Mavic as a handheld gimbal

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  1. dennya

    dennya Active Member

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    My only disappointment about switching my plan from Karma to Mavic was not getting the "free" handheld gimbal in the package. So I was curious if the small Mavic could be used on the ground to shoot some stabilized footage.

    The answer is, sorta.

    Can you use the DJI Mavic Pro as a makeshift alternative to a handheld gimbal?

    Not a replacement for frequent use, but possible for grabbing some footage (sans audio) in a pinch.
     
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    Deckyon Well-Known Member

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    Search for a used Osmo-Mobile instead, $200 used (almost bought one the other day but missed it by 30 minutes...) and you have a handheld gimbal.
     
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    DesertWindAero Well-Known Member

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    Fine...except you are limited to smartphone quality as opposed to 4K with the Karma.
     
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    Deckyon Well-Known Member

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    6S+ and above does 4K.
     
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    DesertWindAero Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'll be darned... Learn something new every day! :)
     
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    Never thought about the audio. Seems like you would want sound with many handheld gimbal shots. I suppose you could record audio on your phone or a small digital audio recorder and sync it later.
     
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    There are some videos on youtube demonstrating this , however some people have pointed out that using this as so will cause some negative effects to the gimbal (heating etc)
     
  8. dennya

    dennya Active Member

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    Just picked up an Osmo Mobile at the Apple Store today, so I'd only use the Mavic for some quick shots if I didn't have that with me.
     
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