Getting more into the world of filming and the curiosity of creating b role movie snippets to tell stories, made me try out the MOVI Cinema Robot gimbal from Freefly.
This review is about how the products from MOMENT, FreeFly MOVI and RODE work together as a concept and the usability from hard wear to creative apps.
I started following the MOMENT team in Seattle on their YouTube channel. Their inspiring short educational vlogs got me hooked and on top of that, I love the Pacific North West and the nature around Seattle.
I ordered my first set of products from MOMENT as the 18 mm Wide lens, ND filter mount, phone case for the iPhone X. At the same time, I ordered a Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal from an online store here in Switzerland. When I started to put all the pieces together I found out that I was missing a good counterweight to balance the gimbal. Here I ended up buying a product from China. To be honest I never really got this setup to work properly, and I ended up filming with the Zhiyun Smooth 4 without the MOMENT lens and the ND filter when I could not balance it properly.
Following the MOMENT vlogs I got introduced to the FreeFly team and their gimbal the MOVI CR that was reviewed in the MOMENT vlogs. What made me curious was that this setup was more complete to work seamlessly together. No other gimbal company offers a counter weight that is specifically developed to fit the gimbal as for the FreeFly MOVI.
The combination of products in this setup are:
iPhone X – apple.com
MOMENT 18 mm wide lens
MOMENT ND filter mount
MOMENT case for iPhone X
Hoya ND adjustable filter
FreeFly MOVI Cinema Robot
FreeFly MOVI counterweights
FreeFly MOVI microphone mount
RODE microphone cable for iPhone
Apple converter to lightning for the RODE microphone
Getting more into the world of filming and the curiosity of creating b role movie snippets to tell stories, made me try out the MOVI Cinema Robot from Freefly. This review is about how the products work together as a concept and the usability from hard wear and creative apps.