Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote

BH #VEMPH100 • MFR #MPH-100
Vello
Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote
Key Features
  • Programmable 360° Panoramic Movement
  • Remote Range: 100'
  • 3 Panning Speeds
  • Virtual Tours and Photo Stitching
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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.
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Vello MPH-100 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Shot Range
  • 3Panning Direction
  • 4Multi-Speed
  • 5Long Exposure Control
  • 6Wireless Versatility

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

Multi-Speed

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

Vello MPH-100 Specs

Wireless Range100' (30.4 m)
Maximum Load Capacity4 lb (1.8 kg)
Tripod Mount Thread Size3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20
Camera Mount Thread Size1/4"-20
Ports2.5 mm trigger output
USB Mini-B (for firmware updates)
Frequency2.4 GHz
Wireless Channels16
Panning Speed3 speeds
Number of Shots1-200 (1-99 with remote)
Power SourceHead: EN-EL3e
Remote: 2 x AAA
Dimensions5.1 x 2.6 x 4.7" (13.1 x 6.7 x 12 cm)
Weight0.9 lb (408 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.165 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 8.05 x 3.65"
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In panorama mode can I set the unit to take 3 ...

In panorama mode can I set the unit to take 3 pictures at each angle? (for bracketing)
Asked by: Rejean
I'm sorry there is no bracketing capability.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-09

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According to the last review, there's something like this on the market but smarter, which could be controlled by smart devices. Anyone knows the brand name?
Asked by: ZH X.
Yes, that would be the Syrp Genie. You can click on the link below to view; https://bhpho.to/2KxdiBk
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-08-06

I want to use for night Photography. Ex: 10 shots ...

I want to use for night Photography. Ex: 10 shots at 30 seconds to produce panorama of night sky. Can this be done? Can you set interval between shots too?
Asked by: Rozanne
Unfortunately, the Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote cannot be set to take shots in intervals.
Answered by: Gradus Support
Date published: 2019-06-25

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Can you mount camera vertical ?
Asked by: Manmath
yes you can mount the device with the camera vertical. but you need a good tripod. I use it with Nikon D 800 and 24-70 f2.8 Len.I'm sorry for the delay in answering your question
Answered by: dany b.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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It works with a Lumix G85?
Asked by: Alejandro
Yes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Mirco Four Thirds Mirrorless Digital Camera would be compatible for use with the Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote. If you do not have the 2.5mm shutter cable included with the Vello Freewave Orbit, you may purchase the Vello 2.5mm Remote Shutter Release Cable for Select Panasonic and Leica Cameras, B&H # VERCCP125, for your usage needs.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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How do you rotate the unit back to 0? I mean exactly, not approximately.
Asked by: Li L.
Per the instruction book (pg 15), the device starts at 5 degrees and rotates to 360 degrees by 5 degree increments, so 0 would actually be 5 degrees (there is also a chart on pg 14).
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Is there an adapter for my Sony a7r II?
Asked by: Christopher
With the addition of the Vello 2.5mm Remote Shutter Release Cable for Select Sony Cameras with Multi-Terminal B&H # VERCCS225, you may use the FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with the A7R II.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Does the panning have ease-in and ease-out?
Asked by: Jeffery C.
Sorry, I am not familiar with these terms. There are three rotation speeds. This will depend on the mass of your camera and how wobbly the setup is, but at slow speed the stop for me doesn't introduce any vibration, if that is what you are asking.
Answered by: Robert R.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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