The SHAPE Canon C100/C300/C500 Offset Rig is for handheld shooting and specifically designed to work with the Canon Cinema EOS line of cameras, using the included baseplate. The rig allows you to position your camera in front of your eyes, while supporting it with your shoulder. It includes SHAPE’s C100/C300/C500 baseplate which features 15 mm rod clamps with spring-loaded levers and 12″ 15 mm rods. The baseplate maintains the proper lens center to the rod height for use with available rod mounted accessories. The included Quick Handle Rod Bloc is a rod mounted handgrip assembly that mounts to LWS 15 mm rods. It features SHAPE’s Push-Button rosette release, which allows you to adjust the angle of the handgrips without having to remove your hands from the rig. The included Back Pad attaches to the back of the shoulder pad and features sliding height adjustment for your comfort and a 1/4″-20 threaded hole for mounting additional accessories.
Baseplate, rod system and offset bracket
The SHAPE C300 Baseplate is made specifically for the Canon EOS C300 Camera. This camera accessory provides a small, light setup solution expandable to a more elaborate setup. The baseplate attaches underneath the camera with 4 x M4 screws or with 3/8”-16 and 1/4”-20 screws that are included. The baseplate maintains the proper lens center to the rod height for use with available rod mounted accessories. This allows you to use available standard follow focus units, zoom motors, and matte boxes with your camera while using the baseplate. The offset bracket shifts the weight of the camera to your shoulder and provides rod brackets for attaching rods and the shoulder pad, as well as available accessories.
The system includes 2 pairs of 15 mm rods that are 12″ and 10” with the standard LWS spacing of 60 mm. Because rod-based accessories are standardized you can use virtually any 15 mm accessories for LWS you want with this rig. Types of accessories include, follow focuses, matte boxes, mounts for external audio and video recorders, EVFs, battery plates, cages, and more.
Quick handle rod bloc (HAND5)
The SHAPE Quick handle rod bloc is a professional video stabilization accessory with 2 camera handle grips, each providing an individual rotation angle of 360°. You can attach the handle to the camera platform using a simple screw knob. A simple Push-Button located at the articulation allows easy attachment and removal. Combined with the anodized aluminum rod bloc, the quick handle offers composite camera support for all 15 mm rods. You can achieve precise positioning by sliding the Quick Handle along the rods and tightening the small red knob located on the Rod Bloc. The rod bloc is designed with 2 screw-threaded holes allowing the mounting of the Quick Handle. SHAPE is well known for its patented Push-button handle, now used by so many professionals in the industry. The technology was developed to give filmmakers quick and easy adjustment. By simply pressing the button, you are allowed a 360-degree rotation to place the handles in the best position for your use. Push, adjust, release, and then its lock.
Mini Composite Shoulder Pad (SHPAD3) and back pad (PAD1)
The SHAPE mini composite shoulder pad is padded for superior comfort and is made of slip-free material. It is designed with a 15 mm rod block on top allowing to hold 15 mm rods for camera and accessories to be attached. The screw knob allows to attach SHAPE counter-weight (PAD1, PADCW1). By adding extra male-female rods at the back, you can also attach a counter-weight behind the same rods. This way, your body can easily supports the weight of the camera and its accessories. The shoulder pad is also the perfect solution for switching rapidly from shoulder to tripod without having to remove the shoulder pad. It can remain on the camera rig permanently.
The back pad features a powder coated anodized aluminum plate and arm which are attached to a thick padding on the side facing the user. The back pad is compatible with the SHAPE Mini Composite Shoulder Pad (SHPAD3) and can be attach or remove easily from your rig via a 1/4-20 camera screw knob. Additionally, the back pad’s position can be adjusted to the user’s preference – up to 2″ vertically and 360° horizontally. The bottom of the back pad is designed with (2) 1/4-20 threaded holes, allowing to attach other accessories or counterweights.