Our mobile phones are so much more than phones. They have turned into a means to monitor and document our lives and the world around us. This isn’t news to a ShoppingGirl, and it’s also not news to a ShoppingGirl that trying to videotape quality footage on a cellphone is an awkward task that is not always successfully accomplished. If you are a person who cares about the finer points of quality in your videos, this is probably an annoyance to you.
Now, ShoppingGirls can have one less frustration with their cellphones and videos. This is a simple, easy to carry tool that offers a huge dividend in return even if you aren’t normally a gadgety sort of person.
A ShoppingGirl needs a Vimble c smartphone gimbal. What is that, you may wonder? In its most basic sense, it is a small, handheld device which you can rely upon to stabilize your shots. This is the sort of tool (on a smaller, easily purse-portable scale) that professionals use for capturing quality film and video footage when shooting movies, or in the throes of journalistic adventure. While it does a lot to improve your shots, it makes it all much easier to do.
The hot and highly recommended and reviewed brand choice is FeiyuTech’s Vimble c. Available in a choice of colors, the Vimble c includes a cable with a micro USB port, EVA foam pad, and cleaning cloth. The Vimble c has two screw attachment ports on the bottom of the handle and one on the side, so you can use a variety of accessories, such as a tripod, microphone, led light, and extension rod. FeiyuTech markets a variety of such accessories to suit your needs and if you can’t get your shot with all of that, I think it’s drone, Space Station, or nothing for you. But the Vimble c is an amazingly useful gadget as-is without any accessories.
The Vimble c looks vaguely like a cross between a stumpy selfie stick and a gamer’s control pad. You fasten your smartphone–iPhones, Androids, GoPros, and many cameras will fit–into the device, then you take masterful control over your filming with just one hand. The ABS materials are tough but lightweight, and the ergonomic design makes it easy to hold and manipulate the buttons on the handle. It also works as a stand, if you want to videotape with it supporting your phone or camera on your desk or the like. You can balance it upright on the bottom of the handle, or lay it lengthwise and adjust the angle of the phone to your preference.
The smooth, lightweight, brushless motors in the gimbal function provide precise stabilization and control, keeping your footage from looking shaky. In other words, if you tremble, the gimbal will neutralize that movement so the shot doesn’t shake. You gain the ability to create utterly smooth movements, such as panning from one side of a scene to the other, up to down, and the like. This will help you avoid those unending shakes, stomach-lurching swipes and overly speedy jumps that many people make when filming, causing their video results to be unwatchable, or unpleasant to sit through. You don’t want that, do you? Set the Vimble c to move at a sensible speed (likely much slower than you think) and watching your footage won’t feel like riding a roller coaster after eating two corn dogs with mustard and a milkshake.
Bluetooth technology along with FeiyuTech’s On app provide multiple features you’ve wished you had on your cellphone before. Facetracking is an excellent feature which will retain clean, clear focus on a specific individual moving about in a scene or a crowd. Just what you need for capturing those precious memories of your child engaging in sports activities and events. Time lapses are so much fun and something that is both fascinating and educational for children. Try taking a time lapse video of a bean seed your child plants in a clear plastic cup (so you can see the root growth), or of your child’s first flower garden in the back yard. Another great Vimble c tool most vacationers and travelers long for is a super easy way to take incredible panoramic shots. You can even personalize basics like motor speed adjustment and the like through the firmware to your preference.
The Vimble c has a Lithium-ion battery that will last 5 hours, definitely long enough to capture your grandchild’s sports event and the celebratory party afterwards, or for a full day of road-tripping stops and adventures. All you need to recharge on the go is your own phone power bank, something you probably already own. The Vimble c comes with a USB micro cable that will fit into your power bank.
The powers and usefulness of the Gimble c aren’t limited to recreational, lifestyle type videos. So many people now have the need or desire to create professional, or near-professional, video work on the go. The viewing audience is sophisticated and intolerant of garbage videos. If you are investing the time to make a video, perhaps as a record of your child’s life, you don’t want to waste that time and effort on poor results that no one will ever want to sit through. If you’re a blogger, journalism student (or professional), current events activist, small business owner, or anyone with a need to take videos on the go or capture unpredictable events as they occur, this device will help guarantee that the quality of your footage is professional, clear, and marketable (should that be your desire).