Teton Gravity Research Shows Off Most Advanced 4K Gyro-stabilized Camera Platform

Award-winning action sports production company and lifestyle brand Teton Gravity Research (TGR) has become the first to acquire the new Gyro-Stabilized Systems (GSS) C520 system, the most advanced five-axis gyro-stabilized camera platform in the world. Mounted on the underside of a helicopter, the 4K bird's-eye-view footage is remarkably stable.

The GSS C520 is the first fully upgradable and interchangeable portable gyro-stabilized system, able to accommodate a range of existing cameras like the RED Epic and Sony F55 that shoot at 4K resolution, as well as future advancements in camera technology. The portable platform allows TGR to capture stunning, Ultra HD cinema, about four times the resolution of regular 1080p HD. Widely predicted to become the new worldwide standard for HD programming, 4K footage approaches the limits of what the human eye can process. The Cineflex Elite, the current leading gyro-stabilized camera system, maxes out at 2K (just above 1080p).





Teton Gravity Research is the exclusive launch partner for the Gyro-Stabilized Systems camera. Founded in 1996 by Steve and Todd Jones, TGR works with the top athletes in their respective disciplines to capture, celebrate, and bring to life the passion and enthusiasm associated with action sports. Known for its media and lifestyle products, TGR has extensive production experience on all seven continents including commercial work, branded entertainment, original television programming, and 30 award-winning feature films. TGR is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, BICEP, Surfrider Foundation, and Protect Our Winters. For more information on TGR, please visit TetonGravity.com, one of the leading online destinations and communities in the action sports industry.

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Timothy Jace's picture

wow! nice!

Brendan James's picture

Dear Santa...

Beautiful! Is there somewhere I can watch it in 1440p?

pgshooter's picture

Very cool but gyro-stabilized camera mounts have been around for a long time. I'm not sure what the camera has to do with the camera mount in terms of Teton Research making it sound like they're almost one and the same system. All through the 80s and into the early 90s I worked for an aerospace/military contractor as their in-house photographer, videographer, and all-around media guy. The military already had some very advanced gyro-stabilized mounts and, when I was producing marketing films, I had access to a fair amount of footage -- a lot of it coming from Lockheed -- that was captured using gyro-stabilized camera mounts fitted to a variety of aircraft including rotary wing, stealth, and drones, which the company I worked for was developing. Course, back then, we didn't have video cameras with resolutions like those we have today.

Can't Believe It's picture

Um....you answered your own question. You were working in a military-aerospace environment, and hopefully they have access to advanced technology long before civilians. Plus their budgets, while not unlimited, are very different from the average independent filmmaker. Maybe this is a case where they have technology that cost $2 million or $3 million per unit back when you were using it and now it only costs $60,000.

DonKDick's picture

Meh, get a 6 axis Shotover. Horizon is all over the place too. And the Alexa in the Cineflex Elite is good for 4k, not 2k. Oh, and what an inspired name! Geez, why even bother.

Roberto Mettifogo's picture

yup it's a bit rolling sometime, especially at the end, but hey it's an awesome video anyway !
It has to be competitive in price when compared to cineflex, most of final users won't even notice the horizon line rolling anyway.

Luke Daniel Neumann's picture

The Elite is NOT capable of 4k....2.8k ARRIRAW max.

John Noren's picture

Look at the size of that thing..

Jacob Irwin's picture

Impressive! I am wondering what effect would this stabilizing technology have on capturing a live earthquake??

zacksbai's picture

it's called a seismograph, it's a static pen drawing the earth shake on a moving paper, for the time code. it's steady, astonishing in lowlight and rock solid hahaha

Time to save your penny! ^^

Paul Hance's picture

@ Jaron Why was my earlier comment remove?

Jaron Schneider's picture

Hi Paul,
I don't know, I didn't see it. We don't remove comments unless they are absurdly offensive, and I doubt yours was. Odds are it was a Disqus error unfortunately.