The Manfrotto 595B Fig Rig is a a non-traditional design, but works effectively as the simple design is easy to use. It smoothly supports a DV camera and acts as a frame to mount all the accessories including zoom controllers, microphones, mixers, lights, monitors, arms. and the circular frame with a crossbar will accept most mini DV cameras. The Manfrotto Fig Rig becomes part of the body of the camcorder to produce smooth, steady travelling shots and enables the operator to move whilst holding the camcorder without sacrifycing fluidity of movement. As there are no straps or harnesses attached to the Fig Rig the unit is freed up so the same shot from ground-level to overhead can be taken in one smooth movement. An absolute must for the serious photogrpaher.