The Smooth-4 Smartphone Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech has been designed to provide cine-style functions to content creators using their mobile phones for video capture. When used with the free, downloadable ZY Play app, the control panel enables Android and iOS users to control both gimbal and smartphone camera functions such as focus, zoom, time-lapse, and still photo settings. The Smooth-4's controls reduce the need to touch your phone's screen, thereby minimizing unintended jostling while recording.
A dedicated "Vertigo" function emulates the perspective-shifting, dolly/zoom effect dear to many filmmakers. Compared to the ZT Smooth-3, the Smooth-4's controls are more ergonomically laid out and better labeled with icons. The Smooth-4 also has a significantly larger focus/zoom wheel, a PhoneGo mode for quickly grabbing the action, multiple time-lapse functions, and object tracking. With the ability to support smartphones weighing up to 7.4 oz and measuring up to 3.35" high, the Smooth-4 is compatible with almost any mobile phone.
Born for Mobile Filmmakers
Zhiyun Smooth 4 turns your mobile phone into a professional filmmaking camera, helping you create stable and smooth footage with just your phone. The design of integrated control panel can reduce the need to touch the screen and help users control both the stabilizer and mobile camera directly with hot-key buttons.
Smooth 4 features unique hot-key commanded operations reducing inconvenience of constant needs for touching the screen, and that is how you can control all parameters of phone camera, including resolution ratio, exposure compensation and ISO, via Smooth 4. With this feature, you can shoot your own Hollywood movies by a phone.
By a single press of the button, you can switch between front and rear cameras, preview the footage, turn on the LED light, take panoramas and even hyperlapse.
Large, cine-style focus/zoom wheel with a witness mark, Focus Pull & Zoom Capability
The more professional and dedicated hand wheel is built in Smooth 4, bringing you the unprecedented experience of smooth operation. You can zoom in or out as you want to take close-up shots. By pressing the FN switch button, the hand wheel is configured into a focus puller, helping you achieve high-precision focus changes in real time to create creative shots.
Dolly/Zoom "Vertigo" Effect Mode
The unique follow focus handwheel can help you change focus easily. It empowers you to take classic Hitchcock-style movie which has never been realized on mobile phones before. A dedicated "Vertigo" function emulates the perspective-shifting, dolly/zoom effect dear to many filmmakers
PhoneGo Mode for Instant Scene Transition
Like a high-end sports car, Smooth 4 can enter PhoneGo mode and release the potential of motors in a flash. It can respond to every delicate movement without delay without the need to worry about losing any shots. What's better is that amazing scene transition can be achieved in your footage without post-processing.
Time Lapse Expert
Smooth 4 supports all kinds of advanced shooting techniques. It can realize features such as Timelapse, moving time lapse and Motionlapse, recording lives and displaying the art of time flow.
Freestyle time lapse
With so many time lapse with freer settings on shooting ranges (wide to tight), angles and focus, you can customize unique-style time lapse footage, capturing all movements and objects including huge crowds, dancing flowers, moving silhouette or white cloud in the air. Creating a different time flow in your phone or capturing lives in a retrospective light, it's all up to your imagination.
Timelapse, Motionlapse, Hyperlapse
Smooth 4 makes deep optimization on Timelapse and supports all kinds of advanced shooting techniques. It can capture more details from a broader perspective easily overlooked in daily lives.
Smooth 4 can produce smooth footage and also track objects including but not limited to human faces with much higher precision. You can frame the object you want to track on the screen and the stabilizer can do the rest. Shooting has never been so easy, but now we have Smooth 4!
The slow-motion feature of Smooth 4 produces higher-quality pictures, slows the speed of time flow, and presents the details of every wonderful moment. Slow down and enjoy a different visual experience of being in the moment.
Two-way Charging with Longer Runtime
Smooth 4 can run for 12 hours in a row. The battery indicator tells you how much power is left. The stabilizer can charge your phone directly during shooting. You can shoot video all day long with no need to worry about the battery. It adopts the mainstream Type-C charging port so that users can use both ends of the cable for charging. The stabilizer can be charged by portable power source and the phone can be charged by the stabilizer via USB port on tilt axis. The two-way charging can happen at the same time, guaranteeing the longest operation time possible.
Always powerful and compatible to all phones
The motor power of Smooth 4 has increased by a large extent, making it compatible to phones of all sizes. In the meantime, it can be used together with many accessories such as LED light and camera lens. Smooth 4 is versatile in different environments, releasing the potential of phone camera anywhere, anytime.
Less is More
Smooth 4 is designed with a slider on its control panel and a trigger button on its back, to easily recognize and switch between different gimbal modes.
Unique Clip Design
The unique clip-up design realizes easy transition between standby mode and startup mode by folding and expanding the horizontal arm of the gimbal. It is a perfect filming and vlogging companion while travelling.
Light and Durable
The high-quality compound materials and ergonomic design adopted by Smooth 4 make it both rigid and light. The hammer paint texture adds unique luster with more sensible hand-feel. The classic ergonomic design makes it easy on the eye and comfortable to hold.
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Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-Axis Smartphone Stabilizer Highlights
- Always powerful and compatible to all phones, up to 210g/7.4 oz Smartphones
- Large, cine-style focus/zoom wheel with a witness mark
- Quick-Response "PhoneGo" Mode
- Dolly/Zoom "Vertigo" Effect Mode
- Control Select Phone Functions
- Multiple Time-Lapse & Object Tracking Modes
- 360° Pan, 240° Tilt & Roll
- Unique Clip-to-standby Design
- Up to 12-Hour Runtime
- Ergonomic Control Panel
- Charges Phone While Shooting
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