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#1 Adam Eden

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 04:22 AM

Hi

I have an Archer 2 SE with a G50 arm.

I am looking at buying a gyro or 2 for this setup.

I mainly shoot RED MX with Zeiss compact primes and the new Arri WC3 remote follow focus.

I am looking at getting either 1 or two gyro's as i need to shoot high speed (100 FPS ) with long lenses whilst I am running or on the back of a car.

Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Also if the gyro's were self powered and maybe could run off the D-TAP from the sled, that would be great.
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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:15 AM

Hi

I have an Archer 2 SE with a G50 arm.

I am looking at buying a gyro or 2 for this setup.

I mainly shoot RED MX with Zeiss compact primes and the new Arri WC3 remote follow focus.

I am looking at getting either 1 or two gyro's as i need to shoot high speed (100 FPS ) with long lenses whilst I am running or on the back of a car.

Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Also if the gyro's were self powered and maybe could run off the D-TAP from the sled, that would be great.


http://www.ken-lab.c...tabilizers.html -- all the specs are listed as well as the kits they sell. Adding 2 k-4's plus cables and inverter will add at least 6 lbs.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 04:05 PM

Hi

I have an Archer 2 SE with a G50 arm.

I am looking at buying a gyro or 2 for this setup.

I mainly shoot RED MX with Zeiss compact primes and the new Arri WC3 remote follow focus.

I am looking at getting either 1 or two gyro's as i need to shoot high speed (100 FPS ) with long lenses whilst I am running or on the back of a car.

Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Also if the gyro's were self powered and maybe could run off the D-TAP from the sled, that would be great.


http://www.ken-lab.c...tabilizers.html -- all the specs are listed as well as the kits they sell. Adding 2 k-4's plus cables and inverter will add at least 6 lbs.



I was thinking of the Ken Lab ones. I was thinking of 1 x k4 to start off with. What do other steadicam ops mainly use and how many?
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#4 Tom Wills

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 04:32 PM

Gyros are usually used in pairs. There's a great article from Larry McConkey about how he began using gyros in the July 1995 edition of the Steadicam letter (hosted by the Steadicam Guild here: http://www.steadicam.../v4n4july95.pdf ). While some things have changed (PRO for instance has a nice inverter that snaps onto an Anton Bauer plate, lessening the need for an umbilical cord), the information is still good.

Hope this helps!
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 04:38 AM

Thanks guy. That is really good info
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#6 Anders Holck Petersen

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:28 PM

There is also a very thorough chapter in the Bible / Steadicam Operators Handbook
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