What's Inside the Mini Kit 3
The Mini Kit 3 is our mobile camera kit centred around an iPhone 11 and Movi's Cinema Robot gimbal. The Mini Kit allows you to capture smooth footage on the go whilst capturing high quality audio and video on the iPhone 11.
The Shootsta Mini Kit 3 includes:
Freefly Movi Cinema Robot gimbal
iPhone 11 (with 128GB storage)
Rode Wireless GO microphone system
Rode Lav mic
3x USB C charging cables
1x Apple lightning cable
How to set up the Shootsta Mini Kit 3 (Movi Gimbal)
How to set up the Mini Kit 3 using the gimbal
Grab the Movi Cinema Robot gimbal and iPhone 11 from the Mini Kit.
Open the clamp on the Movi Cinema Robot gimbal and place the phone inside. Slide the phone back and forth until it’s balanced.
Grab the Rode Wireless GO transmitter from the Mini Kit. Open the clip and slide the transmitter onto the cold shoe on top of the Movi Cinema Robot gimbal's handle.
Grab the red coiled cable out from the Mini Kit and plug the black end into the receiver.
Take out the Apple adaptor and insert it into the grey end of the cable. Then insert the adaptor into the iPhone.
Unlock the iPhone 11. The password is printed on the back of the iPhone.
Open the Movi app on the iPhone.
Hold the power button down to turn on the Movi Cinema Robot gimbal.
Hold the power button down on both the Rode Go transmitter and receiver.
How to set up the Shootsta Mini Kit 3 (Tripod Setup)
How to set up the Mini Kit 3 using the tripod
Take the tripod and ball head out of the kit.
Screw the ball head onto the tripod.
Take the phone clamp out of the kit.
Twist the cold shoe to open the phone clamp.
Place the base of the phone clamp inside the tripod head.
Twist the nob to lock in place.
Place the phone inside the clamp.
Twist the cold shoe to tighten.
Slide the Rode GO receiver onto the cold shoe.
Plug in the red coiled cable and dongle to capture audio.
To change the angle of the tripod, twist the locking nob to loosen the ball head.
Once you’re happy with the angle, twist again to tighten.
Features of the Movi Gimbal and iPhone Movi app
How to hold the Movi gimbal
One Handed - Place your right hand on the gimbal handle. Holding the gimbal with one hand is not as steady as holding it with two. This means you will need to hold the gimbal close to your body and concentrate on keeping it as steady as you can.
Two Handed - Place your right hand on the gimbal handle. Place your left hand underneath the gimbal, gripping the bottom with your thumb and forefinger. This will keep the gimbal steady and help with precise movements.
Remember to walk slowly and smoothly when filming, as this will help keep the gimbal steady whilst moving.
How to mic up your subject
Grab the lapel mic and transmitter out from the Mini Kit 3 (Movi Gimbal).
Attach the lapel mic to your talent on either their collar, jacket or button up shirt. Make sure that the wire is hidden under your talents clothing.
Insert the lapel mic's jack into the transmitter. Clip the transmitter to a belt or place in a pocket. If your talent is wearing a dress, clip the transmitter to the back of their dress.
Don’t have the lapel mic available? 🤷♂️No problem, the transmitter also has a built in mic. Simply clip the transmitter to your talents clothing and you're good to go!
How to charge the equipment in the Mini Kit 3
Charging the iPhone 11
Take the lightning cable out of your Kit and plug it into the bottom of the iPhone XR. Plug the other end into either the USB wall charger, or a personal device such as a laptop or USB charging hub.
Charging the Movi Cinema Robot gimbal
Take the USB-C cable from your Kit and plug the cable into the gimbal’s handle. Plug the cable into either the USB wall charger, or a personal device such as a laptop or USB charging hub.
It will take approximately 8 hours to charge the Movi gimbal completely. The battery level is shown on the base of the Movi gimbal beside the power button. 5 lights means that your battery is fully charged. One flashing light means that the battery is nearly empty.
Charging the Rode Wireless GO
Plug each of the provided USB-A to USB-C cables into the receiver and transmitter. Plug the cable into either the USB wall charger, or a personal device such as a laptop or USB charging hub.
How to upload footage using a smartphone
Uploading footage to the Shootsta HUB with a smartphone follows the same process as how to create a Video Project in the HUB using desktop.
Open your internet browser, and log into the Hub.
Click 'Create Project'. Choose 'video' and give your video project a name.
Press 'My Device' and select the footage that you would like to upload.
Whilst uploading, you can brief your editor with your Video Plan or any notes about your video.
Once you're done, press 'Proceed to Payment' and your video will be submitted for editing.
If you have more footage to upload later, simply come back to the project at a later time and upload any other assets you might have.
Need help or have questions? Get in touch, we'd love to help!