For around $134 you can get the ALZO Transformer DSLR Video Camera Bracket.
The ALZO Transformer DSLR Video Camera Bracket is designed for supporting a DSLR camera and all of the auxiliary equipment required for professional video capture. This device easily mounts to a video tripod while allowing for unobstructed battery compartment access.
9 mounting holes in the top bar provide many mounting options for optimal versatility.
The end shoe mounts can be removed for mounting devices with 1/4″ x 20 screw mounts.
Two comfortable hand grips offer secure handling and stability when hand held shooting.
All sturdy lightweight Aluminum construction
Textured rubber hand grips
Includes 3 Shoe mounts – 1 can be repositioned – end mounts are removable
allowing for 1/4″ x 20 female screw thread mounting
Unique base design allows for battery compartment access independent of camera position
Base plate slot adjustable camera screw mount allows for camera balance adjustment
Base plate camera mount offset allows for cable access to the left connector side of the camera
Base plate allows for flush mounting of bracket to a video tripod
Base plate camera mount rear offset improves overall balance with a Zoom lens
Steel 1/4″ x 20 tripod mount in base
Top bar has 2 mounts for ALZO Wired Shutter Release accessory
available for Canon, Nikon & SONY
Requires assembly and an Allen hex wrench is supplied in the kit
Compatible with all DSLR cameras
Guaranteed unobstructed battery access for Canon 5D, 7D, 60D NIKON D7000, D3100, D5100
See ALZO for more DEETS.