We are a camera movement specialist company, VidMuze Aerial Cinema, LLC. I (Mike) come from the filmmaking industry. I personally have been in the TV/Film industry for over 18 years. At VidMuze we get to use sophisticated equipment that allows us to capture some cinematic and stunning footage.   We use heavy lifter drones, cable […]

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It’s always an art when balancing a gimbal.  If you’re like me, you take it very seriously.  When mounting heavy cameras with heavy cinema lenses, we always had to use the dreaded counter weights to full balance our camera packages correctly.  This added more bulk and weight to the rig.  If you’re into heavy lifter […]

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When movies are filmed, the director of photography will use a certain level of depth of field to help composite their image depending on the “look” they want. Typically shallow depth of field is used on longer lenses. This allows for the background and foreground elements to be blurry and out of focus, and allows […]

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So when flying a camera on your heavy lifter drone, the camera is going to have one of two video outputs. Either HDMI or SDI.  Now you need to make sure that your HD downlink system is compatible with the output of your camera. We have been very happy with the Connex systems, however this downlink […]

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Welcome Aboard the U.S.S. VidMuze In February I reunited with Mike and Ryan on the VidMuze team as a grip and audio tech for an eight day production. Our crew traveled from the mountains of Asheville to the coast of Wilmington promoting the community college system of North Carolina. On our journey we visited several […]

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[divider] We always receive a lot of questions about what drone gear do we use when out in the field.  Folks also like to ask how do we have our drone gear setup. We went ahead and broadcasted a Facebook Live session recently showing everyone a general overview of our gear.  Here’s the drone gear that […]

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Most aerial companies that I have found always mount the MoVI controller to either a tripod or a camera cart. A lot of times when we’re flying our drones, we need to remain mobile. It seems that half of our aerial shoots entail hiking down some mountain ravine where we need to keep hauling gear […]

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Some users have complained that once they get their drone airborne, they only get around 500-600 ft of range before the MoVI Controller loses connection. From our extensive testing, folks should be getting between 1000-1200 ft, LOS (line of sight). There are two main factors you need to be aware of to maximize your distance. […]

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There are a lot of reasons why you need to use a Jetpack module with a Red Weapon camera on a MoVI gimbal. Here are three of the more important reasons. Snagging Cables. When using the I/O module, all of the cables plug straight in horizontally. This takes up more rear space and limits you […]

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Freefly announced on November 2, 2016 their latest piece of camera movement gear… the MoVI Pro. Freefly went to town on the amount of improvements they made on this new gimbal. Now the MoVI Pro is going to replace the M10 and M15. Freefly is still going to sell the M5, but discontinue the M10 […]

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