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

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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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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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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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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.

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