Use this Tripod Adapter Plate in tandem with the Zacuto QR Dovetail (not included). The Zacuto dovetail can be purchased individually or as an included accessory when you purchase a Zacuto QR Shoulder Pad. With the Tripod Adapter Plate, you can keep your Zacuto QR Shoulder Pad with Dovetail under your baseplate and quickly move back and forth to your tripod, monopod, slider etc.. Having several Tripod Adapter Plates on your various support equipment can make moving from handheld to tripod to dolly to slider a breeze. The Zacuto Tripod Adapter Plate has a large platform for video camera setups with baseplates and accessories. Many competitive products using the same size quick release plate were intended for photographic use, not built up camera packages. Therefore, they have smaller or no platforms and will not be as stable as this Zacuto plate.
Once the dovetail is securely in place under your camera or baseplate it will snap right into the Tripod Adapter Plate and quickly lock into place. Release by pushing on the red button on the side while pulling the longer red lever at the rear of the plate. The underside of our Tripod Adapter Plate has three ¼ 20 screw holes, two 3/8 16 screw holes and a locator pin port to accommodate the wide variety of tripods, monopods, sliders, dollies etc..