Freefly Systems Introduces the MōVI Pro Gimbal Stabilizer

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When I think about the game changing design of the original Freefly MōVI, and every proceeding model after it, I can't help but wonder what it would need to have in order to make it better. What could Freefly pack into a new design and call it the MōVI Pro? But … [Read more...]

Freefly Launches New Cinematic Drone, ALTA 8

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While DJI is making waves in the consumer and prosumer realm with the Phantom 4 quadcopter, Freefly Systems is continuing to make in-roads in the professional market with their heavy lift ALTA line of octo drones. And they've just introduced the ALTA 8. … [Read more...]

Freefly To Release Major Firmware For MoVI

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Freefly Systems has announced the opening of public BETA firmware for their game-changing Freefly MōVI gimbal stabilizer system. Not only are they tweaking it with some housekeeping fixes, but they're saying the update's new features are so extensive, … [Read more...]

Freefly Ships New ALTA Heavy Lift Drone

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Freefly has announced that it is now shipping their new heavy lift drone, known as the ALTA. Showcased at NAB, this last Spring, the ALTA is an all-in-one multi rotor unmanned aerial vehicle which is capable of carrying payloads of up to fifteen pounds, and can … [Read more...]

doddleTALKS Tech NAB 2015 Special – ARRI Skypanel & FreeFly Mimic

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) At NAB, we take you on a video tour of both the ARRI Skypanel and the Freefly Mimic. Plus a quick look at the Freefly Alta UAV and Freefly MōVI XL. … [Read more...]

Freefly Offers MōVI Holiday Bundle

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Buy a MōVI M5, Get a Spektrum Controller and Travel Case Free By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Freefly Systems is really getting aggressive with pricing on their MōVI M5, especially during the holidays. Not only have they lowered the price recently, but now they are offering a special Holiday … [Read more...]

Helix Jr. Handheld Offers Alternative to MōVI-Style Stabilizers

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) DSLR shooters looking to get some stability with their shots may want to take a look at the ultra light weight Letus Helix Jr., which is specifically designed with the Panasonic GH4 and other mirrorless cameras in mind. It looks to give a more affordable alternative … [Read more...]

Budget Gimbal Stabilizer Could Give the Big Boys a Run

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Came 8000 Can Handle RED Epic and Blackmagic Cinema Cameras for under $2000 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The Freefly MōVI and DJI Ronin are sweet filmmaking tools. But let's face it, in spite of lowering the price a bit, they are still pricey. Even the M5 is way out of my price range right … [Read more...]

Freefly Introduces The MōVI Ring

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MōVI Ring offers easier hand held control By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Runners and gunners like to call it the "Fig Rig." Originally invented by director Mike Figgis to make hand held camera operation a bit easier to control, as you move from one place to the next. The Fig Rig has been one of … [Read more...]

Freefly Ships MŌVI M15

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Can Carry Camera Packages weighing 15 Lbs. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We saw it at NAB, and now, Freefly Systems has announced shipping of their new MŌVI M15 3 Axis camera stabilizer, which is takes the same game-changing technology and uses it to control heavier camera packages, like the … [Read more...]

Freefly Responds to Competition, Lowers Pricing on MōVI

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's no doubt that since Freefly Systems launched their innovative MōVI line of three axis gimbal based stabilizers, competiting companies have been picking away at their marketshare in order to get a piece of the motion cinema pie. And each with varying degrees of … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Announces Latest Firmware Update for Cinema Cameras

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Histograms joins the feature set By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, it's not a huge update, but it's a solid one. Blackmagic announced today firmware update version 1.9.3 for all Cinema Cameras which, amongst it's main added features is a histogram for camera users. But there are a few other … [Read more...]

Freefly Announces Tero Remote Controlled Car Platform

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Works with MōVI Gyro By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Before Freefly became known for the MōVI line of gimbal stabilizers, they were primarily into the remote control hobby business. So it comes as no surprise that they would eventually go back to their roots, and announce a radio controlled car … [Read more...]

Filmmaker Vincent Laforet Goes On Directing Tour

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Directing with Motion Tour receives rave reviews By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Back in January, DSLR trailblazer Vincent Laforet was enjoying a dune buggy vacation, when tragedy struck and he ended up with an arm broken in six places. Ouch. And it would force just about any runner and gunner to … [Read more...]

Freefly CineStar Makes RED EPIC DRAGON Take Flight

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6K Camera Aerial Video Produces Stunning UHD Images By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When people think of Freefly Systems, their thoughts automatically turn to the MōVI.  That's what developing a game changing piece of filmmaking equipment does for you. It gives you instant name recognition.  … [Read more...]

Freefly MōVI Makes a Yuletide Music Video

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're faced with complex camera movements during an ambitious music video, what do you do?  You look to a game changing piece of cinematic hardware which has filmmakers not only scrambling to get their hands on it, but designing their own versions when they … [Read more...]