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FreeFly Systems MoVI Controller

Freefly Systems
Abel Code: movicontroller
Mfr. Code: 950-00026
Description
FreeFly Systems MoVI Controller
Overview

Overview

The MoVI Controller has redefined Dual Operator Mode for the MoVI gimbal stabilizer. Using real-time telemtry you can access MoVI menus and tune or adjust parameters. This unit is compatible with the MoVI M5, M10, M15, and MoVI Pro running firmware version 3.08 or later.

This controller is housed in a lightweight, rugged carbon fiber enclosure. It features a precision pan/tilt joystick, plus high-resolution focus, iris, and zoom controls in a handheld unit. 

Powering the Controller & Accessories

The Freefly Systems MoVI Controller provides a variety of power outputs to allow for single battery powering of the entire operator station. Power with one single battery an LCD monitor, wireless video system, and additional 5 or 12v accessories with the output from the USB port. Power input for the Controller itself is designed for a 15v power supply, but also accepts 13v to 20v.

You can pair the MoVI Controller with an optional battery mount plate to power it via a battery pack.

Follow Focus Abilities

Follow focus devices, such as those made by Redrock Micro and Hocus Products, can be integrated with an optional Auxiliary Transmitter. This transmitter (sold separately) connacts to the Auxiliary Data port on the MoVI Controller. It has a range of approximately 1200 ft outdoors when maintaining line of sight. Please refer to the product manual to configure the controller to interact with a follow focus.

Wireless Potential

You can wirelessly control your MoVI from up to 1200 ft (line of sight).

UI Menus

  • Home - everyone needs one, the MoVI Controller is no exception. This one helps you navigate to the menus below.
  • TX Monitor - hold consistent pan, tilt, or zoom rates from this menu which displays position on: Pan/Tilt Joystick, Focus Wheel, Zoom Rocker, Iris Knob, and Record Button
  • TX Config - customize user inputs and MoVI Controller operations
    • TX Action
    • Map Roll Input
    • Focus Direction
    • Zoom Direction
    • Iris Direction
    • Pan Direction
  • Record Type - change shutter/record output
  • Record Polarity - change active state of the shutter/record output from normal (3.3V digital output) to reverse (0.0V)
  • 3x User Assigned Functions
  • TILT REV Function - to change the TILT REV switch position from forward to reverse
  • TX Mode - determines whether the controller will respond to physical movements (when using your MIMIC) or controls (knobs, joysticks, zoom rocker, etc.)
  • MIMIC Mode - for intuitive control of MoVI pan, tilt, and (optional) roll axes
  • and much more!

You can control focus, iris, and zoom (FIZ) using the Freefly WEDGE 3-Axis Lens Control System (sold separately). 

NOTE: Be sure to update your MoVI with the latest firmware updates so you can included the added functionality, such as: Timelapse features, additional MoVI configuration points, RF Tools to help monitor and improve RF performance in noisy RF environments, easier UI menu navigation, plus support for Redrock microRemote Firmware (v3.0) through the Aux Port and Follow Focus Kit.

Handheld vs. Tripod

The MoVI Controller can be used either as a handheld unit, like you would a standard follow focus, or you can mount it on a tripod using the 1/4-20 threaded holes on the front of the controller and an optional tripod plate. Please refer to the manual for further details on this. 

Connections

The MoVI Controller offers several ports and connection points:

  • 1x 2-Pin LEMO (12 VDC Output)
  • 1x 7-Pin LEMO (Auxiliary Data Port)
  • 1x 13-20 VDC Input
  • Various threaded points for mounting to your tripod
  • 1x Giottos mini ballhead mount for your monitor
  • 1x 2.4 GHz Antenna (for wireless)
  • 2x USB Ports

Controls on the MoVI Controller

The MoVI Controller offers multiple knobs, joysticks, and buttons to control your MoVI gimbal stabilizer. A sampling includes: Zoom Rocker, Focus Knob, Pan/Tilt Joystick, Iris Knob, Pan/Tilt/Roll/Zoom speed buttons (separate), and of course your Record Start/Stop button.

Monitor

Although the MoVI Controller does not inlcude a monitor with purchase, it does provide you with a Giottos mini ballhead mount and screw set to mount your own monitor.

Features:

  • Full carbon fiber construction
  • Precision joystick
  • High-resolution focus knob
  • Zoom control rocker
  • Shutter / record start-stop button
  • Long-range wireless link (1200 ft)
  • Real-time telemetry from the MōVI
  • Hardpoints for mounting monitor and accessories
  • Optional IDX mounting plate for powering via IDX batteries
  • Assignable switches and potentiometers to allow user customization
  • 5V USB power output
  • Tripod mount
  • Neckstrap for mobile operation 

What's in the Box

  • 1 x FreeFly Systems MoVI Controller
Specifications

Specifications

Compatibility - Aerial

Freefly Systems:
MoVI M15
MoVI M10
MoVI M5

Compatibility - Stabilization

Freefly Systems:
Freefly Systems MoVI Pro - with MIMIC + Ring

Connectors

Input Connector/Port:
2 x USB
1 x LEMO 2-pin - 12 VDC Output
1 x LEMO 7-pin - Auxiliary Data Port
1 x 13-20 VDC Input

Mechanical & Electronic Controls

Controls Include:
3 x custom user functions
Focus Knob
Iris Knob
MIMIC Mode
Pan speed button
Pan/Tilt Joystick
Record Start/Stop
Roll speed button
Tilt speed button
TX Mode - determines whether the controller will respond to physical movements (when using your MIMIC) or controls (knobs, joysticks, zoom rocker, etc.)
Zoom Rocker
Zoom speed button

Power

Power Input:
Battery Pack
USB - 4.75 V - 5.25 V 0.4A
DC - Input 13.0 - 20.0V, Output Current < 3.0A
Power Output:
DC - Max. Current Output
USB - 5V
Battery Accepted:
Yes - designed for a 15v power supply, but also accepts 13v to 20v. Requires battery mount plate and battery (available separately).
Power Draw:
13.0 V - 20.0 V 0.2A - Controller Only (no monitor), Power Level 4
13.0 V - 20.0 V 3.2A - Controller & Monitor, max power level

Special Features

General Notes:
This unit is compatible with - the MoVI M5, M10, M15, and MoVI Pro running firmware version 3.08 or later.

Stabilizer Accessories

Gimbal Acc'y Features:
Battery Powered
Roll Control
Tilt Control
Pan Control
Joystick
Focus Knob
Zoom Rocker

Shipping

Width:
11.5 in
Height:
18 in
Length:
6 in
Weight:
5.75 lb

Support for Every Production

Facilities in NY & LA designed for maximum comfort and efficiency

We are accustomed to working with productions and budgets of all sizes. Need a complete camera system specifically tailored to your needs or a few accessories to complete your kit? We’ve got you covered. All our gear is meticulously maintained by our on-site technicians, and we treat all jobs with the highest degree of care and attention to detail.

Expendables

Expendables

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Training

Training

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