Kenyon Gyro Stabilizer Kit

KS 6x6
KS 6x6
KS 4x4
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Product Description

Get smooth 360º video footage from the get go. Use the Kenyon gyro stabilizer whenever your camera is in motion (voluntarily or involuntarily). Attach the gyro stabilizer at the bottom of the Nodal Ninja Travel Pole or the Nodal Ninja Pole Series 2 and have the 360º video rig (Freedom360 Mount) on the top. Hold the extended pole at the center of gravity, do not resist the motion of the gyro stabilizer  and walk, ski, snowboard, skate…
The KS 6×6 and KS 8×8 gyro stabilizer compensate for pan and tilt in all 3-axis (yaw, pitch and roll). The gyro stabilizer reduces blurring and avoids shaky footage due to vibration or other random motion. The resulting footage is so smooth that little to no stabilization is needed in post processing.
Super smooth footage becomes extremely important if the 360º video is viewed on a HMD (head mounted display) such as the Samsung Gear VR or the Oculus Rift. Shaky videos can make the viewer nauseous and result in motion sickness. The same holds true for the dome where every (involuntary) camera motion is amplified. Shooting with a gyro stabilizer allows you to have motion and interesting shots without any discomfort for the audience.
If used for still photography the gyro stabilizer allows you to shoot at much lower shutter speeds. Get sharp images even when shooting out of a moving vehicle.

Included in the Kenyon Gyro Stabilizer Kit:

  • 3 axis gyroscope with 5 foot cord
  • 12V inverter
  • 12V sealed lead acid battery in belt pouch
  • battery charger
  • cigarette adapter coil cord
  • Pelican iM2200 Storm case (KS4x4) or Pelican iM2400 Storm Case (KS 6×6 and KS 8×8)
  • dovetail mounting plate
  • ABS bottom plate for set-down

Delivery & Availability:

The gyros may not be in stock all the time. When you place your order, we will notify you about the delivery time.

Recommended use:

  • 360º video: KS 6×6 for most uses; KS 8×8 only for extreme cases;
  • DSLR photography: KS 6×6 if you shoot in rougher situations such as heavy seas or air turbulence;

Important things to consider:

  • Weight: Working with gyro stabilizer requires some muscle mass since they add another 2-5kg (4-10lbs) weight to your handheld equipment. So while the heavier gyros will give you higher panning rate, you will not be able to work with them for as long as the lighter ones. Take this into consideration when choosing the right model for you.
  • Spin-up time: The gyro stabilizers have four heavy metal discs inside which have to be accelerated to 20,000rpm. This takes about 8-10 minutes. Account for this in your shooting schedule.
  • Wind-down time: After the power is turned off on the battery, it will take some time for the discs inside the gyro stabilizer to stop spinning. This essentially gives you another couple of minutes to work with. You can also use that fact as a feature: i.e. if you cannot keep the battery connected for a take you could spin up the gyro, do your take and spin up again to do the next take.
  • Noise: The gyro stabilizer are noisy. Think humming/squealing engine noise. This is not ideal if you need audio recording.
  • Experience: As you learn to let the gyro do what it is designed to do, your results will improve. You must always remember, the gyro wants to stay on target and stabilize whatever it is attached to, but if you are not allowing it to react freely to outside forces, it cannot do it’s job. If you hold onto it too tightly, it is trying to stabilize you, if you attach it to anything, it will try to stabilize whatever it is attached to. If used with a mount, all the above still applies, a light touch just to guide the gyro is important.

KS 8×8 specifications:

  • Running speed: 20,000 rpm
  • Panning rate: 30 degrees per second
  • Gyro run time: 2h on fully charged Ken Lab battery pack
  • Weight:  4.717 kg  (10.4 lbs)
  • Outside dimensions: 19.406 cm x 19.406 cm (7.64″ x 7.64″)
  • Height: 9.398 cm (3.7″)
  • Draws 4.6 amps (@12 volts) at start up dropping to 2.2 amps after 8-10 minutes
  • 115 VAC  400 Hz
  • Stabilizes equipment in the 4.99-9.98 kg  (11-22 lbs) range
  • The weight of this gyro is better suited for use with a mount, but handholding is possible

KS 6×6 specifications:

  • Running speed: 20,000 rpm
  • Panning rate: 20 degrees per second
  • Gyro run time: 2h on fully charged Ken Lab battery pack
  • Weight:  3.884 kg (6.8 lbs)
  • Outside dimensions: 19.398 cm x 19.398 cm  (7.64″ x 7.64″)
  • Height: 9.398 cm (3.7″)
  • Draws 4.6 amps (@12 volts) at start up dropping to 2.2 amps after 8-10 minutes
  • 115 VAC  400 Hz
  • Stabilizes equipment in the 3.17-4.99 kg (7-11 lbs) range

 

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