iPhone 8 + Moment Battery case + Moment wide lens. Can Movi Cinema Robot deal with them?

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  1. ANIBAL TREJO

    ANIBAL TREJO New Member

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    Hello everybody!
    I have an iPhone 8 + Moment Battery case + Moment wide lens rig = 440 grams.
    My questions are: Can Movi Cinema Robot deal with them?
    and: since the Moment battery case is so thick... is there a risk that it will not be properly attached to the gimbal?
    I'd hate to buy a bigger gimbal... looking to reduce the size of my bag... :) and I love the Movi concept and I completely trust Freefly.

    Thanks for your insights!

    Anibal
     
  2. Frank Algermissen

    Frank Algermissen Active Member

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    iPhone X + MOMENT (normal) case + all MOMENT lenses work perfectly. Regarding to iPhone Plus models + MOMENT lenses, too. Only question is the Battery Case, indeed. I know that it will a bit tricky cause of its thickness. The MOVI motors won't be the problem, they are strong enough.

    My iPhone X Battery Case will arrive in June/July so the only one who can answer that today is either FF or MOMENT. Did you contact them?
     
  3. Rorick Edge

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    Interestingly, you can purchase the standard Moment case via the Freefly store, but not the Moment battery case. For what it's worth, I just placed an iPhone 7 with an Apple Smart Battery Case into the Movi clamp, and it's an accident waiting to happen. The clamp just isn't thick enough to hold the phone/case securely. The Apple and Moment cases appear to be similar in design, but unfortunately I don't know how the two compare in thickness.
     
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  4. Frank Algermissen

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    Hmmm, sounds bad cause I didn't want to always switch the MOMENT cases when using the MOVI im combination with MOMENT lenses.
     
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    Moment has said that they don’t recommend using the iPhone X battery case in the Movi in a Kickstarter livestream. Just for comparison, the simple Photo case really doesn’t fit properly in the Osmo Mobile. Luckily the iPhone X and Moment Photo case fit like a glove in the Movi.

    I too have the battery case on order. I’m thinking it will only be used for photo trips, not gimbals. I have a slightly larger gimbal where I can mount any phone holder and have a nice big mouthed holder, but I like to attach my microphone so that makes the moment battery case a no go.
     
  6. Frank Algermissen

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    I asked MOMENT and they agreed to what Darrin already said - and show it in their video. Check at 20:00

     
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    Oooook thank you so much everybody :)
    And thank you Frank for the video... now I know that it will fit, but assuming a little bit of risk by doing it.
    Gaff tape or maybe a 3D printed piece attached to the clamp may solve it.
    :)
     
  8. Darrin Altman

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    Hey, if you come up with a solution, please share it with us. Im an early backer so I should receive it as soon as they start shipping.
     

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