Looking to outfit your camera for cine-style shooting? Wooden Camera has you covered with a range of plates, cages, and other pro components released in 2021. Read on to discover a nifty monitor bracket plus a host of components designed expressly for popular cameras from Blackmagic Design, Canon, Panasonic, and Sony.
The latest crop of Wooden Camera components features the easily adjustable Ultra Quick Release Monitor Mount for video displays weighing up to 45 lb. This friction mount enables you to tilt and pan your monitor safely without loosening its locking knob—especially handy when adjusting your screen to get rid of glare as you move between setups. Use it to attach your VESA-compatible monitor securely to a C-stand or baby-pin support or to support select SmallHD production monitors with ARCA Swiss rail mounting.
The Panasonic BGH1’s compact form is great for mounting on your gimbal or drone but, when you want to expand its basic box form, check out these cages and cage kits for the BGH1. The cage itself adds ¼"-20, 3/8"-16, NATO rail, and an Arca-type sliding top plate for easy balancing when shooting in low mode. A 15mm LWS baseplate and rod system with a quick release plate and a mini top handle with additional accessory mounts are available separately or in various kit forms. Use the new Gold and V-mount plates to power your BGH1 using a longer-lasting pro battery while also powering select accessories using the dual D-Tap output ports. The battery plate even enables hot-swapping when used in conjunction with the camera’s original battery.
Blackmagic fans can prep their Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro to accept a range of accessories using a dedicated cage and four cage kits. The three-sided cage has a top that accommodates the BMPCC 6K Pro’s original top handle, a cheese-plate design with multiple accessory mounts, anti-twist threads, cable pass-throughs, and built-in cable clamps. A sliding dovetail plate system with a quick release, 15mm rods, and a top handle round out the kits. Wooden Camera’s Gold and V-Mount battery plates for the BMPCC 6K Pro maintain access to the camera’s battery slot so you can hot-swap batteries and provide one D-Tap accessory power port.
A new V-Mount D-Box Plus for the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K joins the Gold mount released earlier by Wooden Camera. Both of these breakout boxes enable longer-lasting power with hot-swapping and provide two D-Tap ports plus two each of 2-pin LEMO and 2-pin Fischer connectors for powering pro camera accessories.
The new baseplate and four accessory kits for the Canon C70 take the form of a top plate, a top handle, a riser plate with a safety dovetail and quick release, and 15mm rods. Hot-swappable Gold and V-Mount battery plates are available, as well, with three D-Tap accessory ports. The riser baseplate also adds dual rosettes for easy handgrip mounting.
While technically released in late 2020, Wooden Camera’s accessory kits for the Sony FX6 are worth a mention as well. These kits provide an ARRI dovetail and a quick release baseplate, accessory threads, 15mm LWS rod support, and Gold or V-mount plates with hot-swapping ability for the full-frame FX6 cine camera.
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