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Press Release: Manfrotto Announces Move Ecosystem: Create at the speed of inspiration

Manfrotto, the worldwide leader in photography and videography supports, has unveiled the first products from an all-new modular line that comprises their forward thinking Move Ecosystem. Developed to harness the concepts of speed of use and versatility, these dedicated Move Ecosystem products are designed for today's modern creatives who shot both video and photo and want the ability to transition frequently between their varying supports with no lag. Move signals the birth of a faster and moreversatile future for the workflow of photo and video professionals everywhere who will finally be able to move limitlessly at the speed of their inspiration.

The Move Ecosystem is designed around the new Quick Release System, a lightweight base and plate system which when attached to users various supports offers increased speed of transfer between them without having to stop to screw and unscrew parts. It all happens in one click that immediately actions professional stability no matter the direction in which the equipment is inserted, though an additional twist lock is provided to ease heavy users minds. And while speed is certainly a profound benefit of the Quick Release System, due to its universal 3/8” connection standard, the system is capable of connecting varying support types to each other revealing enhanced functionality from users existing systems. For example, Manfrotto tripods can be coupled with sliders and different heads on top, while Manfrotto’s Gimboom can be paired with the new Modular Gimbal 300XM in order to have a 2 meters long stabilized support with remote control capabilities that can be fully operated by a single user.
PRESS RELEASE: Manfrotto, the worldwide leader in innovative photography and videography supports, introduces MOVE, an innovative Quick Release System that takes only a second to switch between set ups, while providing a rigid hold.

Manfrotto MOVE is designed to reduce downtime when switching between tripods, motion control gear, and stabilizers in fast paced creative environments. At the core of this revolutionary system is a Base and Plate setup that creates a universal connector type. By adding the bases to their varied supports, and the plate to their camera systems, users can quickly switch their cameras rigs from one equipment to the next without having to stop to screw and unscrew varying plates standards. MOVE is with powered 360° range of motion single gesture technology that clicks automatically into place no matter the direction.

MOVE also features Manfrotto’s new X LOCK system which increases rigidity of the entire kit where it is mounted through its intuitive twist locking mechanism. Manfrotto MOVE is designed to interconnect with the most camera equipment and supports thanks to a universal 3/8” thread connector and 1/4” thread adapter, allowing users to flow instantly between their existing setups and boost their creative potential.

With its slimline anodized aluminum construction and its 220 grams- weight, MOVE is designed to feel weightless on advanced camera rigs with a payload of up to 20 Kg, allowing the creator to customize the setup without having to make weight considerations.

The new MOVE ecosystem signifies an active approach to creating a unique set up, allowing creators to work more efficiently on set and to move at the speed of their inspiration. Whether you shoot action or interviews, in the studio or on the field; MOVE has you covered.

This is possible due to the 300XM Gimbal’s detachable modular construction including its stabilizing head and electronic controls which when separated can still communicate via bluetooth connection. The gimbal head can also be adapted onto a completely separate support such as a tripod or slider, for example, and be used a remotely operated shooting station. With its limitless modular application this market leading handheld Gimbal is guaranteed to redefine the standards of professional gimbal support for CSC users.
PRESS RELEASE: Manfrotto, the worldwide leader in photography and videography supports, introduces the first modular stabilizer designed to rapidly increase your flow on set; enabling you to move from shot to shot faster than ever and to create your favorite configuration with a modular approach.

Gimbal 300XM is designed with a modular approach that allows users detach individual parts and readapt them to create the best configuration for their needs. Videomakers can also integrate their existing gear into their customized configuration to harness the true power of modularity. For example, detaching the 300XM’s remote control handle and attaching it to the base of Manfrotto’s Gimboom, content creators can extend their stabilized shooting radius to just over 2 meters while maintaining complete gimbal functionality. Moreover, thanks to the handles wireless technology, the gimbal head can also be mounted on tripods and sliders to function as a fully remote shooting system.

This interchangeable approach to designed is heightened by the Gimbal 300XM’s universal 3/8” thread connectors and Manfrotto 501PL standard profile mount which allows users to instantly attach the industry leading plate standards.

In addition, this revolutionary design, 300XM’s upgraded hardware and software come together to deliver professional level functionality. While the electronic multifunction knob with buttons A and B allows videomakers to mark shooting points that can easily and precisely replicate shots, the balance position memory index means rebalancing times are significantly reduced when switching out cameras. Thanks to a redesigned ergonomic joystick that allows for precision operation, an extra length arm adjustment means CSC and DSLR with a payload up to 3.4 Kg meet even their most advanced objectives on dynamic shoots.

Gimbal 300XM’s makes it a bold step into Manfrotto’s forward thinking MOVE Ecosystem where modular design pushes the pace on set, making production flow seamlessly and effortlessly.

And while Move’s innovative adaptability is set to make huge improvements to the speed and versatility of production, Manfrotto’s approach to modularity isn’t just looking to what’s new. With a brand-new set of attachable twin legs Gimboom has also been revamped to introduce the two-in-one solution Gim-Pod, which equally performs as a professional grade boom as well as a tripod. Paired with Manfrotto’s newly announced and upcoming Q6 Ball Head featuring a sliding Arca-Swiss compatible top-locking mechanism and 3 bubble levels this configuration offers infinite applications for creators, from a lightweight kit.
PRESS RELEASE: Manfrotto, the worldwide leader in photography and videography supports, has just gone one step further in the evolution of its already award winning Gimboom by giving it modular accessories that increase its versatility in dynamic shooting situations.

Gim-Pod is designed streamline dynamic use for creators who need a multiple application photo and video solution in one piece of equipment. The fastest solution to switch from a moving usage into a still tripod based shooting where you remotely control your Gimbal or mount a photographic head without ever having to detach their camera rig.

With its twist locking legs and aluminum slimline design, the Gim-Pod’s closed down length doesn’t exceed the Gimboom’s, making it super easy to store and carry with you anywhere you want to go.

The Gim-Pod’s legs features a universal 3/8” thread connector to add external accessories such as monitors or audio equipment to Gimboom. This Connector is also available as a stand alone part that provides maximum versatility in users configurations.

Gim-Pod is part of the MOVE Ecosystem, Manfrotto’s new vision for a modular approach that allows parts to connect seamlessly and effortlessly, providing users with greater variety and flexibility from their equipment. This new Ecosystem is the way of the future for dynamic creators who need nimble solutions while maintaining maximum performance.

As an Innovative, versatile, and lightweight solution for hybrid shooting Gim-Pod is guaranteed to become an instant favorite among Gimboom users.
The Move Ecosystem is much more than a collective of innovative solutions, it is a shift in paradigm. By harnessing the power of modularity Manfrotto has created a new age of interconnecting supports and parts that will allow professionals to not only move at an unprecedented speed but also allow users to customize their gear to meet their individual project needs. Welcome to the age of Move.

Manfrotto Move Ecosystem300XM Gimbal, and Gim-Pod are all available at B&H Photo.

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