Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit

Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit

Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit

B&H # TITT03A MFR # TT-03-A
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Product Highlights

  • V-Lock Baseplate & Shoulder Pad
  • 15mm LWS Support Rods
  • 4 x 4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box
  • For Lenses with Up to 100mm Diameter
  • Two Rotating 4 x 4 Filter Stages
  • 15mm Rod Mounting, Swing Away Design
  • Follow Focus with Adjustable Hard Stops
  • Universal Articulating Handgrips
  • Top Handle, Curved Support Arms
  • Custom Hard Case with Wheels and Handle
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Tilta TT-03-A overview

  • 1Description

The Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit includes a baseplate with shoulder pad, 4 x 4 matte box, rod mounted follow focus unit, universal rod mounted handgrip setup, rod mounted top handle, three curved support arms, and a lens support. It is compatible with Most DSLRs such as the Nikon D800, D810, Canon 5D MarkIII, Panasonic GH-4, DSLR camera is not included with the rig and must be purchased separately. All the components fit into a custom rolling case with a precut foam interior. The DSLR rig is a complete all in one solution for shooting with almost any available DSLR, small to medium video camcorder, and even large cameras. Its flexibility makes it ideal for someone who shoots with different cameras such as DSLRs, camcorders, and large sized production cameras and wants to use the same rig with each one.

It provides a baseplate with an adjustable metal brace to prevent your DSLR from twisting once mounted. The baseplate features 15mm LWS support rods that provide the correct lens to rod height for using a matte box, follow focus or other available lens accessories. The baseplate features a V-lock type quick release plate and adjustable shoulder pad for when you go hand held. The included lightweight 4 x 4 matte box features two independent rotating filter trays, with a swing away design for quick lens changes and top and side flags for flare control. The included follow focus unit mounts to the lightweight rods and features variable tension control as well as two adjustable hard stops for use with lenses unlimited rotation.

The included universal handgrips mount to the 15mm LWS support rods and provide three points of adjustment per handgrip, textured rubber handgrips, and can mount on 15mm LWS or 19mm studio rods. The three included curved support arms form a cage around the side of your DSLR and supports a set of 15mm LWS rods for mounting the included top handle or available lens accessories. The articulating arm features 1/4"-20 studs that attach to the rig and provide a support for available monitors. The entire kit packs securely into a custom fitted rolling hard case with a pull out handle.


Baseplate & Dovetail Plate
The baseplate features two components, a removable sliding baseplate for mounting the camera and a dovetail plate for the shoulder pad and tripod attachment
Sliding Baseplate
The sliding baseplate features both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 captive stainless steel camera tie-down screws and an adjustable DSLR brace that locks your DSLR in place and prevents it from twisting after you have mounted it. You can remove the DSLR brace and use the 3/8"-16 tie-down to mount larger cameras such as the XF305 or even a RED to the baseplate.
Dovetail Plate
The dovetail plate provides four inches of travel for the sliding baseplate and features spring loaded safety catches. It features a Sony V-lock mount that interfaces with a Sony VCT-U14 Tripod Adapter, and the V-lock is tapped with both a 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded mounting hole, so you can attach your own quick release plate to use with your tripod. The shoulder pad is made from a non-reversible rigid foam that is contoured to fit on the camera operators right shoulder and has two and a quarter inches of forward/back adjustment for balance.
Rod Supports
The front mounted 15mm LWS rod clamps are vertically adjustable, which allows you to adjust the rod to lens height for aligning matte boxes and other rod-mounted accessories to cameras with non-standard lens mount heights. On the back of the dovetail plate is an under-slung cold shoe mount and a second 15mm rod clamp, with up to an inch of vertical adjustment, for adding available rods and rod accessories. The rod clamp levers are all "kipping" levers, which means they are spring loaded so you can reset them to fully open or lock them even if you can't rotate the lever fully because of interference by other gear.

4 x 4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box

Lightweight Construction
The matte box itself is made out of carbon fiber with aluminum used for the support structure. This provides a lightweight yet sturdy unit that is appropriate for shooting hand-held or with a stabilizer rig, when every ounce counts.
Swing Away Design
The swing-away design allows you to quickly move the matte box out of the way to check or change lenses, without having to remove the matte box from the support rods. This way you don't have to hand off the matte box to someone else, hold it under an arm or between your knees, or hang it under the rods while you work, greatly speeding your workflow and reducing the chance of dropping the matte box or having a filter tray fall out.
Rotating 4 x 4 Filter Trays
The matte box features two independently rotating 4 x 4 filter trays; this allows you to simultaneously rotate two filters, such as one polarizer and one graduated filter, or even two graduated filters, for creative effect.
Top & Side Flags
The removable top and side flags provide you additional flare control and attach to the matte box with a lockable-hinged assembly. This allows you to precisely set your flags to match the edge of frame for different lenses and lock them in place so that they don't move during the shot.
Anti Reflection Inserts
The three included anti reflection inserts work with lenses with an outer diameter of 72, 80, and 90 mm. They provide a light-tight seal so that light from behind the camera cannot leak through where the lens joins the matte box and reflect off filters to flare your image. When you are using lenses with outer diameters other than 72, 80, and 90 mm or with lenses that have excessive focus travel it is recommended to use the cloth "nun's knickers" to prevent light leaks.
Follow Focus Unit
The included follow focus unit snaps on and locks to 15mm LWS rods. It features a variable tension adjustment and two adjustable hard stops, which comes in handy when working with lenses that feature unlimited focus rotation and effortless movement. This allows you to add a comfortable amount of drag to your focus knob, and the hard stops allow you to make rapid focus pulls with repeatable accuracy. When working with lenses that feature their own internal focus stops, you can use the hard stops to give you a beginning and end to a snap focus pull, lessening the risk of over shooting and "pinning" the end of the lens and damaging it.
The focus-marking disk is angled, making it easier to see your marks from behind the camera or from the operators position. It includes a 12" focus whip, crank handle and 5 removable lens gear rings

Universal Handgrips

The handgrip mounts to either 19 mm studio support rods or lightweight 15 mm support rods without having to use adapters or changing out support bridges. This allows you to use the same handgrip system that easily moves from one system to another. The handgrip clamps onto the rods, so it is easy to put on and remove. Unlike grips that slide onto the rods, this unit pops onto the rods, so it is easy to change its position on the rods without having to remove the matte box, follow focus, or lens supports.
The supports can be positioned to almost any available position on the support rods, so you can adjust the position to give you the optimal mix of balance, support, and comfort. The rosettes allow you to adjust the rig in almost limitless positions. Each component can be separated at the rosettes and allowing you to custom configure the system based on the needs of the shot. The ARRI rosettes allow you to use available ARRI handgrips or other available accessories that feature ARRI compatible rosettes with this unit if you wish. You can also use the components of this system to expand the capabilities of cameras and other supports that feature Arri compatible rosettes. The locking levers are "kipping" (spring loaded), and this allows you to loosen or tighten them fully, even if you cannot rotate them a full 360°.
Comfort & Grip
The rubber handgrips are textured and feature the Tilta name impressed into the grip providing a slip resistant surface.

Curved Arms Top Rod Support

The three curved arms mount to the rig to forma a side cage, and provide support for top mounted 15mm LWS rods. You can adjust the configuration of the curved arms, allowing you to use different cameras on the rig. You can also remove the curved arms entirely if you don't need a top handle, and wish to use a large camera such as a RED, XF305 or PMW EX-1.
Top Handle
The Top Handle mounts to 15mm LWS support rods, providing you a strong grip on the camera rig, that doesn't stress the camera's body.
UPC: 847983007486
In the Box
Tilta Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit
  • 15mm Quick Release Baseplate for Sony VCT-U14 Tripod Adapter
  • FF-T03 15mm Follow Focus with Hard Stops
  • 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box
  • Universal Handgrip System
  • 3 x Curved Rod Support Arms
  • Tilta 15mm Lens Support
  • Top Handle
  • Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Tilta TT-03-A specs

    Matte Box
    Filter Type 4 x 4
    Total Filter Stages 2
    Rotating Stages 2 Independent
    Degree of Rotation 360°
    Materials Carbon fiber
    Dimension L x W x H 9.9 x 6.6 x 3" (25.1 x 16.8 x 7.36 cm)
    Weight 2 lb (0.91 kg)
    Top Flag Dimensions
    15.13 x 4.88" (384.3 x 123.9 mm)

    0.06" (1.5 mm)

    5 oz (141.8 g)
    Side Flag Number

    9.13 x 5.13" (231.9 x 130.3 mm)

    0.06" (1.5 mm)

    3 oz (85 g)
    Compatible with 15 mm rod systems
    Mounting Compatibility Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter
    Dimension (L x W x Thickness) 13 x 6 x 3.5" (33 x 15.2 x 8.9 cm)
    Weight 2.8 lb (1.3 kg)
    Follow Focus Unit
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 4.75 x 8.5 x 17.25" (12.07 x 21.6 x 43.82 cm)
    Weight 2.8 lb (1.3 kg)
    Top Handle
    Rod Support 15mm LWS
    Dimensions (L x W x D) 3.5 x 3 x 6" (8.9 x 7.6 x 15 cm)
    Weight 0.6 lb (272.2 g)
    Material of Construction Anodized CNC machined aluminum
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.25 x 6.75 x 14" (8.3 x 17.1 x 35.6 cm)
    Weight 2.8 lb (1.3 kg)
    Weight Weight of Rig without case: 14.6 lb (6.6 kg)
    Dimension L x W x H 24.5 x 19 11.5" (62.2 x 48.2 x 29.2 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 39.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.5 x 20.0 x 14.0"

    Tilta TT-03-A reviews

    Universal Shoulder Rig, Baseplate w/Shoulder Pad, 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box & FF Unit is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving mine I am loving this rig. Whether with a C100 or tiny little camera body people are going to take you serious with this rig! That self-serving reason aside though, it is very well built and very functional. I was able to pull this from the case, build it, rig it and be shooting within an hour. There are lots of accessory mounting threads so be sure to pickup extra arms. I mount my iKan monitor, my Rode mic and my H4n all on this thing when I head out. The follow focus is smooth and adjustable stopping points make it really easy to use photography designed lenses that don't have focus stops built in. Don't forget to pick up some 4x4 NDs or a polarizer as this has the drop in filter slots and frames included!!
    Date published: 2015-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST PRODUCT I'VE EVER BOUGHT BLIND This is simply the best product I have ever bought from B&H without seeing it in person first. It is very good quality and really unbelievable for the price! If you need this kind of rig, look no further, this has everything you could want and the build quality is fantastic! I LOVE THIS RIG, you will too.
    Date published: 2014-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I've only had this for a week now but was so impressed by the build quality and the completeness of this kit. Using with a Canon 5D iii. There are no instructions included but it's pretty intuitive. Best things: - build quality - ease of adjustments - quality of joints - from the rosettes to the ratchet lock downs - so much better than cheaper ones on the market. When they are tight, they are tight! - value of the kit -- if you need an entire starter kit you can't really beat the value of this - it's so complete. Lots of little treasures in here from the case, extra gears, 2 whips, extra hardware, nuns knickers etc. Even came with an articulating monitor arm. - follow focus is butter smooth and the hard stops are very handy. - carbon fiber mattbox is great. Bad things: - shoulder pad is not the best -- might be upgrading that down the road. - lack of instructions for newbies.
    Date published: 2015-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kit This is a great kit. Has everything you would need. It's very solid and flexible. Follow focus is smooth. Shoulder pad with handles feels great. Matte box is solid. Also, the case it comes in is very durable, has a handle and wheels for easy portability and everything is very secure inside.
    Date published: 2014-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This thing is by far the best purchase I've made it is unbelievably efficient. There are so many spots to mount accessories or add rails etc I will eventually utilize every nook of this gadget. And it looks amazing, literally looks like a decepticon from the transformers movie. It went together easily, you can tell when you open the box this thing is built well and engineered to perfection! My 5D MKIII fit like a glove along with everything else. And the case is awesome, everything fits snug with the camera attached. The case alone is easily worth $. I got it while it's on sale and upon receiving it, I know I made a good choice going with tilta. What you see is what you get. And thanks to B&H for the sale price, fast processing and fast shipping they never disappoint. The pictures don't do it any justice. Solid little rig, I'll be using this for a very long time.
    Date published: 2015-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Near Perfect I bought this as my first DSLR rig. It is absolutely perfect for a starter. Its made of metal, which makes it heavier than the Carbon Fiber models but it has everything you need without having to buy modular. If you'r shooting with DSLR/Small cameras, this is a great place to start for a rig as it has everything you need to get going (minus a monitor). It even comes wit ha pretty heavy duty hard case, which i would think is AT LEAST $150 in value. Nothing compares to the bang for this buck! If purchasing, I would recommend a counterweight for stability, as it does become a bit front heavy once everything is set up, and a monitor, as it is difficult to see the little dslr screen at the angle it provides. The follow focus is pretty top notch, btw. No need to replace it. If using a Zoom Lens, I would probably go for an additional zoom wheel. Downside: There are no assembly instructions so you are kind of on your own as far as the set up is concerned. Not really difficult to figure out though. The package is kind of self explanatory.
    Date published: 2014-05-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Rig Very sturdy and versatile camera rig. Follow focus w/ hard stops, a two-filter matte box, adjustable hand grips, and an adjustable shoulder pad make this a perfect all-in-one rig. My only complaint is the articulating arm screw is easy to break w/o applying too much pressure, as I did. The cage could use a few extra 1/4 holes for mounting accessories as well. But overall, I'm very happy with the purchase.
    Date published: 2014-06-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from No Manual This is very well built and recommend the system to everyone. However, there's no manual or guide to show what all the parts can do and how they can be used in numerous ways. Even to show how they go or come a part together properly. Thank goodness for google, but spent half a day just confirming or denying thoughts through searching and easily could have been answered through a manual.
    Date published: 2017-11-07
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