Edelkrone has come up with a very clever quick release system for camera accessories and grip. The QuickRelease ONE attaches to your small camera and offers a lever based system that attaches to any 1/4″ 20 thread in seconds.
What’s more universal than a 1/4″ 20 thread in filmmaking? Pretty much every tripod plate, piece of grip or accessory adheres to the format.
The Edelkrone QuickRelease ONE takes advantage of the wide spread use of a single-sized thread, mounting to the existing point of your small DSLR or mirrorless camera and simply clamping down to any 1/4″ 20 thread via quick release lever.
The result is a migration from any piece of camera equipment to another in a matter of seconds. I have a similar system by using camera grip that uses the same sized plate and adaptors, but Edelkrones offering negates the need to invest in updating all pieces of camera kit to a single plate.
What is doesn’t do (that camera plates can offer) is provide two points of contact to the base of a camera and its plate. Users of conventional & larger sized cameras will miss this, plus it’s also likely one of the reasons why the Edelkrone QuickRelease ONE has a maximum payload of 3kg.
Users of DSLRs and mirrorless cameras however will only be familiar with single point of contact threads therefore won’t be affected.
We’re very keen to check out the Edelkrone QuickRelease ONE first hand and test the rigidity versus a standard screw/thread fitment. It will no doubt save a huge amount of time on set with small camera setups.