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).
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.
This pair of SHAPE 15 mm Aluminum Rods (10″) connect into your camera rig, extend it, and let you add various SHAPE and third-party accessories compatible with 15 mm rods. With these two rods and with a few fundamental accessories, you can most certainly even begin building your own rig from scratch. The rods are each 15 mm in diameter, 10 inches long, hollow, non-threaded, and made of reliable aluminum coated with a clear finish.
SHAPE’s CP33 Multi-Purpose Mounting Cheese Plate will let you add various accessories and devices to your camera rig. Just attach it to any two 15 mm rods on your rig, and you’ll have a total of thirty-three 1/4-“20, 3/8″-16, and 10/32″ threaded holes to work with. You can attach accessories to both the front, back and sides, and in some applications at the same time — for example, you can have a battery plate on the front side and an AJA Ki Pro-recorder on the back. The holes on the side are the 10/32″ holes. Four are available on each side for audio receiver brackets. Another great accessory you can attach is an articulating arm. You can actually attach a bunch of articulating arms, each pointing in a different direction. The plate is 1/4”-thick and is precision-machined into one whole, aluminum piece. It comes with sets of screws for attaching the Ki Pro, IDX battery plates and Anton Bauer battery plates. The SHAPE cheeseplate also includes (8) screws to mount the AJA Ki Pro Mini, (4) screws for the IDX plate and (4) screws for the Anton Bauer plate.
The SHAPE Paparazzi with Bloc is an ergonomic-designed Paparazzi Handle screwed tight to a Rod Bloc by two 1/4″ screws. The Handle features a total of 20 screw-holes for attaching accessories, and the Bloc mounts 15mm rods and keeps the Handle parallel with a camera. You can slide the Bloc up and down the rods and tighten it into position by a red lever on the side. Both the Handle and Bloc are totally solid — not at all hollow — and are both water cut / laser cut, as opposed to being molded. The 20 screw-holes are a mix of 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ sizes and all run completely through from end to end. They are positioned vertically or horizontally along the Handle. The 1/4″ and 3/8″ holes can take on most any 1/4″ and 3/8″ accessories like lights, monitors, mics, grips, remote controls, recorders, articulating arms, wireless audio receivers, camera plates, and more. And into the 1/2″ holes you can screw in male-threaded SHAPE rods (2ROD15MF4, 2ROD15MF6) . The diverse set of screw-holes lets you get very creative in dressing up your rig. And the ability to screw in rods lets you just as creatively extend your rig.
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.