The long-awaited Spring Festival holiday is about to begin; in addition to grabbing red envelopes, “spitting” the Spring Festival dinner, eating reunion dinner, and other reserved programs, I believe many partners also want to record this important traditional festival in some special way, leaving good memories, such as shooting vlog. Whether as a hobby or as a business, video and short video platforms such as B station, quick hand, Jitterbug, and others have grown in popularity thanks to the support of the majority of users. There has emerged a large number of high-quality content, but these platforms’ influence is growing day by day, and they may even become the top-ranked platform in terms of activity worldwide.
Producing video content, as opposed to taking photos, requires more equipment and creativity. I don’t think I need to say much about creativity; today’s platforms are flooded with a massive amount of content; if you want to stand out from them, or even just in your circle of friends, you need to produce something new and different, to play a differentiating role. But how do we ensure that the creativity, we ask users to “show their skills”, today we focus on the equipment? For vloggers, travel professionals, and self-publishers, cell phones have become the most commonly used tool for shooting video, but in some scenarios, such as sports follow-up, it is not convenient to use cell phones. Although manufacturers have made efforts to equip the phone with an excellent anti-shake program, the image is still prone to significant shaking when moving to follow the shooting; if using a gimbal, the weight of the entire program increases significantly; and if you want to shoot for a long time, the arm burden is significant.
The Osmo Pocket has a 12-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor and can record UHD video at 4K/60FPS. The Osmo Pocket has a 12-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor and can shoot 4K/60FPS UHD video. It has been more than a year since the release of the Osmo Pocket, and the reason I am giving it to you is that I thoroughly enjoyed its convenience and practicality at the recent CES 2020.
“Of all the devices we brought to the show, the Osmo Pocket offers the best value for money.” Interestingly, I noticed that many of my domestic and foreign media colleagues also brought this product to the show floor, and the Osmo Pocket was one of the devices that drew the most attention at the DJI booth.
I’ll explain in more detail later.
If you are traveling to use, the Osmo Pocket has a three-axis mechanical stabilizing gimbal, which provides a more stable image when shooting handheld and in motion than the optical stabilization and other solutions that come with the phone, such as shooting street scenes while walking, or even recording a stable image when shooting outside the window in a car or train. Even if you don’t have “human Stanikon” hands, you can use Osmo Pocket to provide stable images in a variety of scenes while avoiding repeated shooting and re-taking.
If you can shoot video with a smartphone, you can use the Osmo Pocket right away, as it has a power button, a shooting button, and a touch screen, so even a beginner can get up and running in minutes. DJI also has a number of custom accessories for the Osmo Pocket (though they are not cheap) to help with shooting. The “gimbal control wheel,” which makes it easier to switch shooting methods and adjust the camera swing and tilt angle, is one of the accessories I recommend the most; additionally, you can use the adapter to connect the Osmo Pocket directly to your phone so that you can view the footage on your phone’s big screen, or download the content captured by the Osmo Pocket directly to your phone for further editing. Of course, once connected to the phone, you can immediately begin film processing in the DJI Mimo application, which has a plethora of features that can improve the efficiency of video creation.
Osmo Pocket requires an audio adapter to connect to an external 3.5mm microphone; if you need professional recording or dubbing, the $129 adapter is recommended. However, if there are no particularly stringent requirements, I believe the body radio effect of the Osmo Pocket is adequate for daily use. In a noisy exhibition site, for example, if you are shooting products or exhibits, the distance from the Osmo Pocket is about 20cm for explanation can also achieve good sound, which is quite convenient.
The Osmo Pocket has an 875mAh battery and can record 140 minutes of video (much better performance than DSLRs, Micro SD cards, and so on). From my own experience, there is no pressure to shoot for an extended period of time, because even if you connect it to a mobile power source or official mobile charging case, it will not add too much burden to handheld use. If you enjoy recording your life with videos or are a video content creator, the Osmo Pocket is a must-have.
Osmo Pocket may not be your only productivity tool, but it will serve you well in many situations, whether as a primary device or as a “fill-in” player.