There are some little bits of kit that can take your videos from beginner to advanced in moments. Find out how to use a gimbal like a seasoned pro right here!

Whether you’re a budding filmmaker, or you’re an avid YouTube vlogger, you’ll want your video to look its best. This doesn’t necessarily mean having the most expensive and advanced camera out there. You can create all sorts of amazing visual wonders just with your smartphone. Pull off faultless POV video or even capture breathtaking slow motion footage, right from your phone.

Accessories and nifty bits of kit can transform a basic camera into a professional piece of gear. One of these accessories is a gimbal.

What Is a Gimbal?

A gimbal is a pivoted support that permits rotation of an object about an axis. That might be kind of hard to visualise, so here’s a video demonstrating these mesmerising camera arms.

A gimbal helps to stabilise your camera, resulting in much smoother footage. The camera can rotate and glide gracefully about, whilst you stomp and stumble around.

How to Use a Gimbal

If you’re new to gimbals, there are a number of different ways you can use them. Depending on what you do with a gimbal, you’ll achieve varying results in your video. Once you learn a little more about them, you can really get creative.

Watch Steve Wright, of Learn Online Video, use an iPhone 11 and the DJI Osmo Mobile to capture cinematic, film worthy shots on your every day phone. Affordable and easy to use, this particular set up is ideal for beginner filmmakers or videographers looking to take their skills to the next level.

Learn how you can use gimbals to recreate big budget crane shots, as well as engaging and immersive fly-through shots. If you’ve got a steady hand, you can also mimic a sliding dolly shot, achieving a similar effect with a fraction of the gear and expense.