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#1 Chayse Irvin

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 06:09 PM

Has anyone worked with Kenyon Gyro Stabilizers?

They seem pretty cool. I've got a shoot coming up where we are going to be doing some handheld driving shots (shooting out of a van), as well as heli stuff, and we hired this crew to do some wire camera shots in whistlers night half pipe. The wire rig has a guy rigged to the wire and hand holds the camera as he swings threw the air. I've seen some footage and its mostly fairly smooth, but the director and myself will want them to go on longer focal lengths then I think there used to, so I'm thinking a stabilizer will be useful for all of the above. For these shots were going to shoot HVX200. The traveling shots being, with a mini35. This company has a really cool handheld rig with the gyro: http://www.aerialimage.com/page5.htm . I think it might work well with a HVX w/ mini35. Thoughts anyone?
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#2 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:22 AM

hi
i own 2 ks 12 and i'v done a lot of aerials stab for "migration"

theire product look good by way too small for beta type cams weight or 16mm or 35mm for those you'll need 2 ks 8 or 12.
ks 8 or 12 are heavy and comes with big batteries.

keep in mind they are noisy as it's a wheel accelerating up to 24000 turns/min

1 gyro will gives you a stabilization in the air in 2 axis, so to cover the 3 axis needed for aerials you need 2 gyros.
a ks 4 ou 6 will be good for a steadycam, maybe 2 ks6 or 2 ks8 will be good on your hvx.
they all make noise so don't imagine doing sinc sound.

hope it helps

don't pan too fast you'll "force" the gyros and damage them
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#3 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:31 AM

Gyro's feel strange when you operate with them, so I would suggest practicing with them before using them for a shoot. Panning and tilting becomes harder and it takes some getting used to. I wouldn't use them for the first time on a shoot.
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:59 PM

Has anyone worked with Kenyon Gyro Stabilizers?

They seem pretty cool. I've got a shoot coming up where we are going to be doing some handheld driving shots (shooting out of a van), as well as heli stuff, and we hired this crew to do some wire camera shots in whistlers night half pipe. The wire rig has a guy rigged to the wire and hand holds the camera as he swings threw the air. I've seen some footage and its mostly fairly smooth, but the director and myself will want them to go on longer focal lengths then I think there used to, so I'm thinking a stabilizer will be useful for all of the above. For these shots were going to shoot HVX200. The traveling shots being, with a mini35. This company has a really cool handheld rig with the gyro: http://www.aerialimage.com/page5.htm . I think it might work well with a HVX w/ mini35. Thoughts anyone?


You can also rent them weekly or monthly from Kenyon labs directly.....see them on the web.... http://www.ken-lab.com/. They allow you to use the costs towards the purchase price.
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#5 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 10:00 AM

"1 gyro will gives you a stabilization in the air in 2 axis, so to cover the 3 axis needed for aerials you need 2 gyros"


I recently did some Aerial work and used two Kenyon Gyro's as described above to cover 3 axis. I'll post an example of the setup I had, which is Ron Dexter's design. (pardon the soft photo, I forgot to put autofocus back on for my lady...)

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http://rondexter.com/ at the bottom there is a lot of info about different Gyro rigs and tons of useful info. The man is a genius!

Best
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#6 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:35 AM

You can also rent them weekly or monthly from Kenyon labs directly.....see them on the web.... http://www.ken-lab.com/. They allow you to use the costs towards the purchase price.

Do you work for Kenyon? If so, please sign your name appropriately so people will know they're getting info from the horses mouth when you post.
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