Modding the Beachtek BRM-1 for the BMCC

The Beachtek BRM-1 was the subject of this week’s experiment, proving to fit well on the top of a Blackmagic Cinema Camera/Production Camera 4K body with the substitution of a single screw. However, this early test used all of a single 1/4″ screw to hold the entire thing in place – and that’s with a carrying handle. As I had to cover a big event on Wednesday, I could not risk a fragile setup, but the 67mm spacing between threads on the BMCC is not standard – you won’t find…

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Beachtek BRM-1: The ideal Blackmagic rail adapter?

Beachtek just released their 15mm rail adapter – previously unique to their DXA-SLR Ultra audio adapter – as a separate baseplate called the BRM-1. I’ve been looking forward to this one. To me, it seemed as if the unit was ideal to mount on top of a Blackmagic Cinema Camera – and be wide enough to allow one to drill the plate on each side to accommodate the left and right bolts on the BMCC’s upper chassis. Can’t be content using it the way it was intended! While I have…

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