Consider the average television show, perhaps one where detectives are asked to crack open the case of an unsolved crime. Camera personnel must be able to follow every page in the script, exactly as the writer has envisioned them. To do this the camera has to keep up with actors, who may be running at breakneck pace or hanging onto the roof of a vehicle as it careens at high speed. With the right camera mount, shots like this are no problem at all.
Experienced camera personnel know that older pieces of equipment like the Glidecam, Steadicam or Merlin Stabilizer aren't always right. While they were “state of the art” several decades ago, these camera mounts are too heavy and clunky for highly complicated photography. Thankfully our camera stabilizer, the Gyrobot, offers solutions the film and television industry requires for camera work on any surface, element or medium.
The Gyrobot is perfect for use from moving vehicles and watercraft of all sizes. This lightweight and diminutive mount is also easily attached to planes, helicopters, gliders and drones. Should a shot necessitate walking or running in pace with the actors, it additionally works well with pieces of hand-held camera equipment.
Lightweight and Flexible
Some might think that saying the Gyrobot is lighter and more adaptable than a standard Steadicam is an understatement. Each Gyrobot is constructed of Aluminum and Carbon Fiber. That's why it weighs a mere 19 pounds without a Shock Tube and 21 pounds with its Shock Tube in place.
Other facts about the Gyrobot are equally impressive. It holds a camera package of up to 32 pounds and comes packed its own case with wheels. Don't worry if you're shooting at sea, as its case is water tight and has a strong strap for carrying it from location to location.
This is just the beginning, as the Gyrobot has two KS-8 Kenyon Gyros. In addition to a camera head that is able to tilt as needed, the hand grip is completely adjustable too. Only slightly heavier with a Nonlinear Shock Tube, the Gyrobot also has a Shock Tube Extender and a camera tray that releases quickly. When not in use, four small red legs support your camera for added security.
Ready for Land, Air and Sea
Quite simply, the Gyrobot literally defines the phrase “Run & Gun.” Economically, the Gyrobot makes sense too. This camera mount requires no installation and needs no prior FAA approval before it can be put to use. In addition to being rented from Tyler Camera Systems, Gyrobots can be purchased through Tyler dealer locales across the globe.