Freefly Movi is a Cinematic Gimbal for Your Smartphone

Freefly creates professional drone and gimbal solutions for the cinema industry, and today it released a specialized gimbal for smartphones: the Freefly Movi.

“Movi’s incredible stabilization technology is the same found in our professional rigs,” says Freefly. “Freefly Gimbals are first-in-class stabilizers used in multimillion-dollar films.”

“Movi was designed to integrate seamlessly with the iPhone and allow users to execute stunning shots quickly and easily.”

Movi has 6 different shooting modes:

“Majestic” is a classic single operator mode. You can set fast and slow movements, and it pans with you to create cinematic shots.

“Echo” allows you to set start and endpoints of your movement, set the duration of the move, and create repeatable automated camera moves.

“Timelapse” allows you to define a start and end movement path, as well as a duration, and Movi will create moving time-lapses.

“Movilapse” slows down the movement of the Movi gimbal by 10 times, meaning that when you playback the footage at 10 times speed you are left with smooth movements through a speedy scene.

“Smartpod” allows you to lock-on to a stationary object, and Movi will keep your phone trained on it as much as possible.

“Orbit” keeps the shot fixed on your subject as you circle around it, allowing you “perfect wraparound footage.”

Movi is suitable for smartphones up to 3.5 inches wide and offers Bluetooth LE Wireless Connectivity to enable use alongside a free iOS app to aid operation.

It has 3-axis stabilization and a standard tripod mounting thread to offer increased opportunities for use. It takes a fast-charging lithium-ion battery and weighs 600 grams (excluding the phone).

Here’s an introduction to the Freefly Movi:

The Freefly Movi is available for $300 from the Freefly Movi website. It will begin shipping in March 2018.