Freefly 6 Week Live Series

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  1. Daniel Dye

    Daniel Dye New Member

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    Hey all,

    You probably all are paying attention to Freefly's Youtube channel, but in case you aren't, they are doing a six week live series on the Movi CR. Not sure what time of the day they shot that, but there's a possibility I was there at the time picking up my Movi. :cool:

    Also, the Freefly guys made sure to emphasize submitting feature requests on the Beta page.
     
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  2. Rorick Edge

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    There’s a brief discussion about the app roadmap at 10:35.
     
  3. John Chu

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    I really enjoyed asking questions directly to the source. Two important issues were answered for me:

    The iPhone sometimes does not return to level:

    1. Check to see if iPhone properly gripped in the clamp holder.
    2. Reset the Robot settings if needed and start over.
    3. Leave unit on a flat surface to give unit a chance to trim and correct itself.
    4. When Movi is asleep, look at the iOS app, the white arrows markers should align with center markers on the phone holder. One can actually slide move the markers on the phone app to match and align markings on the Movi for centering.

    Best practices for Movi Sleep to conserve power on the iPhone:

    1. Locking the Movi arm puts the unit to sleep, the app then shows the Movi is sleeping but I still need to lock the iPhone to conserve energy.
    2. I've been really impressed how well the app talks to the Movi when I wake the Movi up. It connects 100% of the time for me.
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    Hi John:
    Where are these "white arrow markers" to which you refer, please?

    Thanks
    Andy

    Forensic Software & sUAV / Drone Analyst : Photographer : Videographer : Pilot (Portland, Oregon, USA): Trees=2, Ground=1, Props=11. :(
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  5. John Chu

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    A photo is probably easiest. :)

    Movi_Markers.jpg
     
  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    You're right! Thanks!
    Andy

    Forensic Software & sUAV / Drone Analyst : Photographer : Videographer : Pilot (Portland, Oregon, USA): Trees=2, Ground=1, Props=11. :(
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  7. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Hmmm. I'm checking with the powers that be on this white line alignment. There is no way that an iPhone X with a Moment lens and counterweights can physically line up the white lines with the clamp marks....

    Andy

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  8. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    The white lines on the "Movi is sleeping" screen can be moved left and right by swiping on the screen. The purpose is purely to confirm that the phone is clamped squarely in the clamp by comparing the position of the white lines with respect to the two alignment marks on the upper and lower jaws of the clamp. It does not appear to cause any actual adjustment to internal parameters of the phone app.

    See 20:06 of Week 1 of the Live Series on YouTube.

    Andy

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  9. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    The back-story is that these white lines were originally intended to allow you to re-mount the phone in the same place repeatedly, but, if you're using the counterweights, you push the end of the phone up to the counterweight assembly anyway, so that serves as the relocation point when you re-insert the phone into the clamp.

    If you're just using a phone without Moment lenses and counterweights then, once you have the phone balanced, as John says above, put the Movi to sleep and slide the "Movi is sleeping" screen left or right to align with the align with the small alignment marks on the clamps.

    Andy

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  10. Stephen Hart

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    I tried the alignment with my iPhone Xs (no case, no lens attachments) and it worked perfectly. Or at least as perfectly as I could do it by hand. It would be nice if the line on the Movi clamp were more obvious. Maybe a tiny bit of white paine.
     

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