Movi XL is Awesome so far

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  1. JoshuaDunn

    JoshuaDunn New Member

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    Hey Movi users, We just got our Movi XL dropped of to us in NZ, it took a while but so far its worth the wait.
    I got it built and working in with our existing freefly accesories in record time, I am yet to test it in a real world film setting, but Wow I like the way it feels to operate and the Auto tune rumble is akin to a AMG Merc starting up.... Anyway, Im just seeing how everyone else is going with theirs.

    I just tried to put up a picture of my set up, server issues! Thats the joy of living at the end of the earth

    Cheers, Josh
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  2. Ben Ruffell

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    [​IMG] IMG_8813.jpg

    There is a lot to like about this head!

    We had it on a crane last night in a snowstorm. Minus 10 degrees celsius, with 50kph wind gusts. It handled the Alexa XT with ease!
    Only used 50% of one set of batteries for the entire night shoot. (Camera was powered off V-Locks).

    We are looking forward to using our MoVI XL on more shoots here in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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  3. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Oh...yeah....when we have summer, you guys have winter. I'd forgotten that. Interesting image, Ben.

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  4. Jarrett Morgan

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    Looks great. How much clearance did you have left with the XT mounted? It looks like a 15-40 or 30-80 on there. Do you think you could fit a 17-80 and still balance out?
     
  5. Ben Ruffell

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    Hi Jarrett,

    You would definitely want to test it first. But, maybe yes?

    There is a lot of room available, and we did have a V-Lock on the back as well. You can easily power the camera directly to save space.

    Different set up but we did put my Optimo Style 25-250mm on a Dragon, and have it fit with ease.

    The whole rig is quick to set up, build and easy to balance generally.
     
  6. Ben Ruffell

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    Just a couple of things to note...

    - Freefly does not make a standard Arri 2 pin power cable yet. (I am hoping that it comes soon)
    - You will need to buy the Freefly XL Slide Plate. (The spacing on the bottom of the XL plate is not standard with other manufacturers slide plates).

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  7. James Hillstrand

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    Nice photo Ben, good to hear how well the Movi xl performed on that kind of weather.
     
  8. Jarrett Morgan

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    Their version of the Arri Dovetail, no?


    And I wonder if the camera power port on the XL is even capable of powering an Alexa. It is a Dtap rated at 6 amp, correct? powering the alexa at 12v is about 7.5 amp (the XT is 90w without AKS).

    Is there a way of doing 24v out at the camera stage? the XL batteries are 24v.
     

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