NODO Inertia Wheels 2-Axis Remote Interface for Gimbal

2-axis wireless wheels interface compatible with Ronin and MoVI gimbal systems

£100/day
£300/week

A full functioning 2 axis wheels electronic interface for gimbals to replicate operating a conventional wheeled head, only totally customisable and programmable to adjust speed, drag and feel, so that you can set the system up to perfectly suit your shot. The Inertia Wheels are compatible with Freefly MōVI and DJI Ronin line of gimbals as well as a range of other camera platforms. The controller has dual-band, long-range 400-950MHz+2.4GHz wireless communication beyond 1 mile with a fast refresh rate of 100Hz. Optional hardwire connection of up to 2000ft.
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A full functioning 2 axis wheels electronic interface for gimbals to replicate operating a conventional wheeled head, only totally customisable and programmable to adjust speed, drag and feel, so that you can set the system up to perfectly suit your shot.

The Inertia Wheels are compatible with Freefly MōVI and DJI Ronin line of gimbals as well as a range of other camera platforms. The controller has dual-band, long-range 400-950MHz+2.4GHz wireless communication beyond 1 mile with a fast refresh rate of 100Hz. Optional hardwire connection of up to 2000ft.

INERTIA MOTORS™️

For the first time ever, the weightiness of the wheels is adjustable. This provides not only a more enjoyable operating experience, but also the ability to choose a weightiness that suits the shot—or switch mid-shot with a preset. The motors actively stabilise and smooth the wheel movements in the exact same way as a brass wheel, and it feels great too.

HAPTIC SOFT LIMITS™️

When the camera stops at a limit, so do the wheels. The operator can now feel for the first time when a limit is hit when the motors bring the wheel to a stop precisely where the camera is (patent-pending).

ADJUSTABLE DRAG

The Inertia Motors also provide selectable drag. Other wheels use mechanical brake pads that can wear down over time. The Inertia Wheels drag is driven by contactless electromagnets, and drag presets can be saved and recalled instantly mid-shot.

ROLL

Control roll (even without the optional 3rd Axis). Set soft limits*, choose a constant roll rate, offset roll to whatever angle you’d like, all with the easy to use menu system and dashboard. And with MōVI Pro’s you can roll precisely on lens axis.

* Feature is planned in a future firmware updates.

1 MILE RANGE FULL DUPLEX WIRELESS

Film sets are crowded with wireless sources—most operating at 2.4GHz. The Inertia Wheels come with a full-duplex 434MHz*, 868MHz*, 915MHz*, and 2.4GHz transmitters. A built-in frequency scanner scans nearby frequencies helps find the best channel.

* Users must follow local wireless regulations for available license-free frequencies.

COMPACT, LIGHT, TRAVEL FRIENDLY

At 12 lbs, fully built, the Inertia Wheels are one of the lightest wheel controllers ever designed. And thanks to the Inertia Motors, the lightweight, durable aluminium wheels have the same weightiness and feel of heavier metals, like brass, without the hassle of a delicate, heavy metal. The Inertia Wheels come with a custom foam insert so the wheels can travel built.

Wheels redesigned from the physics up. Motors change everything. Better performance. Lower cost. Longer life.

DASHBOARD

The Inertia Wheels feature a unique, powerful dashboard for use while operating. Two knobs and 4 custom user buttons keep what you want to access during the shot within reach. Each axis has a control knob next to it. Assign features to the knobs such as speed, wheel mass, wheel drag, iris, and many more parameters from throughout the menu system. Clicking in on the knob toggles through what parameter is controlled as well as changes the LED lights to match so you can know what you’re controlling without even having to look at the screen.

HANDHELD SIMULATOR*

Selectively add-in handheld camera movements with the turn of a knob. Fade in or out handheld movement to create a unique in-camera transition. We tracked real camera movements for playback. Control the intensity and speed of the effects.

* Feature is available in beta, with greater support coming in a free future firmware update.

MOVI PRO API SUPPORT

The wheels take advantage of Freefly’s MōVI API support to bring sophisticated integration with MōVI Pro and XL gimbals. Control roll, focus*, iris*, zoom*, motor pause, as well as see feedback such as battery levels back from the gimbal.

* Feature is planned in a future firmware updates.

OPTIONAL 3RD AXIS (Not included)

Shipping in 2020, the add-on 3rd Axis wheel allows precise control of roll, as well as allows mapping of other axis on control, such as focus, iris, or zoom on compatible gimbals.

The NODO Inertia Wheels 2-Axis is a wireless long-range digital camera controller featuring proprietary Inertia Motors (TM) inside the wheels. The Inertia Wheels are compatible with Freefly MōVI and DJI Ronin line of gimbals as well as a range of other camera platforms. The controller has dual-band, long-range 400-950MHz+2.4GHz wireless communication beyond 1 mile with a fast refresh rate of 100Hz. Optional hardwire connection of up to 2000ft.

Compatible with: Freefly: MōVI Pro, MōVI XL, MōVI M5, M10, M15
DJI: Ronin 2, Ronin 1, Ronin MX, Ronin M, Ronin S
More coming…
Input/Output: Power: 10-35v DC Lemo Port
Data: 2x UART Lemo Ports
Hardwire: 4-Pin Molex
Micro USB 2.0
Wireless: Range: 1 Mile
Uplink: 400-500 and 800-1000 MHz
Downlink: 2.4 GHz
Physical: Weight: 12 lbs (5.44 kg)
Battery Mounting Patterns: Gold Plate + V-Lock
Base Holes: 4x 3/8-16 & 4x 1/4-20
4x Rubber Feet
3x Mitchell Mount Key Way Holes at 0°, 45° and 90°
1 x Nodo 2-axis inertia wheels Main Unit for Ronin systems
1 x Nodo RX Aerial 8" 2.4 Ghz
1 x Nodo TX Aerial 8" 868 Mhz
1 x Nodo RX Module for Ronin Gimbals
1 x Nodo 4 pin to 3 pin Receiver jumper cable.
1 x Nodo 4 pin to 6 pin Receiver jumper cable.
1 x Nodo Aerial for RX Module (for Ronin Gimbal)
1 x Nodo AC Power Supply
1 x Power Cable - Nodo D-Tap - Lemo 8pin
1 x Power Cable Figure 8
1 x Nodo 4 pin to 4 pin hardwire cable (6m)

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