MOVI thoughts about hardware AND software

Discussion in 'Movi Technical' started by Frank Algermissen, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Rorick Edge

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    Watch the 09:12 mark of the video just above (post #18).
     
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    Alessandro, if you want to go down that particular rabbit hole, there are lots of YouTube videos on using magnets to defeat Optical Image Stabilisation and on the consequences of using them for specific phone models, which apparently can include losing autofocus.

    Myself, my approach is to avoid the problem in the first place.

    I just want good footage and good sound. This means that I'm not interested in pushing the Movi beyond its limits and I'm not interested in messing with the Movi/phone balance by running an audio cable to the phone on the Movi.

    Others may have different priorities. I just want to keep this simple and predictable.
     
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  4. Alessandro Garabaghi

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    I was merely suggesting that maybe the filmic app is triggering some part of the ois magnets to turn off the ois.

    I can tell you that with stabilization off in filmic the movi is the smoothest fumble I’ve used even with moment lenses.


    Do you have one yet? I’m not sure what audio has to do with the movi either ... you are using a phone and the movi will record audio the same as if you held your phone... you have the option though to improve it.

    Also I would not worry about an audio cable Messing up the movi balance those motors are much more robust than any other gimbal I’ve seen.
     
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    Hi Allesandro,

    Yes, I have a Movi. Personally, I have no interest in magnets and no interest in running an audio cable to the Movi/phone. I've just decided that it will make my life easier, and I'll get a better result, if the Movi does the job that it's designed to do, and capable of doing, including taking into account the issue of optical image stabilisation, and nothing else.

    Cheers
     
  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Right. It's less than clear.


    I realize there's no way you would know this, but that representative is Tabb Firchau, the president and founder of Freefly Systems. He's already forgotten more than I will ever know about gimbals and unmanned aircraft!

    You're right. Having an API will open up the interface between the likes of Filmic Pro and the Movi. I would imagine that creating the API, testing it, and documenting it, is a fair amount of work, but it's encouraging to hear that FF is working on it.

    Andy

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    Excellent -- it's just I didn't think he introduced himself on the vid.

    Andy

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    He didn't, in either video. But I love the tone of exasperation, when challenged on spending time on balance, in his posts in the comments section for the earlier video :)
     
  10. Alessandro Garabaghi

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    Im confused when you say the movi does the job it is designed too? The movi not designed to record audio, so whats the issue? Run a cable or dont run a cable ... its not the job of the gimbals to record audio. The movi does its job and it does very well.

    If you are talking about the movi app i believe we will see improvements. But i also dont see how opening a separate app is complicating your life for now lol...
     
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    So it seem like movi still hasn’t released an sdk


    Thanks for writing in. FreeFly have not released a public SDK for the Movi yet so we are unable to integrate with it in the same way as the OSMO Mobile for example. So at present you will have to perform all functions by tapping the screen directly.

    Should a public SDK be released, we look forward to building support for this gimbal.
     
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  13. Gary Ratay

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    Love my Move, sort of. Agree with comments about need for Filmic Pro integration. My biggest request would be to offer the option to have the 5 button rear controls actually control the Movi (Osmo like) Up button moves up, down moves down etc. I have filmed in situations where it really doesn't work to pan and was perfect to have the Oslo do the movement for me. 2nd request would be a follow mode.
     

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