Thread for beta testers of the Movi Android App.

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  1. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    Please use this thread for postings relating to the Android version of the Movi app.

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    Andy

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

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    How do I gain access to the beta version of the Android app? I've been using the m5, m15, and now Movi Pro on a regular basis for the past three years, and just recently got two of the Cinema Robots in the mail for my team. I'd love the chance to try it out and see what works, and help find solutions for what can be improved. Please let me know if there's anything I can do.

    Thanks so much for your consideration!
     
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  3. David Yang

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    Thank you Freefly for releasing the beta!
     
  4. Rob Hargreaves

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    I'm on the iOS beta testing program, how does one get on the Android testing program?
    Thanks
     
  5. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Rob: As I understand it, It's a simple as downloading and installing the .apk file from the Google Play store and starting testing. I'm not in a place where I can access my Android device, so please post again if that's not the case.

    Andy

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

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    I just found it! And yes, a simple search pulls it up, but here is the Playstore link for easier access!
     
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    Thanks for the link, found it.
     
  8. David Yang

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    I wish the beta version gave us the option to save our custom presets. Have to keep tuning it when adding my lens and counterweight
     
  9. Steve Torem

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    Beta app has been working great on my Samsung S9+. Connection to the movi is steady and ever since the .04 update, focus lock seems to work much better. Looking forward to more functionality and additional majestic modes to try.
     
  10. David Yang

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    My Cinema robot set up

    Anyone else like to share? received_413885579141422.jpeg
     
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  11. Steve Torem

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    Nice setup David. How do you like that Moment lens? I've been thinking about trying one now that they have a case for the s9+.

    Just updated to 0.0.6. In the app store, changes are summarized as:

    WHAT'S NEW

    New Feature​
    • User selectable Natural or Fullscreen camera preview window
    Improvements​
    • Pixel devices now record at 240 FPS without frame drops
    • Reticle movement is restricted to the camera preview
    • Updated styles of some settings components
    Bugfixes​
    • Bitrate per frame options scale appropriately with recording parameters
    • Other changes based on user reported app behavior issues
    Not really sure what that natural vs. fullscreen means. It seems to crop the view, but is resolution diminished? Wish we had a bit more of an explaination with these. Wouldn't mind some guidance on bitrate as well. On the plus side, "experimental" features still seem to be working great, with the exception of movielapse which doesn't really seem to do anything.
     
  12. David Yang

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    Thanks. The moment wide is awesome. Very clear. If your looking for a tele lens I say look somewhere else. The edges are blurry. Not sure if that was purposely design that way.

    For bitrate I would set it to the max. I had it at the lowest bitrate and it looks like the old school 8-bit Nintendo games.
     
  13. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Steve:
    If it's not too much trouble, would you be kind enough to change your user name to your real first name and last name, please? The reasons for this (and how to do it) are explained here: http://forum.freeflysystems.com/index.php?threads/real-names.497/
    Thanks
    Andy


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  14. Steve Torem

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    Consider it done Andy .
     
  15. Steve Torem

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    I know we're still in beta, but just in case anybody wants my wishlist for future features, here's what I've come up with so far:
    • Anamorphic lens desqueezed
    • Manual shutter speed control
    • Ability to remap top and bottom gimbal buttons that currently control exposure, i.e. to zoom, adjust focus, etc
    • Support for both rear cameras on Galaxy phones
    • Manual aperture control for variable aperture lenses.
    What do you guys think? Are any of these realistic?
     
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  16. Robert Kadelka

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm a beta tester for Moment, got my Movi through them. I'd love to contribute to the Android Beta here as well. Is there a beta team, with a Slack channel or does everything just go on the forum?
    BTW if you are thinking of buying lenses, just do it you won't be disappointed, here is a link with 10% off:
    http://bit.ly/MomentRob
     
  17. Steve Torem

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    Thanks for the link Rob!
     
  18. Robert Kadelka

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    Glad to help. Go crazy, but the 10% is only off your first purchase so keep that in mind
     
  19. Ken Melander

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    Love the beta. I use the oneplus 6 and it has the capability to film 4k 60fps for 5 minutes straight. Get some really nice slow motion footage if needed. But the app is missing the option to shoot 60fps on 4k, would love to see that added!
     
  20. Robert Kadelka

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    Yeah interesting that it is missing from the app. I have a Note9 and that has 4k 24/30/120/240 in the Movi app, but is also missing 60...
    I just watched a recent live stream from Freefly, and they said an API is coming out for the Movi, meaning basically anything will be able to control it. I'm hoping Filmic Pro will get Movi support then giving us users the benefit of all the features that Filmic Pro has regarding recording media, with the addition of the super stabilization of the Movi.
    Also Moment is working on their Android app to support video, and hopefully that will have Movi support as well...

    I wish there would be a way to have the Movi app run along side Filmic Pro or any other recording app. The Movi app would control the Movi hardware with the recording app taking care of recording. We have split screen in Android fully integrated, so theoretically it would be possible, the taxation on the hardware is different question...
     

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