Meet The Family – Movi M5, M10 & M15

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Freefly Movi News | No Comments
Meet The Family – Movi M5, M10 & M15

Freefly Movi M5, M10 & M15 Hire!

Today is a very special day for the Movi-Hire team as we finally have acquired the whole Freefly Movi gimbal series. That’s a whole lot of gimbal technology available for you guys to hire from today!

The latest addition comes in the form of Freefly’s Movi M5, a gimbal designed for DSLR use and smaller budgets. Since the success of the revolutionary Freefly Movi M10 the demand for smooth, dynamic footage has increased dramatically. This popularity spans further than high-end productions, with indie filmmakers also looking towards the Movi as cheaper and more flexible alternative to Steadicam. With the release of the Movi M5 the smaller brother of the Movi M10, Freefly have aimed to bring big budget camera moves to a wider range of productions. Using the same stabilization technology that is located in there ground breaking Movi M10 system, The lightweight build of Freefly’s Movi M5 allows camera movement that would be impossible in the past. Just as it’s name suggests, Freefly’s Movi M5 is capable of flying up to 5lbs in weight and is the perfect gimbal for DSLR and small camera use. We recommend Freefly’s Movi M5 for any filmmaker who is new to 3 axis gimbal technology and who is working on a tight budget.

Earlier this month we also became the first company in the UK to stock Freefly’s Movi M15, a gimbal that in our opinion, is far superior to any other currently available on the market. The Movi M15 has certainly taken gimbals into the realms of professional cinematography. The Movi M15 is capable of flying up to 15lbs in weight, 5lb more than it’s smaller brother the Movi M10. This opens a world of opportunities for Movi users, meaning they can now mount a Sony F55, F5, FS7, FS700(with a greater lens selection), Arri Alexa-M & Red Epic/Dragon(with a greater lens selection, Mattebox and more accessories). With the new added versatility that the Movi M15 brings to the table, we are anticipating that this will increase Movi use in professional productions dramatically.

Since it’s arrival, Our Freefly Movi 15 has been put through the paces on a number of extensive shoots and it’s performance is genuinely magnificent. The extra weight limit and clearance around the camera, enables a much more efficient Red Epic set up allowing users to add accessories such as a Mattebox that aren’t possible on the Movi M10.

If you are new to Gimbal technology and interested in using a Movi on your upcoming production, take a look below at the key features of each rig to decide what gimbal is right for your shoot.

Freefly Movi M5 (The little Guy)

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Movi-Hire Price:

1 day – £129 / 3 days – £258 / 7 days – £516

Camera cage dimensions:

130mm (Length) x 180mm (Width) x 120mm (Height)

Weight of the M5:

4.75lb (2.15kg)

Weight limit(payload):

5lbs(2.2kgs)

Compatible Cameras:

Mid sized DSLR cameras, Mirrorless cameras such as the Panasonic GH4 & Sony A7s, Canon C100(With limited lens selection and removing the top bar of the cage), Black Magic Pocket Camera, iPhone 5 & 6(with Freefly’s custom iPhone plate).

Movi-Hire’s recommended camera combination:

Sony A7s

Key features

  • Fully enclosed camera cage for maximum rigidity and shot stability.
  • Extremely lightweight, carbon fiber build amounting to just under 5lbs.
  • Improved adjustable camera plate.
  • Fully protected wiring.
  • Three different operational shooting modes. Standard mode, Top handle mode & Inverted mode for shooting at eye level.
  • Includes a remote control for a three man operational set up.
  • Fitted with two battery ports. This enables the gimbal to be powered for twice as long or allows users to power cameras or accessories directly and provides a much cleaner finish.
  • Complete tool less balance
  • Quick release, ‘Toad in the hole’ mechanism, allowing the gimbal to be detached from it’s handle bars in seconds and mounted to a range of other devices.
  • State of the art Freefly Movi interactive Android software that allows users to auto calibrate the motor settings, fine tune the motor settings and adjust the Movi M5’s responsiveness to the users needs. Plus many more features.

Ideal for Indie Filmmakers looking to add an extra element to their production

Please click here to book your Freefly Movi M5 today!

Freefly Movi M10 (The Veteran)

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Movi-Hire Price:

1 day – £179 / 3 day – £358 / 7 days – £716

Camera cage dimensions:

140mm(Length) x 200mm(Width) x 200mm(Height)

Weight of the M5:

3.9lb / 1.8kg

Weight limit(payload):

12lb / 5.44kg with compatible camera / lens combinations

Compatible Cameras:

Red Epic/Dragon(With limited lens selection, no mattebox and required cables), Sony FS700(With a limited lens selection), Canon C series (C500, C300 & C100), Black Magic Production & Pocket cameras, All DSLR & Mirrorless cameras.

Movi-Hire’s recommended camera combination:

Canon C300/Red Epic with light lens selection.

Key features

  • Extremely lightweight, carbon fiber build amounting to just under 5lbs.
  • Three different operational shooting modes. Standard mode, Top handle mode & Inverted mode for shooting at eye level.
  • Includes a remote control for a three man operational set up.
  • Complete tool less balance.
  • State of the art Freefly Movi interactive Android software that allows users to auto calibrate the motor settings, fine tune the motor settings and adjust the Movi M10’s responsiveness to the users needs. Plus many more features.

Ideal for professional productions looking for a more versatile option than a Steadicam.

Please click here to book your Freefly Movi M10 today!

Freefly Movi M15 (The Godfather)

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The M15 has been reinforced in a number of ways, new dual pan knuckle bars make the system much more robust which is ideal for the heavier camera set up. Small additions like dual battery ports and auto calibration, via the interactive Movi software, also help to save time on set.

Just like the the Movi M5 and later additions of the Movi M10, Freefly’s Movi M15 has a full cage that surrounds a mounted camera. Not only does this help with balancing but it also absorbs power from the Movi’s motors and reduces oscillation that occurs when dialing up the motor settings. This is particularly important when dealing with larger camera set ups meaning you can put more power into the Movi without visible shake. This will result is more much stable footage! It’s not just the increased weight capacity that makes the Movi M15 much more exciting. The caged area that surrounds the camera has greatly increased, this means an operator has much more clearance behind the camera to counteract front heavy set ups. For instance, when using a Red epic set up on the Movi M10, it was a regular occurrence that there wasn’t enough space behind the camera to achieve a successful balance. Cables coming out the back of the heavier cameras would be restricted and therefore you would have to push the camera forward, resulting in a front heavy rig. The Movi M15 has solved this problem and for us this is by far the most important feature on the rig.

Movi-Hire Price:

1 day – £249 / 3 days – £625 / 7 days – £1499

Camera cage dimensions:

203mm (Length) x 203mm (Width) x 197mm (Height)

Weight of the M5:

5.4 lb (2.47 kg)

Weight limit(payload):

15lbs(6.8kgs)

Compatible Cameras:

Sony F55, F5, FS7, FS700, Arri Alexa M, Red Epic/Dragon(With Mattebox and greater lens selection), Canon c500, Canon c300, Canon c100, Canon 1DC, Black Magic Production camera & Pocket Camera, Phantom Miro, All DSLR’s and Mirrorless cameras with a Huge lens selection.

Movi-Hire’s recommended camera combination:

Sony F55 or Red Epic

Key features

  • The Movi M15’s increased payload also enables users to mount heavier lenses and more accessories than the Movi M10.
  • Movi M15 has a HUGE clearance around a mounted camera. This prevents the risk of restricting cables and allows users to counter balance front heavy set ups.
  • The mounted camera is now surrounded by a full camera cage. This feature helps to reduce any visible shake and absorbs power from the Movi M15’s motors. This means users can increase motor power to handle heavier camera set ups.
  • Extremely lightweight, carbon fiber build amounting to just under 5.5lbs.
  • Three different operational shooting modes. Standard mode, Top handle mode & Inverted mode for shooting at eye level.
  • Includes a remote control for a three man operational set up.
  • Fitted with two battery ports. This enables the gimbal to be powered for twice as long or allows users to power cameras or accessories directly and provides a much cleaner finish.
  • Complete tool less balance
  • Quick release, ‘Toad in the hole’ mechanism, allowing the gimbal to be detached from it’s handle bars in seconds and mounted to a range of other devices.
  • State of the art Freefly Movi interactive Android software that allows users to auto calibrate the motor settings, fine tune the motor settings and adjust the Movi M15’s responsiveness to the users needs. Plus many more features.

Ideal for high end productions where quality counts!

Please click here to book your Freefly Movi M15 today!

 

If you are still unsure what Movi is perfect for your shoot, don’t hesitate to call or email the Movi Crew on 0800 652 6890/crew@movi-hire.com.

From our offices in London, Leeds & Manchester, we provide the cheapest Movi kits across the whole of the UK.

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