Gimbal Walking Tips (feat. Pilotfly H2)

Handheld 3 axis gimbals are getting more and more affordable and therefore more and more common. They help to get amazingly beautiful footage but they won’t just do it for you without effort. Properly calibrating it, balancing it before powering on and practicing smooth walking techniques will all help to get the best possible result.

One of the biggest problems most handheld gimbal users face though is the up and down bob which isn’t covered by any of the 3 axes. Bending your knees and taking your time will help but I’ve also found that slightly tipping the gimbal forward (at around a 45 degree angle) helps quite a bit. It allows the gimbal to compensate for what becomes a non “up and down” movement, giving you smoother video.

Check out the videos above to see how to balance it and how tilting it compares to normal walking, running and even how the gimbal compares to normal handheld video. 

If you’re interested in the H2 or any of the other gear in these videos, check out the links in the YouTube video descriptions. They’re affiliate links so if you decide to make a purchase through one of these links I will receive a percentage of the sale, but it won’t cost you anything extra.

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