FREEFLY Movi Cinema Robot Smartphone Stabilizer

FREEFLY Movi Cinema Robot Smartphone Stabilizer

FREEFLY Movi Cinema Robot Smartphone Stabilizer

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Product Highlights

  • 3-Axis Smartphone Stabilizer
  • Six Programmable Operation Modes
  • Standard Motion and Time-Lapse Modes
  • Use with Smartphones up to 3.5" Wide
  • 1/4"-20 Mounting Thread
  • Bluetooth LE Wireless Connectivity
  • Downloadable Apps for iOS and Android
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FREEFLY Movi Cinema Robot overview

  • 1Description

While the original MōVI series of stabilizers have established themselves in the professional video market, the Freefly Movi Cinema Robot Smartphone Stabilizer brings all of Freefly's experience and condenses it into a pint-sized, three-axis gimbal for just about anybody. The sleek form factor can be used with either one or two hands, and the smartphone clamp will hold phones up to 3.5mm wide. Once you've installed the app on your smartphone and secure the clamp, you're free to capture smooth and stable footage using one of the customizable operating modes. Select between Majestic, Echo, Time-Lapse, Movilapse, Smartpod, and Orbit modes, depending on the shot you want to capture. Check out the features section below for a more in-depth rundown of the operating modes.

Hardware Features

Form factor designed for either one or two-handed operation
Flat, rubberized base for setting down on flat surfaces while maintaining balance
Wide clamp supports smartphones up to 3.5 inches in width
USB-C port with fast-charging compatibility
Powered by two 18650 lithium-ion batteries
Bluetooth LE wireless connectivity
Free iOS app for capturing video, gimbal control, and customizing settings
Stow-lock sleep functionality
1/4"-20 thread for securing the Movi to your tripod or selfie stick

Android App for Movi Cinema Robot

Android app Operating Modes
Includes Majestic Mode with high fps recording on most supported devices
Supported Android Devices
  • Google Pixel 1
  • Google Pixel 1 XL
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • iOS App Operating Modes

    Majestic mode gives you direct control over the Movi stabilizer. The Movi will smooth out and stabilize your movements in two ways: 1) providing a movement threshold where Movi will ignore your movement completely, and 2) smoothing the movement outside this threshold to prevent jerky motion. These settings can be changed to be more responsive for tracking fast action, or smoother for slow cinematic moves.
    Echo mode allows a single operator to execute complex moves. Teach the Movi your favorite moves and then execute them mid-shot. Stretch out or compress the time it takes for Movi to get from point A to point B to get the perfect shot, whether the Movi is sitting still or moving with you.
    Time-lapse mode allows you to capture professional-looking, super-smooth time-lapse footage nearly anywhere. Set Movi down in an interesting place, frame your initial shot, set your start and end frame, and wait for some magic. The Movi will execute movements precisely, so that when played back at 10x speed, the world will look as if it's flying by.
    Movilapse mode is what happens when you wish to execute live motion with your time-lapses. In this mode, Movi responds to your control input 10x slower than normal. When played back at 10x speed, you get a super smooth shot of the world moving around you.
    In Smartpod mode, manually point your phone at a stationary subject and the Movi will do its best to keep your phone trained on the subject, regardless of your movement.
    Orbit mode makes epic circling shots a breeze. Set the direction of your orbit, and the speed, and the Movi will stay locked on the center of the orbit.
    UPC: 742574249569
    In the Box
    FREEFLY Movi Cinema Robot Smartphone Stabilizer
  • 2 x 18650 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • USB Cable
  • Travel Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    FREEFLY Movi Cinema Robot specs

    Connectivity USB-C, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE
    Mounting Threads 1 x 1/4"-20
    Battery Type 18650 lithium-ion
    Compatibility Smartphones up to 3.5" / 90 mm wide
    Weight 1.3 lb / 600 g (without phone)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.1 x 7.6 x 3.6"

    FREEFLY Movi Cinema Robot reviews

    Movi Cinema Robot Smartphone Stabilizer is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from $300 Well Spent. For $300, this device quickly upgrades your videos from amateur to professional.� To begin with, the iPhone X is a remarkable platform that delivers sparkling results for the dimmest of users (i.e., myself) - but within two days - I've gained a full understanding of each of the Ninja modes.� I assure you this: If I can do it - you can do it. When combined with post platforms such as Movie Studio Platinum - this renders Sundance / Cannes quality clips. That's right, amigo/amiga... You too can be all that.� Just don't tell anyone - otherwise, everyone's going to have one of these - and then it's no longer a big deal.� So... Just between you and me, ok?
    Date published: 2018-05-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not an Osmo Radically different design from the crowded pistol grip gimbal market. Nice to be able to set it down. App syncs easily, and is very user friendly. I would like Filmic Pro level control though. Freefly promises firmware updates, and I trust that given their record. So cool stuff to come. Counterweight adjustment for add-on lenses is FAR superior to other Freefly gimbal balancing torture. A few criticisms: record trigger is awkwardly placed, there is no joy stick control, and vs pistol grip gimbals, it loses out on the “walk around filming” test. And no Z-axis stabilizer (I am going to try it in a Beholder spring arm).
    Date published: 2018-05-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! I really loved this product! I would give it 5 stars but it should be more user friendly. For like noobs but i still loved this product for the amount of things you can do with it. Every recording looks so smooth and steady. Its a professional tool made easy basically. But there is always room for improvement. Also would love to see a “follow” mode on this! Where you could lock the focus on someone and that it follows only that. Would be awesome!
    Date published: 2018-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this gimble Been using for about a week I’m just getting into video I took it out to one of our state parks & also went to mt. Washington in Pittsburgh pa. Used majestic Movi laps & barrel roll barrel role was a little tricky all ln all it worked flawlessly l highly recommend this gimble very satisfied . I use the lphone 8+
    Date published: 2018-05-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick setup, smooth sailing Works right outta the box, no setup required. Just put my iPhone in and powered up. Very easy and intuitive to use. Build quality and smoothness to on par with freefly quality. They make good stuff. Fairly light eight but does start to get a bit hand strain after prolonged use. I’ll put it down on a table anywhere to rest my hand, or simply use both hands to offer relief. Do like the ability to quickly turn off the motor, lock in the gimbal, and keep my phone still strapped in and check on my messages and do regular phone stuff without having to remove phone. Then I can be back in Movi action within seconds of something catches my attention. Only drawback is the movi app only works on iPhones for now. Since I have an iPhone this was a non issue for me.
    Date published: 2018-05-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Hollywood in your pocket!
    Date published: 2018-04-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Gimbal for Smartphone! I chose this higher priced Movi gimbal over the DJI based on the sturdy quality build, horizontal framed handle which allows to be set down.Standard functions as well as the built in modes on this product are great. I was surprised that there was no soft bag included for storage given the higher price point, although the unit comes in a case which is bulky and only fits the gimbal. I would like to see some sort of washer (preferably locking) on the Movi Counterweight Thumbscrews as they will just fall out of the bracket if not screwed in to the gimbal. Losing these screws on a shoot would render the counterweights useless. I agree with another reviewer that the Counterweight System does hit your knuckles while holding and finding the right balance can take awhile, so some suggested weight alignments for an iPhone w/Moment lens would have been nice, but once you get used to it it is fine. I would have also liked the idea of using some of the buttons on the D-Pad as arrows to pan and tilt while filming.....or at least give the user the option to program them to their taste? The record button could have a force feedback to acknowledge the start of a recording. The Movi app is great, but I would like to have the autofocus and exposure lock separately as there are times I would like to set exposure but keep the autofocus active, which at the moment is not the case. Aside from some minor fixes to the gimbal and app, this was a great purchase and I am very happy with it!
    Date published: 2018-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to use and is inspiring my creativity I started out looking at the DJI competitor thinking this was the way to go. Our MD at work is also head of video production, when I asked his opinion he insisted I look at this. After watching a few review/comparison videos I was sold. It is both a challenge for me to learn the many features and in Majestic mode super easy to use. I've already started buying accessories - a bag and the Hoodie Accessory Mount. We have the Rode VideoMic Pro here at work so I'm going to shoot some more video with it. Love it!
    Date published: 2018-08-09
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