Freefly Movi Gimbal Overview
When designing a gimbal kit, to be used on drones, handheld supports, or any other application, weight and size is a crucial factor to keep in mind. The kit below has been specifically selected to minimize weight for travel restrictions as well as longer shoot times for whoever is carrying the Movi Pro ie. drone, person, etc.
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The industry standard in 3-axis gyro-stabilized camera platforms, built in the United States of America. Designed to take cameras similar to the Arri Alexa Mini or the RED DSMC (Epic, Helium, Weapon, Scarlet) with lenses like the Angenieux lightweight zoom, Sigma Cine Zoom, Arri Master Prime, Panavision Primos, or a still lens. Traditional mounting onto a drone, handheld, or on a crane arm.
The big brother of the Movi Pro capable of handling virtually any payload you can throw at it. It is also a cost effective way of having another stabilized head on set, because it shares a lot of the same accessories of the Movi Pro.
One of the many possible ways to control the Movi Pro is with the Movi controller which has built-in wireless connectivity, with 3-channel FIZ control paired with a joystick to control the gimbal. A monitor mounts to the top, with a built-in V-Lock power supply.
These wheels are the best wheels to control the Movi and have 3 options for connectivity, long-range wireless, direct Movi controller, or 100ft hard-wire option.
Nisi IRND filters are extremely color accurate IRND filters that have been specifically made for the modern digital sensor on cinema cameras. The filters does not affect colouration of the image and is ideal for use with other filters. Each surface includes one layer of NiSi Optical Nano Coating that attenuates infrared light as well as visible wavelengths, to maintain colour neutrality and suppress color casts due to increased exposure times.
Constructed from optical glass for clarity.
These matte boxes are made of lightweight rubber and can take up to 2 filters and fit all size lenses.
All of Rob's cases are Pelican Air Cases with TrekPak inserts which are made of high-quality, lightweight material, in order to minimize the shipping weight of the items being protected.
These motors have been specifically designed to work with the Freefly Movi Pro ecosystem, with increased torque and extremely lightweight, they are the perfect motor for controlling a lens via the Movi controller or using the Mimic.
This radio controller is used in an aerial configuration and has the best range of any of the ways to possibly control the Movi Pro.
Based out of Australia, the Ignite Digi Pro Package includes universal top and bottom Movi plates for RED and Alexa Mini, a Movi baseplate and top handle to make the transition between Movi and handheld or tripod seamless, 2-pin lemo breakout box for neat power management, as well as a smart "dummy" battery that allows the Movi to be powered via 12-24v power supplies. Tilt offsets also help reposition the tilt cage to help with balancing heavy lenses. *Included in Movi Pro rental*
The Atomos Shogun Flame is a high-brightness monitor, that when paired with an SSD from G-Technology, can directly record HD proxies making it extremely easy to play back footage.
The Connex mini wireless video transmitter is one of the smallest zero-latency transmitters available and when paired with the long-range paddle, clean video feed can be expected, over 3000 feet.
This ring can break down into individual pieces making it much easier to travel with than the traditional Movi ring. Also, having a Mitchell Nut mounting option, means you can mount the Movi to any traditional grip equipment, like a Techno Crane, Dolly, or tripod legs. *Included in Movi Pro gimbal kit*
Having clear and reliable communication between drone pilot, operators, safety officer, DoP, etc is very important, and intercoms are crucial to keeping your hands free, quiet conversations, and highest productivity on set.
Fitted with multiple upgrades to make getting to any location a breeze, and minimizing setup and breakdown times on set. RSI canopy and Alu-Cab 270-degree wrap-around awning means no need for an easy-shade, making the vehicle very self-sufficient.