Universal Baseplate

Universal Baseplate
The rod adjustment is great when you have to lower the rods. When using larger lenses such as the Zeiss LWZ.2-Zoom in our case, the manoeuvring room under the lens can be very helpful.
Richard Ladkani, Cinematographer

Product Specification

The OConnor Universal Camera Baseplate was designed to adapt small to medium size digital cine cameras (with on-center mounting threads) to the thousands of standard professional accessories available in the industry.

The Universal Baseplate provides a sturdy camera platform that is engineered to allow optical axis centering of the lens to the correct rod measurement, and the ability to interface with standard studio bridgeplates for setups where large and weighty zoom lenses require rock solid support.

With the wide variety of form-factors, from standard camcorder design to hybrid DSLRs and compact digital cine cameras, the Universal Baseplate provides the ability to adapt any camera to a studio 15mm or 19mm bridge plate by changing out the four vertical 15mm rods. Custom size rods available for specific cameras can be ordered from OConnor. The Baseplate also allows for adjustment up and down of any standard set of 15mm rods attached to the LWS rod brackets for smaller camera builds.

The Universal Baseplate provides a channel in the top plate with a cutout plug to make insertion or removal of the 3-way camera screws quick and easy. The 3-way screws can be tightened by hand, with a tool through the drill holes, or by inserting a slotted screwdriver through a unique flip-up bottom plate access panel.

The Universal Baseplate is truly universal, and is designed to future-proof the owner’s investment for many years and cameras to come.

C1245-1001 OConnor Universal Baseplate Set

Set includes:

  • 4x 67.4mm in Length; Standard 15mm Diameter Vertical Rod Set
  • 2x 1/4” and 1x 3/8” 3-Way Camera Screws
  • Dual 15mm LWS Horizontal Rod Brackets
  • Top Camera Plate with Interchangeable Tie Down Screws
  • Bottom Camera Plate with Flip-Up Access Port for Slotted Screw Driver

Truly universal baseplate engineered to allow optical axis centering of the lens to the correct rod measurement
























Dimensions (HxWxD) 2.7 x 4.2 x 4.4 in. (68 x 106 x 112 mm)
Weight incl. standard Ø15 mm uprights (H: 67.4 mm) 0.63 lbs (285 g)
Weight excl. uprights 0.46 lbs (208 g)
LWS rod brackets (front and rear) for standard camera rods Ø0.6 in. (Ø15 mm)
Camera mounting camera screws (set of 3) 2x 1/4 in. and 1x 3/8 in

Uprights sets for adapting the Universal Baseplate to studio-rod bridge plates:







































































Camera Part no. Uprights* (mm) For use with bridge plate Weight (g per set)
Panasonic AG/AF-100, AF 101 C1245-2031 57 (110) BP-6, BP-7 65
C1245-2032** 52 (105) BP-3, BP-5, BP-8, BP-9 59
C1245-2033 55 (108) ET/RED BP 62
Sony PMW-F3 C1245-2034 44.2 (110) BP-6, BP-7 50
C1245-2035** 39.2 (105) BP-3, BP-5, BP-8, BP-9 44
C1245-2036 42.2 (108) ET/RED BP 48
Sony NEX-FS100 C1245-2037 65.5 (105) BP-6, BP-7 70
C1245-20318** 60.5 (105) BP-3, BP-5, BP-8, BP-9 72
C1245-2039 63.5 (108) ET/RED BP 76

*The number in brackets refers to the optical center height. **Bridge plates for off-center mounting.

































OConnor Universal Baseplate Set C1245-1001
Set includes:
2x 1/4” 3-Way Camera Screws C1245-2010
1x 3/8” 3-Way Camera Screw C1245-2009
Dual 15mm LWS Horizontal Rod Brackets  
Top Camera Plate with Interchangeable Tie Down Screws  
Bottom Camera Plate with Flip-Up Access Port for Slotted Screw Driver  


























Available Options for Universal Baseplate  
LWS Height Adapter C1245-1002
18" 15mm Horizontal Support Rods (Pair) C1245-2040
24" 15mm Horizontal Support Rods (Pair) C1245-2041
4x 57mm Uprights for AF-100 and BP-6/7 C1245-2031
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Steve-T

Steve is OConnor’s Product Manager responsible for all products. He has worked in camera support and accessories engineering for over 12 years. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and in his previous roles he has worked on, or conducted the introduction of all the current range of OConnor’s principal products. When he isn’t working, Steve spends time with his young family.


Key Features

  • Moveable rod brackets enable repositioning of the rods to allow optical axis centering of the lens to the correct rod measurement and thus fit professional camera accessories.

  • 3-way camera screws can be tightened by hand, with a tool through the drill holes, or by inserting a slotted screwdriver through a unique flip-up bottom plate access panel.


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