Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote

Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote

Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote

B&H # VEMPH100 MFR # MPH-100
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Product Highlights

  • Programmable 360° Panoramic Movement
  • Remote Range: 100'
  • 3 Panning Speeds
  • Virtual Tours and Photo Stitching
  • Product Photography
  • 3/8"-16 Tripod Mount
  • 16 Programmable Channels
  • 2.4 GHz Frequency
  • Head is Powered by Nikon EN-EL3e Battery
  • Remote Powered by 2 x AAA Batteries
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  • 1Description

The FreeWave Orbit from Vello is a programmable motorized pan head which allows the user to capture full 360° panoramic photographs or still or moving product photos.

The Orbit is fully programmable allowing the user to determine the degree angle of rotation, the number of shots taken within that range, the panning speed, and the direction of capture for panoramic photos. Placement of the camera and head is entirely your choice, as the head may be mounted on top of a tripod via the integrated 3/8"-16 female thread or seated on a flat surface using the anti-slip bottom pad.

An ideal tool for the budding 360° panoramic or VR photographer, the Orbit is capable of automatically producing batches of images which may be easily combined to form traditional or interactive media. Operating as a panoramic head and trigger, the Orbit can be programmed to make linear adjustments in up to 360° patterns while automatically triggering the shutter every time the camera pauses. These images can then be stitched together to form multi-image panoramas or immersive 360° virtual tours. Additionally, this function may be used with the optional product plate to create interactive, rotating product tours.

Included with the Orbit is a 2.4 GHz wireless remote capable of communicating with the head from up to 100' away. Programmable to one of 16 available channels, the user can prevent troublesome radio interference with other electronics or use two Orbit heads in close proximity without issue.

The remote may also be used atop the camera as a camera control unit, capable of triggering the camera's shutter when it is not placed on the Orbit head. Previously mentioned, a common use for this function would be 360° product photography with the optional 8" product plate—a rotating stage which can allow a camera in a fixed position to take multiple photos of a small object from up to 72 angles.

The Orbit head is powered by a rechargeable Nikon-type EN-EL3e lithium-ion battery and the remote is powered by two AAA batteries.

Shot Range
Capable of taking 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24, 36, 45, 60, & 72 shots within one panoramic movement
Panning Direction
Pans clockwise or counter-clockwise
Three programmable speeds, 1-3 (from fastest to slowest)
Long Exposure Control
Control your shutter duration from 1 to 99 seconds per shot
Wireless Versatility
Select from 16 separate radio channels
UPC: 847628594739
In the Box
Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote
  • Remote
  • EN-EL3e Battery
  • EN-EL3e Battery Charger
  • Carrying Case
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing
  • 2.5mm to Nikon 10-Pin Shutter Release Cable
  • 2.5mm to 2.5mm Shutter Release Cable
  • 2.5mm to Canon 3-Pin Shutter Release Cable
  • 2.5mm to Nikon DC-2 Shutter Release Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Wireless Range 100' (30.4 m)
    Maximum Load Capacity 4 lb (1.8 kg)
    Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20
    Camera Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
    Ports 2.5 mm trigger output
    USB Mini-B (for firmware updates)
    Frequency 2.4 GHz
    Wireless Channels 16
    Panning Speed 3 speeds
    Number of Shots 1-200 (1-99 with remote)
    Power Source Head: EN-EL3e
    Remote: 2 x AAA
    Dimensions 5.1 x 2.6 x 4.7" (13.1 x 6.7 x 12 cm)
    Weight 0.9 lb (408 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 8.1 x 3.4"
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