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Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Remarkable! It was better than I expected especially on the zoomed in shot. I've shot lots of film and video on a small boat and the chop in the water was a really good test.
1. I wish you could have shut the gyro down to demonstrate the same shot with it off as a benchmark of performance. If you have such footage of the same camera with the gyro off shot of the same scene can you upload that?
2. Next test can you render your m2ts file in SBS full? This was SBS half and on my passive monitor the resolution got chopped in half again so the image quality, especially on the ship's rigging was completely fuzzed out.
Thanks for going to the trouble of testing out my gyro idea. I've had that on my wish list to do for many years but never had the $ to play with one. You probably could build a rig for a camera operator to retrofit to his camera and make them for the industry. I do think there are helicopter mounts that use gyros, however, and they may have some patent protection yet. All my helicopter work was for private investigative projects for law suits and as such always very low budget so I used a rented optical stabilizer for my shots.
You referenced being too heavy. Which camera system did the file come from. Were you shooting with all the cams shown on that test rig or just one?
Final request- Do you have a picture of the full rig with gyro mounted? I'd like to see what you were using and how you applied it.
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