An interview from the 2014 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Sam Nuttmann of Freefly Systems. Freefly Systems is an industry leader in developing next generation systems in camera stabilization and movement. Freefly Systems’ products include the MoVI line of handheld camera stabilizers and controllers, the CineStar line of multi-rotor aerial camera platforms and the TERO Remote Vehicle. With over a decade of experience in the professional cinematography industry, Freefly Systems has a unique ability to develop and bring innovative products to market that serve both cinema and aerial professionals.
In this interview Sam talks with us about the features of the MoVI M15, the Freefly TERO remote controlled car and the new MoVI Controller.
The new MoVI M15 camera stabilizer from Freefly Systems, was designed with professional cinematographers in mind, to hold larger camera payloads of up to 15 pounds. This unlocks more creative freedom to cinematographers who are using digital cinema cameras like the ARRI Alexa M, Sony F55, or RED Epic; along with their cinema lenses. Like its smaller predecessors, the M15 is a stabilized brushless camera rig with the company's Majestic Mode technology allowing a single operator to hold the camera rig and simultaneously control pan and tilt movements. The stabilizer also has a dual-operator mode allowing a second operator to control pan and tilt with the optional MoVI Controller remote.
The Freefly TERO is a completely new way to move the camera. The system allows for an extremely dynamic low camera angle coupled with full 3-axis control of the MoVI stabilizer to create never-before-seen shots. The TERO can move the camera into situations that simply would not be safe for a human. Just think, you can put the camera in the middle of a stunt scene while maintaining complete control and stability from the sidelines. Their custom Vibration Isolation System with advanced wire rope isolators, also ensures amazing shot stability even in the most demanding environments.
The MoVI Controller is a professional grade remote system that allows the operator full control over Pan, Tilt, and Roll. Compatible with the MoVI M5 and M10, this controller provides telemetry from the MoVI and allows the user to access MoVI configuration menus to enable on the fly adjustment of key MoVI parameters. The MoVI Controller also simplifies the remote control station by providing power for an LCD monitor and wireless video system. One single battery on the MoVI Controller will power your controller, Monitor, wireless video system, and additional 5 or 12v accessories. Additionally the MoVI Controller will offer control of Focus, Iris, and Zoom motors in the future with the release of Freefly’s 3 channel FIZ system.
Be sure to check out their newly launched website which includes a wide array of content produced with their products, at www.FreeflySystems.com