MDR4 Cheeseplate and MDR3 Side Cheeseplate now available!

This is a lightweight anodized aluminum cheeseplate designed to mount a Preston MDR using the Cinelock quick release system from 16x9 (not included.) The Cinelock quick release system is a favourite among camera assistants; they are commonly used with Noga arms or Ultralight arms for monitors, Cinetapes, and other camera accessories. The lock is easy to engage and disengage, and is very secure.

Your grey Cinelock quick release shoe is mounted to the cheeseplate with two included 1/4-20 flat camera screws. There are a multitude of mounting orientations for the Cinelock shoe, allowing you to offset and orient your MDR exactly the way you need. The cheeseplates also have fully-threaded 1/4-20 holes for other mounts such as Manfrotto plates, NATO rail, rod clamps, etc. so this cheeseplate is not limited to use with Cinelocks.

These cheeseplates are perfect for mounting your MDR to the assistant's side of an Alexa using the 3/8-16 threaded hole above the tape hook. The new MDR3 Side Cheeseplate is perfect for mounting the MDR3 to back of an Alexa or Amira handle. The various offsets and orientations that are possible make it ideal for tricky mounting scenarios, especially for Epic or DSLR builds.

Also check out the new V-Lock Wedge designed specifically for this cheeseplate; if Cinelocks aren't your thing, the V-Lock Wedge paired with this MDR Cheeseplate allows you to mount your MDR to any V-Lock dock with more flexibility than other V-Lock MDR brackets out there.

The MDR Cheeseplate includes 2 flat 1/4-20 camera screws, a reducer bushing, and Phillips screws to mount the cheeseplate to your MDR. The MDR Cheeseplate is available in the below versions:

  • MDR4 Cheeseplate: CAD $100 each (approx USD $80)
  • MDR3 Cheeseplate: CAD $140 each (approx USD $112)
  • MDR3 Side Cheeseplate: CAD $65 each (approx USD $52)
  • MDR2/MDR1 Cheeseplate: CAD $145 each (approx USD $116)

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Thanks to Jordan Levie for the MDR4 Cheeseplate photos.