Freefly’s MōVI Aims To Take Camera Stabilization To A Whole New Level 0

If you’re into filmmaking, then you know how important is a camera stabilizer to your production. But traditional camera stabilization involves having to carry a heavy gear strapped on a cameraman’s body. Watch this behind-the-scenes video of the film Hugo and you’ll know how tiring and complicated it is to take a long steadicam shot.

This is the main reason why Freefly is introducing MōVI, a new camera stabilizer that might revolutionized the entire film and video industry. It’s designed to be ultra light and portable. Its most promising feature: no more counterweights, which means the person carrying the camera can now move more freely than before. And for the control freaks, you can remotely control the MōVI via joystick.

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To really appreciate the new system, watch this video from Vincent LaForet of LaForet Visuals to see the camera stabilizer in action:

After watching the video, I guess you’re already pretty excited of all the amazing things that you can do with this gear. I hate to burst your bubble, but unless you’re into professional filmmaking, you will not have any second thoughts in getting the MōVI, which is currently priced at $15,000. Although, the company is already planning to introduce a $7,500 version soon.

With this new development in camera stabilization, who knows, we might see a more budget-friendly alternative via Kickstarter. Let’s see.

[Freefly via Gizmodo]