The Alpha Link MIMIC setup is exceptionally easy. For the most part it is plug and play. You will need to make sure your firmware on your Alpha Wheels, MōVI and MIMIC is up to date, but otherwise, it will be very simple.
ADJUST MOVI SETTINGS
You will need to make some adjustments to certain settings in your MōVI app. Under the Dual Op > Adjustments menu:
Pan/Tilt Joystick > Window: 0
This should never be anything but 0.
Pan/Tilt Joystick > Expo: 0
If you would like to be able to do small moves and very fast moves all at one speed, increase this. Keep in mind, this will remove repeatability.
Remote Rate Scale: 100
You can adjust this setting to make the MōVI respond slower or faster to the default speeds. 200 will go twice as fast. 50 will go half as fast.
Pan/Tilt Joystick > Smoothing: 0
Feel free to adjust this if you would like smoothing on the wheels. Keep in mind, this will remove repeatability.
When your Alpha Link and Gimbal are setup properly according the instructions above, the gear ratios will have a range of speeds that line up with conventional Arri gear heads with some additional speeds.
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