Streaming Media

Streaming Media on Facebook Streaming Media on Twitter Streaming Media on LinkedIn
 
Upcoming Industry Conferences
Streaming Media West [19-20 Nov 2019]
Esport & Sports Streaming Summit [19-20 Nov 2019]
OTT Leadership Summit [19-20 Nov 2019]
Video Engineering Summit [19-20 Nov 2019]
Live Streaming Summit [19 Nov 2019]
Streaming Media East [5-6 May 2020]
Past Conferences
Streaming Media East [7-8 May 2019]
Live Streaming Summit [7-8 May 2019]
OTT Leadership Summit [7-8 May 2019]
Video Engineering Summit [7-8 May 2019]
Content Delivery Summit [6 May 2019]
Streaming Forum [26 February 2019]

Freefly Rolls Out New MoVI Controller for Aerial Video and Photo

The MoVI Controller is purpose built to provide for a true two-user MoVI stabilizer setup by letting a second operator control pan, tilt, roll, focus, iris, and zoom of a MoVI-mounted camera while the first operator holds the system

Freefly Systems, designers and manufacturers of the groundbreaking MoVI 3-axis stabilizer family, has begun delivering its new MoVI Controller.

The MoVI Controller is purpose built to provide for a true two-user MoVI stabilizer setup by letting a second operator control pan, tilt, roll, focus, iris, and zoom of a MoVI-mounted camera while the first operator holds the system. The MoVI Controller can be utilized on the MoVI M5, M10 and soon to be released M15 stabilizers.

Freefly Systems’ engineers built the MoVI Controller with a slew of asked-for features. An ergonomic joystick delivers tactile feedback, allowing smooth and accurate control. The new Controller provides access to MoVI configuration settings, and features assignable buttons and knobs offering the ability to customize the Controller to an individual operator’s working style.

In addition to sending control information to the MoVI stabilizer, the Controller receives and displays information from the stabilizer, such as whether it is locked into GPS control and also displays how many satellites to which the MoVI is locked.

The Controller is built with full carbon fiber construction for durability. In addition to its precision joystick, the controller has a high-resolution focus knob, zoom control rocker and a Shutter/Record start-stop button.

The Controller features a long-range wireless link (1200 ft.), and delivers real-time telemetry from the MoVI stabilizer. It is designed with hard points for mounting a monitor and accessories, and can be powered by V-Mount batteries or by Freefly Systems’ AC power adapter. The Controller Includes a 5V USB power output, tripod mount and neck strap for mobile operation.

The controller is available now at http://www.freeflysystems.com


About Freefly Systems: Freefly Systems is an industry leader in developing next generation systems in camera stabilization and movement. Freefly Systems’ products include the MoVI line of handheld camera stabilizers and the CineStar line of multi-rotor aerial camera platforms. With over a decade of experience in the professional cinematography industry, Freefly Systems has a unique ability to develop and bring innovative products to market that serve both cinema and aerial professionals.

Related Articles
Surging in popularity thanks to affordable, unmanned multirotor copters comfortably paired with cameras ranging from GoPros to DSLRs to REDs, aerial cinema is proving as effective a pro video tool as it is a cool hobby. But regardless of what "ready to fly" advocates tell you, there's no shortcut to aerial cinema coolness. This 3-part series will provide an essential primer in the technologies, tools, techniques, legal and practical concerns, and hidden challenges you'll face in aerial cinema as you prepare for takeoff.
In Part 2 of our 3 part series on mastering aerial video, we'll explore the challenges of choosing and assembling a gimbal system--ranging from DIY options to fully assembled kits--to ensure smooth and successful flight operation and capture stable, usable, professional-quality aerial shots, and also look at monitoring approaches and options.