Introducing a new multi-rotor 3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal so advanced it redefines the possibilities for aerial camera movement. The heart of the gimbal is Freefly’s proprietary high performance IMU and brushless direct drive system. The gimbal is 100% custom designed in-house by our engineering team. No compromises were made to accommodate off-the-shelf brushless motors, motor drives or IMUs. Creating the gimbal from scratch allowed Freefly to precisely execute our vision for the next generation of stabilized camera gimbals. In creating this camera gimbal, we aim to empower a new era of stabilized aerial cinematography.
Additional Freefly MōVI MR Features:
- Majestic Mode
Patent pending Majestic Mode allows for a single operator to intuitively control the pointing of the gimbal by moving the handles without compromising the stabilization of the image. The gimbal takes the operator's movements and intelligently converts them into stabilized pan and tilt movements. This allows for very low profile single operator setup and accurate framing in tight situations.
- Translation Compensation
The system features patent pending translation compensation, whereby the system will automatically adjust the camera angle to maintain a consistent frame. This is useful in situations where the camera will be moving so fast that no human operator could possibly keep up. The MōVI can accurately adjust the frame hundreds of times per second to keep the subject in frame as the camera translates.
- Live Wireless Tuning & Graphing
A next generation stabilized gimbal deserves a fast, intuitive and user friendly GUI (graphical user interface). The MōVI features a real-time bluetooth connection to the gimbal, which outputs all pertinent performance data and allows for live adjustment of any of the gimbal parameters.
- Remote Firmware Updatable
The MōVI stabilized camera system is firmware updatable. When Freefly adds a new feature on Friday night, you can be shooting with it on Saturday morning. As the system is used in varying cinema applications, Freefly is constantly inventing new solutions for the rigors operators face in using the system to execute demanding shots.
- Drift Free Horizon
The proprietary control algorithms developed for the MōVI utilize a very high accuracy GPS. This GPS allows for acceleration correction when the gimbal is used outdoors or has a GPS signal. This feature is useful when used on cars and helicopters where sustained extreme accelerational forces can cause non-GPS aided systems to drift.
- Silent Drive
Capturing on-camera audio is no problem with the MōVI, as the system is virtually silent. Because the entire motor / drive system was designed in-house, we were able to reduce the noise frequency signature of the gimbal to a virtually inaudible level.
- Shot Recorder
The system has the ability to record the exact camera position, height, pan, tilt and roll angle to assist the VFX team in post-production.
- Custom Direct Drive Motors
High torque and lightweight are two attributes that don't usually go together. When we started to design the MōVI system, we knew that no off-the-shelf motor could deliver the performance needed, while keeping the weight low enough to allow the system to be mobile, portable and agile. Drawing on years of brushless motor design experience, Freefly was able to create a remarkably lightweight motor that still has enough torque to handle larger camera packages.
- User Adjustable Shakey Cam
In some instances, camera movement / shake is a desirable aesthetic choice. The difficult part is quantifying the amount and type of 'shake' to effectively convey the emotion of the scene. The MōVI overcomes this limitation by allowing the user to define variable noise filters that mimic the user's movements. Being able to control the level of 'noise' is highly useful, as it can be difficult for a human operator to accurately maintain a consistent level of camera movement, especially while keeping a compelling frame. With the patent pending MōVI noise filter, the camera operator can focus on framing and the MōVI takes care of the rest consistently and repeatably.
Scope of Delivery:
- MōVI MR
- MōVI Stand
- Conversion Kit for handheld use
MōVI Comparison Chart
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MōVI User Guide
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MōVI Quick Start Guide
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Q & A for the MōVI MR: Q: What is the biggest camera the M10 can support?
A: We designed the M10 to target a 10 pound payload. We have tested it with a Red EPIC with Canon Cine Primes and Compact Primes with great results. Q: What is the longest lens the MōVI can use?
A: We have tested the MōVI with up to 120mm focal lengths with very nice results. We believe even longer lens is possible, but can become problematic to fit in the gimbal. Q: Do you offer the batteries for the Red EPIC?
A: Yes, we will be offering a battery solution for the MōVI outfitted with the EPIC. Q: Can a single operator run the MōVI?
A: Yes, there are several single operator modes. The primary one is called 'Majestic Mode', which allows the user to pan and tilt the gimbal by moving the handles. Q: Can the system be mounted to an Easyrig?
A: Yes, we have tested this and it works well. Q: Can the system be mounted to a Steadicam?
A: Yes, a well setup Steadicam arm does a great job of mitigating translational movement, while the MōVI does a great job of correcting angular error. They compliment each other nicely. Q: What else can the M be mounted to?
A: The M is highly flexible and can be mounted to cars, boats, helicopters, planes, remote helicopters, bicycles, remote cars, almost anything. We find it is often easiest and quickest to just handhold the MōVI while utilizing any of these platforms. Q: How do we configure the MōVI?
A: We have a wirlesss bluetooth GUI which can operate on both Windows and Android that allows you to easily and quickly configure all the parameters on the Gimbal. The GUI also graphs all pertinent data from the M so you can monitor the performance real time. Q: Is the remote controller included in the system?
A: Yes, the transmitter is included in the system. Q: Is the M10 the same as the MR?
A: They are similar with minor changes. The MR system is optimized for use on a multi-rotor and is slightly lighter weight. The M10 has some feature to make handheld operation easier. The MR can be used as a handheld gimbal and will include the accessories to used handheld. Q: What cameras have you tested on the M?
A: Red EPIC, Red Scarlet, Canon C500, Canon C300, Panasonic GH3, Black Magic Cinema Camera, Canon 1DC, Canon 5dmk2, Canon 5dmk3, Sony FS100. Q: Where are the gyros?
A: I don't see them? The M uses digital gyros, not mechanical inertial gyros like the Kenyon gyros. This enables the M to attain great stability, while still being able to move quickly.