New Technology FeiyuTech SCORP 2 Gimbal Stabilizer for DSLR Camera

This is the new Feiyutech Scorp mini. FeiyuTech SCORP 2 Gimbal Stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless Camera, Integrated Al Tracking Sensor. The very first thing to remember before setting up and balancing are these three secrets. 

FeiyuTech SCORP 2 Gimbal Stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless Camera

FeiyuTech SCORP 2 Gimbal Stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless Camera, Integrated Al Tracking Sensor

This is the new Feiyutech Scorp mini.  And then I'm going to give you a quick review of what I think of this gimbal, and finally show you some test footage shot on this gimbal. The very first thing to remember before setting up and balancing are these three secrets. When you're balancing the gimbal you want to imagine that the center of gravity is in line with the axes of these three motors, and I'll get to that in a second. The second thing to remember is that you will learn how to balance this gimbal.


1. Revolutionizing Filmmaking: How the SCORP 2 Elevates Your Shots

It can be a little frustrating at first if you've never balanced gimbals, but I promise you that you will learn how to do it then the third thing is, once you have properly balanced the gimbal, just take note of all of the markings on each of the arms and the motors. Put them in the notes section of your phone so that when you take off the camera or switch your lens, or you put on a new type of camera that has a different weight, you can just refer back to your notes and remember exactly where all the markings were. And that way you don't need to balance it. You just revert to those markings.

2. The Science of Stability: Exploring the AI Tracking Sensor in the SCORP 2

 The first thing you're gonna want to do is fully charge the gimbal. You just plug in a USB-C cable. It has fast charging You're going to take your little accessories pack, pull out the metal screw and attach the base plate to the camera. I've already done it here. The base plate does come with a little wrench to attach it. Just remember that you have this little hole, a lens support hole facing the front of the camera. Okay, so the first thing you want to do is once you have your tripod attached, your gimbal fully charged because you want to unlock the motors.

3. Smooth Moves: Harnessing the Power of Three-Axis Stabilization

 So the motors come locked so that it doesn't get damaged while it's being shipped with the gimbal with the trigger pointing forward and the LCD screen pointing towards me. There is a motor on the back called the role Motor I'm going to flip it down this little metallic lock, and now you can see that it rolls like this. I'm going to put it so this bar is parallel to the ground. And then I'm going to lock it in a place like that. Then I'm going to take the tilt motor which is the motor that's on my right. Your left. Unlock that. And then you should see that this is also fully able to move. So this is the first one we're going to just take your camera I'm using this Pentax camera. You can use this with a smartphone or an action camera a compact camera and even small mirrorless cameras. 

4. Compact Powerhouse: The Portability and Performance of the SCORP 2

There are adapters for all of those types. I'm going to use this one for now. You're going to take this little knob on the bottom base plate and screw it open all the way. You're going to slide in the camera like so and you're just going to tighten it up and make sure it's locked. And then what you also want to do is take this little back latch, put it to the unlocked, and try to get, as I said, the center of gravity of the camera as far in line with the axis of this motor. So imagine there's a little line running out of the axis of this motor. You want to get the center of gravity of the camera in the base plate as much as you can in line with that. So I don't want this way over here, I want it. It's pretty much as close as I can to here, leaving maybe like a millimeter or a, you know, a centimeter. 

5. Mastering Motion: Tips and Tricks for Perfecting Your Gimbal Shots

Now I'm going to lock this latch back. Okay. So once you have that back lock latched, the first thing we're going to do is adjust the tilt motor. So what I want to do is point the lens towards the ceiling. And as you can see when I'm putting the lens towards the ceiling the camera's rotating. That way it's falling forward. So what that means is that there's too much weight on this side of the axis of this motor. So just imagine it like, you know, a balancing board. It should lay level flat, but it's not. There's too much weight going that way. So what I need to do is unscrew here. You see the lock which is a new type of locking system which I love. And you point it towards the ceiling. And so it's falling too much that way. So that means I need to go this way. That means I need to get the weight more in line. So that is perfect. You just need to make micro-adjustments.

6. Adapting to Any Environment: SCORP 2's Versatility in Action

 Once the lens will remain pointing towards the ceiling When I let go, that means it's perfectly balanced on this motor. So now I just tighten up this little screw here and there it is. Now we want to point the lens forward and you can see that again. It's falling this way. So what that means is that I have too much weight again going this way I'm going to loosen this up. And remember since it's falling forward, that means I need to push the weight back just ever so slightly. Maybe something like that. Nope. Not enough. I'm gonna push it back a little bit more and tighten it, and I'm not going to get it perfect. For this video for a little bit, It's just micro. Micro. There we go. Micro micro-adjustments. A fraction of a millimeter will adjust the balance. So now you can see that the lens remains pointing forward.

7. Longevity and Reliability: Durability Features of the SCORP 2

 So the next motor that I want to balance is the role motor. So that's the one that's on the back here. So now I'm going to unlock that one. And you can see what happens when I let go. The weight is pulling the camera this way. Let me show it from this side. So imagine there's a line running through. It's going too far that way. So just like we did with the others, I need to loosen this one. Push the weight back to this side and tighten it up. And that's pretty darn good. So if I hold it this way it goes back a little bit. But it's it's pretty centered. Now the last one is usually the most difficult. It's the pan motor. So what you want to do is hold the gimbal parallel with your table or floor. And then I'm going to gently unlock it. Just be careful because when you lock it, it can wildly flip around. So I'm gonna unlock it. And now if I point it towards you, you can see that the gimbal or the camera rather is going that way. So all I need to do is loosen it up and you guessed it, push the weight this way.

8. From Amateur to Pro: How the SCORP 2 Enhances Your Filmmaking Journey

Let's see if that works. And that's perfect. So now the gimbal should be reasonably balanced. So that when you point it in any direction it should stay there. Again I didn't do this 100% perfectly for this video, but as you can see, if I point it down here, the camera stays pointed to where I faced it. So that is a balanced gimbal. You want to make sure that it's balanced because you'll save your motors from any wear and tear, you'll save your battery life, and you'll also get smoother footage before you go any further. If you are finding this video helpful, please return the favor and click the Like and Subscribe button. This helps my videos reach more people so that I can continue making useful videos like this. And if you have any questions at all, leave them in the comment section below. I try to get back to every question within 48 to 72 hours. So the Feiyutech Scorp mini. It's about the same size and has some of the same features as the Zhiyun Crane M2. But two things set it apart in my opinion.

9. Sleek Design, Superior Performance: Aesthetics Meets Functionality

 The first is the price. It's only about $199 or €199 if you buy it from the Kickstarter link. And I'll put that link in the description below. The second thing, and I just think the most incredible thing about this gimbal is this LCD touch screen. This makes it so much easier to navigate through all of the menus, through all of the modes, while you're out shooting. Suppose you're a cinematographer, a videographer, or a travel vlogger. In that case, you know that when you're out there in the busy environment shooting, and creating your videos, you don't want to be fiddling through all of the settings with a scroll wheel or something like that. Or you don't even want to have to pull up your phone and connect it to mess with all the settings. You just want to be able to do it through the touch screen. That, to me, is one of the best features of this gimbal. 

10. Innovation in Action: SCORP 2's Impact on the Filmmaking Industry

It's super lightweight but the battery life is amazing. It's up to 13 hours. It only takes a couple of hours to charge it, and it has all of these buttons and functions right at your fingertips to make it very easy to shoot after we've balanced it, I just want to turn it on by holding the power button here at the front for a couple of seconds and the gimbal will come on in. The very first thing you want to do is auto-tune or auto-calibrate the motor. So I'm just going to click motor power click auto-tune and click Start Tuning. Let it sit there. It's gonna wiggle around and vibrate. It's just testing the weight of the camera so that you'll have the smoothest shooting possible. So let's talk about some of the basic modes. First is pan follow. And this is usually the one that I use the most. So with pan follow when you pan to the left or pan to the right, the camera follows. If I tilt down or tilt up, the lens stays pointing forward. Same with if I roll to the right or roll to the left. If I push the M button on the back of the touchscreen, I can touch the touchscreen. Also, I can change to lock mode. So with lock mode, the camera stays pointing in the direction no matter how you move the gimbal. So if I pan-tilt roll, you can see that the camera always faces the direction it was in. And then I can also go into the pan, tilt follow. So you guessed it follows on my pans, but it also follows on my tilts. There's also one called FPV or, you know, first-person view. This one follows in all directions, even roll what is a cool feature of this gimbal is the portrait mode. 

11. Your Ultimate Cinematic Companion: Why the SCORP 2 is a Must-Have Tool

So if I double tap the function button on the left side of the screen, the camera goes into portrait mode with social media. You know, if you want to shoot something for TikTok or Instagram, I'm shooting vertically now. This is a huge, huge benefit to this gimbal. And when you're shooting like this, you can hold the scorpion tail or the handle to get, you know, really smooth footage for Instagram Stories or Reels or TikTok. If I connect the Feiyu Scorp mini app on my phone, then I can get all sorts of cool things like, you know, panoramas, hyperlapses if I want to shoot footage of the night sky I can do all of that through the app. The app has a great interface, probably the best gimbal app I've seen. It's intuitive and easy to use. So you could also use this as a tripod, for example, so you can point at any direction you want, you know, set it on an auto timer, run away, and get your shot. If you ever find that you want to return the gimbal to the center, just pull the trigger twice. And if you are a vlogger and you want to shoot some selfie stuff, you can triple-tap the trigger. And now I can shoot in selfie mode.   

FeiyuTech SCORP 2 Gimbal Stabilizer

This is great. You can also notice that at the front there is a usb-C connector. You can connect it to your camera, and then you can control all of your camera's functionality like ISO, aperture, etc. through this OLED screen at the front. And then you can also go into the settings and decide what you want to use this wheel for. You could connect a follow focus motor to your lens through this port here at the front, and then pull focus with this. Or I can use this wheel to adjust things like the tilt, the pan, and the roll. Let's go outside and look at some test footage. I'm going to attach my iPhone and I'm going to run around. I'm gonna walk and run around and I'll show you the stabilization of this gimbal. This is walking up some stairs at a normal pace with my iPhone on the gimbal. And then next I'm going to run up the stairs as fast as I can, and you can see how good of a job the gimbal does with stabilizing the footage, because here I am, running up the same stairs with no gimbal, no stabilization at all, and you can see the difference.

FeiyuTech SCORP 2 Gimbal Stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless Camera, Integrated Al Tracking Sensor

FeiyuTech SCORP 2 Gimbal Stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless Camera, Integrated Al Tracking Sensor

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