Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-4 Smartphone Gimbal (Black)

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Zhiyun-Tech
Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-4 Smartphone Gimbal (Black)
Key Features
  • For Smartphones up to 7.4 oz
  • Large Left-Side Focus/Zoom Wheel
  • Quick-Response "PhoneGo" Mode
  • Dolly/Zoom "Vertigo" Effect Mode
The Smooth-4 Smartphone Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech, in black, 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.
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Zhiyun-Tech SMOOTH-4 Overview

The Smooth-4 Smartphone Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech, in black, 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.

In a nod to its filmmaker-centric design, the Smooth-4's large focus wheel even has a witness mark that can be lined up to focus marks you place on its textured band. The wheel is located on the left side of the handgrip, with a button placed to its lower right that lets you toggle between focus and zoom functions, with a button light indicating zoom mode. Scroll and press to select settings with the central Menu/Return button, or choose the Parameter Display button to switch between close shooting, still photo, and full-auto modes. The Smooth-4 offers 300° of pan and 240° of tilt and roll for nimbly capturing your action shots, or for smoothly gliding along more tranquil scenes. Choose between Pan-Following, Locking, Full-Follow, or the full-speed PhoneGo mode to adjust your level of axis control while shooting.

Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, the Smooth-4 features a maximum runtime of up to 12 hours. A USB Type-C port on the handgrip enables you to add a separately available power pack to extend your shooting time even further. An LED display indicates your remaining power, and an output port enables you to charge your phone while shooting with the stabilizer. The Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-4 Smartphone Stabilizer includes a mini tripod, carrying case, and a USB cable. A single 1/4"-20 female thread on the handgrip bottom can be used to mount the stabilizer onto the included tripod or other support, or to attach a compatible accessory.

Key Features

  • Supports smartphones weighing up to 7.4 oz, and up to 3.35" in height
  • Large, cine-style focus/zoom wheel with a witness mark
  • Use with the free, downloadable ZY Play app to control select iOS/Android phone functions
  • "Vertigo" effect, and quick-response PhoneGo modes
  • Multiple time-lapse and follow-mode choices
  • 300° of pan, 240° of tilt, and 240° of roll
  • Up to 12-hour runtime; ability to use an external power pack
  • Can charge your phone while shooting
UPC: 191493000834

Zhiyun-Tech SMOOTH-4 Specs

Gimbal
Number of Axes3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Rotation RangeYaw (Pan): 300°
Pitch (Tilt): 240°
Roll: 240°
Load Capacity2.65 to 7.41 oz / 75 to 210 g
Compatibility
Smartphone DimensionsHeight: 2.44 to 3.35" / 62 to 85 mm
Connectivity
Ports1 x USB Type-C
Battery
Battery Type2 x Built-In
Capacity (mAh)2000 mAh
Battery Runtime12 Hours
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Voltage5.0 VDC
Power
Operating Voltage7.4 to 7.4 VDC
Operating Current120 to 2500 mA (Maximum)
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
General
Mounting1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions12.91 x 4.84 x 4.13" / 328 x 123 x 105 mm (with Handlebar)
Weight19.29 oz / 547 g (with Handlebar and Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.85 x 6.25 x 3"
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Hi Is it possible to attach a 3.5mm mic socket into a samsung s8 plus audio so that the Smooth 4 still works so that the audio quality can be boosted?
Asked by: Michael
I'm afraid not. Gimbals like this only allow you to balance the phone, you will not be able to attach a microphone as well.
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Date published: 2019-03-09

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Can I charge the phone while shooting?
Asked by: Mohammed
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Date published: 2019-08-15

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Does this gimbal have a auto zoom button and focus button does it work with the galaxy s9?
Asked by: RICK
Yes, users have reported those functions work with the Galaxy S9.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-21

can use with shotgun mic?

can use with shotgun mic?
Asked by: Walter
We're afraid not. Smart Phone Gimbals like this in general are meant to be used with the Smart Phone only. It will not be able to balance a microphone on the phone as well.
Answered by: Joseph
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Will this work with a GoPro hero session 5? If so, what mounting bracket do I need to order?
Asked by: Stuart
This product is designed to clamp onto smartphones. Unfortunately an adapter is not currently listed within inventory that allows to mount a GoPro.
Answered by: Richard B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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will the ZY App export into Final Cut Pro for editing?
Asked by: Lane
It will not.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-19

Will It work with the iPhone 11 Pro?

Will It work with the iPhone 11 Pro?
Asked by: Robert
Yes, the Zhiyun Tech Smooth 4 Smartphone gimbal will work with the iPhone 11 Pro.
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Date published: 2021-02-01

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Is there an estimated date on when the Smooth 4 will be in stock?
Asked by: Victoria C.
As of this posting, May 3rd 2018, the Smooth-4 is in stock and ready to ship.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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