FREEFLY ALTA 6 UAS for Aerial Cinematography

FREEFLY Alta Drone Aerial Imaging Kit with MoVI M5 Gimbal and MIMIC Controller

FREEFLY Alta Drone Aerial Imaging Kit with MoVI M5 Gimbal and MIMIC Controller

B&H # FR9500030K (B&H Kit)

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FREEFLY Alta Drone Aerial Imaging Kit with MoVI M5 Gimbal and MIMIC Controller FREEFLY ALTA 6 UAS for Aerial Cinematography FREEFLY MoVI M5 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Travel Case FREEFLY MIMIC Beta

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Product Highlights

  • Up to 15 lb Drone Payload Capacity
  • Up to 5 lb Gimbal Payload Capacity
  • Synapse Intelligent Flight Controller
  • Silent Drive Motors
  • Keeps Horizon Level & Counteracts Drift
  • Single and Dual Operator Control Modes
  • Intuitive Controller for MoVI
  • Pan, Tilt, and Roll Movement
  • Replaces Standard Controller Joystick
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WARNING: Carefully read instructions to ensure proper configuration before use. Failure to use this product responsibly may result in loss, damage, or injury.

  • 1Description

Take to the skies with the FREEFLY Alta Drone Aerial Imaging Kit from B&H. This kit is comprised of the Alta hexa-rotor drone, the MoVI M5 three-axis gimbal stabilizer, and the MIMIC gimbal controller, and it forms the foundation of your professional aerial imaging system. Users need only to supply the drone controller and camera of their choice to complete the rig.

The Alta's maximum payload of 15 lb enables it to carry DSLR and mirrorless cameras as well as some smaller cinema cameras. Its intelligent flight control system lets you execute complex maneuvers, hold position in midair, auto-land, and more. For extra flexibility, a camera gimbal may be mounted on the top or bottom of the drone.

The MoVI M5 gimbal controls cameras up to 5 lb with a series of three motors and inertial measurement unit, minimizing image blur and shake caused by vibrations and hand movements. This system can be used solo or with two operators – one controlling the Alta and the other controlling the MoVI via the MIMIC controller. The MIMIC exchanges your controller's gimbal joystick for an intuitive dual-hand system that replicates direct control of the gimbal when paired with a mounted monitor.

  • FREEFLY ALTA 6 UAS for Aerial Cinematography

    ALTA 6 from Freefly is a hexa-rotor drone for aerial imaging that – when used in conjunction with a separately available MoVI gimbal – supports mounting the camera either below or above the airframe. This configuration flexibility makes shooting from virtually any angle possible, even with the camera pointed up. ALTA features a maximum payload of 15 lb, and is therefore suitable for DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and even compact cinema cameras (depending on lens weight and other variables). Equipped with Freefly's own flight control system, ALTA works with a range of transmitters, including many Futaba, Spektrum, and radios (see specifications for specific requirements). Flight modes provided include Manual, Height Hold, Climb Rate Control (Vario), Position Hold, Ground Speed Control, Return-To-Home, and Auto-land. For monitoring and first-person view, the flight controller works with FPV systems from Skyzone, BOSCAM, Immersion RC, and Fatshark. OSD display is user-configurable, and telemetry can data can also be displayed on compatible Futaba transmitters.

    The ALTA includes a hard transit case. Additional item essential to get started include flight batteries and a charger, a transmitter (radio controller), and of course a MoVI gimbal and camera.

    Fast Setup and Breakdown
    The Freefly ALTA features a robust standard hard case that the aircraft folds up in and a packs away. Before each flight, simply unfold the prop arms and in insert the battery (available separately) – the props themselves unfold automatically as they spin up. No pre-flight assembly requiring tools is needed


    Up to 15 lb Payload Capacity
    Designed for today's growing crop of compact cinema cameras, the ALTA is suitable for models such as the RED Dragon, Sony F55, and ALEXA Mini. It also supports popular mirrorless and DSLR cameras widely used in video production or to take stills from the air

    Synapse Intelligent Flight Control System

    The Freefly Synapse flight control system combines gyros and other sensors with proprietary control algorithms to allow users to execute complex flight patterns with ease. It features an integrated on-screen display, high-bandwidth position control, live , and has been tested for years by the industry's best pilots
      Data Logging
      High speed data logging allows user analysis of critical flight data

      Works with MoVI Gimbals

      Top Mount Camera Option
      In addition to traditional bottom mounting, the ALTA supports mounting the gimbal on top of the aircraft. This enables capturing distinct camera angles from beneath an elevated subject
      Toad in the Hole Quick Release
      MoVI gimbals can be easily attached or removed using Freefly's Toad in the Hole mounting standard

      Air System Design

      Vibration Isolation System
      A refined vibration isolation system rejects high frequency disturbances adding further image stability on top of what the gimbal provides
      Lightweight Frame
      The frame has been engineered to provide the optimal strength-to-weight ratio, enabling its up to 15 lb payload capacity
      Weather-Resistant Electronics
      The internal distribution board is weather sealed and conformal coated. It features four 12V power leads for driving LEDs or other accessories, as well as integrated connections for FPV monitoring systems
      Silent Drive Technology
      Using sine wave drive motor controls with active braking, the ALTA features low noise and precise, efficient, closed loop control of the propeller

      Additional Features

      User-Definable LEDs
      Customize your ALTA's LED color scheme to suit your piloting preferences via the ALTA App
      UPC: 780742994750
    • 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
      • FREEFLY ALTA 6 UAS for Aerial Cinematography
        Weights Maximum Gross Takeoff Weight: 29.9 lb / 13.6 kg
        Maximum Useful Load: 21 lb / 9.5 kg
        Maximum Payload: 15 lb / 6.8 kg
        Specific Power Typical: 145 W/kg
        Thrust Ratio At Max Takeoff Weight: 2.0:1
        Payload Mounting Mounting Locations: Bottom and top mount
        Mounting System: Freefly Toad In The Hole Quick Release
        Isolation System Vibration Isolation System: Silicone O-rings

        Densities by Color
        Soft / Light Payloads: Red O-rings
        Medium / Mid Payloads: Teal O-rings
        Stiff / Heavy Payloads: Black O-rings
        Lighting and Indication Orientation Lights: RGB LED's
        Orientation Light Locations: Outboard on boom ends
        Orientation Light Color: User definable
        Status Light: Rear-facing red/white LED
        Accessory Lighting Port: 12 VDC
        Accessory Lighting Port Location: Outboard on boom ends
        Model F45
        Type 6 x Direct drive 3-phase PMAC outrunner
        Max Continuous Power Output 350 W
        Max Instantaneous Peak Power 950 W
        ESC Freefly Silent-Drive Sine Wave ESC
        Flight Controller
        Model Freefly Synapse Flight Controller
        Connectivity Inputs: Spektrum, S.Bus, PPM, FPV SD video

        Outputs: PWM, I2C, CAN, FPV SD video with OSD
        Flight Modes Manual
        Height Hold
        Climb Rate Control (Vario)
        Position Hold
        Ground Speed Control
        Installed Transceivers Wi-Fi
        Data Logging Rate 25 Hz
        Supported Radios Futaba S.Bus & S.Bus 2
        DSMX, DSM2 (Spektrum/JR)
        PPM, PPM Invert, PPM Graupner
        Supported Telemetry Systems Futaba with built-in voltage sensor port
        First-Person View OSD Telemetry User configurable
        FPV and Monitoring
        Supported First-Person View Systems Skyzone
        Immersion RC
        Type 6 x 18x6 folding
        Configuration 3 x CW
        3 x CCW
        Material Carbon fiber with balsa core
        Flight Battery
        Voltage 6S / 22.2 VDC
        Maximum Battery Size 9.4 x 7.1 x 3.1" / 240 x 180 x 80 mm
        Maximum Battery Quantity 2 x in parallel
        Connector 2 x EC5 (parallel)
        Dimensions Unfolded
        Length: 39.4" / 1000 mm
        Width: 45.1" / 1145 mm
        Height (base of TITH): 8.7" / 220 mm

        20.9" / 532 mm
        20.3" / 515 mm
        8.7" / 220 mm
        Weight Typical Standard Empty Weight: 9 lb / 4.1 kg
        Packaging Info
        Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.8 x 28.4 x 17.4"
      • 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"
      • FREEFLY MIMIC Beta
        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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