The Ikan STR-BMPCC4K-KIT is a bundle of products which includes a form-fitting camera cage, a follow focus system, and a 15mm lens support system. The camera frame is shaped specifically to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K -style body, with cutouts on top for button and dial access. Room has been made on the left and right sides of the cage for access to memory card slots, A/V inputs & outputs, and remote port access. There is also a cutout on the bottom of the cage over the battery port, allowing for quick swaps without having to unmount the cage. The cable clamp on the left side of the cage is positionable and universal and can be used to support most HDMI and USB-C cables. The new top handle mounts to the top rod mount/NATO rail of the cage frame. A 15mm rod can also be inserted into the front or back of the handle which enables you easily mount a monitor or EVF. A cold shoe mount is located at the front of the handle, near where it connects to the frame's front. The BMPCC4K cage allows you to mount a pair of 15mm rods to the top of the cage frame. Using rods mounted at the top of the cage frame is ideal for mounting accessories such as a monitor, EVF, or wireless follow focus motor.
The base is simple and sleek, with mounts for two included 15mm rods (2x 200mm rods plus 2x 100mm extensions w/ couplings) and both 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 mounting points for tripod quick release plates. The locking knobs are large and solid and have a kipping function that allows tightening even when the knobs are partially obstructed. The base locks to the frame with an Arca-Swiss style connection, and there are hard stops on either side to allow safe horizontal positioning. The bottom of the base has a Standard 19mm ARRI dovetail mount, but note that not all dovetail plates conform to the same standard of size or manufacturing tolerances Finally, the Arca-Swiss style base connection is also compatible with many types of photo tripod quick-releases, which means that is can be mounted to a photo tripod instead of the tripod quick release plate if it is removed from the base.
The STR-BMPCC4K-KIT also includes the Stratus 15mm follow focus system. The hard stops are set with screws in red and blue aluminum rings. To set a stop, simply tighten the screw on the desired band, and then do the same with the other band to set a hard focus range. Stops can be completely removed by removing the screws or, to keep from losing pieces, the user can simply disengage the stop itself and flip it off of the hand wheel. The STR-FF comes with a .8 pitch lens gear and a 13" long reusable lens zip gear, also with a .8 pitch. The included static lens support is set "static" because it attaches to a non-rotating portion of the lens it is supporting, but it has 7/8" worth of vertical positioning to allow it to offer support to a lens from a variety of positions. One of the 15mm rod mounts on the unit is also open and angled to allow the unit to be placed directly onto the rods from above, as well as slid on from the front.