What is the app for Zhiyun Smooth 4?

Answered by Jason Smith

The app that I use with my Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal is called ‘ZY play’. It’s available for download on the App Store for iOS devices and on Google Play for Android devices. This app is specifically designed to work seamlessly with the Smooth 4 gimbal, providing a range of features and controls to enhance your filming experience.

One important thing to note is that before you start using the app, it’s recommended to remove any phone case you may have on your smartphone. This is because the gimbal needs direct contact with your phone to ensure stability and accurate control. Once you’ve removed the case, you can install your smartphone onto the gimbal.

Before powering on the gimbal, it’s crucial to balance it properly. This ensures that the gimbal can stabilize your phone effectively and prevents any unnecessary strain on the motors. Balancing the gimbal involves adjusting the position of your phone on the mounting plate and adjusting the counterweights if necessary. The ZY play app provides step-by-step instructions on how to properly balance your gimbal.

Once your gimbal is balanced and your phone is installed, you can power on the gimbal and connect it to your smartphone via Bluetooth. The ZY play app will automatically detect the gimbal and establish a connection. From there, you can access a wide range of features and settings to enhance your filming experience.

One feature I particularly enjoy is the ability to control the gimbal’s movements remotely using the app. This allows me to easily pan, tilt, and roll the gimbal without having to physically touch it. It’s incredibly convenient, especially when I’m trying to capture smooth and precise shots.

The ZY play app also offers various shooting modes such as time-lapse, slow motion, and panorama. These modes help add creativity to your videos and allow you to experiment with different filming techniques. Additionally, the app provides manual controls for adjusting parameters like ISO, shutter speed, and white balance, giving you more control over the final look of your footage.

Another great feature of the ZY play app is the ability to create and save custom presets. This is particularly useful if you frequently use specific settings or shooting modes. You can save these presets for quick access, saving you time and effort in adjusting the gimbal for each new shot.

In addition to the ZY play app, it’s worth mentioning that Filmic Pro also supports the Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal. Filmic Pro is a popular third-party camera app that offers advanced manual controls and features for filmmaking. If you prefer using Filmic Pro for your video recording, you can easily connect it to the Smooth 4 gimbal and enjoy the benefits of both apps working together.

The ZY play app is a powerful tool that complements the capabilities of the Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal. It provides a user-friendly interface, extensive control options, and creative shooting modes, allowing you to capture professional-looking footage with ease. So, if you’re a Smooth 4 user, I highly recommend giving the ZY play app a try!