Based in Northern Italy at Bassano del Grappa, Manfrotto designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of camera and lighting support equipment for the professional photographic, film, theater, live entertainment and video markets. The product line includes an extensive range of camera tripods and heads, lighting stands and accessories.
After years of using the Fig Rig on his award-winning films, Mike Figgis brought his idea to Manfrotto. An idea that is non-traditional in design, but purely simple and effective. The only modular system in the world to smoothly support the DV camera and act as a frame to mount all the accessories including zoom controllers, mics, mixers, lights, monitors, arms... A circular frame with a crossbar to mount most mini DV cameras, the Fig Rig becomes part of the body to produce smooth, steady traveling shots. It is this very fact which is the secret to the Fig Rig. 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, and 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.
Solid and stable three-section professional monopod featuring sure rubber grip, suction cup foot, quick-action leg locks, wrist strap, and 357 quick-release sliding camera plate adapter to adjust the camera's center of balance. Ideal for ENG style camcorders.
The Manfrotto 521EX Sony PMW EX1 Remote Control is designed specifically for the Sony EX series video cameras.
NOTE: This is designed to make slight moves in the camera position. IT IS NOT A CAMERA DOLLY...it will not make a smooth and usable "on air" move. Please look at all the camera dollies we offer if that is what you want to do.
The Manfrotto 701HDV, 055XBK is an aluminum tripod system for camcorders up to 8.8 lbs. This system consists of the 701HDV Pro Fluid Mini Head and the 055XB aluminum tripod with soft case.