OConnor, a Vitec Group brand and providers of innovative professional camera and lens accessories, introduces the OConnor Universal Camera Baseplate, 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.
The Universal Baseplate joins OConnor’s growing family of lens and camera accessories, including the CFF-1 Cine Follow Focus professional lens controller, O-Box WM mattebox for 16:9 format full-size sensor cameras, and the O-Grips professional camera handgrip system.
The OConnor Universal Baseplate will be available for purchase in July, 2011.
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