The Osmo Pocket is a great small camera that can... fit in your pocket. If you understand the different types of features, you can apply these tips and tricks for the Osmo Pocket to really maximize your footage and take it to the next level.
Knowing whether or not to use Follow, Tilt Locked or FPV mode will save you a lot of headaches!
Filming action with the Osmo Pocket requires a fast gimbal speed, but getting buttery smooth footage will be difficult. Dropping the gimbal speed lower will give you more forgiveness, but wont react to your movements as quickly.
Active track is amazing with the Osmo Pocket! It's nice to be able to target a face or object and let he camera track it. Not available in FPV or 4K60fps though.
Getting proper exposure with the Osmo Pocket is crucial, especially if you're filming in the standard picture profile. If you're using D-Cinelike, you can get away with using under or over exposing a little bit.. but not too much
Motion lapses are a VERY underrated feature of the Osmo Pocket. Moving time lapses give your footage a little extra 'life' and are capable of some really interesting results! Using the photos that the Osmo Pocket generates instead of the 1080p version will give you better quality - but you will have to assemble these photos yourself.
Using the gridlines can help you keep a consistent horizon. The histogram, 'overexposure' or zebra stripes will help you nail your exposure as well from number 4 as well!
Dynamic camera movements can create a nice paralax effect and call attention to certain subjects.
The Osmo Pocket has the unique ability to film straight up above you, while you use the Osmo in a normal orientation. Use this to your advantage and film up, while walking straight for some pretty cool shots!
The Osmo Pocket features a action camera-style mounting adapter that let's it integrate flawlessly with the GoPro style action camera mounts. Lots of mounting opportunities!
If you happen to run out of storage space while you're out and about filming - the Osmo Pocket will shoot 1080p video and use your phones camera roll to store the footage. A really nice feature in a pinch!
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