DJI Osmo Mobile – capturing the best real estate tour video

Was having a drink last night at Sid’s when Ray and his friend Kevin (yup), suddenly came up to us with a nifty gadget. But it didn’t surprise me that much at first. It felt like something I’ve known all along. But after meddling with it for a while and also after much input from the bunch, it dawned on me that this is the perfect tool to take my listing presentation to another level.

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I’ve tried, on several occasions to capture my home presentations on video with my mobile. However, all of it turned out horrible. That’s why none of it made it here.

The gadget, I can’t recall (actually, I forgot to notice) the brand. Not sure if it’s the Osmo Mobile or the Vimble S or something else similar. They looked almost the same although DJI’s Osmo feels a little polished. The grip was good and the navi-button feels almost like the ones from PS’s.

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What does it do? Well, for starters, this little gadget holds your phone (preferably iPhone although it supports both iOS and Android), like a selfie stick. Then, you start to move around taking pictures or videos – without the faintest worry about shaky pics and vids. The holder comes with a 3-axis stabilization mechanism that will keep your phone steady.

Osmo Mobile turns your smartphone into a smart motion camera, making every moment you shoot look smooth, professional and ready to share. Shoot cinematic videos anytime, or use its intelligent functions to track your subject, capture stunning motion timelapses or even stream a moment live around the globe.

Since I’m not doing an out-and-out review of the gadget, I just want to point out a couple of its features that we estate agents could use to improve our listing presentations either with pictures or videos. Imagine having a shake-free video with an extremely good 330˚panoramic capability to capture those glorious corners of the house. Its Panorama function automatically captures and blends 9 separate photos together to create one stunning photo. ‘Stitching’ to me…

Since we can’t afford a drone as yet, we are planning to get this for the company and use it to level up our presentations. Everyone is going 360 and VR nowadays, let’s get this started and roll along the way as we go. See where technology bring us to…

See what it can do to your real estate video! The following video was shot using the DJI Osmo X3 (the non-mobile version) and Adobe CS6 editing. The owner of the video is Roley Chiu from Canada.

You can follow his channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt_wCP5Q_I4mGgUDGSB_AYA

Enjoy!


Images and videos courtesy of DJI and Roley Chiu

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