The Fig Rig by Manfrotto is designed for use with small to medium cameras and camcorders as a simple and cost effective alternative to a full steadicam system. A circular frame with a crossbar and camera mount plate, the Fig Rig becomes part of the body to produce smooth, steady motion shots.
As the operator walks, his/her body absorbs the excess movement, transferring only fluid movements to the camera. As there are no straps or harnesses attached to the Fig Rig, quick and wide movements can be made within the same shot - from ground-level to overhead, in one smooth movement. The camera and operator become one, allowing you to film scenes quickly and unobtrusively.