In this episode, I’m going to show you three reasons why I absolutely love the new DJI Osmo mobile specifically ‘Motion Lapse’ Hi everybody, welcome to another episode of Exploring Photography. I’m Mark Wallace, and this is the new DJI Osmo mobile. it’s an absolutely wonderful gimbal, it allows you to make sure that your phone stays nice and steady, so you can get perfectly smooth video, but in addition to that, you can also shoot panoramas, and stills, and selfies. You can do motion tracking with this so you can use it to track either yourself, or something else that’s moving. It’s a really an amazing device for storytelling, but there are three things about it that I really want to highlight, because I absolutely love them, and the first is the price! This ships for just under 130 US dollars, which is sort of mind-blowing. So in the past professional gimble’s like this, would cost you upwards of $1000 or more. So now just a hundred and thirty bucks you can get this. Second thing this is a revamp of the original Osmo mobile, what they’ve done is, they’ve simplified the controls on the gimbal itself. They’ve made the, the materials they’ve used different set of materials. So it’s lighter, the battery is 15 hours, it lasts for an entire day, in fact this battery will outlast your smartphone, and so what they’ve done is they’ve even included a USB port. So you can charge your phone from the gimbal which is pretty amazing, and then they’ve simplified the controls on the actual gimbal itself, and so there’s a little thumb pad here, that allows you to move the gimbal around, left and right, up and down, to track your shots or set up time lapse videos. There’s a zoom on the side to zoom in and out, if you are using digital zoom, there’s a mode button to switch modes, and then there’s an on/off to start and stop recording. And that’s about it. You can also mount your smartphone either horizontally like this, or vertically. If you’re going to be using this to tell Instagram stories, or use it where it needs to be vertical. You can do live broadcasting, all kinds of stuff. It’s a really an amazing device, but what I want to talk to you and show you how to do today, is to use this to create a very special kind of timelapse videos, these are called hyperlapse. That’s when you’re actually tracking something, and moving and creating a timelapse video, all at once, and motion lapse that’s where you put this on a stationary tripod, and then you use the gimbal to add motion to your timelapse video. It’s really pretty awesome, and easy to do, incredibly easy to do. Well what you’ll need if you’re doing motion lapse or timelapse, is you need to add a tripod. So I’m going to use this little Cullman Travel Tripod, it’s very inexpensive. I’ve included a link to this in the description of this video. So you can see exactly how much this is. I think it’s 30 bucks, I forgot, it’s really inexpensive, but once you put your gimbal on a tripod. What you can do is, you can start adding motion. So in motion-lapse you can say, hey, here’s the start point here’s the stop point, and then it will actually make a timelapse video, between those two points. You can do up to five points, so instead of talking about this, let me show you how to do it, we’ll start with hyperlapse. So let me show you how that works, the first thing I’m going to do is click Hyper Lapse Mode I’m going to get some options I’ll leave my interval at half a second, and set my duration for 10 minutes. I’m going to film for 10 minutes half a second shot, every half a second, then I’m going to frame my shot, and once that’s done, I’m going to hit start. Now I’m going to draw a little square around the statue to start active tracking. Now notice I got that wrong the first time, that’s okay. I’ll just redraw the square and now I’m locked on to this little statue and what that means is as I’m walking around the statue or whatever it is I’m actively tracking, the Osmo is going to make sure that stays into the center of the frame, and so I can just walk to the side, and as I’m going, that’s going to keep things focused. Now if I want to regain a manual control for whatever reason, for example I know I have some objects that are going to interfere on the left, I can just click the little exit in the lower left hand corner to shut that off. So I’m going to click that right now, and now I have manual control again, and then I’ll just zip over here climb the steps, and continue with my shot. Now I can also active track things that aren’t really objects, like the end of this sidewalk, so I’ve dragged the box on the end of the sidewalk. I’m getting an error message saying the subject’s too small, I need to get closer, but that’s okay! I’m not even going to retry, as I get closer, Active Track clicks on to the end of the sidewalk, it keeps that centered, and as I get.. as I continue on the path, so here is what my entire shot looks like. The hyperlapse is pretty cool, but motion lapse is even easier, let me show you how that works, I’m going to start by choosing motion lapse, that’s the mode I want to use. Then I need to say where to start this so I’m going to move the gimbal using my thumb pad, and click the blue square to set the A point, the beginning point. I’m going to move the gimbal again to the second point, hit the blue square, and that sets the B Point, move the gimbal using my thumb pad to the last point. I’ll hit the little blue square and that sets my third point, a B and C, now I can click Next and I’m going to set my parameter. So I’m going to shoot every half second, and I think I’ll set this for about 5 minutes, and you can see at the very bottom. It’ll tell me how long that’s going to be. So that’s going to give me a 20 second video. Then I hit Start… the gimbal starts moving, and starts recording, and here’s what it looks like.. While hyperlapse, and motion lapse are a lot of fun, they’re just two more tools in the storytellers toolbox. If you’re a storyteller, you absolutely want to check out the Osmo mobile. It can really take you to the next level in your storytelling game. Well thank you so much for joining me, for this episode of Exploring Photography, make sure you check me out on Instagram, and I will see you again next time!