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Freefly Systems MoVI M15 Gimbal Stabilization System

Freefly Systems
Abel Code: movim15
Mfr. Code: 950-00028
Description
The MōVI M15 was designed with professional cinematographers in mind to accommodate larger cameras like the Sony F55 and ARRI ALEXA M.
Key Highlights
  • Payload up to 15 lb
  • Handheld Gimbal Frame
  • Supports dual & single-operator modes
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Overview

Overview

The possibilities of camera movements are limitless with the MoVI M15 Gimbal Stabilizer's ability to use as a handheld single operator setup to a remote setup with remote control for dual operator functions including pan, tilt, zoom and focus. The MoVI gimbal can even be passed from operator to operator or from operator to jib and dolly without any detectable camera jerks, jumps or shakiness. Even if you are running with the camera, there is no worry that image will be compromised, because the unique design provides camera stabilization like no other.

The MoVI M15 is intended to be used in either normal or inverted mode, which allows for easy integration onto a variety of platforms such as Steadicam, Tero, car mount, motorcycle, etc. The MoVI M15 draws on the experience Freefly gained in creating the M10 and allows for an even wider range of camera / lens combinations.

Features:

  • Fully enclosed camera cage for maximum rigidity and shot stability
  • Twin tube pan axis to allow for max payload while in inverted mode
  • Fully protected wiring
  • Simplified fully tool-less balancing
  • Inverted mode for more comfortable eye-level camera position
  • Quick-release top handle to allow for rapid adjustment
  • Pair the M15 with an optional Toad In The Hole for quick-release mounting where you need it
  • Vibration isolation where advanced wire rope isolators are tuned to ensure shot stability
  • Software, mechanical, and electrical improvements to optimize performance with larger camera systems

Balance your MoVI M15 prior to using it, just like you would expect to do with a sled-style or handheld pole gimbal. Be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions on how best to accomplish this before attempting it yourself. If you want a hands-on workshop about the MoVI, check out the one day intensives AbelCine offers nationwide.

The MoVI M15 suits larger cinema cameras and lenses down to DSLR-size cameras. Try it with the ARRI ALEXA M, Sony F5/F55, the RED SCARLET, Canon C300 MK II, Canon C100, or the 4K Blackmagic Cinema Camera / Production Camera.

MoVI M15 features (3) Control Modes:

Majestic Mode (Pan/Tilt)

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.

Stabilized Mode

Ideal for vehicle or moving object-mounted scenarios where the camera angle remains fixed, but the camera itself is under motion and therefore requires some form of auto stabilization to ensure the capture of a smooth image.

Slew Stabilized Mode

This Mode can be achieved with (2) operators. One operator remotely controls the pan, tilt, roll while the other independently handles the physical movement of the camera and gimbal together.

Drift Free Horizon

Pair the Drift Free Horizon with your Stabilized Mode mentioned above. The proprietary control algorithms developed for the MoVI 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 acceleration forces can cause non-GPS aided systems to drift.

Translation Compensation

The system features 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 MoVI 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 MoVI 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 Operation

Use the optional MoVI Controller to achieve remote control operation of your MoVI. That way you can team up with the physical movement of the camera itself, where a single operator controls framing, while a 2nd operator remotely controls lens focus and gimbal pan/tilt, among other controls.

Remote Firmware Updatable

The MoVI 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.

Silent Drive

Capturing on-camera audio is no problem with the MoVI, as the system is virtually silent. Because the entire motor / drive system was designed in-house, Freefly was 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. 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 Shaky Cam

In some instances, camera movement or shake is a desirable aesthetic choice for a more organic feel to your captured footage. The difficult part is quantifying the amount and type of shake to effectively convey the emotion of the scene. The MoVI M15 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 MoVI noise filter, the camera operator can focus on framing and the MoVI takes care of the rest consistently and repeatably.

What's in the Box

  • 1 x FreeFly Systems MOVI M15 Stabilization Gimbal System
Specifications

Specifications

Key Highlights

  • Payload up to 15 lb
  • Handheld Gimbal Frame
  • Supports dual & single-operator modes
  • Auto stabilization on a moving vehicle
  • Shot Record remembers camera position
  • Counteracts drift
  • Maintains a level horizon

Batteries

Battery Mount Type:
Specialty
Output Voltage:
14.8 VDC
Battery Chemistry:
Lithium Polymer - (LiPo)
Battery Features:
Rechargeable
mAh Rating:
2600 mAh

Compatibility - Aerial

Freefly Systems:
MoVI M15

Compatibility - Camera

Sony:
Sony PMW-F5
Sony PMW-F55

Power

Power Input:
DC - 9 to 18 VDC
Battery Pack - 3S or 4S LiPo

Special Features

General Notes:
BATTERY: Maximum Burst Discharge - 5 C (13 A)
BATTERY: Maximum Charge Voltage - 4.2 V per cell
BATTERY: Maximum Continuous Discharge - 3 C (7.8 A)
BATTERY: Minimum Discharge Voltage - 3.0 V

Stabilizers / Steady Devices

Slew Rate Details:
0 to 150°/sec
Stabilizer Type:
Handheld Frame
Gimbal Payload:
15.0-19.99lbs - Up to 15.0 lb (approx. 6.8 kg)
Gimbal Axis:
3-Axis (Pan/Tilt/Roll)
Motorized Gimbal:
Yes
Gimbal Weight:
5-10lbs - 5.4 lb (approx. 2.47 kg)
Gimbal Compatibility:
Handheld
Camera Tray Dim.:
7.99 (L) x 7.99 (L) x 7.75" (H) - 203 (L) x 203 (W) x 197mm (H)
Gimbal Modes:
Majestic Mode
Slew Stabilized Mode
Stabilized Mode
Stabilizer Connections:
WiFI - pair to iOS/Android/Windows GUI
Rotation Range:
Pan Range - 360°
Roll Range - ±180°
Tilt Range - ±180°

Shipping

Width:
20 in
Height:
8.5 in
Length:
30.5 in
Weight:
11.2 lb

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