How reliable is DSLR For Gimbals ?

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    parmodshetty TPF Noob!

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    Hi all I am thinking to buy DSLR Gimbal , Anyone can advise me on how reliable is the Gimbal ? if you own it would it covers all the needs of video stabilization ?


     
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    ac12 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Are you talking about the device that you hold in your hand, and attach the camera to?
    You need to describe what you want it to do, or expect it to do.
    What one person finds satisfactory, you may or may not.
    As I understand it, it provides for rotational stability not linear (up/down and left/right) stability.
     
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    The quality and performance of DSLR, cell phone camera, or action camera gimbals varies greatly.
    The better gimbals are not inexpensive.

    Non-powered gimbals can be a real pain to balance, particularly as the number of active axis increase.
    Of course a gimbal can only benefit from up to 3 active axis, and 3 axis gimbals generally outperform gimbals having only 1 or 2 active axis.

    An unbalanced powered gimbal can burn out one or more of the axis motors quite quickly.
    An unbalanced non-powered gimbal axis is basically useless.
     

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