Freefly Systems, designer and manufacturer of handheld and aerial camera stabilization systems, announced that it has substantially ramped up the manufacturing volume of its popular MōVI gyro-stabilized 3-axis gimbal system due to overwhelming demand.
DP Alex Buono, who uses MōVI for Saturday Night Live’s film unit, explained that when you pick up the MōVI rig, “you suddenly get a rush of ideas for shots that are otherwise so hard to pull off… what you do with it will only be restrained by your creativity.”
The MōVI features Freefly’s proprietary control software/hardware and 3-dimensional navigation avionics providing smooth stabilization and acceleration correction. Designed to handhold camera packages up to 12 pounds/5.4 Kg, MōVI M10 supports a range of cameras, including the RED Epic, Canon 5D/1DC and Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
“When you get MōVI in your hands and run, drive or fly, you see your clumsiness and bumps turned into a near perfect trajectory, thanks to Freefly’s insanely fascinating camera stabilization technology,” said director/DP Vincent Laforet.
MōVI operates both in single operator mode, where the cameraperson self-steers the camera panning and tilting, as well as dual-operator mode by using the included remote controller, wherein a remote operator has the same camera steering control over a wireless connection. In addition, MōVI can automatically adjust the roll axis to maintain a level horizon line, and can also be preset to a Dutch camera angle. A Bluetooth connection further allows the camera operator to tune and personalize any of MōVI’s gimbal response parameters.