All photography tools come from a need. A need to produce a better image, a better video or just a better end product. When we saw this new DJI OSMO tool, Visual Technology wanted to see it up close and personal. This steady cam, for lack of a better term, helps in those situations when you need to track a person or object and you need image stabilization built into your shot. In the earlier days of videography you would have to wear essentially “body armor” with weights to counter balance the swings of the camera. Then came on the market the expensive gimbals/gyroscopes designed to absorb external camera movement and lessen that impact on your video. Both iterations did the job to some degree, but were both bulky and limiting. Now, as with all things, the technology improvements have given videographers essential tools to strengthen their video shoots and in a much smaller foot print. When Travis and I got the DJI Osmo in the studio we put it through ringer. We found out what made it sing and what made it fail. The DJI Osmo performs particularly well in amply lit indoor or outdoor situations. It tracks with a very smooth motion and nicely absorbs the videographer’s movement. Often times we need just a few seconds of video for a particular time slot and the nuisances of long steady cam shots are not justified, however, the stabilized shots are essential for what we are doing for a majority of our clients. We read the product reviews and confirmed the pros and cons and in the end we knew this would be a valuable tool for Visual Technology. Let us know about your next shoot, our use of the DJI Osmo may be just the fit for your video shoot.