Sony Gyro Stabilization Explained: Sony a7SIII, ZV-1, RX0, and FX9

Sony started to add post-recording stabilization using gyroscopic data to their line up which started with cameras like the Sony FX9 and later became available in the RX0, ZV-1, and a7SIII. It’s an interesting technology that could show up in other cameras with a firmware update later since stabilized cameras all work pretty much the same way, but I think the crop might convince some to stay away from the tech and instead of us IBIS and post-digital stabilization instead which is getting better all the time, but not quite perfect yet.

To use this technology you have to use a high shutter speed and turn off IBIS. From there you have to use catalyst to stabilize the footage. The software will over stabilize and crop tightly, but you can zoom it out until you reach a level that makes you comfortable and maintains resolution. It is also interesting that gimbal plus gyrostabilization looks very similar to using a gimbal and steady shot together.

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