To make amazing videos, you no longer need a 10,000 euro camera, a lighting system, or a Steadicam. You can be a videographer, director, or video producer if you have a good quality smartphone. But with the DJI Osmo Mobile 3, you can take your videos to the next level!
I have had the DJI Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal for about 6 months now, and I'll share my thoughts on what it can do, how to use it, and whether it's a good investment.
The DJI OSMO Mobile 3 is a handle that you use to keep your device nice and steady while shooting video or taking pictures. It enables you to achieve smooth, buttery-stable shots that you couldn't achieve with only your shaky hands and screen. You can rotate, tilt, and zoom without touching your phone thanks to the gimbal's on-handle controls. To use all of the buttons, you must fire via the DJI Mimo App which uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone.
Another advantage of this hand-held gimbal is that it allows you to plug in a microphone, which is something that most other gimbals do not. You can plug stuff into the charging or aux ports without destabilizing the phone thanks to the angled nature of the arm. It also folds up compactly for easy transportation.
Getting the DJI Osmo Mobile 3 up and running
The software is simple to set up; first, make sure the gimbal is charged, then go to your favourite app store and download the DJI Mimo app. Place your phone in the locking bracket after unfolding the stabilizer arm, and some lettering indicates which direction to place it in.
After you've achieved a reasonable level of phone balance, switch on the gimbal. The computer will wake up and snap into motion, putting the phone in front of you and vertically. If you want to fire vertically, go ahead, just don't... Simply swivel the phone to the horizontal position; the DJI Osmo Mobile 3 can recognize what you're doing and change the orientation accordingly.
Subject tracking feature in Osmo Mobile 3
One of the more interesting features of this system is the ability to monitor subjects using the DJI Mimo app. This helps you to recognize an individual or object, and the software and gimbal team will work together to hold it in the centre of the frame at all times. This feature surprised me with how well it worked, and it was especially useful when I wanted to do a walking picture.
What Is the DJI Osmo Mobile 3 and How Does It Work?
DJI is one of the most well-known manufacturers of drones and camera accessories, and their years of experience with DJI drones enabled them to develop mechanical stabilization for cameras. The OSMO Mobile 3 features a three-axis gimbal that keeps it steady even when your hand or arm moves.
DJI's Software's Mysteries
Although the OSMO Mobile 3's hardware is amazing, the software is where the majority of the work is done. Not just a gimmicky app for the sake of it, the app contains some of the best features, such as topic tracking and sport mode, and it is critical to getting the most out of the gimbal. The OSMO Mobile 3's app also allows you to experiment with different shooting modes to add variety to your film or video.
But the most important aspect of this device is the seamless integration of hardware and software. The Mimo app interacts with the OSMO Mobile 3's different buttons and controls, allowing you to use them on the fly.
How to use the DJI Osmo Mobile 3's controls
The power button on the grip of the Mobile 3 has a number of positive attributes. You can turn it on and off by pressing and holding it. When you double-click it, the camera will automatically move from vertical to horizontal orientation. To place the camera and gimbal in standby mode, triple tap.
Button for recording
Naturally, the record button is used to start and stop your recordings.
The camera can be moved around using a flat joystick button or a swivel.
On the left side of the handle is a zoom in and out rocker.
There's also a control on the handle's far side, which has many functions. You can start or stop active tracking on a topic by clicking it once. The gimbal will re-centre and return to its default location if you press the button twice. Finally, a triple tap of the button toggles between the front-facing and back-facing cameras.
Knowing the shortcuts can take a little getting used to, but thankfully, you can do all of these things by simply tapping on the camera in the Mimo app.
Ease of Use
The DJI OSMO Mobile 3 is made to be portable and simple to use. This gimbal is simple to keep in one hand, and all of the buttons and controls are accessible without the use of a second hand. Its weight gives it a tough and sturdy feel, but it isn't excessively so. I would admit that the difference in weight between the gimbal and your phone is obvious, but the way the handle is positioned makes it less of a burden.
Using the DJO Osmo Mobile 3 with a microphone
As I previously said, the Osmo Mobile 3 is built in such a way that it allows attachments to be attached to the bottom of the handset. When I first bought this gimbal, I discovered there was no way to attach audio, so I returned it. This gimbal gives your microphone cable plenty of room to attach without bending or jamming it in. It's a fantastic feature.
DJI Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal overall summary
I found a lot to like about this gimbal; it's small, so I was able to travel with it easily. It gives my videos a new degree of stabilization, making them look more professional. The Osmo Mobile 3 was simple to set up and operate, and the software is intuitive.
In conclusion, if you want to make your videos look more polished, I highly recommend the DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Combo Pack.
Oh yes, the stand and the carrier bag all come as part of the overall package.