DJI Osmo Mobile App and Gimbal Review
Last year when I started my YouTube channel I really wanted to take advantage of my phone (at the time an iPhone 6s). I always liked the idea of using my phone but never really did, mainly because of how bad phone cameras were in low light and with stabilization issues. Because its such a small device every small bump was very apparent. However, now that I have upgraded to an iPhone X I find I’m finally doing more low light recording. I also decided to pick up the new DJI Osmo Mobile 2 3-axis gimbal to help with getting some amazing stabilized smooth footage.
DJI Osmo Mobile 2
With more and more gimbals on the market, DJI really had to step up their game. When the first DJI Osmo Mobile came out it was almost $300 and I found it a bit of a process to figure out how to use the Osmo mobile. Now they could have crammed in more features to the Osmo Mobile 2 like what Zyhuin did with the Smooth q 4. But instead DJI seemed to go the other way. They streamlined the functions so there’s less buttons and an easy lay out. I didn’t have to read the instructions I just took out the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 out of the case, popped in my iPhone x and started shooting. It’s lighter and feels great to film with.
A huge improvement is the battery life. 15 hours is the going shoot time if you take the time to calibrate it ( which is really easy). Another awesome feature is the usb charging port. You just plug-in your phone when it needs a boost and you can keep going. This is something I really liked with the Smooth Q 3 when I played with it last year.
The stabilization is great. I had an issue over time with my Smooth Q 3 with staying level and found myself always recalibrating. The Osmo 2 has been consistently level.
The best part is the price. The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is about $130 US. At that price point you can’t go wrong. I was worried at first that they were going to sacrifice quality but that’s not the case at all.
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DJI Osmo Mobile 2 App
The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 app is called DJI Go. Not to be confused with DJI Go 4 which is for their drones. I wish there was a way they could do it all in one app instead of 2 different apps. The DJI go Osmo addition or just DJI Go is a very simple easy to use app for both ios and android. To be honest I really only used it for time lapse work. It’s really easy to lock exposure and focus with your finger but it has its limitations.
From what I can tell the DJI Osmo app doesn’t let you do things like control ISO so for most my filming needs I use another app called Filmic Pro. So if you are looking for a more professional app then Filmic Pro is the way to go. Oh and Filmic Pro fully compatible with the DJI Osmo mobile 2 and Filmic Pro lets you shoot log and control your phone camera like a professional camera.
DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Conclusion
So my conclusion is simple. When teamed up with Filmic Pro this gimbal turns your phone into a very serious camera rig. For the price it powerful where it counts. Easy to use, long battery life and a ton of awesome accessories you can get. My only thing is I wish it came with a power adapter. They don’t tell you that so when I started using it I ended up using my iPad wall adapter to get it ready.
If you liked this blog and want to read more check out my blog on how I plan on shooting a short film. Happy shooting.