FREEFLY MoVI M5 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Travel Case

FREEFLY MoVI M5 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with MIMIC Control Kit

FREEFLY MoVI M5 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with MIMIC Control Kit

B&H # FR95000040 MFR # 950-00040

FREEFLY M5 Mimic overview

  • 1Description

The MoVI M5 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with MIMIC Control Kit from B&H includes the Freefly MoVI M5 stabilizer along with a pair of batteries, a battery charger, a stand, a M5 travel case, and the MIMIC Beta Control Program.

The M5 hand-held stabilizer is suitable to handle DSLRs and video cameras weighing up to 5lb. The compact form factor and lightweight nature of the M5 make it apt for use in weddings or other photo shoots. The M5 uses three motors and an IMU (inertial measurement unit) to detect and counteract unwanted movement along three axes: pan, tilt, and roll. In particular, compensating for handshake or vehicle-induced vibration and reducing translation.

The MIMIC control method eliminates any joysticks, knobs, or wheels. Just tilt, pan, or roll and the MoVI M5 will follow. The MIMIC allows operators to execute complex moving shots with precise framing after just minutes of practice.

The Pelican travel case has a small form factor allowing simple and efficient travel between productions. The molded, hard-shell exterior is sized to meet airline regulations and is unbreakable, watertight, airtight, dustproof, chemical resistant, and corrosion proof. With provisions for padlocking, the travel case is also tamperproof. A retractable trolley handle and polyurethane wheels make the case easy to transport a MoVI M5 across the room or around the world. The custom-cut protective foam interior provides shockproof protection for the stabilizer along with accessories such as 7" and 4" flat panel monitors.

  • FREEFLY MoVI M5 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Travel Case

    The MoVI M5 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Travel Case from Freefly is exclusively available as part of the MoVI M5 Adventure Edition bundle and includes the MoVI M5 hand-held stabilizer and a Pelican hard case with a custom-cut foam interior designed to fit the stabilizer and the components of the Adventure Kit.

    Supporting loads up to 5 lb, the MoVI M5 provides camera stabilization using three motors and an IMU (inertial measurement unit) to detect and counteract unwanted movement along three axes: pan, tilt, and roll. In particular, compensating for handshake or vehicle-induced vibration and reducing translation. The included quick release system consists of one female Toad in the Hole Quick Release Adapter for the MoVI and a Male Toad Adapter to be attached to your support device. A second Male Toad Adapter is also included in this kit.

    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 using an optional remote controller/transmitter who is in charge of camera pan, tilt, and roll. In this configuration the camera will always point where the operator of the transmitter 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 batteries and a charger are included, as well as a top handle for low-angle shooting or transporting the assembled rig on set. The MoVI M5 and its included accessories can be safely stored and transported inside the included Travel Case, which features a Pelican-made hard-shell exterior and custom-cut foam interior.

    Supported Cameras
    For DSLRs such as the Canon EOS-5D Mark III, Nikon D800, and Panasonic GH4 as well as select compact cinema cameras weighting up to 5 pounds total, including the lens. Large DSLRs such as the Canon EOS-1DC will not fit and typically exceed the specified weight limit
    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
    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
    M5 Travel Case
    • Pelican hard shell case
    • Custom-cut foam interior
    • Retractable trolley
    • Shock-absorbing interior
    • Watertight, airtight, and dustproof
    • Chemical resistant and corrosion proof
    UPC: 780742994668

    Designed to replace a joystick when operating MoVI gimbals, FREEFLY's MIMIC Beta allows you to intuitively control your MoVI by simply moving the MIMIC. It works similar to a flight simulation system. When you want to move your MoVI left, just pan the MIMIC left. When you want to move up/down, tilt the MIMIC up or down. To roll, just steer left or right. Moreover, attach a monitor and feel very much in sync with the system, as your body follows your eyes instinctively.

    The MIMIC is compatible with the M5, M10, and M15 MoVI gimbals. Included with it are a transmitter, receiver, monitor mount, and a small USB battery.

    Key Features
    • Control your MoVI by intuitively (replaces controller joystick)
    • Pan, tilt, and roll movement
    • Compatible with the M5, M10, and M15 MoVI gimbals
    • Transmitter, receiver, monitor mount, and battery included
      UPC: 780742994644
    In the Box
    Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    • FREEFLY MoVI M5 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Travel Case
      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 Modes
      Majestic Mode Stabilized with operator control via gimbal base
      Off Kills drive to gimbal axes
      Chemistry Lithium-polymer
      Capacity 1.3 Ah
      Voltage 14.8 VDC
      Maximum Continuous Discharge 3 C (3.9 A)
      Maximum Burst Discharge 5 C (6.5 A)
      Maximum Charge Voltage 4.2 V per cell
      Minimum Discharge Voltage 3.0 V
      Dimension L x W x H 2.7 x 1.4 x 1.1" / 69 x 34 x 28
      Weight 4.4 oz / 125 g
      Weight Capacity Maximum: 5 lb / 2.3 kg
      Power Requirements 9 to 18 VDC (3S or 4S LiPo)
      Dimensions Camera Cage (L x W x H): 5.1 x 7.1 x 4.7" / 130 x 180 x 120 mm
      Storage: Varies, depending on how system is broken down
      Weight MoVI M5: 4.75 lb / 2.15 kg
      M5 Travel Case: 24.1 lb
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 20.0 x 15.0"
      Compatibility Compatible with the M5, M10, and M15 MoVI gimbals
      Movement Axes Pan, tilt, and roll
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.0 x 10.4 x 4.7"

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