What viewers are not aware of is the difficulty of filming on a moving vessel like a boat. The natural movement of water makes for a lack of stability that not only ruins most shots, but is likely to make the audience as seasick as if they were actually on board shark hunting. This is exactly why the 35 millimeter cameras used by professional camera operators are held in place with a camera mount stabilizer. Each shot is held steady so that images are clear, concise and visually descriptive without excessive bobbing or unnecessary movement.
Filmmakers and photographers find that they are increasingly being asked to capture footage on water to meet the tastes of today's audiences. Still photography, video and film is regularly obtained directly from boats of all sizes. Getting the right shot can come from the side of a naval carrier, private yacht or fisherman's dingy. At these times it is essential that a camera mount stabilizer like the Minigyro be used.
The Minigyro was the winner of the prestigious Vidy Award NAB in 2010. Not only is it a stabilizer for video on water par excellence, but it offers stability from any moving surface. As a camera mount stabilizer, the Minigyro is easy to use from helicopters for aerial filming or shooting from moving platforms for added ferocity during cinematic car chases.
Videographers looking for a camera mount stabilizer for television news footage will also be impressed with the convenience and versatility offered by the Minigyro. Utilizing 2-Kenyon K8 Gyros, this camera mount offers quick set-up.
The Minigyro weighing only 21 lbs. and handheld, requires no FAA Paperwork to be used in any aircraft. This saved independent productions both time and money.
With a camera stabilizer for video on water like the Minigyro, every shot is a superior one. To capture footage on water, a camera need only be affixed to this stabilizer to bring the viewer into the excitement. Using a unique shock tube to eliminate rocky movements and vibrations, images remain crisp. The adjustable head tilts for up or down shots, important when making a documentary with a 16 millimeter camera or YouTube video with a GoPro video camera.