November 1, 2017 at 6:50PM


Ever tried to mount an LED light on a camera and then put it on a Gimbal?

I and my camera need to follow some dancers around (one at a time) as they work a poorly lit room. I'll have my Sony a6300 mounted on a Zhiyun Crane gimbal. If I try to mount a light on top of the camera, won't this interfere with the operation of the gimbal either by exceeding the weight limit, upsetting the balance, or blocking one of the gimbal arms? I can use either a 160 LED light or a 36 LED light .

Have you ever dealt with this situation? Do you have any advice for me?

Note: I will have my ISO cranked up and my aperture as wide as possible. The only way to improve the shot further is to add light.

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I would mount the light to the gimbal handle and NOT the camera.

November 8, 2017 at 8:39AM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

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