

ANAFI is the only drone on the market to offer 4K HDR video capabilities.

While successfully meeting the challenge of image quality, Parrot has taken a major technological step forward. To both open up access to drones for beginners and meet the needs of enthusiasts and professionals, ANAFI uses the best software and hardware solutions available today.

Its specially developed camera and latest-generation Sony sensor make it possible to create spectacular 4K HDR videos (30fps) and 21MP photos with detailed image quality. It benefits from a wide-angle lens (110°) and two aspherical lenses designed to limit stray light and chromatic aberrations, combined with HDR technology. ANAFI enhances the rendering of backdrop scenes, offers incredible detail and optimizes the balance between light and shadow, ideal for filming bright skies or sunsets anywhere in the world (temperatures from -10°C to +40°C).

With FreeFlight 6, its dedicated mobile app, ANAFI meets expert needs with a choice of three video modes: 4K Cinema (24 fps), 4K UHD (24, 25, 30 fps) and 1080p (24, 25, 30, 48, 50 or 60 fps).

ANAFI's camera is mounted on a 3-axis stabilized gimbal that combines the best mechanical and digital stabilization capabilities. Lightweight and extremely powerful, it makes it possible to take photos and videos that were previously impossible to achieve with a drone from this class, thanks in particular to a vertical tilt of -90° to +90° and a -40° to +40° horizontal tilt to ensure horizon stabilization. In addition to these mechanical features, Parrot's digital stabilization expertise (+5° to -5° EIS) enables the drone to deliver impeccable travelling, even at high speeds. This unique system limits the angular vibration to 0.004° for super stable photos and videos.

ANAFI includes a lossless zoom feature, with 1.4x for 4K and 2.8x in full HD (1080p). It is also equipped with a 3x digital zoom feature thanks to the oversampling techniques developed by Parrot on ANAFI's 21MP sensor (5344x4016), which offers a resolution that is 1.4x higher than 4K (3840x2160) and 2.8x higher than 1080p (1920x1080). For users, a simple button on the Skycontroller3 makes it possible to zoom in from a distance and discover unsuspected details of a building, take close-ups of people or observe wild animals. The zoom feature is enhanced with a unique effect that opens up the world of video production to everyone: the Dolly Zoom, enabling you to zoom in on a fixed subject while moving the background away.

ANAFI: light and powerful for exceptional ease-of-use

While ANAFI has unique photo and video capabilities for its class, its flight performance levels are unrivalled for a lightweight, compact drone and, thanks to its smart design, it is also the quietest drone in its class.

ANAFI has a range of up to 4 km in an open environment thanks to its smart, autonomous use of wifi channels, combined with omnidirectional protocols specially developed by Parrot. Each ANAFI foot is equipped with a dual-band antenna (2.4GHz and 5GHz) to optimize connections with the Parrot Skycontroller3 remote-control, whatever the drone's orientation.

ANAFI is able to achieve a best-in-class flight time of 25 minutes thanks to its polymer lithium battery designed to deliver the best power density in a small volume and a high rate of discharge. ANAFI's battery, which continuously monitors its charge level to be able to return to its take-off position, has an integrated charger, compatible with the latest universal, mobile USB standard (USB-C). It also adapts to the power source: it charges more quickly when it identifies a powerful charger and has a hibernation mode to protect its internal chemistry.

With ANAFI, drones are opening up to everyone thanks to the new FreeFlight6 app. Renowned for its high-quality, user-friendly software, Parrot has developed FreeFlight6, a modern, intuitive interface, specifically for ANAFI.

This app offers two manual control modes: Film and Sport. In sport mode, ANAFI achieves peak speeds of up to 55 kmph and can withstand winds of 50 kmph. Users can also customize a range of settings, from the drone's inclination and rotation speed to the speed of its camera tilt.

The interaction between the Skycontroller3 long-range remote control and the FreeFlight6 app makes it possible to control the gimbal and zoom with two dedicated ergonomic keys.

The flight interface adapts to all users: beginners have access to automatic control modes, such as SmartDronies or CineShots, while professionals can select or customize camera settings. Alongside this, the cameraman and FollowMe modes use a neural network to reevaluate the target track for each image, with a focus on the shape recognition tracking system, benefiting from a smart learning process that uses a database of images of people and vehicles.

With ANAFI, Parrot is once again driving a breakthrough in the drone world and redefining standards with a next-generation drone that is ultra-portable, equipped with a 4K HDR camera, super-efficient and easy to use. Parrot ANAFI is positioned to offer a better experience to customers, building up on a strengthened sales and marketing strategy, leveraging its digital marketing capabilities and partnering with key selected retailers worldwide. The Group has generated over €500 million in revenues on consumer drones since 2010, with average annual growth of 17%, and it intends to return to growth in 2018."

Zhiyun Smooth 4 Smartphone Gimbal Sun, 20 May 2018 19:09:02 -0600 MikeLinn 19747@/talks/discussions

DJI Mavic Pro II and Zoom Drones Sun, 04 Feb 2018 12:32:46 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18932@/talks/discussions image


  • 1" newest Sony stacked sensor
  • 4Kp30 mode, 2.7K video up to 60 fps, 960fps high speed mode
  • 28mm glass lens with minimal aberrations
  • double rear sensors
  • better battery for 31 minute max flight time
  • 44 miles per hour top speed in Sport mode (which requires the controller instead of the app)
TIFFEN STEADICAM STEADIMATE-S Tue, 02 Apr 2019 10:02:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21832@/talks/discussions image

Newest Camera Stabilizer Designed for Seamless Use with the DJI Ronin-S®

The Tiffen Company, the leading manufacturer of imaging accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries, announces today the addition of the Steadimate-S to its Steadicam line of camera stabilizers.

Presented for the first time at NAB 2019, the Steadicam Steadimate-S offers camera operators increased freedom, endurance, and creative opportunity when working with single-handed motorized stabilizers like the DJI Ronin-S®. By pairing a single-handed stabilizer with a body- worn stabilizer the DJI Ronin-S can be operated for hours with minimal physical fatigue while maintaining a wide range of vertical movement and adding full panning ability and “low-mode” operation.

Users can minimize or completely eliminate the bouncing image effect that often occurs when using single-handled stabilizers as the Steadimate-S provides x-axis and y-axis stabilization while the Steadicam arm provides z-axis stabilization. The addition of the Steadimate-S easily and affordably transforms single-handed motorized gimbals into professional video stabilization systems.

“The Steadicam Steadimate-S is a new, elegant solution designed to add stability, operational comfort, and panning ability to single-handed stabilizers that are popular with camera operators,” said Andrew Tiffen, SVP of Marketing, The Tiffen Company. “We look forward to debuting and demonstrating this latest camera stabilizer in our booth at the NAB Show next month.”

The Steadimate-S comes standard with a post block and balance pin that fits arms with 1/2" posts. The weight capacity varies depending on the single-handed stabilizer, arm, and vest being used. The Steadimate-S adapter can be purchased on its own for use with existing arms and vests, or as a complete kit available in two weight classes. The Steadimate-S 15 System comes with the A-15 Arm & Scout Vest and offers a 15 lbs./6.8 kg weight capacity, while the Steadimate-S 30 System comes with the A-30 Arm & Zephyr Vest and boasts a 30 lbs./13.6 kg capacity.

NAB 2018: Moza Mini Mi Smartphone Gimbal Wed, 02 May 2018 11:58:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19619@/talks/discussions


  • Max Payload - 300g/0.66lbs
  • Gimbal itself = 543g(with battery)
  • Dimensions - 143mm(W)107mm(D)290mm(H)
  • Supported Phones
    • iPhone X
    • iPhone 8/8 Plus+
    • iPhone 7/7 Plus
    • iPhone 6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus
    • Huawei Mate 10
    • Samsung Galaxy
  • BLUETOOTH 4.0, 5m range
  • USB Input and output ports
  • Battery Capacity - 2100mAh
  • Battery Life > 10 hrs
  • $109
Steadycross: Magnetic stabilizer / gimbal. Not electronic, not battery Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:14:01 -0700 Manu4Vendetta 21565@/talks/discussions Will it be as effective as advertised?

I've always had the idea that with magnetism and hydraulics can get to a stabilizer, but I'm not a physicist or an engineer.

DJI Smart Controller Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:12:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21274@/talks/discussions image

DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, continues its tradition of making aerial technology accessible to everyone by introducing a powerful new remote controller for its drones at CES 2019. The Smart Controller features an ultra-bright display screen and controls optimized for DJI drones, allowing pilots to fly the newest drones without using a smartphone or tablet. DJI will also be exhibiting its full lineup of consumer drones and handheld imaging products at its booth at CES 2019, including the new Osmo Pocket stabilized camera, and will host exciting workshops, hands-on product demonstrations and more. Attendees can find DJI in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #25602.

Smart Controller Expands Pilot Options

The DJI Smart Controller expands the ecosystem of accessories built around DJI's industry leading drone technology. Using a crisp 5.5" screen built into the controller itself, the Smart Controller allows pilots to quickly get their drone in the air without the need to connect a mobile device. It can be paired with DJI's newest drones including Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro[1] which use DJI's OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system, displaying vivid images in Full HD resolution. Drone pilots can take advantage of its compact, highly portable design that has been optimized for use in direct sunlight. It features an ultra-bright display with an output of 1000 cd/m2, twice the brightness of standard smart phones. A customizable Android dashboard supports DJI GO 4, DJI Pilot[2], along with various third-party apps such as editing programs. The DJI GO 4 app also touts several new features including SkyTalk, that allows pilots to livestream the drone's camera feed to social channels including Facebook, Instagram and WeChat so that anyone can experience the thrill of flying a drone. Another new feature is DJI GO-Share which easily transfers imagery from the Controller to your mobile device. The DJI Smart Controller brings a new level of reliability when flying, with 2.5 hours of battery life and the ability to operate in adverse temperatures as cold as -4° Fahrenheit and as hot as 104° Fahrenheit.

Price and Availability

The new Smart Controller will be available for purchase beginning January 8th, 2019 for the retail price of $649 USD. Combination packages of the Smart Controller with Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom will be available as well. Images of the Smart Controller can be found here, and detailed information can be found at

Exciting Booth Activites For CES Attendees

  • Workshops: DJI will be hosting three workshops led by top content creators on using the latest DJI gear. Participants will have the opportunity to win exciting prizes for attending. - January 8, 3:00pm-3:30pm: Join videographer Sam Sheffer to learn about why Osmo Pocket is the perfect tool for capturing unique and compelling content. - January 9, 3:00pm-3:30pm: Join videographer Sam Sheffer to learn about why Osmo Pocket is the perfect tool for capturing unique and compelling content. - January 10, 3:00pm-3:30pm: Join Rachel Gulotta and Daniel Inskeep from the popular Mango Street YouTubechannel for an in-depth walkthrough on how to integrate Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom into your content creation.
  • Learn to fly a drone: Come fly a Spark with help from DJI experts. Additionally, demonstrations on Mavic 2, Tello, Mavic Air and more will be held during the show with DJI representatives on-site to answer questions.
  • Rent the brand new Osmo Pocket[3]: Experience first-hand the latest in camera technology from DJI with the state-of-the-art Osmo Pocket. Capture the excitement of CES 2019 with steady 4K video thanks to the 3-axis gimbal or take advantage of the intelligent features including Panorama, Hyperlapse, Activetrack and more. The rental program offers attendees the ability to rent an Osmo Pocket free of charge up to 4 hours per day to experience all the powerful features this portable camera has to offer.
  • Win an Osmo Pocket: Visit the DJI booth have the opportunity to win an Osmo Pocket which retails for $349 USD. Information about entering the contest will be provided at the booth.

"CES features the newest and smartest tech innovations from around the world, and that makes it the perfect place for DJI to launch our Smart Controller," said Mario Rebello, Vice President & Country Manager, North America. "The Smart Controller is DJI's latest tool to allow anyone to capture incredible perspectives from the sky, and we are excited that CES attendees can experience it first-hand. We invite everyone at CES to try it at our booth, which features our latest innovations in the drone and imaging field and demonstrates how DJI has established itself as a global technology leader."               

DJI Executives at CES 2019

On January 10 from 9 am to 10 am in the North Hall, N258, DJI's Brendan Schulman, Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs as well as additional leading experts in the UAV field from companies such as AT&T and PrecisionHawk will be hosting a panel discussion on the topic of Drones: Mapping the Policy and Business Landscap

Hohem iSteady Pro Gimbal for $61,59 Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:32:01 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20011@/talks/discussions image

3-axis stabilizers ala FreeFly MOVi or ZenMuse - DIY and commercial Sat, 20 Apr 2013 13:11:01 -0600 DanDOF 6758@/talks/discussions I am interested in discussing possible DIY setups for an affordable ($500 or less) motor-based camera stabilization system. Most likely this will use a combination of gimbals, gyros, brushless motors and some controller. However, I think there is potential of at least discussing the combination of of rack pinion gear system instead of gimbals for stabilizing 3-axis movment (X, Y, Z).


  1. Don't put people down for asking basic questions. I am new to this knowledge area too (with no experience using RC multicopters).

  2. Encourage creative thinking. Perhaps stabilizing cameras handheld requires/deserves a different approach than tech used on multicopters.

I am reserving this post as a summary of "good/feasible" ideas.

FeiyuTech WG2X Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:45:16 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21155@/talks/discussions

  • Splash-Proof Gimbal without the Handle
  • For Helmets, Handlebars, Selfie Sticks
  • Supports HERO7 and Similar-Sized Cameras
  • Fits HERO Session via Included Adapter
  • Angled Motor Arm for Clear View of LCD
  • 360° Pan/Tilt and 70° Roll Motion
  • 2.5 Hour Built-In Battery
  • Auto-Rotation Mode for Time-Lapse Shots
  • iOS/Android Remote Control App Included
  • Supports Sony RX0 via Optional Adapter
Indemnis Nexus parachute for DJI drones Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:27:53 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21301@/talks/discussions

On December 22, 2018 Indemnis successfully passed the ASTM F3322-18 standard testing matrix. The technical standard is designed to enable safe flight operations over people on small unmanned aerial vehicles while using a parachute as a risk mitigation device. The Nexus has been validated against the requirements of the standard and is the first and only parachute recovery system in the world to become certified and compliant in meeting the requirements of the standard.

The testing was conducted in controlled airspace at the Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY. The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) oversaw at the testing and instigated each failure in a concealed fashion, to avoid any potential anticipation of the test.

The standard specification contains a series of 45 functionality tests across 5 different failure scenarios, that are designed to validate proper parachute system deployment and canopy inflation within the full flight envelope of the aircraft.

Xiaomi FIMI X8 SE - foldable drone similar to Mavic Tue, 01 Jan 2019 04:46:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21234@/talks/discussions image

  • 4K 100Mbps video
  • 3-axis mechanical gimbal
  • Folding portable design
  • 5km transmission range
  • Smart track and smart flight
  • 33mins flight time
  • Precise vision positioning system
  • APP download: QR code on the manual
  • $499


FeiyuTech AK4000 and AK2000 Gimbals Sun, 09 Dec 2018 13:53:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21088@/talks/discussions image


  • AK 4000 maximum supported camera weight is 4 kg
  • AK 2000 maximum supported camera weight is 2.8 kg
  • Battery operation time - 12 hours
  • Special monitor with touch panel