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#1 Kevin Sullivan

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 02:02 AM

Has anyone ever attached a gyro to a fig rig? Thinking of using it for some filming out of a helicopter. Nothing else is available where we are.

Trying to figure out if there is truly any benefit to doing this.

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#2 Mitch Gross

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 01:00 PM

Interesting notion. It'll be very heavy and uncomfortable to carry around, but I see no reason that it can't be done. I would remove the small handle that is directly below the camera mount and place the gyro there, but again, a gyro is very heavy and the fig rig can be very straining on the wrists as is.
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#3 Michael Nash

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 10:22 PM

I did some helicopter stuff with a DVX-100 and a rig called the FliHandle, without a gyro. With the image stabilizer on I was able to get really smooth, controllable shots on the wide end of the lens. There was still a tiny bit of vibration in the shot, but almost too little to see. At longer focal lengths though, you definitley need something to provide resistance to rotation across axes.
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#4 Kevin Sullivan

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 03:19 AM

Thanks guys. I think I will try the gyro mount and let you know how it goes.

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