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  Tripod Kits | Monopods | Video Heads
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Sympla Rig   Heads   Kits   Carrying Solutions
Hybrid HDSLR cameras and ever-smaller pro camcorders are changing videography dramatically; yet along with the obvious advantages and opportunities presented by smaller, lighter cameras, come new problems to solve: as ENG camera operators use smaller cameras, and photographers are expected to shoot broadcast-quality video footage on their HDSLRs, both groups are finding that their camera equipment doesn’t have the ergonomic form for steady shoulder-mounted or hand-held footage; nor the attachment points for monitors, batteries, light-modifiers or accessories; nor the inherent weight that helps minimise camera shake. SYMPLA is Manfrotto’s solution to those problems: a professional modular video rig system that extends and complements new cameras, allows for stable support and framing, supports essential accessories features, offering versatility and high performance as well as comfort, safety and much simpler and faster set up than existing rigs.
The head is the component that really gives you control over your camera or videocamera, so it's worth choosing carefully. Your first choice is between heads designed for photographic use (such as three-way, geared, ball or pano heads) and heads for video (pan and tilt or fluid heads). Video heads are also popular among wildlife photographers, sport optics users and sports photographers using long telephoto lenses. Pick a head first if the factors that will determine your choice of support system are versatility or application-specific design, speed in use or precision. Once you've found the ideal head, look for the tripod to match.   Our kits are combinations of head and tripod separates in a single product. When you opt for a kit, you can be sure that the components are the perfect match for each other, yet in almost all cases you'll still be free to swap either the head or tripod in the future if you need to. Some kits also include a bag or carrying strap or other accessories designed to make your life easier.   A complete range of carrying and transportation solutions designed around the tripod/head. With Manfrotto’s new carrying systems, we’ve worked from the inside out to invent new contoured bag shapes that fit your kit and offer convenient ways of setting up and breaking down faster, a 'space pad' that lets you shoulder carry your tripod without risking bangs and bruises, an open backpack that keeps your hands free, your tripod protected and weight to a minimum. Whether you want a handle or strap that doesn’t even have to be removed from your tripod when you set up a shoot, or whether you need a protective shell to get your kit safely through baggage hall challenges, we’re pleased to say we’ve got the solution. With innovative technical features, prime materials and first class construction methods, the quality of all our bags and carrying solutions is up to the high standards you expect from Manfrotto.
     
Remote Controls   Accessories    
Our recently-introduced range of video camera remote control units are either pan-bar or clamp mounted and put the most important commands of the camcorder at your fingertips when using tripods, monopods, the Fig Rig or other support equipment.   A 'catch-all' category where you'll find everything from the 322RS electronic shutter release (and related cables for camera connection), to 3/8' - 1/4' adapters, spiked feet for tripods and monopods, panoramic levelling systems, low angle adapters, replacement centre columns, short columns, table- and wall-mounts, clamps, car window mounts and more.