Joystick for MoVI Camera Stabilizer

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Proportional Dual Rate Thumb Joystick for MoVI Camera Stabilizer

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MoVI Joystick

Proportional Dual Rate Thumb Joystick for MoVI Camera Stabilizer by Aerialpixels. Compatible with Movi M5, Movi 10 and Movi M15.  Designed from ground up with key features like dual rates, mode change (including kill mode) and invert directions.

The MoVI  Joystick Controller from AerialPixels is the best selling single operator joystick solution for pros worldwide. No joystick offers more control or can match its bulletproof reliability. Every joystick is hand built, tested and calibrated with pride at AerialPixels in Los Angeles, CA.

Operate longer and with more comfort

When operating the gimbal via Majestic or follow mode with a heavy rig can be torture on your upper body. Low or overhead shots make control even more cumbersome and awkward. Throw in the need to shoot in tight or cramped conditions and you’ll have every right to skip the gym for the next couple days.

With the AerialPixels Pro joystick gimbal controller you can reduce discomfort by as much as 70% while gaining precision control at virtually any angle.

360 Degree Movement

Our thumb control allows for 360 degree movement. Easily combine pan and tilt together by simply moving the stick diagonally.  Need to tilt down while you pan at the same time? With AerialPixels these epic cinematic camera movements are at your finger tips.  No other thumb control offers this much creative freedom!

3D Control with Dual Joystick options!

Add a second controller to your rig and unlock AerialPixels 3D control. Create dynamic and creative shots never before possible. Control pan, tilt and roll simultaneously. All this while still maintaining full access to advanced functions with a click. For more info on 3D control click here.

 Advanced options with a click

With a simple press of the button you can effortlessly change modes, speeds, kill power and even go inverted without having to pull out your tablet! The joystick mounts at any angle and can be positioned wherever you are most comfortable along the top bar. With an optional extension cable, you can even operate your MoVI while boom mounted from more than 25 feet away!

Precision Control

Camera movements have to be seamless, smooth and completely unnoticeable by the viewer. Our high resolution electronics allow movements to be ultra precise and natural so you can pull off the shot and since you can keep the gimbal closer to your body, your arms and back will thank you for days to come.

The advanced controller built-in to the joystick allows you to access all the features with click combinations. Example, on the fly dual rate (dual speed) function will let you pan left at full speed and then, double click, pan right and half the speed in one smooth motion. Best of all, the built-in non volatile memory will store all features even when the Movi Pro is switched off, making it a snap to switch packs and go without losing your settings. There is no menu selections to fuss with or batteries to charge.


At AerialPixels we know what it’s like to arrive on set for a 4am call time. You deserve gear thats dead reliable, hassle free and second nature to use. We designed our joysticks to perform for years of trouble free operation under rigorous professional use. The case is CNC machined from billet aircraft aluminum and black anodized. All components are hand assembled and bolted together before being sealed. Only the highest quality and most flexible silicone high temp wire is used and all internal connections are hand soldered.

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Joystick Setup Instructions


Compatible with Movi Pro.

Click here to purchase Movi Pro COM to Futaba Male Connector.

MoVI Pro COM to Futaba Male Cable
MoVI Pro COM to Futaba Male Cable


  • Proportional control of Pitch and Yaw
  • On-the-fly dual rate (2 speed) by button click
  • 3 Click Mode change with Multi-Colored LED
  • CNC Machined Aluminum Matte Black Finish
  • Single cable connection to MoVI S-BUS input
  • Adjustable CNC Aluminum Clamp with Carbon Fiber Plate (Left or Right Handed Mounting capability)
  • Metric tools for Mounting the Joystick Included (2mm and 2.5mm metric allen wrench)
  • Plug-N-Play Operation*
  • 65CM Soft and lightweight silicone cable
  • Weight 65g
  • UPC : 867311000125


  • Proportional operation of pan and tilt axis using the joystick
  • 2 Clicks (2 Quick Presses on the joystick button) – Dual Rate (Dual Speed)
  • 3 Clicks (3 Quick Presses on the joystick button) – Mode Change (RED, BLUE GREEN LED)
  • Press and hold – Reset the Joystick to Start Up Defaults (Full Speed and Motor Kill)

On the fly dual speed joystick function

Once the joystick is centered, push twice (2 clicks) to change the joystick throw to half rate (half speed). This will reduce the Movi response by approximately half which will help in making ultra slow movements and corrections. Push the button twice (2 clicks) again to resume full speed movement. When you power up the Movi with the Joystick plugged in, the joystick will always start on full speed mode. The 2 click function break down

  • Power up – Full Speed
  • 2 clicks – half speed
  • 2 clicks – full speed
  • 2 clicks – half speed and so on.

On the fly Mode Change function function

3 clicks on the joystick will change the Modes including Motor-Kill function. When the inputs are set as below the order of operation:

(1) Kill (Off) RED LED: This switch position kills power to the M?VI. This is helpful
in some cases for setup/initialization or if a wire becomes tangled. In
case of any problem or malfunction, the remote operator should
immediately activate the kill switch.

(2) Majestic Mode BLUE LED: This refers to the mode which allows the M?VI operator
to control both pan and tilt axis or just one of them. For some shots, it
is helpful for the M?VI operator to be able to control framing as a
single operator. Some shots are best executed with the M?VI operator
controlling pan, but with the camera operator controlling tilt.

(3) Dual Operator Mode GREEN LED: This 3 position switch allows the remote operator
to change control modes remotely. The top position is “Remote
Operator Mode”, which allows the remote operator to have complete
control over the gimbal. In this mode, the person holding the M?VI has
no control over the camera’s pan/tilt. One important point is that when
completing a shot, it is helpful if the remote operator switches to
Majestic Mode, so that the M?VI operator can move freely with the
M?VI without tangling wires, etc. Without switching to Majestic Mode,
the M?VI will hold its heading regardless of what the M?VI operator
does, which can make it difficult to reset the shot.

The 3 click button operation will mimic the 3 position switch of the RC Radio. Example

Start up 

Position 1 (Kill – Off)

3 Clicks

Position 2 (Majestic Mode)

3 Clicks

Position 3 (Dual Operator mode)

3 clicks

Position 2 (Majestic Mode)

3 Clicks

Position 1 (Kill – Off)

3 Clicks



Movi Joystick Setup & Features



Additional information

Weight 0.17 lbs
Dimensions 2.3 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

1 review for Joystick for MoVI Camera Stabilizer

  1. ry_salyer

    Works wonderfully! This truly creates a whole new dynamic with the MoVi. With the thumb joystick you can get great cinematic shots as a single operator. Easy to adjust and install. Pros: Everything mentioned before. Joypad is constructed solidly. Low profile and weight, you won’t even notice it.

    Cons: SBUS connector is very fragile. Be careful when plugging it in and out. I noticed a wire came loose so I slid it back into the connection and it works. Make sure to thread the wire through the hole at the bottom of the cover before putting the cover back on. This will ensure that the wires won’t be pulled out of the connection if you get snagged on something. No matter how you mount it, the thumb pad will feel awkward. Just takes getting used to, but it could be more ergonomically designed.

    Customer service is great, I had a question about setting it up in the Freefly GUI and they sent me some help within minutes. I highly recommend this product, and can’t wait to try more AerialPixels products!

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