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FeiyuTech Vimble C Review & Sample Footage



Here we take a closer look at the FeiyuTech Vimble C hand-held stabilizer for both smartphones 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, let’s find out. First let’s 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:

FeiyuTech Vimble C Black:

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. Overall the build is acceptable for the price category.

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


Not only can you mount smartphones 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 makes 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 backward. 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 smartphone, 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 with most gimbals the Vimble C is 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:

FeiyuTech Vimble C Black:

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

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When And Why To Use A Polarizing Filter With Your GoPro



Ever wonder what a polarizing filter is and what it does? In this video, we are taking a look at a couple of polarization filters also knows as CPL’s for the GoPro Hero 5 Black and Hero 6 Black. These will also be compatible with the GoPro Hero 7 Black which will be released later this fall.

What Is A Polarizing Filter For Your GoPro

A polarizing filter is a filter that attaches to your GoPro and its purpose is to cut back reflections from shiny surfaces such as water, metallic surfaces, glass, even plants, and paved roads. When reflections are minimized your GoPro can capture deeper more true to life colors with more saturation and vibrancy. Filming on water is a perfect scenario. The glare from water can really desaturate the video or photo you take. By adding a polarizing filter the camera can record richer blues in the sky and the water itself. It can also in some situation make the water more transparent so you can film what lies beneath. Another good example is when filming yourself driving with your GoPro. If you have a GoPro mounted on a car on a bright day, the asphalt can be quite shiny. Using a CPL will cut back the glare on both the vehicle and the road leaving you with a beautiful video with deep vibrant colors. Myself I even use one when taking photos of my garden. Plant leaves can have a sheen on them. Using a CPL allows me to capture all the beautiful colors of the flowers easily.

TIP: In order to use a polarizing filter you must use it 90 degrees to the sun. So filming with the sun directly in front of you or behind you will have no polarization advantages when using a CPL with your GoPro.

What CPL Filter Is Right For You & Your GoPro

There are many CPL filters on the market for your GoPro, In this video a take a look at two. The first filter is by SandMarc which has a rotating dial that sets the polarization. The second one by Telesin has to be removed and rotated to set the desired polarization. I have used both extensively and I have found that both provide similar results with the quality of footage that is produced. The SandMarc filter is easier to use as you can just dial and rotate the filter to get the appropriate polarization, whereas the Telesin CPL must be removed and rotated manually. There is a large price difference between the two the SandMarc CPL runs about $39 and the Telesin comes in at $12. Even though its cheaper the Telesin polarizer filter also includes a lens cap to help protect the lens for smudges and scratches. One other nice feature the Telesin brand has is the ability to lock the lens on the GoPro via an Allen key and screw. This is important as the large lenses have been known to fly off when being used at high rates of speed, the wind velocity can work the lens off. There is no way to tighten the SandMarc polarizer filter. Just keep in mind over tightening the screw can leave marks on the GoPros finish.

Watch our demonstration video where we show you how to use and install these polarizing filters on your GoPro. We also include some sample footage showing you the difference of using a polarizing filter and not using one.

Currently, the Sandmarc CPLS are on Backorder I will add a link to it when it’s available.

Telesin CPL for Hero 5/6 Black:


SandMarc CPL polarizing filter for your GoPro Hero 5/6 Black.


Telesin CPL polarizing filter for your GoPro Hero 5/6 Black.


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Affordable YouTube Studio Lighting | FalconEyes SO-48TD Review



If you are in the market for affordable lighting for you home YouTube studio you may just want to take a look at the FalconEyes SO-48TD, a high-quality light without a big price tag. If you are just starting out with creating YouTube content one of the most important thing besides your camera is lighting. If your filming outside this is not so much of an issue, but if your creating an indoor studio lighting is a crucial part of your setup.

There is a lot to choose from when it comes to lighting, some really cheap options, and some really expensive ones as well. If you’re just starting out you may want to choose some on the cheaper side, especially if you are just doing YouTube as a hobby and don’t want to invest a lot of money. I strongly recommend the FalconEyes SO-48TD. They can produce stunning results without breaking the bank. This series of lights come in 3 output sizes, a 28 watts, 48 watts and 68wattst. Anyone of these light would do the trick. There are many ways to set up the lights. Traditionally you would want at least one main key light and a second light for accenting.

The FalconEyes SO-48TD lights can be connected to one another wirelessly if you so choose. The benefits of this are allowing you to adjust all your lighting together. You can make an adjustment of color temperature or brightness on one and all connected lights will be adjusted automatically. The lights can be powered by both batteries and a wall socket. This makes the light very versatile if you would like to take it to a location where it can not be plugged into a wall. The unit has a nice touchscreen for controlling the brightness and temperature. The temperature range is from 3000K to 5600K and the brightness can be adjusted in 1% increments.

Another key feature of this light is that it replicates the use of a softbox and provides nice even soft lighting. This is achieved by a ring of LED lights around the outside of the fixture that point inward. The light is then reflected back out through a diffuser providing nice soft light without the bulk of big light boxes.

I think this is a great light for anyone looking to set up a YouTube studio in their home. The kit includes a nice travel case, however, you will need to purchase some light stands as they are not included in the package. I will include some links to the ones I use. They are good and solid and at an affordable price as well.

Three sizes of lights to choose from
FalconEyes SO-28TD:
FalconEyes SO-48TD:
FalconEyes SO-68TD:

Neewer Light Stands:

Batteries (2 different styles)
or you can use the Sony V Mount style without an adapter


FalconEyes SO-48TD


FalconEyes SO-48TD


The removable wireless antenna of the FalconEyes SO-48TD.


V-Mount adapter of the FalconEyes SO-48TD


The touchscreen of the FalconEyes SO-48TD.


Removable battery adapter for the FalconEyes SO-48TD. When removed it reveals a V-Mount connector that can be used with Sony V-Mount batteries as well.


Back view of the FalconEyes SO-48TD.


FalconEyes SO-48TD


The FalconEyes SO-48TD comes with a nice carrying case.

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