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Polaris Baseplate
Product ID : Z-PB
Price: $350.00
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The Polaris Baseplate is the perfect baseplate for any Mirrorless camera or DSLR camera. The baseplate is Arca-Swiss (Zacuto Polaris) compatible on the top and bottom- camera side and tripod side (or Polaris Shoulder Pad). The top red camera plate attaches to the bottom of your camera with a ¼”-20 screw and can quickly loosen to slide or release with a 1 1/4 turn, and lift up from the baseplate leaving the rods and rig behind.  It has safety locks so the unit can’t slide all the way out if knob isn’t all the way loose. With this system you can quickly go between various shooting styles.

The bottom of the baseplate is also Polaris compatible. Slide it Zacuto’s Polaris Mounting Plate on your tripod, slider, etc., and turn the locking knob to lock it into place. Want to build a shoulder rig? Slide the bottom of the Baseplate into the Polaris Shoulder Pad.  If you don’t want a Polaris quick release between your baseplate and tripod, screw your standard tripod plate into the bottom using ¼”-20 or ⅜”- 16 screws.

The Polaris baseplate comes with 12” rods that go through the entire plate so you can add accessories onto the back of your rig. The rods are tightened with two mini ratcheting levers. It is also height adjustable to align popular cameras like the Panasonic GH5, Sony A7III, and Blackmagic 4K Pocket camera to standard matte box height.

This can clamp up to 50+ lbs

Weight: 16.55 oz

4.25” x 4.15” x 2.5”


Additional Accessories:

Polaris Shoulder Pad
Additional Polaris Camera Plate
Additional Polaris Mounting Plate
Z-Drive
Tornado

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Reviewed by J2Johnson
12/15/2020 - 05:31:09 PM
Huge Time Saver
I’m using this with the 6K BMPCC Cage, and it works perfectly to get the camera to the right height for a standard follow focus and matte box. And it's extremely lightweight!

I’m really happy with Zacuto’s switch to the Arca-Swiss standard attachment plate. Now everything in my kit fits everything else. I can quickly switch from just the camera cage on my crane or slider, to the matte box and follow focus rig already built on this Polaris Baseplate and quickly attach it to any of my tripods. Such a huge time saver!

The only thing I’m questioning is the design of the spin-knob that locks the baseplate. It’s a little hard to get used to and doesn’t always stay very secure / tight.
Reviewed by riverdesign
09/17/2019 - 07:51:38 PM
Perfect for BMPCC4K
I knew I needed a solid cage and rails when I purchased the BMPCC4K, so I got the Zacuto cage and the Polaris baseplate. These two work together perfect and are the perfect solution for my rig. The polaris baseplate provides a solid, quality construction that Zacuto is known for and rails for mounting follow focus, matte box, and a gold-mount battery on the back. Basically completes the rig to function as a complete cinema camera package.
Reviewed by cylent
09/09/2019 - 11:42:59 PM
Great Piece
The baseplate is easy to use, quick to change, and sturdy. I used it with the XT3 and switching the unit from shoulder mounted mode to tripod was a breeze. It's an ideal choice when sticking to DSLRs because honestly the 501 Manfrottos weren't designed for DSLRs. The Polaris obviously is.
Reviewed by BorkPao
BorkPao bought "Polaris Baseplate" on our website
07/15/2019 - 06:31:49 PM
Amazing
This baseplate works perfectly with my BMPCC 4K and Ronin-S. I just use an offset mount because of the BMPCC 4K’s width. It’s lightweight, stable, easy to use/remove the arca-swiss style of camera plate. The build quality is solid and this unit seems built to last forever. Overall, I highly recommend this baseplate.

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