MAVIS has been designed to be a flexible tool while shooting. The functionality has come out of the needs we have had on our own shoots, and has led to an interface that is responsive and intuitive in a fast pace environment.
MAVIS works best when using the manual controls. Both the focus and exposure controls are very fluid and easy to grab while shooting. If you are in auto, these controls instead give you a display of what the cameras focus and exposure is doing. Grabbing the focus and exposure controls immediately switches them into manual.
Menus on the left hand side give quick access to functions needed while recording - including shooting assistants, exposure and focus settings. Functions not changeable during recording are accessible in the settings menu.