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Manfrotto has launched Sympla, a video rig system for HDSLRs and the latest camcorders. According to the company, any compatible camera can be set up and adjusted on the rig in a matter of seconds, giving videographers the ability to shoot from almost any angle and react quickly to changing conditions. The Sympla range features a range of 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. The Manfrotto Sympla product line-up, available in May, has already won a Red Dot Design Award.
Manfrotto Press Release
MANFROTTO LAUNCHES SYMPLA VIDEO RIGS FOR HDSLRs AND CAMCORDERS
London 18th April - Manfrotto, the world leader in the design, production and distribution of equipment and accessories for the photographic and imaging industry, has launched SYMPLA, a video rig system for HDSLRs and the latest camcorders, aimed at and developed for the purpose of making photographer’s and videographer’s lives simpler,
The exceptional functionality of the SYMPLA range allows for the ability to set-up and adjust any camera on the rig in seconds, being able to react quickly to changing contexts and creative inspiration and the possibility of shooting from any angle even under challenging light conditions.
SYMPLA features a range of 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, from the unique Flexible Matte Box to the innovative Variable Plate, is made of steel and aluminum to withstand the rigours of professional use and meet Manfrotto’s high quality and performance standards. The number of components in the SYMPLA family provides the user with maximum flexibility and adjustment control with minimum hassle. Like everything Manfrotto makes for professional users, SYMPLA is 100% compatible with all Manfrotto photo and video support products.
SYMPLA modular rigs are another example of Manfrotto’s unparalleled research and development, engineering and manufacturing expertise. They incorporate design and technological innovations and best-in-class functionality from Manfrotto’s current 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. The SYMPLA range of products, available in May, has already been awarded a prestigious accolade at one of the world’s leading design competitions: the 2012 Red Dot Design Awards.