Jump to content


Photo

Dovetails interchangeable?


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Edgar Nyari

Edgar Nyari
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 91 posts
  • Other

Posted 17 April 2016 - 06:21 AM

Hi,

 

Do various types of Arri bridge plates (BP-3, BP-8, BP-9...) all have interchangeable dovetail plates or does each one have their own width and shape of rails?

 

thanks

 

Edgar


  • 0

#2 Satsuki Murashige

Satsuki Murashige
  • Sustaining Members
  • 3510 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • San Francisco, CA

Posted 17 April 2016 - 01:51 PM

The bottom of the baseplates all interface with the same Arri dovetail plate. The difference is in the spacing of the screws for different camera systems, the length of the plate itself, and 15mm or 19mm studio rods setups. BP-8/9 are the most modern general use plates. There are also some funky ones that only work the Alexa, and some made for 16mm cameras. BP-3 is the old style long plate for 35mm cameras with a locating pin and a single 3/8-16 screw that can be hand-tightened.
  • 0

#3 Edgar Nyari

Edgar Nyari
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 91 posts
  • Other

Posted 18 April 2016 - 07:07 AM

Hi Satsuki,

 

thanks for the answer. I have a BP-3 that's missing the dovetail so just wanted to know can I get the first one I get my hands on without consideration about what was it used with (BP.-8 or 3 or 9 etc.)

 

Edgar


  • 0

#4 Satsuki Murashige

Satsuki Murashige
  • Sustaining Members
  • 3510 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • San Francisco, CA

Posted 18 April 2016 - 02:54 PM

Sure, the BP-3 should work with any Arri standard dovetail plate.
  • 0

#5 Edgar Nyari

Edgar Nyari
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 91 posts
  • Other

Posted 19 April 2016 - 11:15 AM

thanks again


  • 0


Metropolis Post

Abel Cine

rebotnix Technologies

Wooden Camera

Rig Wheels Passport

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Paralinx LLC

Visual Products

Willys Widgets

CineTape

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

CineLab

Tai Audio

The Slider

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Ritter Battery

Aerial Filmworks

FJS International, LLC

Glidecam

Technodolly

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

rebotnix Technologies

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Aerial Filmworks

Metropolis Post

Willys Widgets

Technodolly

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Abel Cine

Glidecam

The Slider

Visual Products

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Wooden Camera

CineTape

Rig Wheels Passport

Ritter Battery

Tai Audio

CineLab

FJS International, LLC

Paralinx LLC