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Who Is The Osmo Mobile 6 For?

Today, the average smartphone comes with a camera that offers a variety of impressive capabilities. While it’s not difficult to use a button to create a timelapse or video clip, or to zoom into a subject but the end results usually appear unpolished as they lack stability. DJI’s new 3-axis smartphone gimbal, called the Osmo Mobile 6 ($159) is here to stabilize your hand , with new features as well as an updated application.

The Osmo Mobile 6 is the successor to the OM 5 (yes, DJI changed the name for this model too). In addition to offering an extended rod for making selfies and taking additional angles, it also comes with controls that let you zoom into subjects, pan, and make an e-story or hyperlapse in conjunction with the accompanying application. It’s compatible with Android as well as iOS smartphones as well as the latest OS offering a lightning-fast installation.

The Osmo Mobile 6 comes out at the same cost that its predecessor did – but is it worth the upgrade? Do vloggers and creators of content consider purchasing one? Let’s see.

The most important takeaways

3-axis stabilization
Magnetic phone mounts for speedy installation
Quick Launch (available only for iOS only)
Status bar LEDs indicate the state of the battery and camera mode.
Side wheel can be used to adjust focus or control of zoom
Extension rod built-in for further angles as well as vantage points
ShotGuides feature suggest camera shots based on the content you’re filming , and then creates videos that can be used on social media
ActiveTrack 5.0
Numerous video modes
Companion Mimo app includes various comprehensive tutorials
up to 6.5 hours of battery life

The Osmo Mobile 6 was released in just a few months following its predecessor, the OM 5. With 189mm x 85mm and 44mm (7.7″ x 3.3″ x 1.7″) The Osmo Mobile 6 is slightly larger , yet still small enough to be able to slip into the pocket of a purse and be carried around with ease.

The DJI Osmo Mobile 6 gimbal

The built-in extension rod measures approximately 215mm (8.5″) in length when fully extended, and offers the capability of capturing more angles. The front face that the phone is improved considerably and is much easier to use.

A status bar will inform you that the device is fully connected and ready for use. It displays tiny indicators on the left side of the screen. Green indicates that it’s ready for use. Just below it’s the battery’s state. If the battery’s capacity is 20 percent or less, it’ll go red. To the right of both , there is an indicator that indicates the which of the four gimbal modes is active.

The ‘M’ key will turn the device off and on and is also able to instantly switch between gimbal and swivel modes, and three times in order to switch into standby mode. There is a red “Record button, which you can press to begin recording video or to take photos if you are using photo modes.

Below the Record button, you will find beneath it is the Switch button. Press it one time to physically move between the camera’s front and rear cameras. Press twice to rotate the phone’s orientation from portrait to landscape mode. Three times pressing it toggles the phone into photos and video mode.

The most important enhancement is a built-in sidewheel for more control. If you press it once, it will allow users to adjust manually the distance of focus. If you press it twice and turn the wheel back or forward will allow you to zoom the camera into and out in more fluid, smoother manner.

At the rear of the phone is the trigger button. When you press it, DJI’s Active Track 5.0 feature, which allows the phone around to follow a specified subject. it stays in the middle of the image for majority of the part. By pressing the button two times, you will instantly re-center the camera. The locking and unlocking functions and follow speed can be altered with just a few touches on the trigger.

Similar to similar to OM 5, the Osmo Mobile 6 comes with an 1/4″-20 UNC port on the bottom to allow for the attachment of a tripod. Attaching a tripod is suggested by DJI when shooting timelapse or hyperlapse videos. A M3-0.5 screw hole located on one of the devices could be used to connect accessories like an extra camera’s lens, or microphone. The Vlog Combo, that retails at three times the cost of the device by itself comes with a DJI Mic Sender and Receiver.

A standard smartphone clamp is provided in each Osmo Mobile 6 package. It was introduced by the OM 4, the clamp is easily attached on the plate that is mounted of the Gimbal. The clamp must be as center as it can otherwise it will not function properly DJI’s application will alert that you need to adjust it. The latest version is able to handle larger phones than the previous version.

It is estimated that the Osmo Mobile 6 can be charged for up to 1 an hour, 24 mins to fully charge and it can run as long as 6 hour and twenty-four minutes under ideal conditions.

The DJI Mimo app

The Osmo Mobile 6 is powered by DJI’s Mimo application. It’s simple, but it also comes with a plethora of instructional videos to help you get to grips with the app and using features like stories and shot guides.

DJI have also released its LightCut application available for an even more flexible editing of videos. LightCut is simple and easy to use. It is a simple and straightforward tools for editing and sequencing clips in a sequence, along with music and titles. There are a variety of templates to use in the event that you wish to. It’s impossible to get too complicated with it, but for the beginner blogger or content creator, it’s an excellent (and cost-free) tool.

On the right-hand corner of the Mimo application (or in the lower part depending on the device’s orientation) You’ll find the shooting videography and photography modes. These are:

Video: Tap to shoot an ordinary video.
Photography: Take still photos. Start with 0.5X for broad angle and increase the increase the zoom to as high as 8x. By pressing the button, you can activate burst mode.
Hyperlapse: take a video sequence while moving your mobile phone.
Timelapse: There are four standard ways to capture this footage including fixed, sequence reverse or right-to-left. It is also possible to set up your own motion using up to four different positions for the gimbal to move between.
DynamicZoom is a simulation of the effect of a dolly. Select the screen one of the modes, Move In or Out mode, and drag an icon to select the subject. Then you can walk toward and away from your subject to make an audio clip.
Slow Motion: Record video at either 4X slow motion or eight times slow speed.
Pano Capture 3×3, at 240 degrees or CloneMe. This produces an image where an identical subject is shown in several locations in the same image. It will count down five seconds between each photo so that the subject can shift to the next location within the frame.
Story: includes a wide range of templates, guides as well as automated angles. When each video clip is captured, it will be stitched together to create an instant shareable story.

ISO and shutter speeds, and the EV values are shown on the lower right in the bottom of the page. Above that there is a scrollbar, which allows you to zoom out and in between 0.5X or 8x. The three dots icon in the left-hand side of the screen will open to a menu that includes the camera, gimbal and general settings. The left-hand side provides instant access to shooting options as well as Glamour options.

The top of the application offers the ability to access Stories and ShotGuides and it displays the life of the battery for both the gimbal as well as your smartphone. It also shows which mode the wheel on the side can be set to (Manual Focus or Zoom) and lets you switch between the back and front cameras on your smartphone. This ActiveTrack Select Box will pop into the middle of the frame once video is enabled. ActiveTrack 5.0 is not functional in the event that the camera has been zoomed over 3X.

What’s the experience like using

The Osmo Mobile 6 is slightly heavier and bigger in comparison to that of the OM 5. DJI claims that this is to provide it with a more comfortable grip, but I really didn’t feel there was much differences. The most significant benefit I’ve noticed is how easy it is to fold the device and connect to my mobile device. As I wrote about the OM 5, I pointed that I was worried that it might break. That is no longer the case since DJI has improved its overall design and functions.

The most important change is the display bar that’s located on the main handle of the device. Green means it’s all set to go; yellow informs you that Bluetooth (now 5.1) does not appear to be working; and red indicates an indication that your battery may be nearing the end of its life. Side wheel useful, but it was a bit difficult to zoom into and out of the screen difficult as I had hoped. I had a much more enjoyable experience when I dragged my fingers across the bar that appears on the screen.

The most notable benefit is how easy it is to fold it and then connect to my smartphone phone. The OM 5 I was afraid of breaking it.

I would like to have an easier method to change speed. Slow Motion speed. It’s set automatically to 8X. That means recording for around 8 seconds gives you more than a minute worth of footage. Additionally I found the video’s quality was not great and a little blurry. I would like to see an option to tap on the screen that displays “8X” and then automatically change it to the ‘4X.’

Another issue I’m experiencing is the issue with DynamicZoom. It is impossible to zoom in or out of something prior to recording. I was outside as I was preparing to shoot and needed to take approximately 10 steps further back to ensure my subject was in the frame. What would happen if I were in the indoor space and the location was restricted?

Each of the Magnetic Phone Clamp3 as well as the Fill Light Clamp snapped in quickly and securely connected the iPhone 12 ProMax. Because iOS devices can be used using Quick Launch, my device was instantly connected, making shooting effortless. DJI didn’t specify when this feature would become accessible to Android users.

The Mimo app is constantly getting better and better. However, I found the ShotGuides to be quite confusing. There are numerous categories, and each includes a variety of angles and videos of examples. At times, I was unsure which angle I was using to shoot an actual take or watching the instructional video. Additionally, City Themes can send users on scavenger hunting, such as to find the traffic light. Although DJI provides the amount of times that the theme has been employed in-app, I didn’t see this kind of content on the social media feeds I follow.

This leads me to Stories which is a decent feature, but not one I’d like to use to create content. Checkered patterns are often overused and the predetermined length of each video is not adjustable. In one instance, as I followed the recommendations to move the gimbal it turned towards the arm’s side. The best part is, If you’re pleased with the result, it’s simple to share the result immediately.

I also played with DJI’s LightCut application. Its music selection is not great I find it to be a bit boring and the songs you choose do not alter the background sound. Editing clips manually is simple and simple enough, since this part of the application is simple, however you can achieve the same experience using third-party apps like InShot.

There are of course many templates which you can use on this site too. I’ve tried “Autumn,” but I was disappointed by the animations of yellow leaves overlaying my image to be rather ridiculous. LightCut is completely free and you don’t even need to connect to an DJI device to utilize it, either. You get what you get, so to say.

As I mentioned earlier, DJI now uses ActiveTrack 5.0. I tested this feature at the local skate park in my area. It was able to connect to subjects quickly however, I found that it would latch onto another subject when it crossed the path of the first subject. It did follow a primary subject for around 150 yards before loosing connection it was a step up from it’s predecessor, the OM 5.

With Glamour Effects, you can reduce your facial size and make your eyes appear larger however the effects aren’t too striking.

In addition, there is an separate Fill Light ($59), that adjusts to three distinct hues and brightness. It functions exactly the same way as the magnetic clamp that connects your phone to the device, but it must be recharged. A power button as well as a status light are featured on this clamp.

Who’s it meant for?

As smartphones and cameras become more advanced it is possible for a lot of people to utilize them for capturing images but to also use tools to make their images more professional.

The speed and ease of using Osmo Mobile 6 makes it an attractive option. It doesn’t require SD storage or downloads to worry about The data is saved to the app or on your smartphone. For vloggers and casual content creators, this is an ideal device for creating smoother and more sophisticated-looking footage.