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Camera operators throughout the video industry are using more DSLRs, and smaller cameras, what that also means is more attachments are being called upon – Manfrotto seeks to fulfill that need. TheSymplais a physical solution to camera operators needing to carry lights, batteries, accessories and get a handheld shot.
In Las Vegas Manfrotto has the Sympla Shoulder Support System (MVA511WK, $1,150), Flexible Mattebox (MVA512WK, $1,150) and Long Lens Support (MVA513WK $1,050.)
TheSympla Shoulder Support Systemas the name suggests, supports the camera equipment on the camera operator’s shoulder. It has swivel-joint handles to aid control, but still allow flexibility. The rig is best utilized to keeps controls nearby with an optional remote control that lets the operator continue to aim steady with two hands.