Wooden Camera has announced an accessory plate system that adds secure mounting points in a variety of sizes and mounting options. The system opens up new possibilities for rig optimization.
For years, our community has expressed a need for mounting solutions that can streamline construction for optimal placement of devices like Bolts and range finding products, Dominic Aiello, Senior Director of Creative Solutions, commented. It was interesting to beta test these plates and realize they needed even more accessories than were originally designed. Added some plates based on community feedback. The final collection is the result of a lot of input to meet the needs of the industry.
The collection includes cheese plates, hook and loop plates, rail mounts and various hinges and clamps.
Accessory plate system
There are four types of accessory plates: 5 x 5 inch plate, 3 x 5 inch plate, 2 x 5 inch plate, and 2 x 2 inch plate. Each plate is offered in all sizes, cheese plate or hook and loop format. Each plate has a variety of mounting holes on the front, back and sides for use with any mini rail accessory. The Cheese Plate Accessory System incorporates numerous 3/8″-16 and 1/4″-20 mounting options on the plate. It is possible to mount Preston MDR and Anton Bauer battery plate etc. with a dedicated mount port. The bolt-on accessory plates come in 1/4″-20 mini and 3/8″-16 small or mini versions and were developed for items such as small timecode boxes and audio hops.
Mini rail mount
Available in 100mm, 60mm and 40mm size options, the mini rail acts as a mounting rail for accessory plates. The plate has a variety of mounting positions on the front, back and sides, allowing the mini rails to be mounted directly on the plate vertically or horizontally. Options such as adding one rail or adding multiple versions greatly improve the usability of each rail. Each rail incorporates a captive blow profile screw with a ball plunger for extra security when sliding to lock the accessory plate in place.
Universal accessories hinges and clamps
Universal accessory hinge and clamp system is a combination of a 3/8″-16 mount with movable pins and a mounting accessory that provides 90° tilt of the accessory plate using a rail mount. Universal accessory hinge and bolt-on accessory rail clamp are single units Provided as a product.
Universal dual rod clamp
The Dual Rod Clamp is a lightweight 15mm rod mount that comes with four 3/8″-16 mounts with a pinhole built into the center of the accessory. Combined with the universal hinge system, you can use, for example, a 2×5″ cheese plate. A battery plate can be quickly added via the camera system, providing easy tilting options from the top or bottom rail of the camera system, and a rangefinder system can be mounted on the front rail to change from prime to zoom. The rod clamp comes with two tie-down knobs to keep your accessories securely in place.
28mm offset bracket
The offset bracket uses 3/8″-16 mounting pins and provides the user with an additional mounting point that connects directly to the camera or camera cage.This bracket does not add bulk or get in the way. Accessories can be offset.
The accessory plate system is a testament to Wooden Camera’s goal of building an interoperable ecosystem of universal accessories, and the system continues to grow from professional photographers and rental house technicians. It is said that it was improved and optimized during research and development by quickly reflecting the feedback.