DJI OSMO Pocket Can MAKE YOU MONEY!

– Today we're talking
about the DJI Osmo Pocket and how this little tiny
camera can make you some money. (upbeat music) If you're new here to this
channel, my name is Jeven Dovey, I like to do camera reviews,
filmmaking tutorials, and I like to travel and go on adventures and take you along with me for the ride. One thing before we get started, I'm doing a giveaway for a DJI Osmo Pocket as part of my 200K
giveaway on this channel so make sure you head
down in the description so you can enter for your chance to win one of these awesome cameras.

So today we're talking
about the DJI Osmo Pocket and I've had this camera
for a little while now. I got a chance to work with a pre-release version of this camera and then this one came as
soon as they were released so I've had this camera
for a little while now and I've been using it in a
lot of different scenarios. Earlier in this week I put out a vlog that was all shot completely
on the DJI Osmo Pocket. So I'll make sure to link that down in the description down below so you can see how this camera performs when put in a vlog-like setting.

But this video is not just
a review about this camera, this video is going to teach you some ways in which that you can make
money using this little guy because the DJI Osmo Pocket is a very powerful camera
when it's used right. It has a clean image and it shoots 4K60. And obviously the best part about it is that it legitimately
fits in your pocket. Now everywhere that I've
been going recently, I always take my DJI Osmo Pocket with me and I stick it in my pocket.

It's the first camera that's
called a pocket camera that actually fits in your pocket. Now obviously like your
GoPro will fit in your pocket but your GoPro is a little bit different than a DJI Osmo Pocket,
I feel like they're in kind of two different classes of cameras. A GoPro or any camera like
that is an action camera and the DJI Osmo Pocket
is not an action camera and if you watch my vlog
from earlier in this week, you'll see that it does
not perform very well in an action camera setting, that's what an action camera is for. This is a gimbal so it needs
to be used like a gimbal. Now obviously being so small, people want to compare
this to a GoPro HERO7 in terms of stability and
everything else that comes with it but I honestly think that
they're two different cameras and I've been using the DJI
Osmo Pocket very differently than I've been using the GoPro HERO7 and I think that if you need
a camera for both situations that it's better just to have both cameras rather than having to pick
between one or the other.

Now before we get into some settings and some things that I've
discovered about this camera, let's talk about how you
can actually make money using your DJI Osmo Pocket. And to do that we're gonna
go up in the mountains 'cause we're gonna show you some footage as I was climbing one of the
peaks around Los Angeles. Okay so I've warmed up a little bit, let's talk about how you can make money using your DJI Osmo Pocket and this is like the perfect
camera to take with me when I'm out doing
these kind of adventures because you can get really stable shots that you can sell as stock footage and that's the whole game plan here. Stock footage is a very awesome way to be able to make money
using basically any camera and the Osmo Pocket is
definitely optimized to sell stock footage
because you could sell 4K at 60 frames a second. So that means that you could
shoot 60 frames a second and out of that footage, you could sell a 30
frames per second clip, 24 frames per second clip,
60 frames per second clip, so you got not only real time footage but you have slow mo footage all at 4K.

And as you sell shots, you start
making more and more money. I mean it's a great way to
make money using your camera and the Osmo Pocket is
a great option for it. So first let's dive in to some settings and some different things you need to do with your Osmo Pocket to be able to optimize
it for stock footage. One thing that has really helped in terms of getting better footage is getting little ND filters and ND filters with a polarizer. So I just got a new set of these filters, you can see them, look how small they are and this is a new set of
ND filters with a polarizer that work with the DJI Osmo Pocket. Now the beauty of these little filters is that they're completely magnetic so you're not taking
anything off the lens, you are just snapping
it right on the lens. For the most part I've
been using the ND 32 with the polarizer on it and this one I'll just keep attached and I put it right in the
case and it doesn't fall off, it actually works very well.

Now there's different
strengths of ND filters and the Freewell package
comes with all of them. Not only do they come with the polarizer but it comes without the polarizer. And the reason that you
want to use an ND filter just in general, I have a whole
video all about ND filters but the shortened version
is that it allows you to control your shutter speed.

So if you don't use an ND filter, what happens is that your
camera has to compensate by boosting your shutter speed and when you boost your
shutter speed super high, say like 1/2,000 of a second, you get this kind of mechanical
jitter look to your footage and the reason for that
is there's no motion blur. So when you're shooting
at high shutter speeds, it cuts out all the motion blur and what makes something cinematic is that it has a little
bit of motion blur. So the standard for Hollywood
is 180 degrees shutter and what that means in
terms of shutter speed is double that of your frame rate.

And I'm not gonna go into
all the details about it but basically when you get
your shutter speed down to double that of your frame rate, so here I'm shooting 30 frames a second and when I put it at 1/60,
you get that motion blur and that motion blur just makes
your footage more cinematic, it's just a style that
was adopted by cinema and it's been the norm
for standard footage. Now when you shoot at
higher shutter speeds, you get this kind of mechanical look, your footage might not sell
as stock footage as well because people want footage
that looks good in the edit. So if somebody is shooting a project and all of their project is shot in the standard 180 degree shutter rule and then they go and buy one of your shots that has really high shutter speed, it's gonna look out of place. So that's the reason why
you want to get ND filters especially when you're
selling stock footage because you want to put yourself
in the best place possible to be able to get your footage sold.

The DJI Osmo Pocket is a great camera just to get B-roll shots, it's clean, it doesn't have any distortion
going on in the image and you can integrate it into whatever project you're working on. Now there's a few limitations
you have to think about. First the footage does get noisy especially when you start
getting into low-light. So this is definitely a daylight camera or a camera that you use when you have lots of light available.

As soon as you start getting low-light, it's not the best camera just because it has a lot
of noise in the footage. Now in terms of best settings that I've found to make this camera work, you wanna shoot in the slow follow mode so when you go to your menu system, you can see that there's a fast or slow, when you put it in the fast
mode, it whips around too much and it just doesn't have
a natural feel to it. When you put it in the slow mode, it has some nice feathering
and so you can get nice shots where it's moving slowly in and out and it doesn't have any jolty motion.

Now in terms of the different settings, I like to use the follow
mode or the tilt lock mode. If you use the FPV mode, it
kind of is all over the place and it actually doesn't really look like you're using a gimbal, it's shaky and it just
doesn't work very well like this camera is made
to be used as a gimbal so use as a gimbal. I don't think there's really
a need for first-person mode, I haven't found a need for it yet and actually when I use it, the footage doesn't look that good. So one thing that you need to think about is that this camera doesn't
have access to the pro settings when you're just using it as the camera so right now I just I'm holding it up and I don't have access
to the pro settings, you actually have to have
your phone connected. So that's one of the major
limitations with this camera is that every time you need
to change your pro settings, you have to connect your phone but what's good about it is
once you set those settings, you pull out your phone and the camera will retain those settings.

Now you can turn them off
and flip back to auto mode but there's no way to access your pro mode and set things up unless
you attach your phone. Now the most important things
you need to pay attention to when you're using pro mode
is one, the manual settings. So when you're in pro mode, you get access to all your manual settings which gives you complete
control over your image. Now the second thing and this is something that I think is really important
for shooting stock footage is that you have access to your zebras. It basically tells you when
your footage is overexposing and when you're shooting stock footage, one of the key things you wanna do is avoid overexposed footage. So having your zebras on
your screen allows you to see when your footage is overexposing and then you're gonna be able
to bring your exposure down so that you can get
properly exposed footage. Now one thing that has come out recently, I actually don't have one yet
but it's the wireless module.

This is gonna be a game changer
for gimbals specifically because one of the biggest
problems that people have is figuring out a way to
wirelessly transmit your video from your camera on a gimbal to a monitor so you can put your gimbal
on big objects like a pole. So if you wanna do like a
sweeping shot kind of like a jib but you wanna do it on the go,
it's hard to do with gimbals because you can't really
monitor the footage very well.

There obviously is wireless
video transmission systems but they're expensive, they're heavy, it's not something you always wanna carry just for those times when you want to put your
gimbal on a long pole. The awesome thing about
the DJI Osmo Pocket is you're gonna have this wireless module and it just connects to your phone which then you can stick
on the end of the pole and you can do these kind of big jib shots or you can mount this
gimbal to different places that you can't necessarily be next to and be monitoring and
actually control the gimbal. This is gonna open up a lot of doors of creative potential with this camera. For example, if you wanted to shoot a shot over like a crowd, you could
stick this up on a pole, you have your phone in your hand and you could do movements from your phone and be able to get some
really interesting shots.

Like I was saying, you
can integrate this footage into your other productions so always having a DJI Osmo Pocket on you to do these different
kind of creative shots that other gimbals won't allow you to do makes this gimbal very enticing and it makes it so that
this gimbal has a place in a lot of different productions. Now if you want a more
step-by-step approach on how to sell your
footage as stock footage I have made an entire course all about it, it takes you through everything
that you need to know to sell stock footage and I take you through from not only
shooting stock footage but editing, uploading and
making money with stock. So guys, I'll put a link
down below in the description if that is something you're interested in, however, if you just wanna go for it, what you can do is start
shooting stock footage, go over to a site like
VideoBlocks or Shutterstock, start uploading content and start seeing what
kind of footage sells. And with the beauty of this
little camera shooting 4K60 basically gives you the
ability to sell your footage at the highest price possible.

So sites will range
anywhere from $100 to $200 for a 4K shot which is pretty incredible because you obviously retain
all the rights to your footage however you're just licensing the footage for someone else to use and putting 4K60 frames
per second footage up there gives you the best
opportunity to make sales so you can make more
money with your footage. It's super easy once you get started and once you know how to do
each steps in the process and it's just something that you can always be
doing on the back burner.

I always just continually contribute more and more footage
into my stock libraries and over time it's grown and grown and I'll get more sales each month which turn into more money each month and it just slowly builds. If you have more time and
you really want to dedicate your time into shooting stock, you can make a lot of money much quicker. But overall, stock footage is a long game so it's something that you
put a little time in now and down the road as your library builds, you're gonna start seeing
more shots sold per month and your average income
is gonna go up per month. Once it's up there, you
don't have to do anything. Basically your shot
could sell over and over. I've had shots that sold 30, 40 times which is pretty amazing 'cause I did a little bit
of work on the front end, I cut it, color graded it, put it up, it took me a little bit
of time to get it up there but now it just makes sales and I don't really have to do anything.

And that's the definition of
making money while you sleep. This is why I think that
creators need to wrap their head around selling stock footage because it is something
that is not going away. This video industry, this
video culture is here to stay, more and more footage is needed everyday, there's more and more
productions out there, there's more and more places where people are streaming videos where they need additional clips to make their projects work. I buy stock footage all the time when I'm working on different projects because I don't necessarily
want to go out there and always shoot different
shots, it's easier and cheaper when I'm working on my bigger productions to just go to a stock
library and pick out a shot that fills in a gap rather
than flying somewhere and getting like an exterior
shot of a mountain range, I could just pay a small fee and I can have a shot instantly.

So that's why stock
footage is so powerful. Like I said guys, if you
wanna check out my course, I'll put a link down below and also I'll put a special discount code for those of you who
are watching this video. So in terms of like creators and YouTubers and just anyone who's
creating online video content, there is a lot of need
for you to film yourself and this camera is obviously very stable, you can do vertical mode or
you can do horizontal mode and I think that it's set
up perfectly for those times when you need to talk to camera.

There's definitely use out of this camera but if this is like the only camera that you wanna get for vlogging, I would steer away from it
and go get another camera. This is more along the lines
of people who want to do videos where you're talking
directly to your audience and you just wanna pull
it out of your pocket and get a quick shot of
you talking to camera. This is where I've really used this camera in terms of my YouTube so like I said, I keep throwing this in my pocket, I bring it with me wherever I go and if I have like a burst of inspiration and I just wanna shoot a quick video, this makes it very easy
to capture decent audio and a good picture and then get a video without having to pull
out a bunch of gear. Also what I've been doing
like my product reviews, I'll take it along with me and then if I have a moment
that I wanna capture, I just have a thought, it's
easy for me to pull this out and do a quick talking bit
about what it is that I'm doing and not have to worry about microphones and all these other things.

Originally, I thought that
this was not gonna be the best because the microphone
jack is on the bottom, however, I haven't even been using a microphone attached to this and I still think the audio is decent and it's good enough especially
when there's no wind. As soon as you have some sort of breeze, a little wind in here, the
audio is not that good. (wind blowing) So if you're someone who wants to get into
selling stock footage or if you're someone who
needs to have a camera to grab quick B-roll shots, I think the DJI Osmo Pocket
is definitely a no-brainer, it's a great camera for those scenarios.

If you're someone who does a lot of just talking to camera
videos, consider getting this, it makes it really easy
to get that content. Now if you're someone
who does that style video and also wants to vlog then I would say have multiple cameras so you could have this
like I've been doing just as a second camera
that you could pull out for quick things and then
have your bigger camera, have your GH5, have your Canon M50, whatever it is that you use to vlog and that is your bigger
camera that you use for the main parts of your vlog. I still think that there
is a place for this and this is definitely a camera that I take with me all the time, it's set up perfectly for creators and for people who need to
just get quick B-roll shots and make it really easy.

Like I said earlier,
I would highly suggest getting some ND filters 'cause that's gonna make your
footage look that much better, it's gonna get rid of a
lot of that super high shutter speed look, I'll put a link down
below in the description to the set of ND filters that I picked up, they're from Freewell, they
have two types of filters in it, you have straight ND filters, this is just for when
you need to cut out light and just bring a shutter speed down and then they also have the
ND filters with the polarizer and so what the polarizer does is it helps reduce reflections so it increases your
contrast in your footage, it helps sprite sunlight
on like water or like snow and it really just helps
curb all those reflections and just makes your
footage look much better.

Now the set also comes with
just a straight polarizer so if your light is lower and you don't wanna put an ND filter on, you can just throw your
polarizer on for those situations when you have water or snow, anything that's reflective in your shot. Alright guys and that is it, if you're new here to this channel, make sure you hit that subscribe button, I do a lot of awesome
filmmaking tutorials, camera reviews, I also do
some YouTube training videos and I have some awesome
adventures planned for 2019.

Also make sure you head over
to the creatorfilmschool.com, that is my nuts to bolts
everything you need to know to have a career as a
creator or a filmmaker. That's also where you can
find my stock footage course and guys that's it, I will
see you on the next one..

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