Manfrotto Distribution US adds 360Rize to its Line of Power Brands


360Rize, a company specializing in virtual reality 360 video technology, announced its product line is now being distributed by Manfrotto Distribution US, which will now add the 360Rize line of patented 360 Plug-N-Play to its inventory of professional video and photo products, serving as a reselling resource for dealers.

manfrotto360Rize’s hardware products serve as 360 video arrays for multiple cameras and allow content creators to film 360-degree videos at resolutions as high as 12,000 x 6,000 pixels. This includes 2D and 3D stereoscopic VR camera mounts and the 360-degree camera systems. Content filmed with these products can be viewed in large projection domes, Mac’s, PC’s, multiple web and 360 media players or with Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and other virtual reality HMDs (head-mounted displays).

“This is a very exciting step for 360Rize. When it comes to camera and production equipment distribution, Manfrotto Distribution US is one of the most respected names in the industry and we’re thrilled to be working with them to help make 360 video technology widely available,” said 360Rize CEO and founder Michael Kintner.

“VR and 360 shooting is one of the most exciting new channels in imaging.  We are thrilled to be representing 360Rize as their US Distributor.  Their products are of the highest quality and help define the category.  So, in that sense, they are very much like the Manfrotto brand. That is why they are the perfect partner for us,” said Adam Mirabella, President of Manfrotto Distribution US.

This news follows the announcement that 360Rize was awarded a patent and multiple provisional patents for its virtual reality 360 video technology patented 360 Plug-n-Play product lines.  These systems repurpose small action camera’s like GoPro, Yi Technology and micro-cinematic cameras like Blackmagic Designs and ZCam’s into the unique patented 360 Plug-n-Play camera arrays for creating high resolution spherical 360 video. The patent covers the multi-camera holding assemblies that its original 360Heros company brought to the market back in 2012.

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