The Heart of the Digiplate System
The DigiPlate system is based on the tried and true “cheese plate” design used by professional photographers and cinematographers. With 161 holes tapped at the very common 3/8-16 thread size, the DigiPlatePro is virtually limitless when it comes to expandability. Even the ultra portable DigiPlateLite has 21 holes for expansion and customization.
Specially designed clamps are the beginnings for mounting laptops (up to 15″) and hard drives to the DigiPlate system. Custom brackets allow a DigiPlate to be mounted to tripods, light stands and other common photography equipment. And, because the 3/8-16 tap is an industry standard size, the DigiPlate system is already compatible with dozens of already existing third-party products.
Custom clamps keep your laptop and accessories secured to the DigiPlate system. The cheese plate design allows the clamps to be positioned to allow just about any laptop to be used with a DigiPlate. Each clamp is secured to a DigiPlate using large thumb screws making clamping both easy on the fingers and very secure. The custom rubber pads make sure your laptop and accessories will not slip out from underneath. Clamps come in a variety of sizes to accommodate most laptops and accessories.
The DigiPlate system’s cable management system helps prevent down time and damaged equipment. If you’re lucky, a yanked out cable means just a little down time while you reconnect. If you’re not so lucky, a yanked cable sometimes means a broken port on your laptop. Our cable management system uses a simple friction system that keeps cables put and gives you one less thing to worry about on shoot day.
Hard Drive Space
One of the advantages of the DigiPlate system’s cheese plate design is the endless configurations that are possible. Hard drives, routers, card readers and anything else you might need to accompany your laptop can be clamped to both the DigiPlatePro and ultra portable DigiPlateLite.
The built-in carry handle is just the beginning of portability. The DigiPlatePro and DigiPlateLite fit in many photo backpacks and travel cases. You can even leave your laptop and hard drives mounted to the DigiPlatePro and DigiPlate Lite during transport which makes setup and tear down from shot to shot a breeze. Watch the below video to see how portable it really is.
Almost all of the DigiPlate system components are made from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum which makes everything very strong and very light weight. We have a limited lifetime warranty on all the DigiPlate components which covers any manufacturing defects. The expandability of the DigiPlate system’s design hopefully means a DigiPlate will be part of your photo arsenal for quite some time.
Get Out of the Light
One of the biggest challenges of tethered photography is battling the sun and other light sources. The DigiShade features an ultra lightweight aluminum frame that attaches right to the DigiPlatePro and does not interfere with any other DigiPlate functions. The tall front opening says “goodbye” to the days of constantly being crouched over when using inferior shades. The water repellent Cordura shade features a pop out rear back to allow for tilting your laptop display and also a removable front viewing panel for those ultra sunny locations like the beach and snow.