At the heart of Manfrotto's SYMPLA system is the Plate, which attaches your camera to the SYMPLA rig. The Variable Plate allows the camera & lens to be moved on three independent axes (longitudinal, lateral & vertical), a flexibility that's essential for aligning multiple camera & lens combinations with critical components like a Matte-Box or for positioning the camera viewfinder in front of your eye.
Adjustment controls are simple: longitudinally, the Variable Plate slides along SYMPLA rods & is unlocked/locked with one repositionable ratchet lever. For vertical adjustment, a single geared dial on the side of the Plate gives fingertip control; the Plate maintains its height when the dial is released, with a ratchet lever to lock the camera vertically. For lateral adjustment a single geared dial at the end of the Plate adjusts the offset of the camera from the Plate's central axis, & a single lever locks down the movement.
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Step 5:Urban Cine will follow up with questions &/or send a formal quote if required.
Step 6:Pick Up & Return: Typically after 2:00pm the day before the hire, & by 11:00am the day after the hire. Picking up the day before gives you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the equipment & check that everything is in order before your shoot the next day.
Step 7:Payment: For new customers payment is required prior or on collection. If you have a history with Urban Cine a credit account may be offered.
Step 8:Insurance & ID: To ensure insurance for hired equipment is valid Urban Cine Pty. Ltd. asks you to verify your identity. By doing so you are supplying the required 100 points of ID. This will protect both you the Hirer & Urban Cine Pty. Ltd. You will receive an SMS. Just follow the prompts. For more info see OCR Labs IDKit
Step 9:Using Equipment: It’s fair & reasonable to expect the hirer has the skillset to use equipment in a respectful & professional manner.
Step 10:Please report equipment failures & breakages. Feedback is important. If you’re experiencing issues with equipment on set please call asap. Often issues can be rectified over the phone.