Is balance critical? To the life of the Movi?

Discussion in 'Movi Technical' started by Darrin Altman, May 16, 2018.

  1. Darrin Altman

    Darrin Altman Member

    Mar 29, 2018
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    This post is a continuation of my showcase post about my carry case. Andy mentioned he wants a run and gun setup to really quickly get the Movi out and ready to shoot. I too really want to keep the counterweight attached permanently to the Movi but I don’t always shoot with Moment lenses. I did try and will experiment again today (just received the Movi yesterday) but I couldn’t get the Movi to balance with the counterweight attached and only my iPhone X in the Moment case, no lens. I can get the horizontal balance using the medium sized weight on the bottom and the arm fully extended but the iPhone tilts forward. When I turn on the Movi it works fine and doesn’t get hot. What do you think? Can I get away with using the Movi like this? Then when I use a Moment lens I will only need to swap the weights. Is balance critical to the life of the motors on the Movi? Just as an aside, on the DJI Osmo Mobile 1 & 2 it’s impossible to get the forward tilt balanced, with or without a lens. Just the iPhone X in a Moment case will tilt forward. With a lens and a counterweight it will tilt back. Any comments are appreciated.
  2. Rorick Edge

    Rorick Edge Active Member

    May 11, 2018
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    If you haven’t already, you might find it useful to read Tabb Firchau’s posts in the comments section for this video. As I understand it, poor balance adversely affects the quality of your footage, leaving aside what it does to battery life and, if a regular problem, the longevity of the motors:

    #2 Rorick Edge, May 16, 2018
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  3. Frank Algermissen

    Frank Algermissen Active Member

    Jan 9, 2018
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    Additionally the livestream yesterday:


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