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Shoot aerial cinematography with compact cinema cameras or DSLRs / mirrorless cameras with the FREEFLY Alta Drone with MoVI M5 3-Axis Gimbal and Toad in the Hole Kit from B&H. The Alta Drone is a professional hexa-rotor copter for aerial imaging that, unlike most aerial platforms, 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. To allow you to mount a camera and keep it steady in the air, the MoVI M5 3-axis gimbal is included along special landing gear required to accommodate the gimbal.
The Toad in the Hole Kit quick release adapter is included so that you can adapt the gimbal for use in other applications. It features a mounting stud that you can permanently attach to the camera support. On the gimbal side, there is a titanium-nitride-coated catch-release that enables fast attachment and removal while providing a secure hold.
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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
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
The frame has been engineered to provide the optimal strength-to-weight ratio, enabling its up to 15 lb payload capacity
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
Customize your ALTA's LED color scheme to suit your piloting preferences via the ALTA App
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Watertight, airtight, and dustproof
Chemical resistant and corrosion proof
FREEFLY Toad In The Hole Quick Release
Not to be confused with the British Yorkshire Pudding dish, the Toad In the Hole from Freefly is actually a cleverly named quick-release system that fits between the Movi gimbal unit and the handles. The "Toad" part fits on a handle or other piece of equipment you wish to mount your Movi to. For example, you can put the Toad on a car mount or a drone, thus giving you options to quickly secure and release your Movi in the heat of a shoot.
Lightweight, low-profile design
Primary clamp and secondary safety catch release mechanism
6061-T6 CNC-machined aluminum
Titanium-Nitride-coated catch-release for durability
Able to be mounted in any orientation (0-360º)
FREEFLY Aero Landing Gear
Fly your MoVI motorized gimbal stabilizer beneath your ALTA with the FREEFLY Aero Landing Gear. Using the included parts, the landing gear secures to the MoVI's pan axis, preventing the possibility of the landing gear blocking your camera's field-of-view. All parts necessary for assembly and mounting are included.