Waterproofing?

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  1. Nick Rubino-Bradway

    Nick Rubino-Bradway New Member

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    Hi there,

    I'm wondering if Freefly has any suggestions at this point in terms of waterproofing the MoVI M10 and attached gear? I know fair number of Steadicam Operators that actually use plastic (saran) wrap, but I'm not sure if that would work with M10.

    Does anyone know if MoVI is also planning to release some type of rain protection? Will the M10 function in the rain or should it be covered? This information is useful for shoots on the water.

    Thanks in advance!

    Nick
     
  2. Howard Dapp

    Howard Dapp Active Member

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    Doubtful. Any coverings would restrict stabilization performance and may also cause overheating. Hire a couple extra ACs and purchase a couple of those jumbo umbrellas.
     
  3. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    I am pretty sure that the brushless motors currently used by the latest generation of gimbals are not as sensitive to moisture as you'd think. They can continue working while pretty wet. Now, there's a lot of other electronics, but the gimbal itself could be left to get wet, and all you'd have to do is protect the battery and the controller boards. And the camera, of course. But don't look to Freefly to do that. They've got their hands full just getting these suckers built and into everybody's hands.
     
  4. Wes Greene

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    Very interesting. We have a few water housings for our Epics, so if we could make the Movi waterproof enough to keep it water safe that would be incredible.
     
  5. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Well, if it was my $40,000 worth of kit, I'm not so sure I just wouldn't wait for a sunny day. ;)
     
  6. Charles Lim

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    [​IMG] possible to build something like this around it?
     
  7. Charles Lim

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    Charles that would work. Of course carrying it around with your arms might be bit challenging. Maybe the Hulk would be available...o_O
     
  9. Howard Dapp

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    the 3 year old Portocam's motors and electronics are protected by carbon fiber. The portocam is a direct drive gimbal like movi, mounted on a jib arm.

     
  10. Austin Glass

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    handle-mounted umbrella

    ;)
     
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  11. Charles Lim

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    landlubber!:p
     
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  12. Erik Ronald

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    Howard, I am amazed that brushless tech has been used for so long while just getting its push in the MR world, great video!
     
  13. Howard Dapp

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    Note the 2nd operator wirelessly controlling pan and tilt in that video.

    Here's another from 4 years ago...some cool dutch work.
     
  14. Erik Ronald

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    It was right there all along... I wonder what they are using as a bl controller.


     
  15. Howard Dapp

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    It's all proprietary. Portocam is produced by Filmotechnic, they have been using these high bandwidth stabilized systems for years on full sized jib heads.
     
  16. Erik Ronald

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    Looks like some big money equipment. A bit like the home 3D printing revolution; feels like the future, been around since the 80's (for the right amount of money)
     
  17. Tabb Firchau

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    Hey Howard,

    I do not think the Filmotechnic Mini is direct drive FYI. Nice little stabilized head though!

    Tabb
     
  18. Howard Dapp

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    Maybe not BL direct drive but most likely brushed direct drive given the input voltage range of the FH mini is somewhere around 24v. It's still the same or similar tech, maybe the portocam can handle a bit more higher frequency disturbances compared to our BL DD gimbals.
     
  19. Erik Ronald

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    Very interesting, thanks for the info! Howard what are you currently using for a gimbal?
     
  20. andi jansen

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    If you looking for as Gimbal Waterhousing for the M10 or M15, we have right now one left in stock. please send my a mail to andi.jansen@gmx.de
     

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