The horizon reference performance is always toward the top of the list for anyone looking for a high performance gyro-stabilized camera system, and we wanted to share the unshakeable performance of GSS systems while attempting to get the horizon to become disoriented. It is also important to note that no components of the system tested were military grade/ITAR controlled. Of course, perfect stability at long focal lengths and good look down ability are prerequisites of a great stabilized camera system today. The GSS systems have all this plus a superior level of user functionality and ease of use. Even novice aerial camera operators get perfect shots the first time out while also having access to cameras and lenses that are usually only available in very large open-platform systems. Cameras and lenses in a GSS are swapped in minutes. We listened to the needs of some of the best Aerial Directors of Photography from around the world and have developed a Laptop Control Unit with adaptable functionality that anyone will be happy to use.