Mimic Jitters Issues

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  1. Brandon Obey

    Brandon Obey Member

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    Having issues with the Mimic. Every time I bind the mimic, the Movi jitters even though I have the mimic, w/o the antenna attached, a good 15 - 20ft away. I tried this outside away from all WiFi communications and still the Movi jitters. When I operate without the Mimic the jitters stop. I’ve been reading the forums and Facebook groups this seems like a common issue, Has there been a fix yet?


    Movi and Mimic Firmware: 1.4
     
  2. Graham Futerfas

    Graham Futerfas Active Member

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    Do you have any receivers plugged in? I found that I got Mimic jitters with my Alpha Wheels receiver in, even if the wheels were off
     
  3. Brandon Obey

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    No other receivers connected just the mimic
     
  4. Brandon Obey

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    UPDATE: Hey guys, so I was recently on a shoot in downtown Tokyo where we were using the mimic w/o issues only difference was we’re inside a building w/ minimal WiFi. Even if the Mimic was 5ft away from MoviPro, there were no jitters. I’ve heard of the radio frequencies being an issue with the mimic. My initial test where I experienced the jitters happened in my home in Atlanta (w/ WiFi disconnected & NO ANTENNA) and outside of downtown.

    What would be some solutions other than sending the Mimic and MōVI Pro back to Freefly? I thought about wrapping Mimic in aluminum foil to dumb down the outside radio frequencies in order to get a 1:1 transmission between the Mimic and MōVI Pro.
     
  5. Brandon Obey

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    UPDATE: I figured out a solution. Wrapping the golden tip of the mimic in alumminum foil actually works. I was less than 5 feet away from the MōVI Pro with the Mimic and right next to my WiFi router in my home and VOILA!!! I had no jitters on the gimbal. Alumminum foil helps cancel out the outside RF frequency interference in order to get a clearer signal between the Mimic and the MōVI Pro. Just like how we used to do with the old school TV’s.

    So if you are on a shoot outside in some downtown city and the director/dp wants to use the Mimic be sure to keep some alumminum foil in your AC/Camera Op bag.
     
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  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Nice solution! I believe it's called a Faraday Screen or Cage.

    Cheers
    Andy

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