Nokia N8, C7 and Fig-Rig stabilizer in behind the scenes of Israel's Interactive Film! (Shot with Nokia C7, N8)

| December 15, 2010 | 6 Replies

The Fig-Rig is a little like your Flowpod or Merlin Steadicam holders – you attach a video camera (or any device capable of recording video) and using its magical powers cuts out all that jerkiness in motion and produces silky smooth professional looking videos.

It’s useful whether you’re using professional grade dedicated video cameras or a mobile phone like the N8. And that’s exactly what they’ve done here with a Fig-Rig. (I think Merlin has the advantage though it is 3x more expensive, going for a minimum of around 600GBP. Yes you got that right. I’ve wanted one for such a long time! ah)


The Fig-Rig, like Merlin and Flowpod is a contraption to which your device is attached. Unlike the half-arch of Merlin, or Pole of Flowpod, the Fig-Rig sports a somewhat steering wheel design.

The video below is actually more about the first ever interactive video show with N8, but I was enamored by the use of the Fig-Rig. There’s also a second video included on how to make your own for the N8.

From Google translate since I don’t understand Hebrew.

This is a behind the scenes footage of Israel’s first interactive Movie. The clip was filmed entirely using Nokia’s new smartphones, the Nokia C7 and N8. The video uses a unique and innovative technology that allows viewers to choose the course of the plot and watch the story unfold.



The fig-rig is possibly much easier to make than Merlin OR flowpod



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  • N8minusQRPlate

    More importantly, what is the QR (Quick-Release) plate holding the unit to the Fig-Rig? Clarification would be a wonderful thing given neither Nokia nor any ‘worthy of mention’ third-party saw fit to release an official accessory for tripod, stabiliser users which tend to require a standard tripod thread. I am assuming may even be a standard Manfrotto system which I haven’t come across yet in my travels. As we all know, the N8 has a decent enough camera to warrant proper photo/video-graphic treatment. Hence, my bewilderment at this glaring omission for the assumed “power user” target market.

  • Ben Risk

    I wondered if you knew where I could hire a Fig-Rig in the UK?

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