Matthews Studio Equipment will introduce the Rover smart phone camera cage for mobile phone videographers at the 2017 NAB Show.
Matthews said the rapidly improving resolution and sensitivity of today’s smartphones has propelled the devices towards becoming an alternative for cinematography.
“Whether you’re a YouTube creator, mobile journalist or aspiring cinematographer, the ongoing challenge has been in transforming a smartphone into a professional style camera rig.” said Bill Hines, creator of Rover. “We aimed for a minimalist design that is strong and comfortable yet versatile enough to work with most smartphones, lenses, microphones, lights and other accessories.”
The Rover was conceived to provide a comfortable ergonomic position, so that hands and arms stay relaxed and the camera movement remains smooth and steady.
Integrated dual handles connect to the Perfect Friction mounts that adjust to any point of 360-degree rotation without additional tension adjustment or locks. This design also allows the handles to become a natural extension of the body.
To ensure flexibility, Rover was designed with 16 Points of Freedom which are industry standard ¼-20 screw mounts for customizing and accessorizing the rig for any situation.
Combined with Matthew’s MicroGrip hardware it can be mounted to rails, windows, trees and cars. Rover weighs 2.3 pounds and will be priced at $299.00.
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