Hey Everyone! Our class recently bought the DJI Osmo, and at this past STN Practice, I got the opportunity to use it, so I thought I'd do this week's reflective response on it! The DJI Osmo is a small handheld 3 axis gimbal stabilizer with a little 4k camera. From my experience in using it at the practice, I absolutely love it! It's very easy to use, and portable! It'll come in handy at STN, too. It's kind of like a small version of the DJI Ronin. Kaycee and I used it at the practice to try it out and get some unique shots. I really like the Osmo because you could move it anywhere and it still gets really nice tracking shots! If you saw our Convention Recap video, the opening shot was of Brent walking into the library. Kaycee used the Osmo and shot it from a low angle, and it was very stable! The Osmo is really simple to use. You need the DJI Osmo app on your phone, and in the app you can control all of the camera settings like ISO, and even control the direction of the camera. You connect to the app through WIFI, and so your phone is like the 'viewfinder' of the Osmo. After you record a shot, you can even playback the footage through the app. There is an attachment part of the Osmo where you can put your phone. On the gimbal itself, there are certain buttons. One button is on the back, and is the 'trigger'. If you press it twice, it adjusts the camera forward. If you press it three times, the camera adjusts 180 degrees, kind of like a selfie mode. Another button is of course the record button. When you press record, there will be a blinking red light on the stick so you know that it is recording. Also on the stick is the joystick part. By moving the joystick, you can actually control which direction the camera is recording in. If you're going to use the Osmo, before even turning it on, you need to make sure you unlock the axis' or else it will break the motors. There are 3 things you have to unlock, and on the Osmo there are little pictures that will tell you which direction to move it in. Overall, working with the Osmo was a great experience, except that we found out that the battery doesn't last long. I recommend you try out the Osmo! It's a really unique way of getting creative shots, moving shots, or anything you want with a new perspective. I'll embed a video below where you can learn more about the Osmo! You can also click here to learn more about it on DJI's website. Well, that is it for this week's reflective response! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hi! I'm Alaysia Navor, a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. I'll be publishing 2 blogs each week, posted to the left. You can also check out the tabs, "Inside Scoop" and "Projects" for some of my other work.
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