he Lanparte Blackmagic Cinema Camera Basic Kit provides a 15mm rod support system and external power solution for your Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Production Camera 4K. The cage adds 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 accessory mounting threads along the top and sides of the camera and features air vents integrated into the design to allow for better airflow and help prevent overheating. Access to all common camera functions, the connections, battery, and SSD slots remains unobstructed. Included with the cage is a top handle, 15mm baseplate, dovetail plate that allows forward/backward adjustment on a tripod, and a Magic Arm for attaching an EVF or monitor. For powering the camera, a V-Mount Battery Pinch plate, 150Wh V-Mount lithium-ion battery, and 5.5″ long D-Tap power cable are also included.
The cage securely attaches to the baseplate via two 1/4″-20 screws. The baseplate supports a pair of included 11.8″ 15mm rods, which can be used to attach an optional follow focus, matte box, shoulder support, or other rod-mounted accessories. ARRI standard rosettes on the sides of the baseplate let you attach optional rosette handles. The dovetail plate has 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threads for attaching to a tripod. The baseplate slides onto the dovetail plates, locking in place using a side lever. The extra length of the dovetail plate lets you adjust the position of the camera rig forward or backward to help balance it on the tripod.
The top handle features a long, ergonomic design for versatile and comfortable handling. It attaches to the top of the cage via a rail, which also allows for horizontal adjustment. Additionally, the handle has a cold shoe at the front end for attaching mics and other accessories. The top of the cage provides support for a pair of included 7.9″ 15mm rods, useful for adding accessories such a wireless focus motors, or the included Magic Arm. The Magic Arm has a 1/4″-20 screw for mounting an EVF or monitor and is adjustable vertically and horizontally.
The V-Mount Battery Pinch mounts to the 15mm rods and features a V-mount for attaching the included 150Wh battery. It provides DC outputs with different voltages (5, 7.2, 12, and 15V), letting you power multiple devices simultaneously from the battery. Additionally, the Battery Pinch has a built-in HDMI splitter, useful when you need to send a signal from an HDMI monitor to multiple devices. The battery itself has a D-Tap output which, with the use of the included D-Tap power cable, lets you power the Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Production Camera 4K. The battery can be recharged using the AC power adapter included with the Battery Pinch.