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#1 Jad Beyrouthy

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:31 AM

Hey guys,

i have an upcoming shoot from a helicopter overlooking Beirut, Lebanon.
The helicopter that's gona be used is an old military helicopter (puma i think)

anyway, i have some fears concerning the vibrations that are gonna be transmitted to the cam. How can i stabilize the camera (probably RED one or 5D MKII) so i can get smooth shots without having some terrible shakiness in the cam?

Can it be gripped at a vertical angle of 90 degree? (shoot straight down from the heli)

Thanks

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#2 robert duke

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:55 AM

there are a plethora of camera mounts that will take the shake out as well as a kenyon gyro system.
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#3 Jad Beyrouthy

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 03:23 AM

thanks for the reply but can anyone give me specific brands or tools to be used?
Coz i'm in lebanon and it is sometimes hard to find special equipment (like the gyroscope)
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#4 Tom Jensen

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:00 PM

It all depends on the shot you want and the budget. If you want to see the city below, a Tyler nose mount will work and I think they are more readily available than Gyrosphere. The wider your lens, the less the vibration. If you are shooting tall buildings, you generally shoot out of the side of the ship and would use a Tyler side mount.. A gyrosphere will give you both because of its' panning and tilting abilities. http://www.tylermoun...frameshome.html
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#5 ian mussell

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 11:10 PM

you can get a few different systems from http://www.filmquipmedia.com/ they're based in dubai and can ship easily to beruit.
they have the tyler side mounts, nose mounts or the mini gyro the prices vary greatly as does what the mounts are capable of have a look here http://www.tylermoun...frameshome.html to see what works for you.
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