This is exactly what the thread title suggests. I designed this cheeseplate for a Preston MDR because I wasn't happy with the current mounting options available for mounting the MDR to various cameras. I didn't like the Element Technica V-lock bracket/system for the MDR, as the bracket's mounting point was only centered on the MDR and wasn't all that flexible other than changing orientation. Moreover, the V-locks sometimes don't fully click in and the push lever is easy to get bent.
I wanted a solution with the utmost in mounting flexibility and rigidity and a cheeseplate seemed the best idea.
It's designed to be used in conjunction with the Cinelock quick release mounting plates/shoes that camera assistants have all encountered before or are otherwise familiar with…I use them for onboard monitors, cinetapes, etc. They save a lot of time not having to screw noga arms in and out all the time. The Cinelock plates are compact and very secure. The Cinelock plates mount to this MDR cheese plate using two 1/4-20 flat camera screws. The photos below show how the cheeseplate is counterbored for these screws. There are 116 mounting location/orientation combinations, so you can offset the mounting point off to one corner if need be. There are also 24 fully threaded 1/4-20 holes, so other mounting possibilities are possible (e.g., Manfrotto QR plates can screw right in, or you might have some other mounting bracketry of some sort.) The red Cinelock receiver can attach to anything: the back of an Alexa handle, the side of an Alexa where the 3/8-16 hole is, an Epic cage, a rod clamp, etc.
Right now this is a one-off item I had made for myself but I wanted to share this because if there's enough interest I can have a small CNC run made (economies of scale and all.)