New Features

Akira is our most substantial firmware update yet. Take advantage of this release and unlock a whole new level of camera movement without upgrading your hardware.

IMPORTANT: Please download and read the complete release notes prior to installing or using the firmware.

High Performance (HiPer) Stabilization

This update improves stabilization performance for the MōVI 30 to 50% with most configurations. HiPer features 100% faster control loop computations and advanced tuning configurations including independent output filters. With HiPer Stabilization lenses with longer focal length can be used without sacrificing stability.

If you are an expert user, please try the advanced tuning settings. Setup is via all Apps or MōVI Controller. Some parameters might currently be missing on some platforms. Please refer to the Akira User Manual.

Timelapse Mode

MōVI can now be setup via Apps or via MōVI Controller, to perform Timelapse sequences. Timelapse Mode also allows for pre-programmed motion paths to be used for real-time shots. Details can be accessed in the Akira User Manual or inside the mobile apps when you tap the "i" (information) icon on top of Timelapse screen.

Primary setup is via mobile apps (iOS and Android) which includes graphical user interface.

Mac, PC, or MōVI Controller can also be used for setup.

Target Mode

IMPORTANT: The Target Mode depends heavily on environmental conditions. Please read all documentation. We recommend experimenting with it in different scenarios prior to using Target Mode on productions.

MōVI can be set to lock the camera on a GPS position (requires a strong GPS signal), or to dynamically follow a MIMIC transmitter as the camera’s target.

The primary setup for Target Mode is via mobile apps (iOS and Android), but you can also use the app on a Mac or a PC. You will also want to use the Mac or PC apps to designate the MIMIC as the target.

This feature is still in early development.

New Mobile Apps

The updated mobile apps (iOS and Android) have a brand new user interface with enhanced usability features.


MōVI Kill

We have added a “double tap” feature on MIMIC to kill the MōVI. This feature enables easier workflows when it’s attached to a multi-rotor copter like the ALTA. This will stop the MōVI from spinning the ALTA when on the ground. This feature can also be used to save battery life between takes.

Yaw Drift During Bootup

We’ve addressed a bug that caused the MōVI to drift at-bootup.

MōVI Controller Enhancements

We’ve made a series of enhancements and fixes to the MōVI Controller including a RF tools screen to help analyze and optimize wireless performance.

Software Versions & Compatibilities

Hardward Compatibility Old Stable Versions Akira Beta Versions Akira Stable Versions
MōVI M5, M10, M15 4.2 5.0 5.0.1
MōVI Controller (all units) 2.0.5 2.2.2
MōVI App Android: 4.0 or later 1.640 2.0.2 and 1.810 (legacy to support MIMIC) 2.1
iOS: iOS 8.0 or later 1.630 2.0 2.1
PC: Windows XP or later 3.10 3.30
Mac: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit CPU 1.630 1.800
MIMIC (all units) 1.3 1.4
Wedge (all units) 1.0.1

  • Version: v5.0.1
  • New Feature: HiPer (High-Performance) Stabilization. Includes improved software performance such as 2x higher control loop rate and advanced tuning configurations such independent output filters.
  • New Feature: Timelapse Mode. MōVI can now be setup via iOS, Android, Mac and PC apps, or via MōVI Controller to perform Timelapse sequences.
  • New Feature: Target Mode. MōVI can be set to keep pointing at a GPS position or dynamically follow a MIMIC as its target. Requires strong GPS signal.
  • Bugfix: Yaw drift at boot.
  • Support MIMIC for double tap to kill MōVI.
  • Updated communications protocol to support compatibility with other MōVI line products.

  • Renewed mobile apps: iOS and Android apps have a brand new user interface with enhanced usability features such automatic saving of configurations.
  • New: Timelapse Setup with keyframes, preview and custom duration. iOS and Android versions also include an advanced graphical user interface.
  • New: Target Mode configurations, charting and status indicators. Mac and PC apps can also be used to repurpose MIMIC into an active Target.
  • New configurations for advanced tuning such as independent output filters.
  • Support for new MōVI firmware and iOS 9.
  • Bugfixes and stability improvements across all platforms.

  • Version: v2.2.2
  • New Feature: A new top-level menu has been added to support the Timelapse features of the MōVI.
  • Usability Improvement: The Majestic (M) and Kill (K) positions on the MōVI Controller Mode Switch now work the same way in both Normal and MIMIC Mode.
  • More MōVI Configuration options are available. The MōVI Config menu has been split into two: MōVI Basic and MōVI Expert.
  • New Feature: RF Tools help monitor and improve RF performance in noisy RF environments.
  • The top-level menus have been reorganized and grouped by device for easier navigation.
  • Support for Redrock microRemote firmware (v3.0) through the Aux Port and Follow Focus Kit.
  • Support compatibility with new MōVI firmware version.

  • Version: v1.4
  • New Feature: Target Mode. MIMIC can now be configured as an active target for MōVI for automatic framing.
  • New Feature: Double tap handle button to kill MōVI. Double tap again to reactivate.