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Manfrottos FIG RIG Wins Two Awards at NAB 2005New hand held DV camera support system wins two awards (June 02, 2005)
Manfrotto's new FIG RIG camera support system
The Mario Awards, which are now in their 13th year, recognize the 10 most innovative products from manufacturers whose products represent the pinnacle of technical achievement many of these products have gone on to significantly impact the future of video technology. The awards are given out annually at the NAB convention to companies that demonstrate forward thinking and technical excellence in their products.
The Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Honor is the longest-running new product technology award granted in the industry, having been awarded for over 20 years and is the most coveted technology award presented at NAB. Award winners are selected by magazine readers and working professionals in the broadcast, post and network and satellite industries.
From initial conception to finished product, Manfrotto worked alongside director Mike Figgis, whose films include Leaving Las Vegas and Cold Creek Manor, to develop a hand held DV camera support system that offers the shake-free stability of a tripod with the framing flexibility of handheld shooting. Respectively named for Figgis, the FIG RIG was the result of their collaborative efforts.
A lightweight, handheld camera stabilizer, the FIG RIG features a ?wheel shaped design. It is the only modular system in the world to smoothly support the DV camera and act as a frame to mount all accessories, including zoom controllers, mics, mixers, lights, monitors, arms and more. As there are no straps or harnesses attached to the FIG RIG, quick and wide movements can be made within the same shot, from ground level to overhead, in one smooth movement. With the FIG RIG, videographers can take their DV cameras beyond the limits of traditional and conventional systems, such as tripods and shoulder or body mounted supports, that are obtrusive and at times, limit the creativity of the shooter.
Gruppo Manfrotto are world leaders in the manufacture of professional camera and lighting supports for photography, video, broadcast and entertainment. For 35 years, Manfrotto has been building the worlds widest range of tripods, heads and dedicated accessories to support professional and semi-professional still cameras, from the traditional small, medium and large format to the latest digital camera. Every product in the Manfrotto range is designed to provide a perfect combination of important features such as: load capacity, size, stability, transportability, interchangeability and construction quality guaranteeing unique inimitable reliability and longevity.
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