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Old November 6th, 2017, 03:11 PM   #16
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Re: Bought a Zhiyun Evolution gimbal, but.......

Thank you for the picture of your Zhiyun Smooth Q set-up, quite neat. With that arrangement, however, you lose the sound on the Yi 4K+, since the Yi's side mic is covered. You also cannot view the LCD.

An alternative is to use the horizontal mode with a filler (a bottle cap in this case). Then you have most of the screen in view and the mics are not covered. And the mics are far enough from the gimbal motors so that there is no noise.

Given your aims, I bet you do not care about the stereo audio from the Yi (which is not bad, btw), and you said that you do not need to see the screen. But others may, and this setup (very secure) gives both and is perfectly stable.
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Old November 6th, 2017, 04:25 PM   #17
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Stereo Sound Check: Yi 4K+ on the Zhiyun Smooth Q


The point is to check that the stereo mics do their job when the Yi 4K+ is mounted on the Zhiyun Smooth Q - so we have cars going from left to right and right to left and bird calls to check. Plus some moving with the gimbal. No motor noise, and stereo.

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Old November 6th, 2017, 05:11 PM   #18
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The sound on your recording is very effective and I understand why you would want to use it, but for me, the camera is secondary to my other cams and I would be using stereo audio recorders most of the time.

When I first got the SmoothQ, I set it up with the holder in the vertical mode so that I could see most of the screen, but found that a lot of the time I was filming low or high shots or in sunlight which was making it difficult to see the screen at all. Using the phone on the extension gives me a perfectly placed and much bigger screen which I can instantly change to any angle. I can of course also completely control the camera parameters from it without needing to touch the camera at all. My setup of course wouldn't suit all users, but I always find it interesting how others work.

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