Mavic Falls Short as Hand Held Gimbal Camera

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  1. Lightsout

    Lightsout Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping to use the Mav is some instances as a hand Held camera, this test demonstrates that it really falls short and the gimbal does not work well when Hand held

    I also learned that to use it as a hand held with legs folded you must 1dt start it up with legs extended then fold it for held held.

    This was bad enough for me I just ordered the Osmo +

    Here is the full artical Can you use the DJI Mavic Pro as a makeshift alternative to a handheld gimbal?

     
  2. Kman

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    "Mavic falls short in doing something it wasn't designed to do" - should be the thread title.
     
  3. DefaultIT

    DefaultIT Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...with zero indication that this was ever a design goal, it's a little difficult to see how limited handheld performance constitutes "falling short"

    Anyway you're gonna run into problems yawing it without input from the controller. Optimized for flight, not carry.
     
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  4. Lightsout

    Lightsout Well-Known Member

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    There is the value now every one knows there have been several threads asking this question with folks that planned to use it like that including myself. Now they know
     
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  5. LivinLarge

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    I think folks were hoping that this hand held gimbal feature would match the ability of the Karma system. Even if this is not something everyone would use, it's nice to say we have that too. Even if it worked, it would have limited usefulness. You can't mount it to you head or chest and it has no audio.
     
  6. m0j0

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    I think if you are looking for that the choice is clearly the Karma.
     
  7. Rick A

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    I found the next video on resolution testing of the Mavic Pro exceptionally interesting....
     
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  8. CactusJackSlade

    CactusJackSlade Well-Known Member

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    Interesting that the P4 and P4's work pretty well hand held.... although you look pretty silly following people around with a quadcopter...

    DJI said "the algorithm is not designed for hand held use".... would be kinda cool if they added a hand held feature later on in some kind of non-flight static mode...
     
  9. botasky

    botasky Well-Known Member

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    I might try to strap the Mavic to my Glidecam HD2000, I'm not very good with the Glidecam, to have Mavic's 3 axis gimbals help keeps the horizon straight final result should be very good.

    I don't think they would add a hand held feature because they still want to sell you the Osmo.
     
  10. CactusJackSlade

    CactusJackSlade Well-Known Member

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    You are probably right.... I would love to see this tiny Mavic camera/gimbal set up on a chest mount for mountain biking, skiing etc.... at the price they could produce them at they would eat GoPro alive...
     
  11. Morgon

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    Just out of curiosity, where did you hear this? Dan's video doesn't say anything of the sort that I noticed.
     
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