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FREEFLY MOVI M10 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer

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FREEFLY MOVI M10 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer
Key Features
  • 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
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.
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FREEFLY M10 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Supported Cameras
  • 3Supported Lenses
  • 4Remote Operation
  • 5Three Control Modes
  • 6Drift Free Horizon
  • 7Live Wireless Tuning and Graphing
  • 8Silent Drive
  • 9Translation Compensation
  • 10Shot Recorder
  • 11Third-Party Mounting
  • 12Remote Firmware Updatable
  • 13Custom Direct Drive Motors
  • 14User Adjustable "Shakey Cam"

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

FREEFLY M10 Specs

Key Specs
Number of Axes
3
Load Capacity
12 lb / 5.4 kg
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 4.0
Weight
3.4 lb / 1.5 kg
Gimbal
Number of Axes
3
Rotation Range
Yaw (Pan): 360° 
Roll: 360° (-180 to 180°) 
Pitch (Tilt): 360° (-180 to 180°) 
Follow Speed
0 to 150°/s
Load Capacity
12 lb / 5.4 kg
Connectivity
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 4.0
Battery
Capacity (mAh)
2600 mAh
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Voltage
14.8 VDC
Power
Operating Voltage
9.0 to 18.0 VDC
General
Dimensions
7.9 x 5.5 x 7.9" / 200 x 140 x 200 mm
Weight
3.4 lb / 1.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
16 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
26.5 x 24.5 x 7"

FREEFLY M10 Reviews

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question

Can the Movi M10 hold a Canon C300 mk2?
Asked by: benjamin
With all stabilizers, consider not only the weight but size as well. In both measurements, the C300 Mark II fits the Movi M10. The camera weighs 4.14 lbs / 1.880 kg. You have capacity in the M10 for a total 12 lbs / 5.4 kg.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Does this work with the c100 MK II?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it does. The Canon C100 Mark II, B&H #CAC100AF2, is compatible with the Freefly Movi M10.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Can the m10 hold cameras that the m5 is recommended for? I have a a7s ii but possibly use other cameras in the future that are bigger and that can't be used on the m5. Thanks
Asked by: Parker M.
Yes, it can hold up to 12 lbs. I've used a Red Epic and a A7s and no problem.
Answered by: HANS C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Hello Im Woosang Park, I wanna purchase proper Gimbal to load our precious and sensitive LIDAR(Light Detection and Ranging ) sensor on FREEFLY MoVI M15 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer with Hard Case However, I have a question about the size of sensor we can load. On the explanation of the product, we can load following cameras Alexa M, Sony F5/F55, RED Epic/Scarlet, Canon C500/C300/C100, Sony FS700 (with limited choice of lenses), and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera / Production Camera 4K. Then, we can load any size of sensor on Gimbal, smaller than / 20.3 x 20.3 x 19.7 cm / size?? Please let me know ASAP Thank you ;)
Asked by: Anonymous
The M10 can take the Sony F55. That camera without the necessary lens and battery is 15 x 18 x 21 cm. So if the box holding your sensor is the size you say, it should fit the M10. However, this is just an opinion since the M10 and your device is an unknown combination.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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