Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote

Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote and MPH-P8 Plate Kit

Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote and MPH-P8 Plate Kit

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Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote and MPH-P8 Plate Kit Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote Vello MPH-P8 Plate for Pan Head (8")

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Product Highlights

  • Programmable 360° Panoramic Movement
  • Remote Range: 100'
  • 3 Panning Speeds
  • 1-200 Programmable Positions
  • 3/8"-16 Tripod Mount
  • 2.4 GHz Frequency
  • Head is Powered by Nikon EN-EL3e Battery
  • Remote Powered by 2 x AAA Batteries
  • 8" Diameter Product Stage
  • Matte White Finish
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  • 1Description

The FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote and MPH-P8 Plate Kit from B&H consists of a remote controlled panning head and a rotating 8" product stage. The kit is designed to provide product photographers with the basic tools required to create 360° views of small objects or photograph a product from multiple angles with ease.

  • Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote

    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
  • Vello MPH-P8 Plate for Pan Head (8")

    The Vello 8" MPH-P8 Plate for Pan Head attaches to any manual or motorized pan head with a 1/4"-20 camera screw and allows your product to be seen at the best angle in its best light. The plate size is great for jewelry and small objects while its matte surface renders a soft detail-less look free from distracting reflections. A rotation of 360 degrees is possible with most pan heads.

  • The MPH-P8 is an 8" diameter stage to display products for photography. This makes it perfect for use with jewelry and mobile electronics
  • The product stage has a matte white finish that helps guard against reflections from studio lights
  • The circular, flat stage is perfect for taking 360° photos of products when attached to automatic or manual pan heads
  • Mounting the product stage is easy with its universal 1/4"-20 threaded socket
  • UPC: 847628595385
In the Box
  • 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
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  • 1Description
  • Vello FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote
    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
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 8.1 x 3.4"
  • Vello MPH-P8 Plate for Pan Head (8")
    Color Matte white
    Diameter 8.0" (20.3 cm)
    Weight 5.0 oz (142 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 9.0 x 0.4"
FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote and MPH-P8 Plate Kit is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Free Wave Orbit Review This motorized pan head is compact with wireless control. It mounts on a 3/8 16 tripod with included 3/8 16 to 1/4 20 insert. There is no tilt control. There are three speeds approximately equal to speed 1 = 716 deg/min, speed 2 = 387 deg/min and speed 3 = 267 deg/min. It can rotate continuously in either direction unlike some other motorized pan heads that are limited to less than 360 deg. The included software is too specific, designed be used with a camera. If it included more general software that could be used to simply set speed and start, stop and reverse it would be more useful.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy to use. One design problem. When used for product photography, the attachable 8" plate rotates with the complete device....but surprisingly, the rotation center (located below the device) is displaced (not in the same axis) from the plate's center (the screw on top) .... so the plate rotates with a side to side movement ruining 360 product photography.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So simple to use and smooth operation! The Freewave Orbit is great for controlling pan on a camera. The included remote gives plenty of options with a very simple layout. The plate kit kicks it up a notch with the ability to add a little flare to a small product review by adding some subtle rotation. The lcd on the Orbit has great brightness and color so you know what you're selecting. Also, it comes with a nice carrying case so you won't lose all the pieces in your camera bag!
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to my growing kit I spend a lot of time reviewing smartphones which means I take a lot of photos and record mobile video. As part of this process, I get to test the time lapse photos and videos of select models. In the past I would use a static tripod mount and grab whatever subjects I could. Using the FreeWave Orbit I am now able to capture more interesting videos and time-lapse photography. Moreover, I can place objects on the product stage/platter and get shots from all angles. The (included) remote control lets me control movement in both speed and rotational degrees, each of which has its benefits. I also appreciate the controls are on both the main unit as well as the remote. It's just enough to give me what I need without overwhelming in the process. It doesn't take long to charge up the battery; the unit is slow to deplete juice. Both are a definite plus for spending longer periods out of the office.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for product photography and panorama timelapses&videos Great little motor that works really well. The white plate is really useful for 360?? small product photography. The motor uses Nikon EN-EL3e Battery. The remote uses 2x AAA batteries. Comes in a nice little black zipper box/bag. The only thing is that the cables in the package are not for Olympus.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this again if needed. Great Product
Date published: 2016-11-16
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