MIMIC: Next Gen Remote Gimbal Interface Now Shipping

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We saw Freefly’s MIMIC remote camera controller at NAB 2015. Now it's shipping.

We spoke with one of the guys from Freefly back in April about a new remote controller for second camera operators working with the MōVI. They called it the MIMIC, and at the time it seemed more novel than anything else.

With the passage of time – especially with a little experience flying quadcopters – I can now better see the advantage of this kind of remote interface.

Freefly is bundling the MIMIC with the MōVI starting at $3,995, which includes the gimbal itself with two batteries, charger and stand; a hard-sided travel case; and a MIMIC beta (you’ll need to sign the beta agreement to get this bundle). The MIMIC has also shown up on B&H’s site.

I’m just wondering when this kind of interface will become available for aerial videography. I think it will be fantastic.

To learn more, visit their site.

New MōVI + MIMIC Bundles

Via Freefly Press:

At NAB 2015 we debuted the Freefly MIMIC Controller and have been ecstatic to see how early customers are using it to push the creative boundaries of the MōVI. It allows complex moving shots with precise, dynamic framing after just minutes of practice. We have listened to the feedback from beta customers and have a firmware update on the way that will make the MIMIC perform even better.

For a limited time, we are including a MIMIC with the purchase of any MōVI, anywhere, to enable every customer with the intuitive setup.

MōVI + MIMIC Bundles

Tim Sessler's MOMENTS using the MIMIC

Check out the recent film by Tim Sessler and Cameron Michael that utilized the MIMIC.

Shot over the course of three days on the RED Dragon with a 50mm KOWA Prominar Lens and MōVI M15, this creative film shows off the unique, intuitive control the MIMIC allows.


MōVI + MIMIC Bundles special offer featured image

Via Freefly Systems:


Enhance your dual operator setup with the MōVI M5 + MIMIC Bundle. Whether the shot requires fluid handoffs or a locked-off perspective, proprietary software and included MIMIC Controller ensures precise camera control in a robust setup.

$3,995 ($1000 added value)



Highly refined software and the industry’s toughest materials define the MōVI M15. Optimized for professional cameras such as the ALEXA Mini and Sony F55, this M15 + MIMIC Bundle has the tools you need for unmatched camera control and protection. With the included Freefly MIMIC, you can accomplish complex moving shots with precise, dynamic framing after just minutes of practice.

$11,995 ($1400 added value)


Learn more about Freefly Systems Products HERE.

(cover photo credit: snap from Freefly Systems)

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