Freefly is only 6 years old. We’ve packed a lot into that timeframe! Check out some of the highlights and lowlights from this adventure.
Freefly announces the worlds first handheld / drone mountable 5-axis gimbal allowing for shots up to 240mm
Freefly customers create the most amazing contest we have ever seen
FW 1.1 allows users to control the MōVI Pro with a Playstation Controller
Move your hand to control Focus / Iris / or Zoom
Tuning a gimbal becomes a thing of the past
Henning leads the crew to tow him with the ALTA 8
Our very first mash up contest
8 rotor version of the ALTA 6 for increased payload
For situations where compass is unreliable we developed an algorithm which derives aircraft heading with only one GPS. Still unique today in the market!
No more screeching motor drives; all you hear on ALTA is prop noise.
Worlds first top / bottom mounted camera drone
Worlds most intuitive remote camera control
Worlds smallest / lightest 3 axis lens controller
More than doubled the performance by holding the camera more rigidly
Shipments of the larger MōVI M15 begin
Our first ground vehicle to carry MōVI
We never imagined all the ways people would use a MōVI
Kirk Bereska risks life and limb to create one of our all time favorite shots with Nick Schrunk and Corey K
We can now fly a fully professional camera package and create stable imagery.
Our first integrated controller for MōVI Product line. Gives users complete control over MōVI / Camera / and FIZ from 600+ feet away
Freefly announces the smaller / lighter MōVI M5
Shots up to 85mm in this piece ignited the quest which eventually led to MōVI Carbon
Intuitive single operator control of a 3 axis handheld stabilizer
Vince strapped Tabb to the front of a helicopter and flew around NYC
World first 3 axis digital Handheld Stabilizer
Freefly’s first electronic product – camera stabilization module
We added a pan axis to the 2 axis gimbal to allow more complex dual operator aerial cinematography
Our first octocopter built to carry heavy (for the era) camera packages
Tabb strapped on his Epic and kept it low, the flight was terrifying but showed that multi rotors had potential to carry cinema packages.
Our first 2 axis camera gimbal designed to fly on CineStar 6 and 8
Shit’s getting real!
This was really one of the key moments for us taking the leap to start Freefly. I took the CS6 to NAB and showed it to GoPro and Quadrocopter and they were so pumped
One of the first times I actually thought our footage looked good!
Exploded on first flight!
We didn’t get along at first, then fell in love
Tabb originally bought XERA motors from David B and started talking his ear off about heavy lift industrial electric helicopter