Gimbal vs. Steadicam, what is the best camera stabilizer? – Dan Chung, Clinton Harn, Emmanuel Pampuri – ON THE COUCH
In the 23rd episode of ON THE COUCH, I was lucky enough to sit with fellow bloggers and shooters Dan Chung, Clinton Harn from newsshooter.com and Emmanuel Pampuri from pampuri.net.
In this final part of the episode, our focus turned to the ever-raging battle of gimbal stabilizers like the Freefly MoVi or the DJI Ronin and their different price brackets, and how and why there are such huge differences in price in these systems. We then talked about Steadicams and other mechanical stabilizers, and mentioned that for a lot of purposes, they are still “the way to go” over gimbals.
Clinton, Dan and Emmanuel mentioned how they preferred Steadicams over gimbals in most cases, but we also pointed out the advantages of gimbals – low and high angle shots, hand-offs, stabilization which involves getting rid of a lot of vibration like in driving cars, and so on.