Manfrotto Introduces Revolutionary Support System For The DV Shooter

23.06.2013 14:50

It's Better to Shoot With Both Hands on the Wheel!

Manfrotto Introduces Revolutionary Support System For The DV Shooter

At Manfrotto, ingenuity and innovation have long been the driving force behind  the company's ability to continuously develop cutting edge products that satisfy the rapidly evolving needs of videographers. The launch of the FIG RIG, a revolutionary support system for the new generation of DV cameras, demonstrates that ability, and furthermore reflects Manfrotto's exceptional engineering and design capabilities.

From initial conception to finished product, Manfrotto worked alongside director Mike Figgis, whose films include Leaving Las Vegas and Cold Creek Manor, to develop a hand held DV camera support system that offers the shake-free stability of a tripod with the framing flexibility of handheld shooting. Respectively named for Figgis, the FIG RIG was the result of their collaborative efforts. 

Manfrotto 595B Fig Rig Camera Stabilizer


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A lightweight, handheld camera stabilizer, the FIG RIG features a "wheel shaped" design.  It is the only modular system in the world to smoothly support the DV camera and act as a frame to mount all accessories, including zoom controllers, mics, mixers, lights, monitors, arms and more.  As there are no straps or harnesses attached to the FIG RIG, quick and wide movements can be made within the same shot, from ground level to overhead, in one smooth movement.  With the FIG RIG, videographers can take their DV cameras beyond the limits of traditional and conventional systems, such as tripods and shoulder or body mounted supports, that are obtrusive and at times, limit the creativity of the shooter.

The Fig Rig Stabilizer from Manfrotto is non-traditional in design, yet simple and effective. It's a modular system that smoothly supports the DV camera and acts as a frame to mount all the accessories.

A circular frame with a crossbar to mount most mini DV cameras, allows the Fig Rig to become part of the body to produce smooth, steady traveling shots. As the operator walks, his/her muscles and tendons absorb all the shocks, transferring only fluid movements to the camera. As there are no straps or harnesses attached to the Fig Rig, quick and wide movements can be made within the same shot - from ground level to overhead, in one smooth movement. The camera, accessories and operator become one, allowing you to film scenes quickly and unobtrusively. With the Fig Rig your creativity is virtually limitless.

Padded Hand Grip
For a comfortable and secure grip even in the most extreme environments.

Cable Clip
Supplied with 4 cable clips to keep all your wires wrapped cleanly around the rig and out of your shot.

Crossbar
The camera bar is threaded with one 1/4", 3/8" and 5/8" hole for additional accessory mounting.

Rubber Base Padding
A non-slip rubber pad provides stability when using the Fig Rig on a flat surface such as a table, floor or railing.

Sliding Quick Release Plate
Supplied with a 501PL sliding QR plate allowing you to position and balance your camera. The plate system can be switched out with a variety of Manfrotto plate assemblies to best match your camera.

Accessorize Galore
Mount any number of accessories that are necessary for today's cameras. With the use of the optional 595CLA you can convert the Fig Rig frame into a fully loaded roving cine rig precisely positioning your mic or monitor anywhere around your camera. Add on a Manfrotto 521 series remote control and now you have complete fingertip control of zoom and focus.


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