Earlier this week, DJI announced the Zenmuse H3-3D 3-axis gimbal for GoPro HERO3 and HERO3+ cameras. Traditional, 2-axis gimbals correct against unwanted movements in pitch and roll, but don’t have a 3rd motor for correcting movements in yaw (turning from side to side).
When shooting video from a camera mounted on a 2-axis gimbal, twitchy pilots, gusts of wind, and other environmental factors can easily cause unwanted wiggles in yaw, which are hard to smooth out during editing. New, 3-axis gimbals (both from DJI and 3rd parties) will pretty much eliminate unwanted yaw wiggle, and videos will be buttery smooth in even harsh aerial conditions.
I’m writing that rather casually, but it is really freaking amazing that you can now put a completely-stabilized HD camera into the air for minutes at a time for less than $1,000 (cheaper, if you build a ship yourself).Comments