FREEFLY MOVI M10 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer

FREEFLY MOVI M10 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer

FREEFLY MOVI M10 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer

B&H # FR95000007 MFR # 950-00007
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Product Highlights

  • Designed for Hand-Held Use
  • For DSLRs and Cinema Cameras up to 12 lb
  • Keeps Horizon Level & Counteracts Drift
  • Single and Dual Operator Control Modes
  • Supports DSMX and SBUS RC Transmitters
  • Bluetooth Interface for Configuration
  • Software for Android and Windows
  • Shot Recorder Remembers Camera Position
  • Two Batteries and a Charger Included
  • UAV Conversion Kit Available Separately
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FREEFLY M10 overview

  • 1Description

The MOVI M10 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer from Freefly is a camera stabilization system that uses three motors and an IMU (inertial measurement unit) to detect and counteract unwanted movement along three axes: pan, tilt, and roll. In particular, it works to compensate for handshake or vehicle-induced vibration as well as reduce translation. It is designed for DSLRs and smaller cinema cameras and can accommodate cameras weighing up to 12 pounds. There is a quick-release adapter available separately so that it can be mounted on cranes, jibs, vehicles mounts, and other camera support equipment. There is also an MR (multi-rotor) version, the MOVI MR, for mounting a camera on a UAV. You can also add the MR conversion kit, available separately, later on to convert the M10 for use on a UAV.

The system supports single- or dual-operator control. In single user (Majestic) mode, the system's software intelligently differentiates unwanted shake or vibration from intentional movement, such as panning, while keeping the horizon level. Alternatively, you can have a dedicated operator (Stabilized Slew mode) with a remote control or RC transmitter who is in charge of camera pan, tilt--and if you want--roll. In this configuration, the camera will always point where the operator of the remote tells it to, independent of how the rig operator moves.

As with sled-style stabilizers, the camera should be balanced on the MOVI to ensure best performance. Once balanced, the MOVI will need to be linked via Bluetooth to an Android mobile device or a computer or tablet running Windows to finalize the configuration process.

Two lithium-polymer (LiPo) batteries and a charger are included, as well as a top handle for low-angle shooting or transporting the assembled rig on set.

Supported Cameras
The MOVI M10 is meant to support DSLRs and smaller cinema cameras weighting up to 12 pounds. Cameras that have been tested on the system include the Canon C500, Canon C300, RED EPIC, RED Scarlet, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Canon EOS-5D Mark III, Panasonic DMC-GH3, and Sony NEX-FS100. The included cage fits camera up to 5.5 x 7.9 x 7.9"
Supported Lenses
The system has been tested with focal lengths up to 120 mm. Larger sizes may technically be used as long as the 12 pound total weight limit is respected; however with longer there is an increased risk of collision with gimbal components
Remote Operation
The MOVI can be operated remotely either with a dedicated controller or using an RC aircraft transmitter (hand-held radio controller). It supports Spektrum DSMX and Futaba SBUS transmitters with at least six channels, including the Spektrum DX7s. Wireless range will vary depending on the transmitter used
Three Control Modes
  • Majestic Mode: For single-operator use. In this mode the gimbal provides stabilization without counteracting operator-directed camera movements--the camera goes where you point the handles. This mode is ideal for accurate framing in tight situations
  • Stabilized Mode: Assumes no operator input, compensating for all movement it detects. Ideal scenarios for this mode include when the gimbal is mounted to a car or shots where the camera is moving but the camera angle remains fixed
  • Slew Stabilized Mode: For dual-operator control. In this mode an operator with a dedicated remote or RC transmitter controls pan, tilt, and roll independently of the gimbal handeler's movements
Drift Free Horizon
The gimbal uses a GPS-assisted IMU that when used outdoors with available satellite signals is able to minimize drift even when under acceleration--such as where the camera is mounted on a UAV or vehicle
Live Wireless Tuning and Graphing
A real-time Bluetooth wireless link is provided by the gimbal which transmits performance data for live adjustment of any of the gimbal parameters using software for Windows or Android
Silent Drive
The motors driving the gimbal have been designed to operate as quietly as possible to ensure you will be able to record sound without picking up any unwanted noise
Translation Compensation
Making hundreds of adjustments per second, the software works to counteract translation--the bobbing up and down effect while running--when tracking a moving subject moving at high speed. In this situation translation may be unavoidable, but at least the subject will remain in-frame
Shot Recorder
Keeps a record of the camera position (where GPS is available), height, camera pan, tilt, and roll so that the shot can be recreated later or to help Visual Effects align the live action shot with other elements in a CG composite
Third-Party Mounting
Using separately available mounting hardware it is possible to mount the MOVI on cranes, jibs, Steadicams and similar vest-supported stabilizers (where it corrects for angular error), and other camera support hardware. It has also been verified to work on an Easyrig
Remote Firmware Updatable
You can upgrade the gimbal to new software features as they are released by Freefly yourself, without having to send the device in for a factory update
Custom Direct Drive Motors
the MOVI system uses motors that were custom made for the gimbal rather than re-purposing off-the-shelf parts
User Adjustable "Shakey Cam"
Want an organic hand-held look? The MOVI provides variable noise filters that allows you to effectively dial in a custom amount of shake to help you achieve the effect you are after
In the Box
FREEFLY MOVI M10 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer
  • 2 x LiPo Battery
  • LiPo Battery Charger with Leads
  • Stand
  • Top Handle
  • M2.5 Hex Driver
  • M3 Hex Driver
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Gimbal Hardware (Batteries not Covered)
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    FREEFLY M10 specs

    Electrical and Mechanical
    System Type 3-axis gyro stabilized
    Pan Range 360°
    Tilt Range ±180°
    Roll Range ±180°
    Slew Rates 0 to 150°/sec
    Interface Bluetooth connection to Windows/Android GUI
    Control Modesrswtdducdttfsswbwedbdxsbbwcar
    Majestic Mode Stabilized with operator control via gimbal base
    Stabilized Stabilized image with no operator input
    Stabilized Slew Stabilized with remote operator
    Off Kills drive to gimbal axes
    Chemistry Lithium-polymer
    Capacity 2.6 Ah
    Voltage 14.8 VDC
    Maximum Continuous Discharge 3 C (7.8 A)
    Maximum Burst Discharge 5 C (13 A)
    Maximum Charge Voltage 4.2 V per cell
    Minimum Discharge Voltage 3.0 V
    Dimension L x W x H 3.9 x 1 x 1.2" / 100 x 25 x 30 mm
    Weight 7.1 oz / 200 g
    Weight Capacity Maximum: 12 lb / 5.4 kg
    Power Requirements 9 to 18 VDC (3S or 4S LiPo)
    Dimensions Camera Cage: 7.9 x 5.5 x 7.9" / 200 x 140 x 200 mm
    Storage: Varies, depending on how system is broken down
    Weight 3.4 lb / 1.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 16.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.5 x 24.5 x 7.0"

    FREEFLY M10 reviews

    MOVI M10 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice stabilizer The Movi 10 is an excellent stabilizer for shooting handheld dramatic scenes. In an ENG Environment it is great to use for complex and creative Standups. Recommend that you purchase a Easy Rig for a full day production. Also recommend that you be in good physical shape. In order to calibrate the Movi, you will need either a laptop (Mac or PC) or an Android tablet. Sorry it does not work with a iPad. I would recommend that you have an android tablet because it is much easier to use in the field. This leads me to a very important point. Not all Android tablets are compatible with the Movi 10's app. Freefly recommends that you use an Android tablet using OS 4.2 or above, unfortunately not every tablet using 4.2 or above is compatible with the Movi App. If you do not have an Android tablet, Here is a list of compatible Tablets available at B&H that work with the Movi App: Samsung 8GB Galaxy Tab 3 Lite Multi-Touch 7.0 Wi-Fi Tablet (Blue Green) B&H # SAGT3LBG MFR # SM-T110NBGAXAR Samsung 8GB Galaxy Tab 4 Multi-Touch 7.0 Wi-Fi Tablet (Black) B&H # SAGT47B MFR # SM-T230NYKAXAR Acer 16GB Iconia One 8 B1-810-11TV 8.0 Wi-Fi Tablet (Black) B&H # ACB181011TV MFR # NT.L7DAA.001 Acer 8GB Iconia One 7 B1-730HD-11S6 7.0 Wi-Fi Tablet (Titanic Black) B&H # ACB1730HD11S MFR # NT.L4CAA.003 Overall I am very pleased with this purchase.
    Date published: 2015-06-30
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