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Gear to Level Up Your Travel Videos

Spice Up Those Clips!!!

As you may have seen on our Facebook and Instagram feed, we’re in Shanghai to check out some of the facilities of Huawei. While we usually bring gear to get the best coverage possible whenever we go to events, they can be a bit of a burden when we just want to enjoy ourselves but still capture some awesome memories. We’ve decided to share a couple of new additions to our pack to make some pretty awesome travel videos.

Here we go!

Huawei P20

One of the best phones you can buy in 2018 has got to be the new flagships from Huawei — the P20 and the P20 Pro. While they may be known for mobile photography, they’re capable of shooting awesome videos in 4K. Huawei’s latest flagships have pretty good Optical Image Stabilization for preventing your handheld videos look like a shaky mess too.

Disclaimer: You can substitute this with any flagship smartphone with the same video capabilities but the P20 is what we currently have in our pockets.

Check out the review if you haven’t read it yet.

Huawei P20 Review: A Monster In Its Own Right

DJI Osmo Mobile 2

If you want to take things a step further, we definitely recommend getting a handheld gimbal like the Osmo Mobile 2. The second iteration of DJI’s gimbal for smartphones is more affordable than its first release; mostly due to the change in build from metal to plastic so you may want to be extra careful with it. Aside from that, it’s capable of giving you really smooth shots while walking and allows you to do more creative things like motion timelapse and hyperlapse videos via the DJI Go App. You can even use it as a power bank if your phone runs out of juice.

We picked up the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 via our friends at Henry’s Professional for Php 7,900.

Manfrotto Pixi Evo 2

Now, if you did decide to pick up the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 for timelapse videos, you’re going to need something stable to prop it up while it does it thing. Trust us when we say, trying to stand and hold everything still for 10 minutes and beyond to get a timelapse can be a little taxing on the guns.

For this, we selected the Manfrotto Pixi Evo Table Tripod, which is the perfect tripod to mount on the bottom of the Osmo Mobile 2 and gives you a stable base even if you just need to set it down when grabbing a bite.

We picked this up at Henry’s too for Php 2,795, so have a look at it while you’re there.
(We swear this post isn’t sponsored by them but that is our go-to shop for our gear)

GoPro Hero 6 Black Edition

The GoPro Hero 6 isn’t a part of our gear list for this trip but it deserves a special mention.

Instead of a smartphone, you might want to try out the GoPro Hero 6. It shoots in 4K plus if you want to intersperse some smooth slow-mo footage as part of your b-roll, it shoots at up to 240 frames per second at 1080p. It’s a good way to mix up your footage. You can even use it in conjunction with the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 but you’ll have to buy an adapter for it. It is a little pricey though with at Php 28,900.

Take a look at all the gear in action!

That’s pretty much it for our suggestion on gear you can get to spice up your travel videos. Of course, there’s a lot more or other alternatives you can pick up but, again, this is currently what we’re working with. If you want to share what you guys take along on your travels to capture great moments, leave it the comment section down below.

Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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