I recently did a few tests for an upcoming timelapse project that will include a few hyperlapse sequences in which the camera moves around instead of just being static on a tripod. You can take a look behind the scenes in the video below in which I share the gear and techniques that I used.
For me this little hyperlapse test shoot was also a good way to see how well the Fujifilm X-H1’s IBIS performs when using it on a 3-axis hand-held gimbal. The Feiyutech A2000 did a good job although I haven’t checked every feature but the main reason to use this dual handle setup is really to be able to easily adjust the axis, mode etc. because the position of the joystick and the controls is great.
Overall I am happy with the results but there is definitely still room for improvement when it comes to capturing timelapses this way. Like I mentioned in the video I am not a big fan of recording video, speeding it up in post and calling it a timelapse but I guess that always depends on what needs to be captured and sometimes it’s simply the most effective way.
Written by filmmaker Moritz Janisch on March 27, 2018