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Old April 7th, 2015, 07:31 AM   #16
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Re: Video: Nebula 4000 With the Sony A7s

Hopefully there will be some real instructions available soon about working with the software. There's just so much you can improve with it! Too bad it's not your cup of tea. Apparently I'm more of a geek. ;)

I've finished up my Nebula 4000 Lite review which can be found here:
DerranNL: REVIEW: Nebula 4000 Lite 3-Axis Gyroscope Stabilizer

I also made my profile settings available for download for anyone who likes to give it a try!
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Old April 11th, 2015, 09:48 AM   #17
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The video is so good. The footage is very clean and clean. Looking forward to your more wonderful videos.
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Old April 11th, 2015, 03:31 PM   #18
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I'm wondering, isn't it a pain not to be able to see the LCD of your cam?
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Old April 12th, 2015, 02:35 AM   #19
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You can see the screen, it's only partially blocked, it's not perfect but fine for framing your shot while you are shooting.
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Old April 12th, 2015, 06:43 PM   #20
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OK. Nice to know
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Old April 13th, 2015, 08:30 AM   #21
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Thanks Iris!

Larry, I hold the camera a bit lower then eye-level which gives me a clear free view on the LCD screen. Only when you start tilting the camera up or down some part of your screen might be blocked, but it's still enough for framing, like Noa said.
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Old April 21st, 2015, 10:56 AM   #22
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I finally had some time to create a new video with the Nebula stabilizer, using the profile settings that can be found on my blog (DerranNL: REVIEW: Nebula 4000 Lite 3-Axis Gyroscope Stabilizer).

The new video can be seen here:

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Old April 22nd, 2015, 04:57 PM   #23
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It doesn't have to be this complicated. To be honest I got a really good 'out of the box' result when using a different (100 grams heavier) lens. Then I changed to this lightweight wide angle and decided to give the software a try. The footage started to improve, so I decided to invest some more time in it. But I understand what you're saying. It's just the thing with electronic stabilisers, they need a different approach with some things. Perhaps in a few years the setup becomes completely automatic, but where's the fun in that? ;)
Derran, nice results. What is this lightweight wide angle lens? And what was the 100 grams heavier lens you were using? Thanks

(Woops, I see that was already asked in the A7s forum.)
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 06:44 PM   #24
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No problem, it's the 16mm pancake lens from Sony with the ultra wide converter. You can also attach a fish-eye lens to this pancake. The heavier lens I was talking about is the FE 28-70mm Sony lens.
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I finally had some time to create a new video with the Nebula stabilizer, using the profile settings that can be found on my blog (DerranNL: REVIEW: Nebula 4000 Lite 3-Axis Gyroscope Stabilizer).

The new video can be seen here:

Nebula 4000 Lite 3-Axis Stabilizer - New Profile Settings - YouTube
I have seen your work... it's so nice. Your profile settings are very good, and your movement is also very professional.
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 09:28 AM   #26
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Nice!
How does the unit work with a bit more tele lens? Filming someone in closeup for example?
How do you keep focus?
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 03:52 PM   #27
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Thank you for the nice compliment Iris!

@ Erwin, using a bit of tele will produce similar results as filming in wide. And just like working with a regular stabilizer, little shakes and vibrations will become more apparent the more you zoom in. This effect will become less noticeable when there's a lot of movement in the shot.

If you want to shoot someone in close-up while walking with the camera, then I believe the best would be not to zoom in too much and simply stay closer to your subject. The up and down movement of the person walking in front of the camera will exaggerate the floating effect of the camera and you won't have to deal with a lot of vibrations showing up in your shot.
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Old May 24th, 2015, 08:03 AM   #28
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A gimbal is just taken as a kind of technique and component. This beautifully edited video uses the Nebula 4000 Lite.


Last edited by Chris Hurd; May 31st, 2015 at 11:14 PM. Reason: was Gimbal is just taken as a kind of technique and component. This video is a beautiful editing which used Nebula 4000 Lite.
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