Testing our new MōVI gimbal for helicopter aerials. We used our MōVI in both single and dual operator modes and tested with two different helicopters: the Bell 206 and Robinson R44. We ended up flying on a very windy day – see flapping flags at 1:12. Aerial footage was shot in 4K with a Canon 1D C and a Canon CN-E 24mm lens using a Freefly MōVI M10 stabilizer. We haven’t done any post-stabilization of the footage but because it’s 4K warp stabilizer has lots of potential.
We learned a ton. Of course, after our flights I discovered the MoVI’s aerial setting – we shot in handheld. The safety line to the rig was crude, we need to work on that – appreciate any suggestions. We found that shooting aerials with the MōVI takes some practice but we’re excited about the potential. This rig makes it possible to get clean aerial footage at a fraction of the cost of other high-end setups.
A big thanks to Sam, Tyler and Delmar.
Camera + MōVI – Fritz Mueller
Assistant Camera + MōVI – Tyler Kuhn, Sam Reimer and Teresa Earle
Editor – Teresa Earle
Music – ‘Here’ by Shadows on Stars under license from Audiosocket
Pilot – Delmar Washington, Capital Helicopters
Filmed in Whitehorse, Yukon. Produced by Sagafish Media. Copyright Fritz Mueller Visuals, 2013