Got a gimbal for Christmas? I didn't, but I'm not bitter about it at all. In fact, I'm so happy for you that I thought I'd share this video by The Slanted Lens to help you on your way to getting some smooth, cinematic shots.
There are plenty of tips and tricks online that try to help people to get smooth handheld video. Holding the camera with two hands while using the camera strap around your neck as a stabilizer is good in a pinch and if you can't afford any new gear. But nothing really beats a good gimbal, and the competition between brands is getting spicy right now, so prices are dropping.
As J.P. Morgan from The Slanted Lens shows in this video, it's a lot easier to get those smooth movie style shots with a motorized gimbal. He's using the Tilta Gravity G2, which retails for roughly $19 less than its DJI equivalent, the Ronin-S. The major difference in the specs between the two is that the Ronin-S comes with a focus wheel attached, while you have to fork out an extra $229 the Tilta's Nucleus-Nano focus attachment. Why so pricey? The Nucleus-Nano can be used wirelessly by a second operator. It's a neat little feature that could be really handy in certain situations. Or, you could just forsake the second operator and just go for the $599 Moza Air 2.