Team Digital has just had the Manfrotto Sympla Video system arrive. We will be putting it through its paces this week with the video guys from Pop HD. The claim to fame of this system is that you can use the AF on the camera and adjust focus on the fly without follow focus gears etc. Drop in and check it out. We will have a review on the new system posted next week.
Heres a list of the key features of this new system.
•SYMPLA VARIABLE PLATE: the core of the system, a quick release plate with micrometric knobs for each axis of movement, without screws and bolts hence no need for tools
Key benefit: set-up and adjust any camera in seconds SYMPLA Universal Mount
•SYMPLA ADJUSTABLE HANDLES: swivel-joint hand grips with a single control knob for all adjustments
Key benefit: easily fits your most comfortable operating position
•SYMPLA FLEXIBLE MATTEBOX: flexible light hood and filter-holder that enhances image quality and controls flare and glare
Key benefit: shoot from any angle even under challenging light conditions
•HDSR CLAMP ON REMOTE CONTROL: USB remote that controls the main features of specific cameras with one thumb and without touching the camera
Key benefit: react quickly to changing contexts and creative inspiration
•SYMPLA SHOULDER PAD: shoulder mount that comfortably supports and balances the rig with the camera and all its accessories
Key benefit: secure and smooth shooting without physical strain
•FIG RIG SYMPLA VERSION: “steering wheel” camera support with multiple gripping points
Key benefit: hand-held filming, at the most unusual angles