How to record Hitchock zoom with Zhiyun Smooth 4?

BySigismondo Eisenhower 2019-10-22 2180

SMOOTH 4 can show the visual effects that professional-grade imaging equipment can portray. For example, sliding zoom is also known as “Hitchcock zoom”. This method of shooting is to move forward/backward while shooting and vice versa. It will change the visual perspective relationship and compress/enlarge the background space. Thus creating a sci-fi, cool lens feel, the most classic case is Hitchcock's classic stair scene changes in "VERTIGO". The method of recording a Hitchcock zoom lens with Smooth 4 is also very simple.

How to record Hitchock zoom with Zhiyun Smooth 4 

Step 1: Mount the mobile phone on the Zhiyun Smooth 4 stabilizer phone holder.

Step 2: Adjust the mobile phone until it still.

How to record Hitchock zoom with Zhiyun Smooth 4 

Step 3: Long press the power button, and the Smooth 4 is turned on.

Step 4: Turn on your smartphone Bluetooth, and turn off vertical direction lock.

Step 5: Open ZY Play APP, click "Connect device" and choose Zhiyun Smooth 4.

Step 6: Start the focus mode. Click the "Focus Switch " button in the lower left corner of the control panel to switch zoom mode. At this time , turn on the "Zoom/Focus wheel to control the zoom operation of the phone lens.

How to record Hitchock zoom with Zhiyun Smooth 4 

If you are not familiar with the composition, you can press "MENU" button in the upper left corner, select "Settings", go to "Grid Display" and select "Grid + Diagonal". The display grid can provide effective for the composition.

There are two methods for shooting Hitchcock using Smooth 4, the basic steps are the same, and after the 6th step, different operations are performed according to different shooting methods.

Method 1: using the zoom mode of Zhiyun Smooth 4

Press the "Record" button to keep the straight line moving forward or backward at a certain distance from the subject. At the same time, the smoothing of the constant speed control with the focal wheel becomes smaller or larger, so you can easily complete the dazzling Hitchcock style. Zoom lens screen.

Method 2: using ZY Play APP "Hitchcock" mode

Since the manual zoom requires a higher photographer, it is necessary to have a gentle and uniform control to reduce the focal length of the focal wheel or to increase the focal length. Therefore, if you want to obtain a smoother and automatically controlled Hitchcock lens, you can use  "Hitchcock" mode in the Zhiyun APP ZY play.

Step 1: Click "Shooting" to enter the shooting function page and select "Hitchcock" shooting function.

Step 2: Set the parameters, use the zoom wheel to set the position where you want to start zooming, click the center control button to add the attraction, save the zoom position parameters;

How to record Hitchock zoom with Zhiyun Smooth 4​ 

Step 3: Then set the second zoom position to take the spot, use the zoom wheel to set the position you want to zoom in, click the center control button to add the second zoom to zoom the attraction; then set the zoom duration, set the effect for 5-8 seconds.

Step 4: Keep Zhiyun Smooth 4 straight line moving at a constant speed without rotating the zoom handwheel. The Hitchcock mode of the APP automatically zooms according to the parameters just set.

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