@Stallion I was thinking “well, how bad can it be?” Answer: pretty damn bad. Not even worth 30 bucks: I’d have something that worked for a few minutes then I’d have to figure out how I was going to get rid of it.
@xterraguy actually, I work under the auspices of a lesser-known (but still powerful!) akkadian diety called Enlil. I joined his team in the late 70’s after God’s payroll dept fucked me over for, like, the sixth fiscal quarter in a row. Shitty bonus miscalculations, “errors in our records”, etc etc, and finally when Mezpah reached out during an eastern-asiatic idol-worship meet ‘n’ greet, I was hella ready for a change. Haven’t looked back.
This is a steadycam or flycam. Meh’s deal is a gimbal. Steadycam relies on balance and gravity. Gimbals use sensors and motors to stabilize the device. Sure, you get a similar effect, but this is not a good alternative to a gimbal because of it’s lack of features.
@RiotDemon@UncleVinny It’s only good if you are a do it yourselfer and want to work on a project. Other than that, given how much cell phone capable motorized gimbles cost and how compact they are, it’s not really practical anymore.
In the days before affordable motorized gimbals and smartphones with decent video capabilities, the home made one would be functionally equivalent to commercial steadicams for a hobbiest with a camcorder.
Cross-stitch enthusiast Nina enters a craft fair with her most recent work, a thirty-two square foot faithful cross-stitch rendition of an Iosua Taeoalii painting of Hunter S. Thompson riding a rhinoceros through the desert.
At the craft fair, Nina is taken aside and brought into a world she never thought existed: Stitch Club. The first rule of Stitch Club: you don’t talk about Stitch Club. And the second rule of Stitch Club: thimbles are for pussies.
The second act of the film lays bare the secrets of the underground extreme cross-stitch scene. There are many dramatic montages and exciting angles showing things you never thought you’d see cross-stitched being cross-stitched. In a climactic scene ripped right from the drama of Sylvester Stallone’s classic Over the Top, there is a live championship stitch-off between Nina and a dark, mysterious over the road trucker who is just passing through town looking for a little stitching action.
After winning the championship, a slightly older looking Nina suddenly must work to cross-stitch a new Christmas angel for the Newburg town Christmas tree. If she doesn’t finish, Christmas will be ruined!
See it all in this movie that proves that if you want to get the Hallmehrk Channel to pay for your weird ass cross-stitch movie, your best bet is to hastily recut it into a Christmas movie instead. Don’t miss “A Cross-stitch in Time for Christmas!”
I played with this thing yesterday with an iPhone Xs Max. It took me 2 minutes to figure out how to work it. Overall, my experience was totally fine. It works fine. For $29, this thing is absolute no brainer.
@ChadP@RiotDemon you can see the live dashboards over on the wall displaying such things as “inventory damaged by warehouse goats”, “dunnage saved on ceramic shipments”, “weight of dumpster IRK supply volume” and “remaining minutes of Steve Harvey program”. It’s super neat!
Also, @ChadP, I’m probably buying this because of you. It’s just neat enough for the price even though I really don’t need it. Curses, I guess @tnhillbillygal should catch some of the blame.
So this has an app that lets you control the camera functions, and the app is installed on, what, the camera being used? Where those functions already are and accessible? I smell a marketing droid, insisting that “there needs to be an app, you gotta have an app to go with it!”
In this case, there does need to be an app. How can you use the shutter button on the gimbal without one. Just using Bluetooth may be the simpler answer, but then you don’t get extra features.
I have a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 (effectively the ‘name brand’ version of this concept) and really like it - it does a good job of smoothing out videos shot while moving, etc.
However: my main / favorite use for the DJI is shooting “motion lapses” - speed up timelapse video shot while the gimbal is very, very slowly panning the phone. This feature depends on the phone app (for setting the length of shot, waypoints where you want it to move the focus, etc.), and I’m wondering if this knockoff gimbal supports such a thing, and if so, if the app is any good. Now that I know how great motion-lapses are, I wouldn’t be willing to buy another gimbal that doesn’t support them with a good, reliable, intuitive app
So I got mine. I’d actually love it, except my iPhone XS Max is too heavy for it, so it’s got a permanent left tilt. I’ve adjusted it best I can, but it’s still just a bit too heavy. I’m really bumming out here.
@RiotDemon I did. Got some email about how they are super busy. Might give em till Tuesday, but very low on patience considering they also got notified by FedEx and did nothing. The wonderful attitude of “let’s wait until the customer complaints” is the reason why I now chargeback right away. Capitol One has great support btw.