Manfrotto recently launched a video rig system aimed at and developed for the purpose of making photographer’s and videographer’s lives simpler and film maker Bill Frakes has put the Manfrotto SYMPLA to the test in his latest film.
The SYMPLA range
, which has won a 2012 Red Dot Design Award, can be set-up quickly and cameras can be placed on the rig in seconds. The range also features individual components for building custom rigs and accessories, with three main ready-to-go KITS - a Flexible Matte Box system, a Long Lens Support system and a Shoulder Support system.
Without extra tools, SYMPLA supports can be assembled, configured and adjusted to a wide range of situations in seconds. Every product in the line is made of steel and aluminum and are 100% compatible with all Manfrotto photo and video support products.
The rigs feature self-supporting clamps that stay in place even before they are locked – straight from the world of heavy-duty stage lighting – flexible, easy-locking ball-joint hand grips inspired by Manfrotto’s photographic ball heads and sliding plates with quick release and secondary safety buttons first featured on Manfrotto’s professional video heads. Together, these advanced components make SYMPLA modular rigs easier, safer and more comfortable for even the smallest video teams to use on location.
You can see how Bill Frakes used the SYMPLA range and also find out what his thoughts were on the new kit in this behind the scenes video:
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