The SHAPE DSLR composite stabilizer bundle is compatible with DSLR/Mirrorless & Video Cameras. The rig provides an offset position allowing you to use the viewfinder of your camera especially when it is positioned in the middle. The offset rail bloc can be attached to the left or the right of the riser bloc. The easy-to-use ergonomic design is simple to adjust and customize according to your specific needs. It enables a fast transition from tripod to shoulder in one simple click. The front rods are used to attach accessories such as a matte box, a SHAPE follow focus as well as many other 15 mm industry standard accessories. Each support module can be assembled or disassembled easily for travel. No tools required.
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 developped to give filmakers quick and easy adjustment. By simply pressing the button, you are allowed a 360-degree rotation to place the handle in the best position for your use. Push, adjust, release, and then its lock.
Use the SHAPE Paparazzi Riser/15 mm Rod System as a base to attach accessories to your DSLR or small camcorder. This system displaces the weight of accessories from the camera to the rods/riser. The Paparazzi riser adds 2″ to the camera height while its mounting-screw slot allows for up to 4″ of front-to-back adjustment. The 15 mm rod system offers thumbscrew-locking 8″ rods with Allen key vertical adjustment (up to 1.375″). This riser/rod system can work with various on-camera accessories such as a lens support, matte box, lens adapter, or follow focus.
The Paparazzi Riser from SHAPE is a 2″ fixed-height camera riser offering either parallel or perpendicular camera support. The riser’s top surface includes a 4″ sliding screw slot that enables the camera to be adjusted front-to-back or side-to-side, depending on the riser’s orientation. This Paparazzi Riser features several 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threaded holes. The hole located on the base is used to attach the riser to a camera support, while the front and rear holes can be used to attach various accessories such as a sliding rod block.
The SHAPE pair of 15 mm 8″ female-female rods are anodized aluminum rods with 1/2″-13 threaded female extremities. The rods are 8″ (203mm) long and have a diameter of 0.59″ (15 mm). It is compatible with 15 mm 4″ or 6″ male-female rods, rod bloc, and sliding rod Bloc.
This pair of 6″ black 15 mm Extensions Rods features one male end and one female end, each with 1/2″-13 threading. The rods are composed of lightweight anodized aluminum for strength and durability.
Standard 15 mm rod for a camera support system
Lightweight anodized aluminum for strength and durability
Both extremities of the rods are threaded (1/2″-13)
The Telescopic Support Arm with Rod Bloc from SHAPE is a variable length support arm designed to stabilize a shoulder rig while keeping the user mobile. The unit consists of an aluminum telescopic arm, Rod Bloc, and multi-function shoe which can be independently adjusted to the user’s preference. It can be adjusted at two points, from a minimum length of 14″ to a maximum of 20″. The top end of the rod is capped by an adjustable single-knob joint which supports and positions the CNC machined aluminum Rod Bloc—the attachment points for a shoulder-mounted rig. At the arm’s base is an internal spring designed to provide added control when tilting vertically, allowing the user to capture a more stable image while in motion. The bottom end of the telescopic arm is fitted with SHAPE’s multi-function shoe—a cup-style base designed to rest against the user’s torso or in a support belt for additional stability. If needed, the shoe may be removed so that the arm may be used as a boom, providing a connection point for a monitor, microphone, light, and more. The support cup at the end of the arm rests on the SHAPE Belt rather than directly on the operator.
The SHAPE adjustable shoulder pad is padded for superior comfort and is made of slip-free material. 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 and it is designed with a 15 mm sliding rod block camera screw knob (1/4-20) for adjustment.
The back pad (PAD1) features a powder coated anodized aluminum plate and arm which are attached to a thick padding on the side facing the user. It is compatible with the SHAPE Mini Composite Shoulder Pad (SHPAD3, SHPAD2, SHPAD1) 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.
The SHAPE Friction & Gear Follow-Focus Clic with Adjustable Marker is made of lightweight anodized CNC aluminum for strength and durability. It is designed to attach onto standard 15 mm rods of shoulder support rigs and other rigs. It attaches onto them via a clamp system, with simplicity. You would sit the Clic on top of the rods, and then slide and close a SHAPE-patented lever clamp underneath the rods, and the lever locks and holds the Clic securely on the rods.
The Clic’s focus mechanism also works with a clamp system, which when unlocked loosens the focus mechanism and allows it to be moved horizontally. It moves so to adjust itself closer to the lens. As it moves, its main feature — the focus disk — moves with it, and the focus disk is what reaches the lens. The focus disk can either be a friction wheel or a gear wheel. Both are present in this package and replacing one with the other is accomplished with the help of the included Allen wrench. The friction wheel has a rubber outer surface that would press up against the lens, keep firm contact with it, and ensure accurate and slip-free focusing. The friction wheel would serve well for most lenses and is made of high-quality rubber that in cold temperatures won’t get too cold to lose its grip. The gear wheel would accommodate those lenses that specifically have teeth on their focusing rings, and it would do so without any ring gears, by pressing its 0.8 pitch gears into the teeth.
The focus mechanism can be used on either the left or the right side of the lens, depending on the direction you place the Clic onto the rods in. And the focus disk itself can be used either in front of the focus mechanism or behind it, so to accommodate a wider variety of lens lengths. To move the disk to the rear, you would first just unscrew two screws from the gearbox. Once the screws are off, the focus disk can just be flipped over for use with longer lens constructions. The white mark disk at the right of the red knob is made of highly resistant Delrin thermoplastic. It can be written on with non-permanent markers to mark up focus measurements for various predetermined shots, and it is interchangeable and thereby many predetermined measurements can be kept ready at your side. Additionally, a slide-adjustable marker made of aluminum is included to be attached beside the mark disk and to be moved and tightened into positions along the disk.
The SHAPE 2-Stage 4 x 4″ Matte Box accepts lenses with up to a 100 mm front outside diameter. It mounts to 15 mm LWS rods and utilizes a swing-away design, which lets you perform quick lens changes without having to remove the matte box from your rods. You can adjust the height of the matte box in relation to the rods, which comes in handy when your lens center to rod center height is slightly off from the standard. Two rotating filter stages support the use of 4×4″ filters. The matte box comes with a top flag (eyebrow), side flags, four matte box donuts in 66, 72, 82, and 90 mm sizes, and elastic donut. The matte box also has a rear opening of 100 mm for lenses.
The included anti-reflection donuts prevent light behind the camera from reflecting off any filters in the matte box and degrading the image. Included with the matte box are anti-reflection donuts for lenses with a front outside diameter of 66, 72, 82, and 90 mm. The included elastic donut supports lenses with a front outside diameter between 66 and 90 mm, and it is especially useful with lenses that grow and shrink as you change focus or zoom. The side flags incorporate a hook design as a safety feature where they attach to the matte box. This helps prevent them from falling out of the matte box should the lockdown thumbscrew loosen accidentally. The swing-away bracket incorporates a height adjustment, enabling you to compensate a total of 0.65″ vertically. This allows you to use this matte box with a variety of camera/rod support combinations that may vary slightly from the industry standard 85 mm distance from LWS rod center to lens port center.