The Manfrotto Blackmagic Cinema Shoulder Rig Bundle from B&H Photo combines several Manfrotto SYMPLA components into a highly adjustable Blackmagic shoulder rig, and also includes a Manfrotto RC Clamp LANC Remote Control.
The rig's camera plate, called a Variable Plate, takes on a camera by quick-release functionality and features three different axes that the camera can be adjusted along -- longitudinal, lateral and vertical. You can slide the camera up and down the rods, offset the camera from the plate's center, and align the plate higher and lower. In all three instances, a separate ratchet lever tightens to lock the camera in position. The flexibility of three independent axes allows the camera to be set up for different types of shots and allows the viewfinder to be positioned right in front of your eye. The Plate also has Easy-Link fittings on its sides for attaching Magic Arms, light modifiers, lighting units and external monitors.
Swivel-joint Adjustable Handles at the front of the rig can be set in pretty much any position -- vertical, horizontal, upside down, and anywhere in between. They can be set closer together, wider apart, and rotated 360°, allowing comfort and precision. Once you find the right position, just lock it in place -- each handle has its own locking dial (and each handle can be positioned independently). The handles additionally play a part in incorporating optional remote controls to your rig.
The Manfrotto RC Clamp LANC Remote Control can be easily clamped onto the top parts of the Adjustable Handles using a quick-lock fastening clamp. It can also be attached to a pan bar. With efficient quick lock and speed controls, the unit enables quick camera set up. A max-speed zoom potentiometer allows you to adjust the zoom speed of the camera.
In addition to wide-rotation (±50°) Zoom/Focus knob, it also has a LED indicator displaying camera recording, zoom and focus settings. The remote control has an anti-scratch and dirt-repellent keypad.