Fly your MoVI Pro Gimbal Stabilizer with this Freefly Systems MoVI Pro Aerial Bundle (MoVI Pro + MIMIC + Case + Bush Pilot). Includes the MoVI Pro Gimbal Stabilizer, MoVI Pro Landing Gear, MIMIC Controller, plus a case, batteries and a charger. Add your camera, lens, accessories and your ALTA copter to capture aerial footage.
- MoVI Pro payload capacity: 15 lb
The handheld bundle includes:
- MoVI Pro
- MoVI Ring Pro
- MIMIC Controller
- Bush Pilot
Those of you familiar with the MoVI M10/M15 will enjoy the familiar ability to execute eye-level shots without much fatigue, to fully integrate with the camera and accessories, plus to execute diverse shot types (hyperlapse, timelapse, motion control, mimic, etc.). You will also retain smooth footage due to MoVI’s 3-axis lens control. Gimbal setup is an easy process with this device.
Utilizing a 3-axis compass for accurate heading information, the world’s smallest 3-axis lens control built into the camera stage, and silent sine drive technology, the MoVI Pro includes the bells and whistles required to ramp up your gimbal work. The MIMIC controller allows the camera to automatically and intuitively follow a user’s movements with internal gimbal motors. The MoVI Pro’s drive technology offers smooth, fast, closed loop control of pan / tilt / roll axes. In addition, you won’t need to fumble for a stand or worry about the integrity of your timelapse footage since a stand is incorporated into the MoVI Pro.
Our Nic Somera caught up with Freefly at NAB 2017 to review the MoVI Pro and other new products in his video blog. In the interview, we learned that the MoVI Pro includes stronger motors than previous versions which helps it to operate under tough conditions, such as flying sideways. There is also an integrated screen on the back of the MoVI Pro to provide vital information such as estimated battery usage, status info, and ability to alter configuration on the fly. A four button system offers navigation of the built-in app directly on the MoVI Pro or you can use the MoVI Pro App or an optional MoVI Controller to control the unit.
Performance Highlights of the MoVI Pro:
Change it Up
MōVI Pro can flip from upright to inverted mode with a quick 180 degree roll. You can remove the top handle.
The addition of an embedded display with a 4-button control system grants users command over basic tuning and adjustments on the fly without the need for additional devices.
Improved custom lightweight direct-drive brushless motors provide twice the pan torque of first generation MoVI’s to accommodate demanding camera movement scenarios.
Internal wiring is now strain relieved and internally routed to prevent potential damage to cables and enhance reliability in a variety of weather conditions.
Per the manufacturer, you can go from handheld to aerial in less than 60 seconds. With dual GPS antennas, lightweight construction, high torque motors, and an integrated FIZ driver, the MōVI PRO is unmatched in aerial performance.
Versatile Camera Rail
The addition of dovetails, revised camera mounts, easier top mounting, and a wide-body design results in an ultra-versatile, lightweight camera rail that can easily be mounted and removed.
One handed battery swaps and hot swapping are now possible through a redesigned battery system which is built to keep the MōVI Pro shooting continuously.
Power for Over an Hour
The MōVI Pro can power itself, the camera, and more for over an hour before swapping by using the combined power of two 22.2V batteries.
Refined new software allows the MoVI Pro to find optimal stiffness and filter settings within seconds on a button push. While the system can be further tuned manually, the new self-tuning algorithm makes the tuning process more automated and accurate from the start.
REDLink Command Protocol
Integrated REDLink Command Protocol grants users full control over RED EPIC and RED SCARLET camera adjustments. This includes when the user is hundreds of feet away from the mounted camera.
The MōVI Pro reduces shooting weight and FIZ setup time with all industry standard motors by utilizing the world’s smallest, fully integrated 3-axis FIZ controller. FIZ motors are sold separately.
MoVI Pro App
- Innovative structural design to improve performance
- Embedded display with control over basic adjustments
- Fast bootup (<2 seconds per manufacturer) and fastboot mode for instant-on shots
- Floating point processors and high-speed sensors enable 60dB performance at 1Hz
- Rugged system which is water resistant to withstand outdoor use
- Dual hot swappable Intelligent batteries (22.5v 1.8Ah) with status indicators
- Increased motor torque
- 12-14v 6A D-Tap ouput for camera power
- 2x 12V 2A D-Tap output for accessory power
- Majestic Mode
- Dual GPS (top and bottom) for solid signal in either Sky or GroundView
- Full Red RCP integration (Focus, Iris, ISO, Start/Stop, etc.)
- Internal long range 2.4GHz frequency hopping radio to connect with the MIMIC
- Multiple handheld options: MoVI Ring Pro (included) or the optional Low Profile or Classic Handle
NOTE: If you decide to use your MoVI Pro with an aerial device you will need to add landing gear as the MoVI Pro is not equipped with that. Freefly’s user manual recommends the ALTA Landing Gear (sold separately) when using your Freefly Alta 6 or Freefly Alta 8 (both sold separately).
MIMIC offers precise and natural control over the MoVI Pro. It intuitively follows a user’s movements. MIMIC features a long range 2.4 GHz frequency hopping radio system that provides users access to MōVI Pro pointing control, status information, menus, and RED camera controls.
- Integrated battery with 6 hour runtime
- Integrated LCD screen
- Long range wireless
- USB connectivity
- BLE connectivity
- Quick-release 13mm mount
- 1/4-20″ mount
- SD card slot
- 2x COM ports for expansion
NOTE: Fully build your camera package prior to balancing it on the MoVI Pro. This includes any added accessories. Otherwise you may need to rebalance the unit.
MoVI Pro Landing Gear
The MoVI Pro Landing Gear kit from Freefly Systems allows you to add lightweight, robust, and aerodynamic landing gear to your MōVI Pro for use with the Freefly ALTA aerial devices.
This landing gear attaches in under 5 minutes so you can change from handheld to aerial fast. It features a robust yet lightweight carbon and aluminum design. Once installed, the 15mm legs quick release to allow for fast switching from GroundView to SkyView.
- Quick release mounts for 15mm aero gear
- Robust machined aluminum and carbon construction
- Quick installation
- Landing gear rotates with gimbal for unobstructed panning and field of view
Freefly Systems Bush Pilot
The Freefly Systems Bush Pilot is a compact knob with a joystick and slider which quick releases the MIMIC (sold separately) so several people can work together to control the footage you capture. The Bush Pilot provides users the ability to control Focus, Iris, or Zoom on the FIZ driver. You can assign one user the focus, for example, while another controls iris and zoom. Freefly intends this as the first in a series of control accessories to execute the shots your want.
Pair the Bush Pilot with any MoVI Pro or MIMIC running at least 1.2 firmware. It draws little power from the MIMIC and will not greatly reduce the MIMIC’s run time.
During NAB 2017, Nic Somera featured the Freefly Systems products. In his video blog, Freefly described the Bush Pilot as a modular MoVI Controller. Check out his Freefly Updates video blog to view the MoVI Pro interacting with the Pilot and MIMIC. That video includes a configuration with a shoulder harness where the MIMIC intuitively captures fast motion and it is reflected on the MoVI Pro gimbal.
The Bush Pilot knob cannot currently be reversed, but Freefly states they may consider this change in the future, if there is enough interest. Tag them #FreeflyBushPilot and #AbelCine on social media to tell them what you want.
It includes a 13mm quick release mount and a wire to connect to the MIMIC Controller.
When using the Bush Pilot and an optional MoVI Controller (connected to COM 1), the MoVI Controller will defer to whichever axis is active on the Bush Pilot. An example of this might be when someone is pulling focus on the Bush Pilot and someone else is operating the iris and zoom from their MoVI Controller, which is sold separately.
NOTE: Once you set end points of your focus wheel the first time you plug it into your MIMIC, you will not need to reestablish that every time. If you swap the Bush Pilot between MIMICs, then you will need to calibrate prior to operation.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
- Assembly Tools and Parts
- MoVI Rod Mount Adapter
- MoVI Pro Accessory Bag
- COM to FRX Cable
- MoVI Pro Battery Charger
- 2 x MoVI Pro Battery Pack – 1.8Ah
- MIMIC Beta
- MoVI Pro Landing Gear
- MoVI Pro Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer
- Freefly Systems Bush Pilot Module
- Freefly Systems MoVI Pro Aerial Case