Freefly Systems adds the new MōVI M15 to its lineup, which includes the smaller M10 and M5 units. Inspired by cameras like the Sony F55 and ARRI Alexa M, the M15 is compatible with most popular professional camera/lens combinations. Freefly Systems will start very limited shipping of the M15 immediately with wider availability by the end of October.
The M15 offers a maximum payload of 15 pounds/7kg yet itself weighs just 5.4 pounds/2.47 kg. The M15 features a fully enclosed camera cage (203mm long x 203mm wide x197 high) for maximum rigidity and shot stability, as well as fully protected wiring with an adjustable camera plate. Other advancements include simplified tool-less balancing and a quick release top handle for rapid adjustment. Similar to the M5 and M10, the M15 may also be configured in “Inverted Mode” for a more comfortable eye-level camera angle.
The MōVI’s patent-pending Majestic Mode allows for a single operator to intuitively control the pointing of the stabilizer by moving the handles, without compromising the stabilization of the image. The MōVI takes the operator’s movements and intelligently converts them into stabilized pan and tilt movements. This allows for very low profile single operator setup and accurate framing in tight situations. In Dual Operator Mode, the MōVI stabilizer’s framing can be controlled by a second operator, who controls pan and tilt remotely using the MōVI Controller
Freefly Systems’ proprietary software and brushless direct drive system allow the MōVI M15 to stabilize footage in demanding shooting environments. The stabilizer is 100% custom designed in-house by the Freefly engineering and production teams at the company’s new headquarters in Woodinville, Washington.
MSRP for the M15 is $11,995.
For more: Freefly Systems.