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ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera

B&H # IKELEBMCBP Mfr # ELE-BMC-BP
In Stock
Free Next Day Delivery (USA)
You Pay: $98.95
Product Highlights
  • Base Plate and 9" 15mm Rod Combination
  • Affords Proper Airflow for Camera's Fan
  • 1/4" and 3/8" Tripod-Mount Threads
  • Registration Pin
  • Compatible with ikan Elements Rig Parts

The ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera is a base plate and 15mm rod combination that resolves two challenges that use of the Blackmagic camera faces.

One challenge is that the camera's fan is at the camera's bottom, where the camera "sits" on any plate it attaches to. If the camera is attached to an ordinary plate, airflow can be held back as the fan will at least partly be covered. In solution, the Blackmagic Base Plate features exhaust holes positioned such that they allow proper airflow and accordingly prevent overheating.

The second challenge is that most accessories cannot be attached directly to the Blackmagic camera, as no space is available for them to be attached. The Base Plate and its accompanying rods together provide the space to attach both the camera and intermediary components, like cheese plates. And accessories, like brick batteries, can then be mounted onto these intermediary components.

The Base Plate has 1/4" and 3/8" tripod-mount threads, and the rods, at 9 inches length, are long enough to support both a follow focus and matte box for use with the camera. What's more about the mini-rig -- it's affordable and it's expandable to the addition of any ikan "Elements" rig components, like side handles.

Affordable and Expandable Mini Rig
  • Tripod-mount base plate and two 9" 15mm rods
  • Exhaust holes allow proper airflow for the camera's fan
  • Compatible with ikan "Elements" rig components, like side handles
Rods 15 mm diameter
9" long (22.9 cm)
Tripod Mount Types 1/4" and 3/8" threads
Dimensions 6 x 3.5 x 1.75" (15.2 x 8.9 x 4.4 cm)
Weight 1 lb (.45 kg)
ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera
  • Elements Pair of 15mm Rods - 9"
  • BMC-TM Tripod Mount
  • LBP01 Rod Clamp with 2 Ratcheting Thumbscrews
  • SBP03 Small Baseplate
  • D-Ring
  • Registration Pin
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ikanBlackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Highly compatible (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Improves performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (4)
      • In the studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (3), Professional artist (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Solid Baseplate

      Made specifically for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and it is solid. This unit should last a long time. The only thing I wish it included, was some kind of quick release. I'll...Read complete review

      Made specifically for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and it is solid. This unit should last a long time. The only thing I wish it included, was some kind of quick release. I'll have to buy one myself. Having to screw your camera loose from the baseplate is a bit old school.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not Rigid Enough

      Everything is great about this base plate if not for one fatal flaw. It's not entirely rigid, which is very unfortunate. They machined too much structure out of it and all that is...Read complete review

      Everything is great about this base plate if not for one fatal flaw. It's not entirely rigid, which is very unfortunate. They machined too much structure out of it and all that is left is 1/4" or so of unsupported aluminum. It might be passable for wide angle work but throw a follow focus on there and try some pulls with a longer lens. Now your picture will move up and down.

      From the looks of it, they were machining from a 3/4" block. Why not leave a support vein in there? Doesn't make any sense. Bad design.

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      4.0

      great affordable baseplate for vmcc

      By Frank A

      from NJ

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films

        Comments about ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera:

        I really like this guy... i just wish he was a tad beefier. Still for $ its a great add on

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        5.0

        Works well

        By Genghis

        from Ohio

        Comments about ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera:

        It fits the BMCC perfectly, it's light and It seems solid enough. The rails slide in a little tightly and one side has scratched one of the rails a little upon sliding it in. But, for the price it's pretty much unbeatable.

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        5.0

        Awesome

        By Alex Press Play

        from Washington DC

        Comments about ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera:

        The plate is super sturdy, built great, feels great, and best of all - cheap!
        The plate screw is a little annoying to loosen seeing as there is not much room between the plate and the rod holder, but no big deal.

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        5.0

        Superb quality !

        By thisWay

        from PDX

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera:

          First, the PRICE of this item was lower at B&H than anywhere else!

          The quality is superb.
          It fits the MCCC just right. No vent blocking as with some other units out there. Solid construction and excellent finish.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Does exactly what it is supposed to do.

          By Jim

          from Cambridge, MA

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera:

            This device allows the blackmagic cinema camera
            to sit comfortably on top of a tripod. Because the air vent for the camera can become blocked, this
            device prevents that, and consquently keeps the camera from overheating. Works fine and I've had no issues so far!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Solid, and Well Designed

            By Joey

            from Northridge, CA

            About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera:

              i love that this piece not only leaves space for the fans, but also solves the balance issue of the camera. great price to!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not Rigid Enough

              By BMCCuser

              from Seattle, WA

              Pros

              • Fit
              • Price

              Cons

              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

                Comments about ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera:

                Everything is great about this base plate if not for one fatal flaw. It's not entirely rigid, which is very unfortunate. They machined too much structure out of it and all that is left is 1/4" or so of unsupported aluminum. It might be passable for wide angle work but throw a follow focus on there and try some pulls with a longer lens. Now your picture will move up and down.

                From the looks of it, they were machining from a 3/4" block. Why not leave a support vein in there? Doesn't make any sense. Bad design.

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Simple and Effective!

                By dwcwiak

                from Pasadena, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • High Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera:

                    Simple, light and easy to use. Just what I was looking for. It's not for anyone who is looking for something fancy but it also doesn't add a ton of weight or size to the camera.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Fits perfect

                    By Antonio

                    from Spain

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera:

                          After a searching of months...the Ikan Base Plate for the BMCC it´s the best option. Cheap but strong. Fits perfect¡¡¡

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Solid Baseplate

                          By LorenzoS

                          from Atlanta, GA

                          About Me Artistfilmmaker, Career, Modern, Stylish

                          Pros

                          • High Quality
                          • Solid Build Tailor Made

                          Cons

                          • No Quick Release

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera:

                            Made specifically for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and it is solid. This unit should last a long time. The only thing I wish it included, was some kind of quick release. I'll have to buy one myself. Having to screw your camera loose from the baseplate is a bit old school.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

                            Share this review

                             
                            5.0

                            Great baseplate.

                            By Filmfish

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera:

                                  Fits the BMCC perfectly. Good quality.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  Share this review

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