The FreeVision VILTA Mobile is a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer for most smartphones, including the iPhone 8 Plus and the Note 8 without a case. In combination with an iOS/Android app (free download), the VILTA Mobile allows you to capture photos and videos with your phone, focus on a subject, zoom in and zoom out, capture time-lapses, capture panoramas, and much more—all this with smooth, cinematic-style motion. The VILTA Mobile is great for pushing in on a subject from various angles to get exotic close-ups, as done in music videos, while getting to the close-ups with steady, stable movement.
The VILTA Mobile runs for 17 hours on the included battery, so runtime is not an issue. It offers four follow modes that are switchable via a function button positioned on the front for your index finger. Select the follow mode of your choice and then use the thumb-joystick to perform the motions you want. You can pan a full 360°, as well as tilt and roll substantial distances. Additionally, you can combine the function button and joystick to achieve other results. Long-press the function button to focus. Long-press it while toggling the joystick left or right to adjust roll axis angle or exposure. Or long-press it and toggle up or down to zoom in or zoom out. To ensure accuracy in all these operations, the VILTA Mobile uses an auto-detect feature to properly balance your phone before you begin.
The iOS/Android app enhances your phone's shooting abilities with additional features/modes. For example, Slow Motion Mode enables you to capture video in a way that will allow you to play it back in slow motion without losing its quality. Long Exposure Mode allows you to capture vivid photos in dark environments, whereas many details normally get lost in the dark. Panorama Mode lets you shoot immersive panoramas in four different layouts: 180°, 330°, 3 x 3, and 3 x 5. There are also two time-lapse modes. Both Motion Time-Lapse Auto Mode and Manual Mode allow you to capture time-lapse photography, but one gives you more creative freedom while the other more precision. In addition to this, there are many scene filters to choose from to give your photos and videos an added level of character.
The VILTA Mobile is compact and has a durable and comfortable build consisting of corrosion-resistant polycarbonate materials and rubber coating. It's also capable of being used in high temperatures without shutting down or slowing down. On the bottom, the gimbal offers a 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole for mounting on tripods, monopods, and other support gear, useful for extended time-lapse capture and other operations. This gimbal also features an intelligent charging system that ensures overcurrent protection, short-circuit protection, low-battery protection, trickle charging, and accurate power management. Moreover, if the battery runs out and you've still got some shooting to do, the VILTA Mobile offers full operation during charging.