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Old October 20th, 2014, 09:19 AM   #46
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Re: gopro 4 with 3 axis stabilisers

You might want to read the comments here before buying a Gyropod MD1
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Old October 20th, 2014, 09:27 AM   #47
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I warned about a negative review earlier in this thread as well, the buyer apparently had to deal directly with the supplier in Hong Kong while I can see one Belgian dealer offering the Gyropod MD1 with a 2 year official warranty. That means in case of malfunction you can give it to the dealer here and he has to take it up with the supplier. Could have been that the user at vimeo had a faulty one from the beginning and just had bad luck but even then it should have been repaired.
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Old October 20th, 2014, 11:09 AM   #48
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That sucks!

I can't see any other options online. Surely somebody has to make one that accomodates smaller cameras - please!
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Old October 20th, 2014, 12:53 PM   #49
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Re: gopro 4 with 3 axis stabilisers

Heard about this one for small camera like the RX100

Gibbon DV Black Magic Cinema Gimbal Stabilizer | Big Balance

Don't know if it's shipping yet.
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Old October 20th, 2014, 03:40 PM   #50
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Just did some digging into that Todd as it initially looked promising.

A few things.

Only 2-axis is unfortunate...

Watching videos, they seem to refer to a productcalled the Gorilla which is now missing from their product list. Name change?

Some videos of the Gibbon seem to show a second handle which seems to be something they've added on to limit the left right movement they don't cover in the absent 3rd axis.

The guys on a video at NAB claimed to be shipping in 6 weeks. Its now what, 5 months later?

Doesn't look good unfortunately.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 12:10 PM   #51
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I am soooo fed up looking at these videos where folks are throwing these stabilisers about like they are wrestling a giant metal bird.

Seriously! Real world movements are plenty!

And another thing - having a 3-axis brushless system doesn't mean you don't have to bother with any personal effort! You can still move smoothly and subtly and step softly!

I'm just having one of those days when the web is driving my mad.

I watched a reputable company rep on a NAB video demonstrating their device. He said, "As you can see the lens looks straight ahead completely unaffected by my movements!" THE DAMN THING WAS IN FOLLOW MODE AND MOVED ALONG WITH HIM ON AVERY LEFT AND RIGHT MOVEMENT! The fact that he said the opposite to what most people were viewing would obviously lead some people to believe it wasn't functioning as intended!!

Idiots.
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Old November 1st, 2014, 08:08 AM   #52
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Just to give an update, I"m still waiting for the gopro 4 black, I ordered in a store that had it listed as available and afterwards said it was a mistake on their website, they promised delivery yesterday but nothing received, their website now says availability in 2 weeks... Ah well, there are worse things in life :)
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Old November 4th, 2014, 02:38 PM   #53
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Have we seen this extension for the handle?

And if the threads are the same, I imagine it can be doubled??

With the tilt lock mode, this would make a pretty good crane/jib shot!

Extended Handle for Feiyu G3 Handheld Stabilizer - HeliPal
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Old November 4th, 2014, 02:43 PM   #54
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I ordered that as well but still not used because of missing camera :)
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