The DJI Osmo Mobile is not only an excellent compact gimbal that can significantly smooth out the captured footage on your smartphone when shooting handheld, but it can also help you to capture some stunning time-lapse and hyper-lapse videos with ease. In fact, that particular built-in functionality is one of the most powerful features of the DJI Osmo Mobile, and if you’re wondering how you can make the most out of it, the instructional video below should give you a few helpful insights on the topic. First and foremost, make sure you’ve installed the DJI GO App on your mobile device and follow the simple instructions below.
To start shooting a time-lapse video with your Osmo Mobile, open the DJI GO app, enable video mode and tap the Timelapse icon. If you tend to shoot a stationary time-lapse video, choose the Timelapse option.
Then set the desired interval and duration, enable Tripod mode and tap Start to trigger recording. For shooting a hyper-lapse video, you should use virtually the same settings, except for the Tripod mode. If you want to tilt and pan the gimbal throughout the hyper-lapse recording, the Tripod mode should be disabled.
Furthermore, if you want to shoot a Motion Timelapse, choose Motionlapse mode instead. For optimal results, try to secure your DJI Osmo and keep it as steady as possible. Then move your camera to the position you’d like to start and tap the blue box in the DJI GO app to mark the starting point.
Move the camera to the end position and tap the second box afterwards. It’s worth noting that you can mark up to five points to capture more complex motion time-lapses. To cancel any point, just tap the corner of the frame you’ve previously selected.
Once you’ve chosen your start and end points, you should set desired interval and duration and tap Start to commence recording. If you want to cancel the process at any time, just press the red shutter button on the left side of your screen.
Ultimately, for best results over long shots, set longer intervals or just make the camera move further during the shot. The last method will also help you to capture day-to-night timelapse videos properly, thus avoiding underexposing or overexposing your images.