The FREEFLY MoVI XL 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer supports cameras and accessories weighing up to 50 pounds, so it is designed to be mounted on a remote head, jib or other support gear to create smooth cinematic moving shots. It uses three motors and an IMU (inertial measurement unit) to detect and counteract unwanted movement along three axes: pan, tilt, and roll.
The FREEFLY MoVI XL is suitable for professional cinema cameras and lenses and compatible with both the Mimic and MoVI Controller systems (not included), as well as select Futaba and Spektrum transmitters. As with sled-style stabilizers, the camera should be balanced on the MoVI to ensure best performance. Once balanced, the MoVI pairs over Wi-Fi to an iOS, Android, or Windows app to finalize the configuration process.
The MoVI XL is designed to support payloads up to 50 pounds, making it suitable for professional cinema cameras with cinema lenses.
The MoVI XL can be operated remotely either with a dedicated controller or by using the Mimic controller (neither controller is included and must be sourced separately). The MoVI XL is compatible as well with most Spektrum and Futaba radios.
MoVI XL can be configured wirelessly via Bluetooth LE, from the MoVI XL app on a mobile device.
Hot Swapping Batteries
You can hot swap the batteries on the MoVI XL, but extreme care must be taken to avoid damage to the batteries, and to the operator.
Three Control Modes
Majestic Mode: For single-operator use. In this mode the gimbal provides stabilization without counteracting operator-directed camera movements. For example, you could set it in majestic to pan with a vehicle turning on streets or a jib with only one operator for example. This mode is especially useful when the MoVI XL is deployed on a moving vehicle.
Stabilized Mode: Assumes no operator input, compensating for all movement it detects. Ideal scenarios for this mode include when the gimbal is mounted to a car or shots where the camera is moving, but the camera angle remains fixed.
Slew Stabilized Mode: For dual-operator control. In this mode, an operator with a dedicated remote or RC transmitter controls pan, tilt, and roll independently of the support platform.
The Freefly Configurator is a GUI that enables you to precisely adjust your MoVI XL via an iOS or Android device over Wi-Fi pairing.
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.
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 XL on cranes, jibs, ad remote heads.
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 XL system uses powerful motors that enable you to create smooth shots while on camera platforms moving at high speed.
User Adjustable "Shakey Cam"
Want an organic hand-held look? The MoVI provides variable noise filters that allow you to effectively dial in a custom amount of shake to help you achieve the effect you are after.
Custom designed, precisely calibrated sensors
Fully tool-less balancing
Second battery cage of holding a battery dedicated to powering accessories
Handles can be switch from low to high modes with flip of a lever
Quick release top handle