MoVI Controller Setup

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 …

Use a Jetpack with Red Weapon On MoVI

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 …

Red Weapon Start/Stop with Freefly MōVI Controller

Now Freefly offers some great start and stop cables for most of your cameras including Canon C series, Black Magic Cinema, Panasonic GH4 and several more that works directly with their MōVI Controller. Now Freefly also offers a special cable for trigging Red Epic or Dragon. Now since Red has …

What Does a 2nd AC Do?

When people ask me what I do for work, I tell them I’m usually working as a Multirotor Safety Officer or a 2nd AC. As you can guess, that typically doesn’t help them much. What in the world is a 2nd AC? What Does 2nd AC Mean? For most people, …

Overcranking Versus Undercranking

In this video, there are examples of “overcranking” in this comedy bit we did with Jamie Costa. You may have heard the terms “overcranking” and “undercranking” before in relation to frame rate. But what do these terms mean and where do they come from? Well, the answer is actually pretty …

Understanding Bitrate

Bitrate can be a tricky thing to understand. When you start throwing numbers into the mix, technical specs can get kind of overwhelming. So what’s a simple explanation of bitrate? A bitrate is essentially a numerical value of the amount of data contained in each second of audio or video …

MoVi Tips & Tricks Tutorial | HD Downlink

We’re constantly learning new and innovative ways to optimize our aerial cinematography gear. Just wanted to share a few tips and tricks with you all. Remote Triggering Red Camera First tip, is Red Start/Stop cable for remote recording for the Red Dragon/Epic/Scarlet cameras. Now why is remote start/stop so important …

MoVi M5 Tips & Tricks | Part 1

We use FreeFly Systems’ gimbals for various reasons as opposed to other gimbals such as Ronin, Gremsey, etc. This doesn’t mean these other gimbals are not worth pursuing, it just means we’ve adapted MoVis to work very well with our workflow. We will be discussing why we use MoVis in …