The Universal Camera Baseplate adapts small to medium size digital cine cameras including the Blackmagic, to standard professional accessories. It provides a sturdy camera platform that allows optical axis centering of the lens to the correct rod measurement. In addition to providing a platform for OConnor accessories, the Universal Baseplate solves the issue of tripod baseplate shift caused by the camera’s single ¼”-20 threaded tripod mount tap because it provides the option of raising the 15mm rods upward for two additional points of contact, resulting in a more solid camera base.
Also a perfect fit for the Blackmagic is the O-Focus Dual Mini, a compact, double-sided, direct drive follow focus unit optimized for both still and cine-style camera lenses. The Blackmagic Design camera is available with either an EF or Passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount for still lenses. While cine lenses generally provide 300-degree rotation of the focus ring, still lenses are often limited to about 60 degrees. However, OConnor’s O-Focus DM Photo Set provides a 1:0.75 transmission ratio, for more precise lens control. Additionally, OConnor’s hard-stop mechanism, allows the user to create the desired hard stops.
For light control and filtering, OConnor’s O-Box WM provides a two-stage mattebox designed around the 16:9 format full-size sensor. The wide-angle system accommodates lenses up to 18mm (or in some cases wider). The O-Box WM can hold a pair of 4” x 4” or 4” x 4.65” glass filters, one of which can rotate, and a bellows ring for a 138mm round.
Finally, for handholding the Blackmagic Camera, OConnor provides two choices. The OConnor O-Grip package incorporates a Rod Bridge, which fits all three common rod systems: Studio 15mm, 19mm and Studio LWS 15mm. Alternatively, the O-Box Mattebox WM has integrated handgrip interfaces on which O-Grips can be conveniently attached. In either configuration, O-Grip handle modules can be stacked and even clamped in a full hemisphere.