Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


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2016 starts with a bang…here is a small unobtrusive 4K camera that will set the heather alight when it becomes available. This is what 4K was made for, cutting in and out of a 4K sensor via HD. Now you don’t have to be an expert to see the quality when close up isn’t what true video professionals would produce but as a quick live streaming tool with all the production capabilities its brilliant. Education, theatre use, video conferencing for starters.

Up to its launch date of April you can order the camera for $199 which is only £135, you would think I was earning out of this !

This is used to great effect on the JVC GY-LS300 and the Sony FS5 where you can electronically zoom 2x with no artefacts. This is where this MOVI concept may let itself down if it goes beyond the 4K sensors capabilities of a 2x zoom within an HD environment.


This is where 8K, 16K will make gigantic strides when used with cameras as an electronic zoom giving us 4x and 8x with no degradation in picture quality.

To get a true feel for this watch the video…now no one is saying this will take over an HD multicam shoot but the concept is revolutionary and with time can only get better.

For more details and that half price deal go to


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

One thought on “MOVI the future of live multicam is in your hands ($399 after April launch)

  1. This is a fantastic device but… I took a look at Movi’s website and both are US-centric. Importing one to the UK will incur shipping charges, import duty and VAT (amounts to be determined) and, more importantly, it is not at all clear if the Movi will work with UK wireless networks. There is, for example, reference to some other product, the Movi Boost, that works only with Verizon LTE and so on. Order now and save money, yes, but it could also be a non-working pig in a poke with regard to the UK. I just can’t tell at this stage.

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