How To Use The DJI OM 4 Gimbal For Beginners

Meta Explains How To Use The DJI OM 4 Gimbal For iPhone Beginners

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How To Use The DJI OM 4 Gimbal For iPhone For Beginners

Meta Reviews How To Use The DJI OM 4 Gimbal For iPhone For Beginners.

No more Jerky iPhone YouTube Videos! Inexpensive iPhone Gimbals are latest New Game Changer to achieve Super Smooth, Cinematic Quality Videos, from your iPhone!

If you’re a Beginner iPhone Videographer shooting 4K YouTube Videos on your iPhone, you really need to use a Gimbal! The Video Quality Smoothness and Stability is Amazing!

When Shooting iPhone Videography, Meta uses FiLMiC Pro and Moment Pro Camera on an Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max protected by a Moment Case. This Special iPhone Case supports a Drop-in M-Series Lens Interface over all 3 iPhone Cameras, which can connect to Moment Lenses or a MoonDogLabs 52mm Filter Adapter. Meta uses a Variable ND Filter, a Circular Polarizing Filter and a Neutral Night Filter. She edits her 4K YouTube Videos using Filmora. FiLMiC Pro and Moment Pro Camera both integrate with the DJI OM 4 Gimbal, Apple Watch and Shure MV88+ Microphone.

Gimbal Selection for iPhones

There are a few important factors involved when selecting an iPhone Gimbal:

How Much Does Your iPhone Weight? – This can be found at Compare iPhone Models.

Meta’s iPhone 12 Pro Max weights 228g.

Added Accessories – Adding a Case, Lens Mount, External Lens, Filter Mount, Variable ND Filter plus any Counterweights, will add extra weight to your iPhone, adding to or exceeding the DJI Gimbal’s Maximum Payload and Balancing Capabilities.

Variable ND Filter – Meta uses a Variable ND Filter to keep the Shutter Speed Locked at 2x the Frame Rate (1/48th or 1/60th) using ISO 100 Indoors and ISO 22 Ourdoors. To adjust the Exposure, simply rotate the Variable ND Filter. The filter is mounted to the Moment Case using the MoonDogLabs 52mm Filter Adapter.

Maximum Payload – How much weight can the DJI Gimbal Support? (Check the DJI Gimbal Specs)
The DJI OM 4 Gimbal can support a payload of 230g ± 60g.

Balancing Your DJI GimbalCounterweights, which can add 10g, 20g, 30g, 40g or 50g to your Total Payload, to correctly balance your DJI Gimbal. The DJI OM 4 Gimbal uses a small M3 Screw to secure the counterweights behind the iPhone Clamp.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max DJI Gimbal Test: (DJI OM 4 Gimbal).
iPhone 12 Pro Max: 228g.
Moment Thin Case: 10g.
MoonDogLabs 52mm Filter Adapter and Variable ND Filter: 35g.
Total Payload: 273g (Still Within the 230g ± 60g Payload of the DJI OM 4 Gimbal).

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 12.2 MP Camera Specs

Telephoto Camera (Top): 65mm /2.0 aperture.
Wide Angle Camera (Bottom): 26mm /1.6 aperture (Image Stabilization).
Ultra Wide Angle Camera (Right): 13mm /2.4 aperture (120° Field of View – No Focus).
The Standard Wide Angle Camera (Bottom) Has Optical Image Stabilization.

The 12.2MP Camera Produces 4032 x 3024 Pixel Images. 13.4” x 10” Prints at 300 dpi.

Meta’s Best iPhone Gimbal Tips For Beginners – Watch a Video

Meta’s Best iPhone Gimbal Tips For Beginners For Videographers

• Sound Is Very Important. Use a Digital Microphone.
• Carefully Balance Your DJI Gimbal – Improves Your Overall Gimbal’s Performance.
• Try Holding your DJI Gimbal with Both Hands – Use the Attached Small Tripod.
• Practice the “Ninja Walk” – Bend Your Knees, Walk Heal to Toe. Move Very Slowly.
• Pan Very Slowly. A 90° Pan should take about 15 seconds to complete.
• Get Lower – Try not to always shoot at eye level.
• Tilt the Gimbal Foward about 15° and hold it close to your body.
• Watch Your Screen – Not always where you are going.
• Experiment with Slow Motion and Super Slow Motion.
• Turn On Grids – Helps Align Camera with the Horizon.
• Use the 180° Rule: Shutter Speed = 2x Frame Rate. (30 FPS requires a 1/60th Shutter Speed).
• Lock Focus and Exposure. Auto Focus and Exposure Settings are Too Slow to React.
• Carry a USB-C Power Bank – This Can Charge and Power the DJI Gimbal and iPhone For Hours.
• Try to Avoid Walking – Slowly Rock the DJI Gimbal with your Arms and Legs. Be Very Consistent with Movements.
• Try Shooting in the Underslung Mode – Shoot Upside Down to get the “Dog’s View”.
• Try using a Monopod – Attached to your DJI Gimbal Handle, using a 5 Foot Monopod can create the “Drone Effect”.
• Adding Foreground adds Interest. It be also used to Reveal your Subject.
• Use a Variable ND Filter to Lock in Your Shutter Speed at 2x your Frame Rate, but not Overexpose your Video.
• Use all of your iPhone Cameras – Standard, Telephoto, Wide and Ultra Wide. Wide Angle Lenses are often more Dramatic.

Meta's Best iPhone Videography TipsAd • 20W USB-C Power Adapter – The DJI OM 4 Gimbal comes with a short USB-A to USB-C Power Cable, but no USB Power Adapter. For Faster USB-C Charging, Meta uses a 20W USB-C Power Adapter with a longer USB-C to USB-C Cable! For Car Charging of your iPhone and Gimbal, add a Dual 36W USB-C Car Charger.

Meta’s Best iPhone Gimbal Movements For The DJI OM 4 Gimbal – Watch a Video

• Push In – Pull Out: Walk In or Walk Out Very Slowly. Tilt Lock On. (Press and Hold Rear Trigger for Tilt Lock On). Focus Locked.

• Dolly Left or Right: Walk along side of subject on right or left side, following subject at an Equal Distance and Pace. Tilt Lock On and Focus Locked.

• Wide Spin or Orbit: Slowly Walk Around Subject at an Equal Distance. Use a Wide Lens. Tilt Lock On and Focus Locked.

• Parallax or Tight Orbit: Similar to Spin or Orbit, but much closer. Slowly Walk Around Subject at an Equal Distance, but in a Tighter Circle. Use a Telephoto Lens. Tilt Lock On and Focus Locked.

• Follow Subject: Follow behind or in Front of Subject. Keep the Same Distance and Pace. Try Lower or Higher Shots. Use a Wide or Telephoto Lens. Tilt Lock On and Focus Locked.

• Low Angle Shots (Dog View): Reverse Gimbal by holding it upside down. Use a Wide or Telephoto Lens. Tilt Lock On and Focus Locked.

• Reveal Technique: Reveals Subject. Try Sky Down Reveals or Ground Up Reveals. Use Joystick Up | Down or Joystick Pan Left | Right for Smoother Movements. Tilt Lock On and Focus Locked.

• Elevator Reveal: Slowly Move Up from Foot to Head to Reveal Subject. Tilt Lock On and Focus Locked.

• JIB Shot or Drone Effect: Attach Gimbal to a Monopod for a Drone Effect. Shoot Low to High or High to Low. Tilt Lock On and Focus Locked. (Tape Rear Trigger Down For Tilt Lock On).

• POV Whip or Sports Mode: Put Gimbal in Sport Mode (Press Rear Trigger 1x, then Hold Trigger Down). Spin around quickly. Makes an interesting transition. Tilt Lock On and Focus Locked.

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