Manfrotto has announced a range of supports and accessories designed specifically for assisting the creation of virtual reality photos and videos. The Manfrotto 360° VR range includes the following bases, accessories and extension booms:
• Clamp and VR Adjustable Dolly
• Mini Tripod Kit
• Aluminium Base with/without half ball
• Pump Cup with spigot adapter
• Carbon Fibre Tripod
• Panoramic Head
• Carbon Fibre Boom (Small, Medium, Large)
Practical hurdles facing virtual reality content creation are ensuring camera supports are stable, elevated and compact enough so as to not be seen in the 360° shots. Manfrotto claims its VR bases and booms achieve all these things.
It seems that interest in virtual reality is growing and Manfrotto has stolen a march by being the first to launch a range of products dedicated to support VR.
All of the Manfrotto VR products are designed to work with each other and compatible with the most popular 360° cameras.
From a look, items that we see being particularly useful include a large VR carbon fibre boom combined with VR carbon fibre tripod. The boom weighs approximately 1kg and provides a 4.7m reach. That’s a massive range of camera angles.
We haven’t used any of the products just yet, but will report back once we do.
Pricing and availability
The Manfrotto 360° VR range or products are available individually or as a selection of kits, with pricing from RRP £29.95 to £634.95.
For more information, please visit www.manfrotto.co.uk