Custom Case for MōVI

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  1. Hikari Homma

    Hikari Homma Member

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    Andy-san
    I understand 430mm handgrip tube is too close to the rotating part. In case of this, it's very danger when you switch your hand from top handle grip to side grip. It's a bit tricky movement when you do this. Perhaps space between side grip and rotating part is too small to switch hands. Perhaps I do mistake for example hit my hand to rotating parts and can't hold grip cause of space is too small. Then my MoVI fall down...

    So I checked what length is better for me again. Then now I know also 500mm is fine for me. Even 55mm makes big difference when you hold heavy equipment with this style. Andy, how do you think if it's 500mm? It can be folded flat?

    And one more question sorry. Why top handle grip don't have rubber grip like a side one. I think rubber grip is needed for avoid slip. If it's for use C-stand, easy to remove end of rubber grip by my self. I really don't want to fall my MoVI...

    Thanks a lot for your kindly advise.
     
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Hikari-san:
    Yes, it will fold flat if the hand-grip tube is 500mm.

    I am sorry but I don't know why the top hand does not have a rubber hand grip. Perhaps Tabb can explain if he reads this thread.

    Sousou,
    Andy.
     
  3. Chris Durkee

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    can anyone confirm that the top handle will fit in a c-stand? it seems like it would be too wide to me, but i don't spend a lot of time around c-stands

     
  4. Carey Lee Coffey

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    Yes, streamlined, efficient and ready to rock.
     
  5. Wes Greene

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    My vote for a pack down fly away case which holds accessories - grab it, jump on a plane - set-up/build doesn't look like it takes long so the smaller and lighter the case the better.
     
  6. Austin Glass

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    How about something where you can push a button and it starts hissing steam and opens itself up and the M10 stand folds up with the lid of the case and it starts assembling the unit for you? The more flashing LEDs and arbitrary dummy switches the better…

    ;)
     
  7. Tabb Firchau

    Tabb Firchau Administrator
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    I tend to operate in the same way you mention Wes!
     
  8. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Austin: Aren't you describing a assistant cameraman? ;)

    Andy.
     
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  9. Austin Glass

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    Your suggestion might be cheaper than mine! ;) Although the last time an AC hissed at me, I never worked with him again!
     
  10. Hikari Homma

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    Then the name of case must be "commuter hell model"
     
  11. Hikari Homma

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    Andy,
    So I want to order 500mm hand-grip tube. Could you email me and please let me know how much is it and how to order.
    Thank you
     
  12. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Hikari-san:
    I, in common with Gary and Brad, the other two moderators, are volunteers. We do not work for Freefly or Quadrocopter. So you will need to place the order with your dealer directly, I'm afraid.

    Here is the dealer for Japan: http://www.ideorobo.com/

    Regards
    Andy.
     
  13. Jeff Cook

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    I can see both points about the "ready to shoot" case and compact "ready to travel" case, and I would go for the small version. I have had a lot of cases over the years and I find myself always throwing out the big cases. Yes, it's nice to have everything in one place, but it can be a pain in the A to move it around. And what if you do want to travel, when then? The airlines would not take to kindly to your giant, all in one, case.

    Just something to think about...
     
  14. Brett Harrison

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    Another vote for a compact case (as well), just because I'd like to jump on a plane with the base kit for a job if they've got everything else already.
     
  15. Hikari Homma

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    Andy-san,
    I didn't know you guys are volunteers but I was thinking staff from Freefly.
    Thank you for help us.
    Many respect to you guys.
     
  16. James Ng

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    For me, two cases which house everything would be the most useful.

    One which houses the Movi M10, Movi stand, spare batteries, Small HD monitor & Redrock Micro Follow Focus Motor, Thumb Wheel & Follow Focus Controller with a bit of extra space for cables & charger.

    The second case would house the Movi transmitter, Redrock Micro follow focus controller, second Small HD monitor, Teradek Bolt etc plus with some space for cables & chargers.

    Would love to have the option to take these as carry-on when I fly too, but know this could be a tough ask.

    Cheers
    James
     
  17. Wolf Schiebel

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    Also for me the two (light/fly) case solution as James mentioned, is the best. I paid about 3.000,00 € over luggage at my last shooting in morocco (about 120 kg copter stuff, about 80 kg of it just cases).

    Best,

    Wolf
     
  18. Casey McBeath

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    Ours is already booked around the country for the majority of the next two months. We've giving the MoVI up to Innerspace Cases to design something. They are the first and last stop for cinema cases in the industry so I'll share the results when its in. I insisted on a one case solution, and requested something small and wheeled. Sounds like we may have a Pelican coming back.
     
  19. Casey McBeath

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    We're going back to the drawing board to jig out a case. The preferences are these:

    1. Should be a light yet durable case.
    2. Wheeled and tow handle would be nice, but not mandatory.
    3. Must fit MoVI fully built, with preference for Roll Adjustment point 2 being centered (would necessitate "sitting" gimbal).
    4. All accessories must fit in one case, while being considerably well fit, cushioned, and solidly placed.
    5. Should be able to hold additional Accessories such as shorter top handle, and AKS.
     
  20. Giles Harvey

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    Well here is what I have done with mine. I can have it out the case and shooting in 15mins. It flies to Germany in the morning....
     

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