Question Seeking advice on gimbal

satimis_06

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Hi all,

I'm not quite sure whether my question is suitable posting on this forum.

I have 2 gimbals:

1)
Zhiyun Smooth-Q

My mobile phones: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra

Zhiyun Smooth-Q works on Galaxy S6, but only having problem on shooting photo. Warning; upgrade firmware to 1.60
Zhiyun Smooth-Q works on Galaxy S9 Plus
Zhiyun Smooth-Q can't work on Galaxy S22 Ultra

2)
DJI OSMO Mobile 3

DJI OSMO Mobile 3 can work on Galaxy S6
DJI OSMO Mobile 3 can't work on both Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra.
DJI Forum can't help me out with a solution.

Is there a solution? Then what brand of gimbals shall I purchase?

Please help. Thanks in advance.

Regards
 

kanewolf

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Hi all,

I'm not quite sure whether my question is suitable posting on this forum.

I have 2 gimbals:

1)
Zhiyun Smooth-Q

My mobile phones: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra

Zhiyun Smooth-Q works on Galaxy S6, but only having problem on shooting photo. Warning; upgrade firmware to 1.60
Zhiyun Smooth-Q works on Galaxy S9 Plus
Zhiyun Smooth-Q can't work on Galaxy S22 Ultra

2)
DJI OSMO Mobile 3

DJI OSMO Mobile 3 can work on Galaxy S6
DJI OSMO Mobile 3 can't work on both Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra.
DJI Forum can't help me out with a solution.

Is there a solution? Then what brand of gimbals shall I purchase?

Please help. Thanks in advance.

Regards
This seems like a size problem with the S22 and S9 Plus. What about the bigger brother of the Smooth-Q the Smooth-5 -- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09LQKKXL4/
 

satimis_06

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Hi,

Thanks for your advice.

I have 2 gimbals;
Zhiyun Smooth-Q (software ZY Play)
DJI OSMO Mobile 3 (software DJI OSMO Mimo App)

I have 3 mobile phones
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

A) Zhiyun Smooth-Q
It only works on Galaxy S9 Plus. Previously it also worked on Galaxy S6 but now it has problem shooting photo, with warning to upgrade firmware version 1.60.

I contacted Zhiyun Support on email asking them;
  1. What will be the solution making Zhiyun Smooth-Q to work on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S22 Ultra?
  2. Whether needing to upgrade firmware ?
  3. What will be the steps to upgrade Zhiyum Gimbal firmware on computers. I have both Windows and Linux computers here and can work on both Windows and Linux Operating Systems
Reply from Zhiyun Support to above questions;
  1. Zhiyun Smooth-Q can't work on Galaxy S22 Ultra
  2. Firmware version 1.60 is the latest version
  3. No reply from Zhiyun Support
B) DJI OSMO Mobile 3
It only works on Galaxy S6
I contacted DJI Support Forum asking them how to make DJI OSMO Mobile 3 working on Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra?

Reply from DJI Support Forum
  1. Asked me to upgrade DJI Mimo(software) to the latest version
  2. They sent an URL to download the latest version
But I can't install the aforesaid latest version on both Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra.

I told DJI Support on the Forum. But up to now I haven't received a reply. Besides I found several threads on Internet, complaining DJI OSMO Mobile 3 unable to work on Galaxy S22 Ultra.

I have lost confidence on gimbal, why spending money for suffering?

I'll go back to the traditional way;
  1. Mounting the mobile phone on an extension rod
  2. Operating the camera functions by touching the icons on the screen of the mobile phone with finger.
The only inconveniece is some function icons being samll to recognise.

Regards
 
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satimis_06

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Hi all,

Further to my posting above, 3 weeks ago I made following test;

Remote Desktop

Hardware and software configuration as below;


Galaxy S9 Plus (Android Phone-1) as camera mounted at the end of an extension rod
running Teamviewer Quickconnect App

Galaxy S6 (Android Phone-2) as Remote Controller mounted at the handle of the extension rod
running Teamviewer Remote Control
to remote control the camera

Both Phone-1 and Phone-2 above are without SIM card installed, unable to connect Internet

Galaxy S22 Ultra (Android Phone-3) with SIM card installed, able to connect Internet.
enable Hotspot Tethering to share network to Phone-1 and Phone-2 above, enabling them to access Internet.

The system works seamlessly. All functions of the camera can be remotely operated on the screen of the Remote Controller (Phone-2). Besides Phone-1 can also be remotely operated on the screen of Phone-2

Tilting and rotating the camera (phone-1) is controlled by hand.

Please click following link to see the setup of the system on Dropbox;

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u9m2s3jo25qd7r4/screenshot_remote_desktop.png?dl=0

I'll stop using Gimbals until the funny requirement -> compatibility solved.

To buy a new mobile phone for using the Gimbals ?


OR

To buy a new Gimbals to use it on your mobile phone ?


Regards

Remark:
You can replace phone-2 with phone-3, if you don't use phone-3 for communication. Only 2 phones are used for the complete setup.
 

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