Does anyone out there ever bolt on Arri dovetail plates, touch and go plates, O'Connor platform plates, etc. to their top stage for quicker hand-offs? Would that be a better or worse solution than using a Cat Griller?
Quick release plates
Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:06 PM
I hear you, Brian, but with Epics the added weight isn't a problem (most of the time). The SOS plate does seem like the winner, though.
Alfeo, that short-plate is exactly what I was thinking of!
Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:19 PM
I find the best setup (which may be what you're talking about) is the sony style plate with rods on your stage dovetail and the arri digicine baseplate system ( http://www.filmtools...-baseplate.html )for the head.
Its perfect you can leave the rods mounted on the head with lens support, swing away matte-box, follow focus, etc, and "unclick" just the body and slap camera body on the sony style plate on your sled and put on the you clip on matte-box.
Then for the epic I like to use the Genus GAP Adopter Plate with the same baseplate system.
I would love to figure out a way to use this plate with the epic but the camera height is too high.
If I use a short zoom I only have to tweak my balance and I am ready go in minute or so...