How to Adjust Your Gimbal

If you consistently get a crooked horizon line in your photos or video it means your camera gimbal needs adjusted. If you have about five minutes you can do an automatic calibration. If your drone is already in the air, you can do a quick manual adjustment that will only take a few seconds. 

Automatic Gimbal Calibration

  1. Remove the gimbal cover and lock from your drone. Attach your phone or tablet to the Remote Controller. Launch the DJI Go 4 app, power on the Remote Controller and power on your drone.
  2. When everything is connected, tap the three dots in the top right corner of the screen. Now tap the Gimbal Settings icon from the column of icons on the left side of the screen.
  3. Tap the option for Gimbal Auto Calibration. Tap "OK" when the Tips box appears and your drone will do the rest.
  4. Launch your drone and take some test shots. If your horizon is now level you're done. If it still has a tilt you will need to do a manual adjustment.
Gimbal Settings

Manual Gimbal Adjustment

Step one: Launch your drone and aim the camera at something that has straight horizontal lines. The horizon is an obvious choice A brick wall or one with horizontal siding is perfect.  If you are using a wall make sure you are facing the surface head-on, not at an angle.

Step two: Tap the three dots in the top right corner of the screen then select the Gimbal Settings by tapping the sixth icon from the top at the left side of the screen. Now tap the Adjust Gimbal option

Step three: Now simply tap the symbols at the bottom of the screen until the grid line matches the lines on the wall then tap "Complete." Now you should have nice straight horizon lines in your photos.

Gimbal Adjustment