icon account icon cash icon cart icon search main arrow arrow check icon camera icon light icon audio icon computer icon storage icon discount icon facebook icon twitter icon linkedin icon vimeo icon youtube icon instagram icon google plus icon share icon email icon print icon time icon phone icon email-m icon marker-m icon pdf icon remove icon calendar icon list icon comment icon out icon-status icon-star icon-switch pie-chart line-chart icon-user icon-warning icon-heart expand-arrow-1 expand-arrow-2 icon-upload icon-download icon-none icon-date-scheduled icon-date-available icon-is-hazardous
Header image for article At the Bench: Freefly Systems MōVI Controller

At the Bench: Freefly Systems MōVI Controller

Earlier this year, Freefly Systems showed off a prototype of their MōVI Controller, a custom-built wireless remote that incorporates pan & tilt control, as well as lens control.

Previously, if you wanted to use your MōVI in remote (or dual operator) mode, you would be using a controller designed originally for the RC aircraft world. While that solution offered you good camera control, Freefly sought to design a better system that included all of the features an operator would need access to, while also improving the camera control surface.

Made of carbon fiber, the new MōVI Controller includes a large pan & tilt knob, camera trigger, customization and user switches, along with FIZ (focus, iris, zoom) support. It also utilizes two-way communication with your MōVI, so you get live status information, as well as the ability to tune and configure your unit.

In my video above, I walk through some of these unique features and discuss them in more detail. The MōVI Controller is now shipping, but it's important to note that before you can use it you must first update to the latest MōVI firmware. If you're interested in using the Controller or learning more about the MōVI system, don't forget about the official MōVI Intensive Workshops!

Jeff Lee
National Training Manager / Camera Tech Specialist, AbelCine NY

Related Products

Related Trainings & Events

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...

Intro image for article At the Bench: Freefly Systems' Akira Beta Firmware for MoVI
Tutorials & Guides
Freefly Systems has released the beta version of its latest firmware update, nicknamed Akira. This firmware makes extensive updates to MōVI performance and functionality. Three major updates included in Akira are HiPER Stabilization, Timelapse Mode, and Target Mode.
Intro image for article At the Bench: New Freefly Systems MōVI Accessories
Tutorials & Guides
With their impressive line of MōVI accessories, Freefly Systems continues to innovate and add new dimensions to their MōVI system. In the video, I get a closer look at several of these new accessories, including the new MōVI M10 Tool-less Pan Knuckle, which makes the pan balance process easier and faster by allowing M10 operators to balance their unit with simple toggle clamps.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Accessorizing Your MoVI Rig
Tutorials & Guides
The MōVI has had a huge impact on our industry. As a result, there is a lot of interest in how to build it to fit various production demands. In this video, I will take you through building a Canon C300 on an M10 and highlight some accessories and power solutions.
Subscribe to our Newsletter