Mobile phone gimbal for video-recording your hunt

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Re: Recording your finds on mobiles

Post by mrix » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:43 pm

Hi TF, they do look interesting but I have recently purchased the New galaxy s8 plus and was very surprised how good the stabilisation is on these new devices :-O
Walking along and only the phone hand held the stable quality is brilliant, I took a video of the Poole Maritime festival a few weeks ago which looked as though I filmed it on some kind of device like in the video you posted, the camera was certainly juddering around while walking but hardly noticeable on the finished video.
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Re: Recording your finds on mobiles

Post by Bargeman » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:44 pm

never going to happen, that would last less than ten mins in a field environment ::g


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Re: Recording your finds on mobiles

Post by amphora » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:44 pm

I use GPS all the time when hunting. But only to register that 'one special find'.
Or at 'escape' when out hunting in forrests to find the way back and my car if lost.
Otherwise if not in use (most of the time) even the GPS signal is set off.

I use a simple 'arrow' gps for direction. Use a coördination pointer to capture the spot. And sometimes simply with GPS on picture (to remind spots).
But i don't want the 'finds registring apps' as i want to keep my find and coördinates seperate (apps may use your information many times, and they will not get that information from me).
Indeed, not to much while it drags your batt empty very quick. So always go out with enough battery power.

I like it as it is handy, wile i always have my phone with me for emergencies anyway.
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Re: Recording your finds on mobiles

Post by Fusion » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:25 am

The title trapped me, too, Ferret, I thought just like Amphora.
Maybe a title change would help. "Mobile phone gimbal for video-recording your hunt".
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Re: Recording your finds on mobiles

Post by mrix » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:41 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:08 pm
Not to mention the fact that the gimbal costs approx £120 but the Samsung s8+ is around £600!!!
No brainier really... 8->
I am not saying not to purchase or comparing between the two, just saying that some new devices like the Galaxy S8 are very good now at stabilisation,
I am sure this device would likely work very well on many devices where stabilisation lacks B-)

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Re: Mobile phone gimbal for video-recording your hunt

Post by dirtdigger1 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:03 pm

Forget running the risk of dropping your expensive phone.

Myself, like Mrix, have also Just purchased the Galaxy S8 Plus and no way would I even consider using it to film my detecting finds....I'd be shaking too much, paranoid about dropping the expensive beast of a phone.

I bought a Action Camera off Amazon brand new for £70 which included case, all the mounts and straps and waterproo housing etc.

Plus it does 4k recording and it is absolutely amazing.

Don't risk wrecking your phone....go buy a cheap Action cam ;-)

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