In this video we used our Phoenix A50 handheld stabilized camera gimbal. The Subject helicopter is an MD Helicopters MD520N. We were flying in an MD900 Explorer. Many of the shots were done out the back of the MD900 with the rear cargo door removed.
Focal lengths between 70-150mm
Music by Moby, "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters"
Just got our hands on our new Sony FS700 and wanted to do a quick test of the super slow motion mode from the air. Results turned out pretty killer. Big thanks to Paul Mudd for letting us play up at his place and for pouring an entire beer on himself so we could see what it looked like in slow motion! Behind the scenes footage by Scott Horn.
This is our first test of the Phoenix Brushless Gimbal. We will continue with some minor design changes and gain settings. During this video test we have experienced some drifting horizons. Some tweaks to the PID and Follow values are in order.
The effectiveness of the stabilization of the gimbal is clearly shown when the instrument panel and door frame of the helicopter are in the frame. The helicopter is experiencing some substantial attitude deviations due to wind and other factors. The Phoenix gimbal is doing an amazing job of not allowing the motions of the copter to reach the camera. We're quite excited with the results and are looking forward to releasing this brushless gimbal this fall.