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By Bill Hines
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 www.mserover.com

Content is still king, but quality content goes viral.  
 

With the smartphone's rapidly improving resolution and sensitivity, they have become the ubiquitous choice for content creation. Whether shooting dramatic work, documentaries, YouTube videos or just personal memories, one creative challenge has remained. How to fully transform a smartphone into a professional camera rig. 

Now there’s Rover. A smartphone mounting cage providing the freedom to build out a custom camera system while offering unparalleled protection and stability. No batteries required!

 

The Rover's sturdy yet minimalist design provides a naturally comfortable handheld position, so that hands and arms stay relaxed and the camera movement remains smooth and steady.

 

 

 

The 16 Points of Freedom are industry standard ¼-20 screw mounts for customizing and accessorizing the rig for any situation. Add MSE Microgrip hardware and mount Rover to rails, windows, trees, cars, almost anywhere.

 

Every detail of The Rover has been designed to provide a professional level of performance. The spacious aluminum Rover Cage and smartphone mount can accommodate almost any phone and 3rd party lens system. 

 

The Perfect Friction mounts instantly adjust to any point of 360-degree rotation without additional tension adjustment or locks.  

 

Rover’s one-of-a-kind design also allows the handles to double as easel arms, perfect for low angle shooting, table-top viewing and editing.

 

 

 

Specifications:     

  • Dimensions WxHxD: 13” x 6.65“ x 2.45” (33.02cm x 16.89cm x 6.22cm) 
  • Weight: 2.38lbs. (1079.5g) 
  • Maximum Device - Landscape WxHxD: 6.15” x 3.25“ x .3” (15.62cm x 8.25cm x .76cm) 
  • Mounting Points: (14) ¼-20” , (1) ¼-20” & 3/8” convertible tripod mount, (1) ¼-20” & Cold Shoe convertible center mount   

 

 

Whether you’re a Youtube creator, mobile journalist or aspiring cinematographer…    if you're ready to get serious about your images, then you're ready for Rover.

 

Patent Pending 2017

Risks and challenges

Matthews Studio Equipment has been building grip and camera equipment in Burbank CA for almost 50 years. During that time we have become a production staple on Hollywood sound stages and set locations worldwide. As the market has evolved, so have we. With the Rover we are expanding into a new market of supporting consumer level camera technology, and with your help we can bring years of production experience to anyone with a smartphone

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    Rover & Mini Matthelini / Microgrip Head

    Get a MSE Rover for only $239. Save $60 off of the MSRP, plus get a free Mini Matthelini clamp & Microgrip head ($100 value)

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