Two of the most popular models are the Minigyro and the Gyrobot. They prove that smaller camera mounts are just as workable as larger versions. These stabilizing camera mounts make it possible to shoot from a variety of platforms while in constant motion, including automobiles, ATV's, trucks, planes, helicopters and water craft.
The Minigyro is constructed of aluminum/ABS. It weighs in at a sleek 18.5 pounds without its Shock Tube. The Shock Tube adds two pounds, giving this camera mount a total of 20.5 pounds of weight.
The Gyrobot alternatively features a lighter weight aluminum/carbon ﬁber construction. With its Shock Tube, this stabilizing mount weighs 18.5 pounds. However, sans Shock Tube the entire unit is only 16.5 pounds. Another unique feature to the Gyrobot is when the mount is in between shots. The whole camera package will stay in an up right position on the mount because of four small red legs. No need to disassemble camera from mount.
Despite these small diﬀerences in weight, both pieces of equipment have much in common from the stabilization point of view. Each stabilizing mount is capable of supporting up to a 32 pound camera package. Both camera stabilizing mounts are available with a Nonlinear Shock Tube, as well as a Shock Tube Extender. And they both house 2-KS 8 Kenyon Gyros.
The Minigyro and a Gyrobot share other similarities as well. Each unit comes equipped with an adjustable hand grips for safe and easy usage. Other helpful features are a Tilting Camera Head and a Quick Release Camera Tray, which oﬀers a shooting advantage, and saves a considerable amount of time. Both camera mounts are contained in water tight shipping cases with wheels, and have securing straps for eﬃcient transit.
Neither the Minigyro or Grobot require any FAA approval, permits or any extensive set-up to use. They are just down right “user friendly,” from an equipment usage stand point. They have a distinctive advantage of being able to serve as stabilizing camera mount while in movement on land, sea and air. Unlike the larger counterparts such as the Steadicam, Glidecam or Merlin Stabilizer these small but mighty mounts oﬀer a whole new dimension to stabilization.
If you are looking to rent, the Minigyro is for you. It’s very aﬀordable at only $400 a day plus batteries. There is also a discount for weekly rates. Just contact any of our 22 US based Tyler Dealers or one of our 21 International Tyler Dealers for more details. They can be found under “Dealers” on the website.
But if you have a lot of projects in your future, we recommend purchasing your own Gyrobot. This mount is exclusively for sale and only from the Van Nuys, California location. For further information on that call (818) 989-4420 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.