The baseplate allows additional support for small camcorders. It is made of CNC aluminum and there is rubber padding on the top of the plate to give strong grip and protection to the camcorder. The baseplate allows you to position your camera rig in front of your eyes, while supporting it with your shoulder.The delta quick release plate on the bottom front and the rear catch hook will allow you to quickly mount and dismount your camcorder from a tripod adapter. The baseplate is designed with 3/8-16 and 1/4-20 threaded holes to mount additional accessories like portable lights and microphone systems. The baseplate can be paired with a SHAPE shoulder pad (ENGSM), a dedicated offset bracket (ENGOFF), or a SHAPE Paparazzi handle (ENGBR).