The Canon C100 C300 C500 Shoulder Mount from SHAPE is a shoulder rig with light weight support (LWS) for the Canon Cinema EOS line of movie cameras. As the three have a similar profile, this rig is compatible with the C100, C300, and C500 models. The base plate features specially recessed rods to accommodate these cameras uniquely tall stature while ensuring proper centering of lenses in case a matte box is used.
Baseplate and rod system
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 system includes 15 mm 18″ rods 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.