If you're looking for advice to take your videography and photography skills to the next level, gimbal stabilizer may be the perfect tool to add to your arsenal. If you already have your own gimbal but find yourself unsure about all the different modes and functions it offers? Don't worry; you're not alone.
With so many features packed into these powerful devices, it's easy to feel overwhelmed or uncertain about how to make the most of them. That's why we've created this comprehensive guide, serving as your go-to tutorial on understanding and utilizing the modes and functions available on Feiyu's products.
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Pan Follow (PF) Mode:
One of the most versatile gimbal modes is the Pan Follow (PF) mode. In this mode, the gimbal allows the camera to smoothly pan from left to right, while keeping the tilt and roll axes locked.
It's perfect for capturing action shots or creating seamless transitions between scenes. Whether you're following a subject's movement or unveiling a breathtaking view, Pan Follow mode ensures that your footage remains stable and professional-looking.
Pan and Tilt Follow (PTF) Mode: Expanding the Horizon
For even more flexibility, the Pan and Tilt Follow (PTF) mode is your go-to option. This mode enables both the pan and tilt axes to follow your hand movements, while the roll axis remains fixed.
With PTF mode, you can capture dynamic shots that incorporate vertical movements, adding depth and visual interest to your footage. It's particularly useful when you want to track subjects walking or running, or when you need to capture shots from different angles without compromising stability.
FPV Mode: Embrace the Thrill of First Person View
If you're looking to push the boundaries of creativity, the FPV (First Person View) mode is where the magic happens. In FPV mode, all three axes—pan, tilt, and roll follow the movement of your hand, offering a fully immersive experience. Just like being on a roller coaster, your camera mimics every twist and turn, allowing you to capture thrilling and captivating footage.
Whether you're simulating a roller coaster ride or aiming for a 360-degree spin, FPV mode gives you the freedom to create unique perspectives and bring your audience along for the adventure.
Lock Mode: Keeping Your Frame Steady
When stability is your top priority, the Lock mode has got you covered. In this mode, all three axes remain fixed, ensuring that your camera maintains a consistent direction regardless of your movements.
Lock mode is perfect for capturing static shots or architectural wonders, where you want to maintain a level frame and avoid any unintentional tilting or panning. It's also an excellent choice for hyperlapse footage, as it delivers a smooth and consistent look when combined with time-lapse techniques.
For gimbals of FeiyuTech, they also come packed with additional features that further enhance potential possibilities. You can learn more on the gimbal user manual and tutorial of a specific model you're interested in. Below is a general introduction of various function modes we provide on our devices.
With auto-rotation, your camera can automatically rotate to capture rotating scenes, like the Inception mode. Video from our official website shows you what Inception Mode is all about.
This mode optimizes your gimbal's settings for recording vertically-oriented content, allowing you to effortlessly make vertical portrait shots and engage with your audience in a whole new way for situation like live streaming.
Selfie Mode allows the camera to face backward, towards the gimbal operator. Capture your reactions, reactions of your subjects, or experiment with unique perspectives for a more immersive storytelling experience. Unlike a regular selfie stick, a gimbal's selfie mode has the anti-shaken function by the hardware advantage, particularly when it comes to shooting videos.
Set waypoints for your camera, and it will automatically record smooth track shots, following the predefined path you've set. This feature is for capturing dynamic scenes, tracking moving subjects, or creating seamless transitions between locations.
Achieve precise control over your camera positioning with this mode. Move the camera to your desired position and hold it for half a second, and the gimbal will automatically save the new tilt and pan positions. This feature enables you to nail those perfectly framed shots and ensures that your camera stays locked in your desired orientation.
Auto rotation allows your camera to automatically rotate and capture captivating scenes, adding a touch of cinematic flair to your videos. Portrait mode optimizes your gimbal settings for recording vertical-oriented content, making it ideal for portrait videos or live streaming. Selfie mode turns your gimbal around, allowing you to capture vlogs or experiment with unique perspectives. And track video mode records smooth footage along predefined paths, perfect for capturing captivating tracking shots. By the way, we also offer official apps like Feiyu SCORP and Feiyu ON, with features like face tracking, object tracking, gesture control, and panoramic shooting to adjust.
Remember, experimentation is key. Combine modes, add flair with auto rotation, and capture stunning visuals that leave a lasting impact. Whether you're a professional filmmaker or an enthusiastic hobbyist, flexibly wield your gimbal with various modes at your fingertips, the possibilities are endless. Each mode offers a unique way to express your creativity and capture stunning visuals.