Novel 45 Degree Frame Geometry
The G30’s unique oversize frame geometry provides easy access to all the camera connections and accessories, making camera loading fast and simple. Its shorter and stiffer frame delivers better extended crane performance, ensuring the smoothest looking images. The unique frame geometry combined with a re-ordered axis priority (pan, roll, tilt) means that even when the mounted camera is pointing directly down, there is no gimbal lock and all 3 axis of movement and stability are active.
Oversize Direct Drive Motors
Crisp precise camera movement with optimum stabilization is possible thanks to the G30's high torque output oversize motors, which provide rapid stabilized acceleration of heavy payloads. Its built-in axis encoders are designed for virtual production and green screen use and enable the G30 to be used for VFX shots without re-rigging or additional external encoders.
Designed for Large Camera/Lens Packages
The oversized frame of the G30 means there's no need to use counterweights with large camera payloads to compensate for a gyro frame that is too short. The unique frame design combined with powerful motors and semi-automatic balancing system, ensures that balancing a heavy payload is as simple as balancing a medium payload.
With a 30kg/66lbs optimum rated payload, the G30 provides the fastest stabilized acceleration of camera payload in its class. The oversize motors and stub-frame design ensure that the G30 can provide stabilized movement for any camera and lens package chosen by the DP.
Smart Cable Management
The G30’s drive motors all contain ‘through holes’ eliminating the need for slip rings and specialized cables and as a result standard cables and connectors can be used to connect camera and lens packages, offering the DP the widest choice of equipment.
On startup, the G30 automatically measures and calibrates for the mass of the camera package, reducing the time required to tune each camera package. A growing list of tuning pre-sets is available for different camera/lens packages which can easily be selected from a set of buttons on the console, ensuring tuning is almost immediate.
We took the G30 out of the box, put it on our mount and turned it on. The stabilization of our picture is significantly better than anything we had seen before – the results have been very, very good.
TECHNICAL OPERATIONS MANAGER AT THOROUGHBRED RACING PRODUCTIONS, MELBOURNE