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Which Sony Broadcast plate goes right on the top stage of a PRO DB2/3?


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#1 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 02:17 AM

Hi folks, I know it may have been discussed before, but I wonder if someone makes a solid ( great, fantastic, The Bees Knees) Camera plate to use with Sony/Panasonic Broadcast cameras that drops right into the GPI/Pro DB2/3 Donkey Boxes?

 

 Is the Cam-Tec the best one out there? Does anyone use it with the Pro 2 or 3 Donkey Box?, What does that plate weigh configured for the Sony Broadcast line of cameras?

 

 Looking to shave height for an upcoming show.

 

Thanks,

Ozzie


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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 02:31 AM

Wait till Friday....
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#3 Martin Stacey

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 03:12 AM

I have the original Camtec one and the latest version. Invaluable tools. They drop perfectly into the Betz topstage and are very rigid and lightweight. Highly reccommend them.


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#4 Afton Grant

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 07:26 AM

Yup.  I've got the Cam-Tec plate as well.  I use it all the time with a PRO DB3.  Low profile.  Rigid.  Has built in rod mounts and can also be used with the Alexa, securing both the front, and the rear shoe. It's extremely versatile.  I couldn't tell you the weight, exactly.  It's heavier than a regular PRO plate simply due to its length, but it's a hell of a lot lighter than the old quick release plate alternative.  


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#5 Matthias Biber

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:16 PM

The Alexa bracket from http://cam-jam.de also works with ENG style cameras. Of course with your own dovetailplate, that fits well to your topstage.

 

Some comments of happy users: http://www.steadicam...topic=17820&hl=

 

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#6 NOT Simon Blouin

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:19 AM

Just a heads up,

 

I tried the camtec with my DBII and it didn't work. The plate seems too thick to be clamped in the DBII. When I tried to tighten the plate, it didn't stop slipping after tightening as much as I could the DB tightning screw. 

 

So I bought a cam-jam, and it works perfectly on both setups.


Edited by Simon Blouin, 09 January 2014 - 10:19 AM.

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