How Does a 3 Axis GoPro or DSLR Gimbal Work?

GoPro or DSLR Camera gimbals, also known as stabilizers, are one of the must-have accessories if you’re a video enthusiast. A 3 axis gimbal stabilizes the camera even if you’re moving fast or on a bumpy surface.

What Is A Gimbal?

The word “gimbal” is defined as a pivoted support that allows rotation of any object in a single axis. So a three-axis gimbal allows any object mounted on the gimbal to be independent of the movement of the one holding the gimbal. The gimbal dictates the movement of the object, not the one carrying it.

In the case of a GoPro gimbal or a DSLR gimbal, it’s used to keep the camera stabilized with no vibration. A 3 axis gimbal ensures that the motion of the camera is stabilized even if the one holding it is going up and down, left and right, front and back. This is what we refer to as pan, tilt, and roll stabilization.

Who Should Use A Gimbal?

Those who make videos of snowboarding, skiing, playing basketball and other sports. People who love taking videos of their cats and follow them around the house to capture crazy and funny moments. Millennials, professional videographers, selfie addicts. Anyone who has a GoPro or a DSLR camera and wants to create great stabilized videos.

How Does A Gimbal Work?

The 3 axis gimbal stabilizes the tilt, pan, and roll of a camera. So if you move side to side, up and down, back and forth, the gimbal stabilizes the video even if you are shaky.

The Tilt
Tilting is moving up and down. This feature of a camera stabilizer is used to take a video of an object moving up and down or vice versa. Taking a video of a person going down and up the stairs or an object falling to the ground are good examples of the tilt axis.

The Pan
Panning is moving from left to right and vice versa. This feature of the gimbal is used when following an object moving horizontally.

The Roll
The roll is a good feature to use when somebody is moving back and forth. If you are to take a video of the sunset and you will be moving back and forth, you’d want your video to focus on the same area where the sunset is even if you have to move forward or backward.

EVO Gimbals use the Pan, Tilt and Roll technology to stabilize your videos and offer a vibration-free video shooting experience.

We use a tiny gyroscope called an IMU or Inertial Measurement Unit inside the gimbal. The IMU understands the commands of the camera and gimbal operator to stabilize the movement using the pan, tilt and roll motors to level the camera.

The gimbal uses the IMU to detect any sudden jolts or movements of the person holding the camera. These motions are canceled out on the gimbal by powering the three brushless motors to keep the gimbal stabilized within milliseconds of unwanted motion.


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