10 DJI Osmo Pocket Tips And Tricks

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There are plenty of features on the DJI Osmo Pocket you may not know about. Here are 10 DJI Osmo Pocket tips and tricks, presented by Shanil and Mic from 360 Rumours, to help you get the best out of your Osmo Pocket.

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10 DJI Osmo Pocket Tips And Tricks

HOW TO STOP DJI OSMO POCKET FOCUS HUNTING

Is your video going out of focus all the time? It’s annoying isn’t it. Switch to AFS mode instead.

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In this mode, tap where you want the video to focus. For example the flower.

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The DJI Osmo Pocket will focus on the flower.

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And it will not change until you tap the screen again. For example now I will touch the grass.

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The grass is now in focus.

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HOW TO GET A GROUP SHOT WITH THE DJI OSMO POCKET

If you are in Selfie mode, then face tracking will keep the Osmo Pocket aimed at you.

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To get a video of your family or friends, tap on the screen to disengage face tracking.

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Now you can aim the Osmo Pocket at your group. To re-engage face tracking, tap on your face and face tracking will be turned back on.

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DJI OSMO POCKET BEST SETTINGS

Swipe down, and set the quality to highest (3 stars showing).

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Squeeze the video to fit the screen so you know what you are actually filming.

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This is unsqueezed.

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This is squeezed. You can see the entire frame you are filming.

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Use AFS mode to avoid focus hunting.

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And set Pro mode ON for manual exposure.

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You now have access to D-Cinelike colour mode, manual white balance, exposure settings, and volume control.

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You can now adjust the ISO and shutter speed in the Pro menu.

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HOW TO SET 24FPS FOR CINEMATIC VIDEO

You can set a cinematic 24fps framerate without a phone. If you are in the US or other NTSC regions, the default framerate is 30fps which is usually for video. To get a more cinematic framerate, switch to Pro mode. Swipe right for video settings.

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Swipe right again and you will see a an option for 24fps framerate. Tap it to select it.

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DJI OSMO POCKET SHORTCUTS

Tap this button once to change to Photo mode. Tap it once again to change back to Video mode.

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Double tap this same button to recenter the gimbal.

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And triple tap this same button to flip the camera to selfie mode.

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HOW TO CHANGE THE DJI OSMO POCKET TILT MORE EASILY

If you want to change the tilt quickly, just use your fingers instead of the slider to move the camera up or down. DO NOT move the camera left or right with your fingers.

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HOW TO GET THE BEST SOUND FROM THE DJI OSMO POCKET

There are 2 microphones on the DJI Osmo Pocket. One microphone is just below the screen.

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The second microphone is near the USB C port. This microphone is a noise cancelling microphone. It’s sampling and removing the background noise. So make sure you don’t cover it up.

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Always make the screen face the direction you want to record sound for the best quality.

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HOW TO GET A SMOOTH CINEMATIC PAN WITH THE DJI OSMO POCKET

For smoother cinematic panning, swipe up, and use Slow mode instead of Fast mode.

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HOW TO GET STABLE FOOTAGE WITH THE DJI OSMO POCKET (REDUCE VERTICAL BOBBLE)

Do you get the vertical bobble movement when you walk with the Osmo Pocket? There are a couple of things you can do to reduce bobble movement.

Use Follow mode.

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Now if your wrist twists and turns then your footage will always be straight.

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Tilt the Osmo 45 degrees instead of keep it upright. This will reduce the up and down movement from your arm.

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Double tap the function button (The button next to record) to recenter the gimbal.

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Keep the Osmo Pocket close to you and make sure your arms are not touching your body. You arms are now part of the gimbal to reduce the shake from the rest of your body. Bend your knees slightly for extra stability. They act like a kind of suspension. If you find yourself leaning back or falling over behind then you need to learn forward just enough until you feel your body forcing you forward.

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Footsteps will make you stomp the ground which causes the up and down movement. Instead, you are going to do slidesteps. So instead of raising your foot up and down you are just going to slide forward. And now walk very slowly. This will take hours and hours of practice so don’t be put off if you can not do this straight away!

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HOW TO GET A LOW ANGLE SHOT WITH THE DJI OSMO POCKET

Get a tripod adapter for your Osmo Pocket. Screw it into a selfie stick and turn it upside down.

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Now you can record epic low angles!

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That’s it! If you have any of your own tips you would like to share, then comment below!