Professional video motorized gimbals are essential accessories for anyone who intends to produce professional-looking video movies. These sophisticated gimbals reduce unwanted movement while allowing moviemakers to move around freely. They're particularly suitable for low-budget filming and other situations where it's impractical to use pans, jibs, tilts, and sliders.
A gimbal is a 2- or 3-axis device that keeps equipment steady when the supporting platform moves. Gimbals were originally used in ships to keep their compasses steady, and the modern video camera stabilizer still uses the same principles. Various kinds of gimbal stabilizers exist, from the handheld gimbal intended for supporting a relatively light camera, to highly sophisticated, motorized stabilizers that offer precise control. Most gimbals use balance weights supported on arms that can be adjusted to obtain proper balance to minimize unnecessary loads on the arms or on motorized control systems.