Introducing a handheld 3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal, so advanced, it redefines the possibilities for camera movement. The heart of the gimbal is Freefly’s proprietary high performance IMU and brushless direct drive system. The gimbal is 100% custom designed in-house by our engineering team. No compromises were made to accommodate off-the-shelf brushless motors, motor drives or IMUs. Creating the gimbal from scratch allowed Freefly to precisely execute our vision for the next generation of stabilized camera gimbals. In creating this camera gimbal, we aim to empower a new era of stabilized cinematography. Freefly MVI - “The New Moving Picture.”
Compatible with cameras ranging from the Canon 5D to a RED Epic, the M10 is suited for productions of all scales.
MVI from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.
MVI BTS from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.
NB. Image for illustration purposes only, camera not included.
MAJESTIC MODE (PAN/TILT)
Patent pending 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.
The system features patent pending 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 MVI 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 MVI 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 FIRMWARE UPDATABLE
The MVI 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.
DRIFT FREE HORIZON
The proprietary control algorithms developed for the MVI 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 accelerational forces can cause non-GPS aided systems to drift.
Capturing on-camera audio is no problem with the MVI, as the system is virtually silent. Because the entire motor / drive system was designed in-house, we were able to reduce the noise frequency signature of the gimbal to a virtually inaudible level.
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. When we started to design the MVI system, we knew that no off-the-shelf motor could deliver the performance needed, while keeping the weight low enough to allow the system to be mobile, portable and agile. 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 SHAKEY CAM
In some instances, camera movement / shake is a desirable aesthetic choice. The difficult part is quantifying the amount and type of 'shake' to effectively convey the emotion of the scene. The MVI 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 patent pending MVI noise filter, the camera operator can focus on framing and the MVI takes care of the rest consistently and repeatably.