Gimbals have certainly become the hottest new trend in video & image capturing. Everybody wants to get their hands on one so they can start capturing those mesmerizingly smooth images & videos gimbals are known for.
Since SLRs & DSLRs are quite heavy & inconvenient to carry everywhere along with all their tools, this trend has become even more popular with the advantage of them being highly compatible with iphones & Gopro(s). So now, many people are replacing heavy SLRs & DSLRs with 3-axis hand-held gimbals to shoot perfect videos [moving & still] through their high quality iphones & Gopros.

The major reason behind this being that the Gimbals are great for free motion. They allow the operator to move around pretty freely, thanks to the fact that they’re lightweight and compact, operators can take their device virtually anywhere or through anything and still get a smooth shot. Stabilization is the key and Gimbals offer just that. So here, we’re listing out the best occasions you can use a Gimbal to shoot perfect videos:

Handheld Gimbals are best used during wedding functions. They capture fantastic dancing footage. You can work your way in and around the dance floor. This handheld stabilizer is also good to use during portraits, as you can follow the couple and photographer as they take pictures.

Setting up a shot takes a lot of time, especially if each requires different camera movement tools. Gimbals allow vloggers to get similar shots in less time, which is good for run-and-gun vloggers who simply don’t have the time, space, or patience to set up all of that extra gear for shooting videos.

Trips, Vacations or Holidays are the best time you can put the Gimbals to use. Be it adventurous, relaxing or just plain leisure, Gimbal can be your best travel companion. In the sense that it helps shoot perfect stabilized videos which helps you lock-in your travel memories for a lifetime. Run, ride or fly, it never lets you miss a moment.

4 Ways to use a Gimbal to capture perfect cinematic footage

From mini-docs to short narratives and commercials, your go-to piece of gear, next to your camera, has to be your single-handed handheld gimbal. Its versatility and size makes it a crucial tool for any run-and-gun production. So, here we are sharing 4 most amazing ways to use a gimbal to get perfect stabilized video footage – 3 axis gimbal stabilizer:

1- Smooth Pans & Tilts without a Tripod
Use your gimbal like you would use a tripod (Gimbal Tripod). If you working on a run-and-gun project and have trouble quickly extending and moving a tripod, you can capture a lot of similar movements on a gimbal camera. You can shoot tilts and pans pretty easily. You don’t even have to use the gimbal’s joystick. For the best results, use your body to move the
camera gimbal system.

2- Steady Still Shots without a Tripod
You can also use the gimbal to try to eliminate any movement, like a standard tripod shot. This requires you to be as still as possible, and if you notice a little bit of movement in your shot, you can apply a warp handheld gibmal stabilizer.

3- Crane Shot
Prop your body down in a squat, and then slowly stand up. It gets a really nice crane up shot.

4- Slow Dolly / Push Over / Slider Movement
It’s very easy to get a simple push over, slider-like movement. And it’s so much easier than carrying around a slider or dolly.



Gimbalmart’s UoPlay gimbal is a superb handheld camera stabilizer capable of capturing professional videos. Build quality on the UoPlay is class-leading and is what you’d expect from a brand like Gimbalmart. The gimbal head or handle has very good ergonomics and is made of high quality aluminum alloy with a nice rubber grip. Fit and finishing are excellent and all buttons have a nice tactile feel to them. They are also well-placed and within easy reach of your fingers.

The 3 axis gimbal is made mostly out of aluminum and feels very sturdy. The clamp that is used to cradle the smartphone is controlled via an aluminum dial at the rear and provides a very secure grip on smartphones up to 5.5 inches in size. Bear in mind that this is not your typical selfie stick with a flimsy spring-loaded smartphone clamp. The grip provided by the clamp can be so strong that you need to be careful not to over tighten it especially for smartphones (best gimbal for iphone) that have plastic bodies which could crack under the sheer pressure.

To protect your smartphone from scratches or dents, all surfaces on the gimbal that come into contact with it are covered with soft rubber pads. Once tightened the clamp never comes loose on its own.

The UoPlay doesn’t have a camera mounted on the top. Instead, one has to mount a smartphone, just like selfie sticks. The adjustable stand can hold a smartphone measuring 4-5.5 inch. A few controls have been added to the handle – power, still capture, video capture and the joystick that helps in controlling the motorized movements and speed of the phone mounted on the gimbal.

Once UoPlay pairs over Bluetooth, the nearly dead gimbal instantly comes into action and stabilizes the smartphone (yes, it works as a 3 axis gimbal stabilizer)

An array of controls have been added to the handheld gimbal – switching between video and photo, shoot in panorama long exposure. It can be used for capturing with the rear camera or even selfie mode. The movement of the gimbal is pretty smooth and the results can be seen in the videos shot using this gimbal gopro.

Unlike other gimbals, the 3-axis gimbal on the UoPlay cannot be separated from the handle. This means it is not possible to use other Gimbalmart camera gimbal systems with the UoPlay handle. On a positive note, the UoPlay is a lot more future-proof since it has no built-in camera. Since camera technology on smartphones constantly improve every year, there is always the possibility of using the UoPlay that you bought today with smartphones that have far superior image quality and performance five years from now.

GIMBALMART Uoplay also allows you to take pictures in the portrait mode unlike any other gimbal which is certainly a plus point. However, the image and video quality depends up on the camera optics of the smartphone or Gopro mounted on the gimbal.

Product Highlights
– UoPlay’s 3-axis gimbal system smoothens out the movements you make, turning every shot into cinematic video.
– Shoot better photos in low light, with powerful camera stabilization and full manual camera control.
– Used with its range of accessories, the UoPlay can be mounted almost anywhere, giving you even more opportunities to get that perfect shot.

What’s In The Box
UoPlay comes with a charger cable, counter weight, batteries and user manuals.
The UoPlay packs in a 900-mAh battery that can last close to four hours on a single charge. The battery is removable and can be swapped easily (needed to be purchased separately).

Gimbalmart’s range of accessories- carry bag, different colors handle grips and Joystick, is probably the most comprehensive for any handheld gimbal stabilizer range currently in the market. And this is one major reason why many are attracted to Gimbalmart’s UoPlay lineup.

In terms of build quality and ergonomics, the UoPlay is probably one of the best, if not the best, smartphone gimbal stabilizer available today. Although somewhat pricey, the UoPlay brings the same stabilization technology and quality that was once available only in the more expensive gimbals to smartphone users.

The best place to shop for GIMBALMART UOPLAY is from its official website where GIMBALMART usually offers good deals on many of its products at its online store.

You may also find the Uoplay Gibmal carry bag, grip bands and joystick at affordable prices. The carrying bag is a nice addition to the package and is great for storing or transporting the UoPlay.
Bag it or Junk it: It is great video stabilizing equipment for capturing videos on a smartphones. Turns smartphone into a motion camera.
You Can Buy Gimbal at Price: INR 24,999

Use Your Gimbal Like a Pro!

Camera Dollies to Steadicams and 3-Axis Gimbal Camera handhelds- the journey of tools used for providing stability to your camera has been so exciting. Though the basic concept behind the invention and inception of all these has been the same, each one of them used an entirely different way to serve the purpose. Out of these, gimbal, the newest tool in the family is certainly the hottest of all and here’s a list of dos with your 3-axis camera or handheld gimbal stabilizer to nail it every single time you use it.

  1. Do not assume that your camera gimbal is a replacement for those camera dollies and steadicams, they are still the mainstream in the cinematic world. So make use of your gimbal along with your sliders, jibs and dollies to make the most of it.
  1. Gimbal for gopro are light-weight and compact and for this are your best companion when you need to shoot while you roam. Move them as much as you want, your gimbal is absolutely fine with that!
  1. You need not to carry those redundant gears with your gimbal. Just your gimbal is enough to take instant shots, without setting up all those messy gears. So, don’t worry if you have lack of patience, time and space, trust your gimbal and click perfectly stable pictures and shoot invincible videos.
  1. Your handheld gimbal doesn’t track the vertical movements of the objects and this may definitely affect your images or videos causing a floating or bobbing effect. As a camera operator, you are the sole responsible person to keep track of those vertical movements.
  1. Rotate it, invert it or do whatever you like to do with your gimbal’s position. Be selective in taking the shots, make use of your gimbal’s flexibility!
  1. Balance your gimbal head accurately! Yes, you need to take care of the balancing of your gimbal. If you don’t, you hamper its motors, thereby draining its batteries.
  1. Shooting with gimbal is not a cup of tea for everyone, you need power up yourself before you try it. It may turn out to be tedious and laborious.

Know your gimbal

A gimbal is basically a hinged support that firmly holds your camera or smart phone in an upright position and thereby lets you click perfectly stable pictures and videos. In earlier times, mechanical gimbals with single-axis rotation were used for this purpose. Later on, these gimbals were updated to have two-axis rotation for better stability and providing better flexibility to your device. These gimbals make use of gravitational force for providing stability to your device while it is rotating on a single-axis, of course the mass of the camera or phone is also an important factor.

However, continuous improvements and newer ideas in the gimbal industry introduced electronic gimbals which soon replaced mechanical gimbals completely. The obvious reasons for this replacement include some advantages and features of gopro gimbal like three-axis rotation, improved stability, stabilization of on-board moving objects, lesser camera shakes and jitters, no impact of gravitational force, and independent projection.

Camera shakes and vibrations are not acceptable in handheld shooting and on-board footage, 3 Axis Gimbal serve this purpose well in stabilization systems which are projected to offer an immense ease of handling camera operator. Moreover factors like abrupt speed changes and g-force in corners do not affect the stability and performance of electronic gimbals; three brushless motors keep the level of your camera intact as it moves on all three axis and provides you an immediate response. In addition, a robust microcontroller accompanied by a set of electronic gyroscopes and accelerometers (together known as micro-machined inertial measurement unit – IMU) lets the electronic gimbal to respond to every slight movement and keeps the camera stabilized utilizing the motor assembly.

An electronic smartphone gimbal stabilizer can easily level a camera or smartphone in case of turns, vibrations and changing directions whereas a mechanical gimbal suffers from inertia and negative gravitational force when used for shooting on-board moving objects. These amazing features and excellent performance of electronic gimbals, they are preferred over mechanical gimbals and have replaced them completely in the industry.