Freefly Systems MoVI Pro “Blackjack” Firmware 2.0 Preview

Not long after announcing the MoVI Wheels (which we covered here), Freefly Systems, the makers of the popular MoVI Pro stabilizer gimbal optimized for pro cinema cameras like the ARRI Alexa MINI and RED cameras, recently released details of their upcoming firmware update for the MoVI Pro. Firmware 2.0, aka ‘Blackjack’, is pretty big one for the small team at Freefly.

“Blackjack” firmware 2.0 will add a load of exciting new features, fix quite a few bugs, and also improve the user experience with MoVI Pro in subtle ways through refinement of the App and embedded screen according to Freefly. Newly added features include 360 degree roll, instant boot-up, faster autotune, and 50% more motor torque.

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MoVI Pro Firmware 2.0 “BlackJack” New Features

  • 360 Degree Roll
  • Improved AutoTune V3 + Whip Pan
    • In around 10 seconds Autotune V3 gives you the optimal settings for:
      • stiffness, filter + derives camera inertia
      • and applies an acceleration limit to keep the MōVI Pro from overshooting.
    • The addition of acceleration to autotune V3 now allows users to run very high hold strengths (10x) versus previous builds
      • which allows for very aggressive majestic/dual operator settings without the dreaded overshoot.
  • Much Faster Boot-up!
    • the MōVI Pro boots in under 2 seconds
    • No more motion booting; now replaced with a newer design called ‘live boot’ that ensures the MōVI Pro will boot instantly no matter what you are doing.
  • 50% Increase in Motor Torque with Maniac Mode!
    • increased the motor torque by 50% in this build when you enable Maniac Mode.
    • Maniac Mode will drain your batteries faster though so keep that in mind.

MōVI Pro – Blackjack (Software v2.0) – 360 Degree Roll Overview

MōVI Pro – Blackjack (Firmware v2.0) – Zoom Rate Scaling Overview

Freefly Systems plan to make Firmware 2.0 available for download sometime in early December.

To read more details about the upcoming “BlackJack” Firmware 2.0 for the MoVI Pro gimbal stabilizer head over to Freefly Systems’ blog here.

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