This article provides an overview of PlexiDrone X8's optional 3D Cinema Gimbal upgrade and why it is needed to capture professional footage.
Covered in this article:
- Why do I Need the 3D Cinema Gimbal Upgrade?
- Camera Capability Comparison
- More Info
- Related Video
Better quality footage! The 3D Cinema Gimbal houses more professional cameras such the Sony RX100 II/III or 4K RX100 IV/V. The combination of that along with the 3D Cinema Gimbal's additional stabilization features as well as using this on the PlexiDrone X8 configuration results in unmatched stable and high quality content. If you are looking to create aerial footage for professional clients then this is the camera stabilization of choice for PlexiDrone.
For perspective here is a comparison between the typical drone camera versus PlexiDrone's ace camera:
|Specification|| GoPro Hero 4
(w/ Standard Gimbal)
Sony RX100 IV
|Effective Pixels||12 megapixels||20 megapixels|
|Focal length (equiv.)||14 - 28 mm||24 – 70 mm|
|Max. Image Resolution||4000 x 3000 pixels||5472 x 3648 pixels|
|Max. Video Resolution||
3840 x 2160 pixels
|3840 x 2160 pixels|
|Storage Types||MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC||
SD / SDHC / SDXC,
|Image Formats||JPEG||Extra Fine JPEG, RAW|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4||MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S|
More information about the 3D Cinema Gimbal can be found here.
Can I use the Same Universal Payload Clip used for the Other Camera Options for the 3D Cinema Gimbal?
Yes. The Univeral Payload Clip is meant to be universal for every PlexiDrone payload / camera option. No need to purchase a different Payload Clip or make your own. You can use what came with your original PlexiDrone purchase.
How Do I Upgrade?
Upgrading is easy: when you have acquired the 3D Cinema Gimbal, either replace your current payload attached to the Universal Payload Clip, or acquire another Payload Clip and add the 3D Cinema Gimbal to your collection of quick-release and interchangeable payloads.
Which Cameras are Compatible with PlexiCinema Gimbal?
Presently supported is the Sony RX100 series (II/III/IV/V).
Which PlexiDrone Configuration Supports 3D Cinema Gimbal?
Only PlexiDrone X8 supports the 3D Cinema Gimbal because that gimbal plus its camera combined is a payload that is otherwise too heavy for the X4 configuration.
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