Manfrotto MVA513W Sympla Fixed Plate
The Brilliant New SYMPLA Camera support system from Manfrotto, At the heart of the SYMPLA system is the Plate, which attaches your camera to the SYMPLA rig. To allow camera and lens to be positioned on the longitudinal axis, the Fixed Plate slides along SYMPLA Rods and is unlocked and blocked in place with a single repositionable ratchet lever. For uses that require more precise positioning (such as alignment of a camera and lens with a SYMPLA Flexible Mattebox), a Variable Plate is available with 3-axis adjustment. Precision-cast in aluminium with durable steel components, the SYMPLA Fixed Plate has no hard-to-access screws and requires no tools for fitting or adjustment: your camera is conveniently attached to the Fixed Plate via Manfrotto’s most popular Quick Release video plate so swapping cameras, or moving a camera between SYMPLA and a Manfrotto video head is easy and fast. Using the sliding QR plate also means that an additional level of longitudinal camera positioning is possible, allowing long lenses, viewfinders, batteries and other bulky accessories to be taken into account. The QR plate is held in place by a secured by a secondary safety lock, so the camera can't inadvertenly slide out of the Variable Plate. On the underside of the Fixed Plate are two 3/8” threads for attaching the rig to a monopod, tripod or to a video head (such as the 504HD) via another sliding QR plate. Easy-Link fittings on the Plate sides also support Magic Arms, light modifiers, LED lighting units or external monitors.
SYMPLA is 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.
SYMPLA is built for flexibility and speed, so you can change anything and everything easily and quickly: hand grip positions, counterbalance, camera body, lens, accessories, filters, light-shielding angle; shoulder-supported, hand-held, or tripod/monopod-mounted… whatever you need to get the shot, the second you need it.
SYMPLA is quick to fine-tune, so even when you need to make changes to your rig on-location and mid-shoot, SYMPLA’s minimal locks and tool-free adjusters will let you get back to shooting quickly.
Thanks to our revolutionary camera remotes which fit the rig handgrips, SYMPLA allows precise fingertip control of framing and camera functions without losing the grip position and keeping your eyes on the frame, helping you capture stable, usable, creative footage. And SYMPLA can quickly be extended: whether you start from one of our kits, or from single components, you can build the exact rig you need for the shot, as soon as you need it.