Beta and Movi Wheels issues with Beta Heading Assist always on

Discussion in 'Movi Beta App' started by Dale McCready, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Dale McCready

    Dale McCready Member

    Apr 15, 2013
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    Hi all,

    I have an issue I’m not getting a lot of help with. I’m hoping someone has some advice.

    I have a 3 wheel set of Movi Wheels and they don’t really work on the stable firmware, which adds smoothing and expo to them so you’re often stuck bouncing past the frame you want. Freefly seems to require using the Beta with the wheels, but that’s not working as normal either.

    On the beta, which hasn’t seemed to be updated in some time, the wheels work very directly, which is great but the Beta seems to have Heading Assist on all the time. It doesn’t matter what setting Heading Assist is on, it makes no difference. If you swing the Movi Pro on a crane or jib arm, it will try and follow that movement, meaning when you stop the crane move, there’s massive drift in the direction you were moving in.

    The only way I’ve managed to reduce this is to turn the Movi Toad Hole mount to as near as possible to wherever I have to land a static shot but this isn’t ideal.

    Maybe I should try setting a really wide majestic window? Just to trick it into not panning?

    Does anyone know if there are any updates happening to the firmware at any point soon? I’ve emailed these issues through to Freefly but never get a response about it. I’m quite heavily invested in Movi Pro on my productions, and I fight to get the Movi in the camera kit, but I’m looking pretty silly not being able to use the stable firmware or the beta with Wheels at the moment without looking looking like my operating is bad.

    Maybe time to divest and go for a R2? Or just go back to the stable firmware and get a set of Alpha Wheels instead?
  2. Robert MCgregor

    Robert MCgregor New Member

    Jan 13, 2014
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    Hi Dale, did you get anywhere with this?

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