This versatile bracket can be configured with additional cold shoes and accessory adapters, allowing multiple wireless receivers, audio/video recorders, shotgun microphones and other accessories to be mounted simultaneously! Perfect for shooting handheld or tripod mounted. Constructed from super light-weight aluminum with stainless steel hardware and attaches to the tripod mounting hole of your camera while allowing the tripod mounting plate to screw to the bottom of the bracket. This is our original bracket system, designed in 2003, patented and brought to market in 2004. Since then, our 2 original models have grown to 6 to fit the diverse array of new cameras. Use the "Bracket Finder" function at bracket1.com to find the correct model bracket system and other products for your particular video camera or DSLR!
Full text transcription: This is Erik Nasu and today I’m going to show you the original Bracket 1 under camera mounted bracket system.
There are three styles of bracket systems currently offered by Bracket 1; the new BaseA system which attaches to 1/4-20 threaded holes on top of your camera handle; the cold shoe systems, mounting either from the top or bottom of your camera; and the original under camera mounted bracket system which attaches to your camera’s tripod mounting hole and adds an accessory mounting surface to the right side of the camera.
All of these systems allow tripod mounting or easy hand-held shooting with unimpeded use of all your camera’s controls. They’re constructed of lightweight aluminum, have stainless steel threaded inserts for durability and are made right here in the USA.
So let’s take a look at the “original” under camera mount style Bracket 1 system. This bracket comes in a variety of different models, each designed to fit a different group of cameras. You can use the Bracket Finder function on the website to determine the correct version for your camera; it’s in the upper left corner of every page. These brackets attach to the bottom of your camera using the tripod mounting holes and provide a surface for your tripod plate as well. The mounting plate is on the right side of your camera, outside your handheld grip. It has a series of 8-32 threaded holes in the industry standard 4 bolt pattern as well as a variety of blank holes. Here you can attach your gear directly or use one or more of the Bracket 1 adapters such as this EW Clip which secures a Sennheiser Evolution series receiver in place, or this Quick Plate which easily holds any wireless receiver and a variety of other products. You can also build off this plate to create a more complex rig by attaching additional cold shoes over the top of the camera or on the side of the bracket (show a number of setups; a few simple with a wireless receiver, and one complex with two sennheisers and a couple OCCSs with shotgun mike and Focus cradle).
Expanding your existing rig is as easy as adding a couple of accessory adapters. Your rig can be quite complex but the most common use is a combination of wireless receivers. Here’s an EW Clip and a Cold Shoe-1. Here are two Quick Plates mounted back to back.
When shooting hand-held, the weight on the bracket helps neutralize the balance. If you shoot hand-held without using the camera’s hand strap it may take some getting used to the balance but you can use the bracket as second grip point.
And if you want to leave your rig set up in-between gigs, I’d recommend one of the wider camera bags such as this PC206, Petrol Mini Cam-porter Bag. This bag measures a little less than 22” x 12” wide x 11” tall and is still small enough to fit in the overhead compartments of most commercial airlines. Even with the widest Bracket1 EX2 bracket attached, this PWM 200 system, with receiver box attached, slides right in and leaves plenty of room for other accessories.
This is a light weight and versatile mounting system for your camera and gear!
Thanks to Video Gear of San Diego for supplying equipment for this video!