The SHAPE Bundle Rig for Panasonic AU-EVA1 is a camera support system designed for the AU-EVA1 and suitable for handheld or shoulder-mounted shooting. It includes the BP0008 V-Lock Quick Release Baseplate with 8″ and 4″ 15mm rod pairs, the V-Lock Replacement Pad, and the HAND3 Telescopic Handle for ARRI rosette.
The V-Lock Quick Release Baseplate is a long-format baseplate for larger cameras like the ARRI ALEXA, Sony PMW-F5, Canon C300, and broadcast cameras. It can be used shoulder or tripod-mounted, and attached to V-lock tripod adapters. The baseplate includes a removable shoulder pad and features rosette adapters for SHAPE and ARRI standard handles. It has 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 tripod mount threads and a V-lock Delta adapter for attaching to the Sony VCT-14 or Panasonic SHAN-TM700 tripod adapter. The shoulder pad secures on by touch fasteners. The tripod mount threads are located underneath the shoulder pad. A pair each of 8″ and 4″ 15mm aluminum rods are included for the front and back.
The telescopic handle is indexed for extension and rotation, so you can quickly move between known setups. The arms attach to your camera or support via an ARRI-compatible rosette with spring-loaded locking levers, allowing you to lock your arms in place without having a full 360° of rotation. The rotating capability allows it to be adjusted for left and right-handed use. The arm features three points of articulation (one ratchet knob and two push-button systems). A spring-loaded locking lever along the arms allows you to extend the arms up to 1.5″ and rotate the handgrips throughout 360°.
By simply pressing the button, you can achieve 360° rotation to place the handle in the required position. The push button system on the handle’s articulation joint provides additional articulation near the rosette, while a second push button articulation joint allows you to rotate and precisely position the handgrips.
BP0008 V-Lock Quick Release Baseplate
The SHAPE BP0008 V-Lock Quick Release Baseplate is a long format baseplate for larger cameras like the Alexa, F5, C300, and broadcast cameras. It can be used shoulder mounted, tripod mounted, and attached to V-lock tripod adapters.
The baseplate includes a removable shoulder pad and features rosette adapters for SHAPE and ARRI standard handles. It has 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 tripod mount threads and a V-lock delta adapter for attaching to the Sony VCT-14 or Panasonic SHAN-TM700 tripod adapter. The shoulder pad secures on by touch fasteners. The tripod mount threads are located underneath the shoulder pad. 8″ and 4″ 15mm rods are included for the front and back.
This baseplate is the same as the SHAPE BP0007 except it is lighter and has a modified rod adapter in front. The reduced weight is the result of a thinner design, and the rod adapter features one ratchet knob instead of two, allowing quicker rod adjustments. For attaching a matte-box and other accessories, the rod adapter can be adjusted vertically if you remove the screw holding it in position. This baseplate also supports optional SHAPE 15mm Studio and 19mm Studio adapters in place of the included one.
The baseplate features three camera mount slots, all supporting 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 screws. The off-center slots allow you to mount your camera offset if you use a 15mm Studio Adapter. 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 mounting threads are peppered behind the three slots for attaching articulating arms and other accessories. Two 1/4″-20 and two 3/8″-16 camera mount screws are included. This baseplate is best used with cameras that use external viewfinders.