A&P used a gyro mount on my camera

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  1. Jcolman

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    thought the Photo crew would get a kick out of this.

    This is what I was shooting

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    Shooting from a camera boat with the gyro mount. It was choppy as hell and the gyro really helped to stablize the camera so my shots were pretty smooth.

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    Then swapped out the camera boat for something a little more mobile. The copter had it's own gyro mount system.

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    Does shooting with one of those feel wacky, or does it feel exactly what I think it probably feels like... Like a gigantic gyroscope in your backpack?
     
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    It does feel strange. The camera resists any movement when you pick it up. Once it's on my shoulder it feels pretty normal.
     
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    So like L series IS? lol
     
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    Does it resist movement in all directions? I'm guessing the unit just has spinning metal rings on different axises (plural of axis?)?

    RPM configurable?
    Direction of stabilization configurable?

    I've always found gyroscopes pretty cool.
     
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    Is that a KS-4 and a KS-6? I use a 6 for heli work and some car to car stuff. Those things are cool.
     
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    do you have an external HD? does it feel like that when you pick up the drive?
     
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    I have them in my lens :naughty:
     
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    Yes. Two gyros are mounted 90 degrees apart so the camera resists movement in two directions.

    No. The rpm's are constant at 22,000 rpms.

    No. The gyros are mounted to the arm that attaches to the camera and are not configurable.
     
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    Yes. I used four gyros in the helicopter on a gimbal mount.
     
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    No. The camera is self contained with the drive built in.
     
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    i understand how a gyro works but explain how it stays stable on the item you're shooting? do you dial it in saying this is what I want to shoot with this composition and such?
     
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    It just makes it harder to twist / rotate the camera. It can still move up and down and side to side, but there's most likely a dampened support system along with the gyroscopic stabilization to help cut out those movements as well.

    You still have to keep the camera pointed in the right direction, but the gyros and dampening will help you keep it there.

    At least that's my understanding.
     
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    This is correct. My body has to compensate for most of the movement of the camera boat and I have to frame and compose the shot. The gyros's simply help me to keep the camera still. The hardest part is trying to keep the horizon level.
     
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    Talk to Pelf for some tips in that department. lol

    BTW, guys, if you want to fart around with a gyro, Kenyon Labs rents them for a pretty reasonable fee.
     
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    does it work the same way for gyro's that get mounted to the bottoms of police helicopters and such?
     
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    I don't know. I do know that remote cameras mounted on helicopters use a different system and are usually alot more stable.
     
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    I has no idea about video .I shot for speed vision for about 15 secs. Everthing was in b/w omgsz
     

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