As you know I’m always looking for ways to bring my shoots to life, to make them stand out. In the last three months one of the ways I’ve been doing that is with my Nebula 4000 three axis electronic gimbal. I ordered it after trying Dan Chung’s and was immediately impressed.

As you can see in my video, it’s small and light, perfect for the busy video journalist. The camera I use with mine is the Sony A5100 and the two seem to work together really well.

Below is a video I’ve made that demonstrates how I rig and balance it.

I know other people have had issues balancing it as well as problems with the battery, but I’m pleased to say that so far mine has been flawless (touch wood!)

Here are a couple of other reviews you might want to check out:

http://eriknaso.com/2014/12/21/nebula-4000-first-impressions-and-hands-on-review/

http://www.newsshooter.com/2014/12/30/nebula-4000-lite-the-gimbal-for-the-run-and-gun-shooter/

On the whole I’ve been over the moon with my purchase. . . But I am very interested in the look of the new DJI Osmo, that has a built in 4k camera. It will be interesting to see if it’s as good as the promo video suggests.

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5 Comments »

  1. The Osmo really seems like a must purchase. I’m wondering how it would be as a main camera for me as I film music videos and the ability to change color profiles is a must. Canon has always been my go to but I’m still trying to find a new solution, mirror less seems to be the way forward

    • Hi mate – I’d say it’s definitely more of an “effect” camera than an A camera. In other words just pull it out for a few shots here and there. . .

  2. Great review. Mine works great,too. No problems with the battery or balancing. On some movements the gimbal starts to shake a lot, but I think this is normal at this price.

    • Yes, exactly – a little bit of shake on mine also if I jerk too fast etc. I’ve just purchased an Osmo as well so will let you know how I get on. Cheers, C

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