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#1 Imry Halevi

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 03:38 AM

Hello.

Shooting a rowing race soon. I will be on a boat following the races with a JVC GY-HM200 and a Manfrotto 502 tripod.

Any idea if there's a gyro mount I can put between the camera and the tripod head, to minimize shaking from the water?

Thank.

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#2 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 04:01 PM

You could always use something like a Kenyon Gyro: https://www.ken-lab.com

They are quite heavy, so I don't think your Monfrotto tripod will be able to handle it. Practically though, for shooting boat-to-boat the biggest issue besides stability and moisture is maintaining the horizon. So handheld with a balanced rig on the shoulder while sitting on a secure platform is really the way to go unless you can afford a big stabilized remote head. This gives you a chance to make constant horizon corrections while rolling which you can't really do from sticks.
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