Up until very recently I recorded my road bike rides with a Go Pro Session camera mounted to a chest plate, and after running the footage through Movie Maker software and applying some video stabilization I was always pleased with the results, and thought the footage was smooth. It wasn’t until I used a gimbal stabilised camera I realised just how jerky the footage captured with my Go Pro is.
The gimbal stabilised camera I used was the DJI Osmo, and I have to say it did a pretty good job. The footage is definitely smoother than using the Go Pro Session, but I did have issues with losing the horizon and “wonky” angles. This was the fault of the operator, i.e. me, rather than the fault of the Osmo.
I used the DJI bike mount to attach the Osmo to my bike’s handlebars, and whilst setting the camera up should be simple and logical, I found it quite a challenge and based on the footage I need to make a few tweaks.
The video footage is definitely smoother using the DJI Osmo camera, and once I have sorted out keeping the horizon and nailed the set up I think the Osmo is going to be a great tool for recording future bike rides.
Below is a quick clip of my ride using the DJI Osmo:-
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