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FeiyuTech Vimble C Review & Sample Footage

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Here we take a closer look at the FeiyuTech Vimble C hand-held stabilizer for both smart phones and small action cameras such as the GoPro Hero 5 Black or Hero 6 Black. It’s not really fair to compare this gimbal to many of the others on the market as this is a low-cost entry level gimbal. So how well does a $100 gimbal work, lets find out. First lets take a look at our YouTube review, it contains video sample of both the Hero 6 Black and iPhone 8 while mounted in the Vimble C by FeiyuTech.

FeiyuTech Vimble C White: https://goo.gl/eZjTUr

FeiyuTech Vimble C Black: https://goo.gl/YAYw3v

Use coupon code: BlackFridayCA13 to get the Vimble C for just $99 the coupon will expire December 31, 2017.

 


So as you can see in the video the Vimble C does a great job at keeping the footage stable on both an iPhone and a GoPro. I think it is a great value for the money, it’s not the highest quality build, but pretty decent for a budget gimbal.

Contents of Box

The contents of the FeiyuTech Vimble C box Include.

  • Stabilizer Unit
  • Micro USB Charging Cable
  • Foam Pads for Mounting Small Action Cameras.
  • Instructions and Warranty Card

Contents of FeiyuTech Vimble C Box.

 

Now going back to build quality. The handle is made of plastic and in all honesty it does feel a little cheap compared to holding a stabilizer that is made of higher grade materials. The handle is quite large but it does feel comfortable in the hand and very light to hold. It is really hard to say how this gimbal will hold up over time but my first impressions are quite good. The gimbal unit, motor housing and arms are all made of aluminum and look to be well-built. Over all the build is acceptable for the price category.

FeiyuTech Vimble C Build Quality is decent for a budget gimbal.

 

Not only can you mount smart phones in this gimbal, FeiyuTech as included some foam pads that attach to the clamp and allows for smaller cameras to be easily mounted such as a GoPro Session or the Hero 5/6 Black. This make the Vimble C a great value for those looking for an all in one gimbal solution where they can stabilize both phone and GoPro footage. In my tests the foam pads kept my Hero 6 Black firmly in place. The foam pads go on easily which allows you to swap your device quickly when needed. The only downfall to mounting a GoPro in the FeiyuTech Vimble C is that you have to hold the handle backwards. This however is not a big issue and the stabilized footage from the Hero 6 Black looks great when mounted in the Vimble C,

Showing a GoPro Hero 6 Black mounted in the FeiyuTech Vimble C.

 

When a GoPro is mounted, there is a small opening in the mount to still allow some viewing of the LCD screen. While not fully visible it still allows enough for lining up your shots.

 

The buttons and controls on the Vimble C are simple to use and include a joystick for panning up and down. When connected via BlueTooth to the Vimble C and using the FeiyuTech app for capturing photos and videos with a smart phone, you can easily take photos and record video with the build in controls. You can also zoom with the built-in zoom control located on the back of the gimbal unit. The mode button on the back changes the gimbal mode from lock to follow with a simple press. All in all the controls are easy to use and well laid out.

FeiyuTech Vimble C controls and buttons.

 

FeiyuTech has an app that can be downloaded to add features and control to the Vimble C. One app works for all the gimbals that FeiyuTech makes. The app allows for tracking and offers up some extra camera features. It works well and connecting to the app is simple and easy.

A couple other things I would like to mention, the Vimble C has a built-in rechargeable battery so it can not be replaced or swapped out. As like most gimbals the Vimble C in not water or splash proof, so care must be taken when around water.

All in all the Vimble C by FeiyuTech is a solid purchase for the price. For a budget gimbal it is feature rich and performs extremely well.

FeiyuTech Vimble C White: https://goo.gl/eZjTUr

FeiyuTech Vimble C Black: https://goo.gl/YAYw3v

Use coupon code: BlackFridayCA13 to get the Vimble C for just $99 the coupon will expire December 31, 2017.

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The Complete Beginners Guide for the GoPro Hero (2018) | How To Get Started

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If you are a brand new owner of the new GoPro Hero 2018 or plan on getting one soon. Perhaps this is your very first GoPro and you are finding yourself a little overwhelmed on how to get started as GoPro includes very little documentation in the box. I have put together this very detail beginners guide for the GoPro Hero 2018 to help those who are new to get up and running quickly. This easy to follow beginners guide will help you understand the menu system and the different shooting modes. The new Hero 2018 is a great camera for beginners as it has a simplified menu with basic shooting modes. Watch our beginners guide for the new GoPro Hero (2018) on our YouTube Channel or below in our embedded video.

Our GoPro Hero Beginners Guide covers the following topics:

  • Unpacking the camera.
  • Installing the battery and memory card.
  • How to charge your GoPro Hero 2018.
  • Understanding the mounting system for GoPro’s.
  • Powering on for the first time and initial setup.
  • A look at the menu system and various shooting modes.
  • Basic settings for shooting video.
  • How to record video.
  • How to take pictures.
  • How to shoot bursts.
  • How to record a time-Lapse.
  • How to use the GoPro voice commands.
  • How to use quick capture.
  • GoPro gear for beginners.

Best Memory Card for the new GoPro Hero 2018

There are many types and sizes of memory cards on the market that will work with the new GoPro Hero 2018 but to keep things simple I recommend the Lexar 633x it is a great memory card at a decent price and I have always had good luck with them.  You can choose how much storage you would like the most common is 32 GB or 64 GB. This determines how many photos and videos can be stored on the camera.

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Lexar 32 GB Memory Card (CAN) https://amzn.to/2JL8PK8

Lexar 64 GB Memory Card (USA) https://amzn.to/2vgdSiD
Lexar 64 GB Memory Card (CAN) https://amzn.to/2HBPLxr

If you are a first time GoPro owner I have put together a list of GoPro gear that I think every first time GoPro owner should have in their camera kit.

GoPro Hero 2018 (USA) https://amzn.to/2vdi3vz
GoPro Hero 2018 (CAN) https://amzn.to/2qyoF1U

GoPro Camera Case (USA) https://amzn.to/2ENLeVq
GoPro Camera Case (CAN) https://amzn.to/2IZ0DVF

GoPro Shorty (USA) https://amzn.to/2EN5NRW
GoPro Shorty (CAN) https://amzn.to/2vlGd7k

GoPro Floating Handle (USA) https://amzn.to/2JKQHQI
GoPro Floating Handle (CAN) https://amzn.to/2qztiZP

GoPro Dual Charger (USA) https://amzn.to/2GXeXkG
GoPro Dual Charger (CAN) https://amzn.to/2vj8dbD

Manfrotto Extension Pole (USA) https://amzn.to/2HAPfQ6
Manfrotto Extension Pole (CAN) https://amzn.to/2HAhFd8

RAVPower Power Bank (USA) https://amzn.to/2qBbmxJ
RAVPower Power Bank (CAN) https://amzn.to/2qz3A7B

GoPro Handlebar Mount (USA) https://amzn.to/2JNNvne
GoPro Handlebar Mount (CAN) https://amzn.to/2vga8xB

Don’t hesitate to ask question via any of my social media channels or right here on my blog!

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Must Have $10 Upgrade For Your GoPro

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If you own a GoPro this is a very inexpensive must have upgrade that everyone needs. One annoyance that I have had with my GoPro is having to remove it from the frame every time I want to charge it or plug in a microphone. With this 3rd party GoPro frame you can open and remove the charging door on your GoPro without having to remove it from the frame, saving a lot of time and aggravation. This frame also seems to be a better build quality than the stock frames, it has a nice rubberized coating. This is such a simple little fix, I wonder why GoPro has not implemented it yet on their official frames. Because they all have the same form factor this 3rd party frame is compatible with the Hero 5 Black, Hero 6 Black and the new GoPro Hero (2018).

GoPro Upgraded Frame: https://amzn.to/2EI58kP

 


This 3rd Party frame allows easy access to the GoPro charging door.

 

You can see the difference in the cutout. Stock GoPro frame on the right and 3rd party frame on the left.

 

Charging door can easily be opened and removed without having to remove the camera from the frame.

 

Allows you to easily charge your GoPro or plug in a microphone.

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