Mount your camcorder or small/midsize ENG-style camera onto your shoulder for handheld shots with this Shoulder-Mounted Baseplate from SHAPE. The baseplate system features an ENG-style baseplate with a 15mm rod clamp, a composite mini shoulder pad, a back pad, and two 15mm rods that measure 10" in length.
The aluminum baseplate features 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera screws to mount your camera, 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 accessory mounting threads for a variety of accessories, and 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 bottom threads for mounting onto a tripod or rig. The two included 10" 15mm rods mount onto the LWS rod block on the baseplate for additional accessories.
The shoulder pad also mounts onto the 15mm rods using its 15mm LWS rod block, and it provides a comfortable fit on your shoulder. The back pad mounts onto the shoulder pad and provides a secure fit on your shoulder, and also a mount for separately available counterweights.
SHAPE ENG-Style Camcorder Baseplate
The ENG-Style Camcorder Baseplate from SHAPE allows additional support for small Sony and Canon camcorders. The rubber on the top of the plate prevents your camera from moving when correctly positioned. The Delta plate on the bottom front and the rear catch hook allow you to quickly mount and dismount your camcorder from a tripod adapter. And you can attach additional accessories like portable lights and microphone systems thanks to its 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 threaded holes on the sides. This baseplate can be paired with a SHAPE shoulder pad, a dedicated offset bracket, and a SHAPE Paparazzi handle to transform it into a complete support system.
- Designed to fit small camcorders for applications such as news reporting, documentaries, and live events
- The camcorder can be placed in different positions on the front and on the back
- 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 captive screws match almost any camcorder on the market
- Rubber padding on the top provides a strong grip, reducing the stress between the plate and the camera
- Sturdy CNC aluminum build
- Delta quick release plate and a rear-catch hook match most quick release tripod adapters
- Possible enhancements thanks to an offset bracket specifically designed to attach this plate to a shoulder pad
- Possible configuration of a shoulder mount to use your camcorder comfortably all day long
- 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 threaded holes on the sides for mounting external accessories
SHAPE Mini Composite Shoulder Pad
The SHAPE Mini Composite Shoulder Pad is a comfort-padded and comfort-shaped shoulder pad for the back of your camera rig. Outfitted with a 15mm-mount SHAPE Rod Block, the pad attaches right onto a pair of 15mm rods, slides into the best position on them, and tightens in place by a quality lever. It also has a black Screw Knob under which you can add a SHAPE Counter Weight or a SHAPE Back Pad, both optional and both back-supported accessories that work as extensions of the shoulder pad. The Screw Knob's screw is a 1/4"-20 screw. If you remove the Screw Knob, you'll have yourself a 1/4"-20 screw-hole to add various 1/4"-20-mount accessories into.
SHAPE Back Pad
The Back Pad from SHAPE is a standard rig component included with most SHAPE camera rigs. Its design features a powder coated anodized aluminum plate and arm which are attached to a thick padding on the side facing the user. The pad is easy to both attach and remove from your rig, and it supports the SHAPE BOX attachment. Additionally, the pad's position can be adjusted to the user's preference – up to 2" vertically and 360° horizontally.
Compatible Support Series
SHAPE 15mm Aluminum Rods (Pair, 10")
This pair of Shape 15mm Aluminum Rods (10") connect into your camera rig, extend it, and let you add various Shape and third-party accessories compatible with 15mm rods. With these two rods and with a few fundamental accessories, you can most certainly even begin building your own rig from scratch.
The rods are each 15mm in diameter, 10 inches long, hollow, non-threaded, and made of reliable aluminum coated with a clear finish.