Zhiyun-Tech's Smooth-4 smartphone stabilizer, designed to offer cinematic-style features to content creators using their cell phones. Compatible with free, downloadable ZY Play app, the control panel allows Android and iOS users to control gimbal and smartphone camera functions such as focus, zoom, timelapse and photo settings. The controls reduce the need to touch the screen, minimizing unintentional movements during recording. A dedicated function emulates the perspective-shifting, dolly/zoom effect so beloved by many filmmakers.
With ergonomic, icon-labeled controls, a PhoneGo mode to quickly capture the action, multiple time-lapse functions and object tracking. With the ability to support phones up to 210g and up to 3.35" tall, and is compatible with almost any cell phone.
The Zhiyun Smooth 4 is a stabilizer capable of transforming your cell phone into a high-performance video camera. Take control of your smartphone with built-in controllers and the ZY app to capture cinematic footage.
In a nod to its filmmaker-centric design, the Smooth-4's large focus wheel even has a witness mark that can align with the focus marks you place on its textured band. The wheel is located on the left side of the grip, with a button located on the lower right that allows you to toggle between focus and zoom functions, with a light on the button indicating zoom mode. Scroll and press to select settings with the center menu/return button, or choose the parameter display button to switch between close-up, still and full-auto shooting modes. The Smooth-4 offers 300° of pan and 240° of tilt and roll to nimbly capture your action shots, or to glide smoothly through quieter scenes. Choose from Pan-Follow, Locking, Full-Follow, or full-speed PhoneGo modes to adjust your level of axis control while on the job.
If we want to go further in our creations, from the free Zhiyun Smooth 4 App (available for Android and iOs) we will have advanced modes to get very interesting content such as Tilemapse, Motionlapse or Hyperlapse. These modes offer great results without the need for heavy post-production or editing on the computer.
For the most extreme users, the Smooth 4 features the PhoneGo mode. This intelligent mode provides an immediate response at full power of the motors that regulate the three-axis gimball. This means that even with strong movements, the response of the stabilizer is instantaneous. This mode converts to smooth and smooth videos in any extreme sport or high-speed recording. Another intelligent mode of the new Zhiyun that we want to highlight is its object tracking. With it, we can always keep any type of subject or object in focus. From a whole person to a face or even an animal.
Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, the Smooth-4 boasts a maximum battery life of up to 12 hours. A USB Type-C port on the handle allows you to add a separately available power pack to extend your usage time even further. An LED display indicates remaining power, and an output port allows you to charge your phone while working with the stabilizer. In addition, a mini tripod, carrying case and USB cable are included. A 1/4"-20 female thread on the bottom of the grip can be used to mount the stabilizer on the included tripod or other mount, or to attach a compatible accessory.
Features of Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal
Ability to support a weight of up to 210 grams, virtually any current smartphone
Convenient manual zoom control via the side focus wheel
PhoneGo mode allows instantaneous transition to ultra-fast focus tracking
Highly intuitive mode switch, accessible with a single click
Super-slow motion, time-lapse and hyper-lapse modes, with the option to set the time lapse of image recording, capturing all movements and objects
Autonomy of 12 hours, with charge level indicator
Allows you to charge your cell phone while recording, and you can also connect an external battery.
Included with Smooth 4: USB-C cable, mini tripod, and carrying case