Glossary Definition

Gyro

Gyro stabilization works by mounting a state-of-the-art FOG (Fiber Optic Gyroscope) or MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) gyroscope to the camera base that measures for any movements that might occur. When the gyroscope senses movement, it then sends a command to the pan/tilt unit to counteract that movement by applying the opposite rotation to the camera. This keeps the image on target, even with massive shifts in movement (up to the rotation limits of the pan/tilt). Performance is then dependent on the accuracy of the gyroscope, the latency in the system, and the speed and precision of the pan/tilt motors. These components can quickly become expensive, which is why we custom configure your camera for the needs of your situation. It is important to look at the specs of the pan/tilt before purchasing a gyro stabilized system as it must be able to perform quickly and accurately enough to stabilize the image. Not all gyro stabilization systems are created equal. What type of system you require will depend on its intended usage.

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