Backed by algorithms and gyroscopes, gimbals pick up on any unwanted jolts or bumps in your footage – and then stabilise those moments with the help of motors.
The popular 3-axis gimbals use Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) to detect movement, and then adjust the gimbal on each axis to balance your camera and keep it still as you move through the scene. The best part? The gimbal’s built-in computer can determine which movements are intentional (and which ones aren’t), so your panning scenes and sweeping views turn out the way you wanted them.
Thanks to this technology, 3-axis gimbals can create a cinematic yet dreamy effect, where the camera appears to be floating through the air. (On that note, this is why many of the newer video drones are fitted out with gimbals.)