The Left Field 19mm Studio Quick Release Bridge Plate is a universal bridge plate designed to provide optimal balance and quick release capabilities for your camera rig using an ARRI standard dovetail.
The bridge plate features a switchable inner plate that can be set to RED or ARRI camera height standards, allowing you to use it with the Left Field 15mm LWS baseplate or riser to set optical center of the camera at the correct height for 19mm Studio rods.
When mounted in the RED standard, the inner plate is flush to the bridge plate where in the ARRI standard, the inner plate is raised.
The 19mm Studio Quick Release Bridge Plate features a three-stage release system which allows the operator to not only slide the camera package on and off like a traditional bridge plate but also lift off the camera setup vertically, this is especially handy when you are trying to work with a large, heavy camera setup or have other accessories that obstruct the camera from sliding back and forth on the dovetail.
When the lever is set in the most forward position, the bridge plate is locked and secured to the dovetail.
When the lever is released to the middle position, the bridge plate is able to slide back and forth along the dovetail to provide optimal balance and positioning of the camera on the dovetail.
Engaging the safety eject, the lever can be positioned to the most backward position. The Bridge Plate is now in open mode and can be lifted off the dovetail vertically without having to slide it off the whole dovetail. This provides a much quicker release method when moving from multiple rig setups.
With a slotted design, the bridge plate can accommodate a wide range of cameras. Accessories can also be mounted to the Bridge Plate using the ARRI standard Rosette, 1/4″-20 or ARRI accessory mount (3/8″-16 with Anti-Twist).
Two industry standard 19mm studio rods can be inserted and secured with the two kip levers.