Mo-Sys Engineering is launching a new camera head which aims to offer the performance of more expensive systems and the usability and ease of setup of simpler gimbal devices.
The G30 gyro-stabilised head features key technologies based on the input of early adopters, including:
- Balance assist – A smart axis hold feature for significantly faster set-up of camera payloads
- Innovative control console – For fast, accurate operation in the heat of production
- Universal camera cage to accommodate all practical camera payloads
Mo-Sys said it designed the G30 with an eye towards making a gyro-stabilised head that would meet the needs of any broadcast or film application. It also sought to offer simple setup and operation, minimal complexity by negating sliprings and counter-balance weights, and support for the widest range of camera payloads.
At its heart, the G30 includes a unique 45-degree frame geometry, large enough to accommodate any camera rig, including large ENG cameras and complete digital cinematography camera rigs, the company said.
The short, stiff frame provides rigidity for camera payloads up to 66 pounds, with high-torque direct drive motors for smooth, precise movement and stabilisation. The result is a gyro-stabilised head that has complete freedom of pan and tilt in any configuration, along with a +/-45-degree roll, added Mo-Sys.
“In conversation with early adopters, the feedback was for simpler operation and faster setup,” said Michael Geissler, CEO of Mo-Sys. “In response, we modified elements of the design, such as the frame size, but we also took the opportunity to suggest some smart technologies we were developing. These were well received and so were also implemented into the G30 design”.