The Triad VPA-14RS Kit comprises a VPA-14 V-mount adapter and VTA-14RS quick-release plate, which includes an integrated 15mm rods system that comes standard with two 8.3" rods. The VPA-14 adapter plate is perfect for larger DV and HDV cameras that do not come standard with a V-mount mechanism. It of course couples and decouples quickly and easily with the VTA-14RS tripod plate.
Not only does the VPA-14RS Kit mount your HDV or ENG-style camcorder to a V-style quick-release tripod plate, it also puts rods in front of the camera's lens, thereby making it a simple matter to add a follow focus device, a lens support bracket, or a mattebox. The 15mm rods can be adjusted up, down, left, and right to align your mattebox or other device with the camera lens. Or they can be replaced and/or removed.