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Sony CBK-55BK Documentary Dock for PMW-F5 and PMW-F55

Abel Code: SO-CBK-55BK
Mfr. Code: CBK-55BK
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
The CBK-55BK is a shoulder mount dock for Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras. With the CBK-55BK, your Sony F55/F5 can fulfill an even wider range of shooting assignments, swapping between the ENG run-and-gun and traditional Super 35 camera.
Key Highlights
  • ENG & Documentary-style rig
  • Shoulder pad with adjustable range
  • Top handle with mic mount


The Sony CBK-55BK Documentary Mount Dock, designed for your Sony PMW-F5 or PMW-F55, transforms your camcorder into into a run-and-gun ENG and Documentary shoulder-mounted camera. You can return your camera to a traditional Super 35mm camera when that's what the job requires. No tools required to attach your camera into the quick docking system. Simply slide the camera into the shoulder Mount Dock. 

White balance, gain, and shutter controls are right where muscle memory tells you they should be located. Inputs and outputs, including balanced XLR audio, headphone monitoring, and wireless audio receiver are now positioned exactly where you need them. The padded shoulder arch adjusts fore and aft to balance with a large range of lenses. The Shoulder Mount Dock boasts VCT-14 adaptability so you can lock your camera onto an optional VCT-14-style tripod.


  • The shoulder pad on the Documentary Dock offers 35mm adjustable range
  • The top handle offers both a mic mount and viewfinder cable protection
  • Supports 2K or 4K 16-bit RAW recording when attached to the optional (Sony AXS-R5 RAW Recorder)
  • Included battery adapter has DC input (Hirose), 1.8A DC output, D-Tap, and 4.17A (50W) DC output (except when using the optional Sony AXS-R5 RAW Recorder)

This Dock also includes an angled Headphone Plug Adaptor, a Handle with microphone holder (to mount above your lens), and it supports wireless audio with an audio I/O in the rear of the Dock.

In combination with optional Sony B4 lens adaptors and Center Scan mode, the F55 and F5 deliver the same lens compatibility, along with the same angles of view, ergonomics, and operating comfort as Sony's iconic ENG camcorders.

What's in the Box

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Labor
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Parts
  • Hexagon Socket Bolt
  • Shoulder Strap
  • VF Connector Protector
  • Side Plate
  • Top Handle with Microphone Holder
  • Angled Headphone Plug Adapter
  • 2 x 9.8" 15mm rods
  • Battery Adapter
  • Sony CBK-55BK Documentary Dock for PMW-F5 and PMW-F55


Key Highlights

  • ENG & Documentary-style rig
  • Shoulder pad with adjustable range
  • Top handle with mic mount
  • Includes battery adapter
  • Supports wireless audio I/O on dock
  • 4-channel analog or digital audio input
  • Adjust front switch block position


Max Input Range:
-70 to -30 dBu - microphone input level range

Baseplates/Bridgeplates & Adapters

Choose by Camera:
Sony PMW F5/F55
Mount Points:
15mm - rod mount ports
2 x ARRI-style Rosettes - to attach optional grips/arms

Compatibility - Camera

Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta
Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta


Output Connector/Port:
1 x D-Tap - 2-pin D-Tap, DC output
Hirose 4-pin - DC Input
Input Connector/Port:
1 x Microphone Jack - stereo headphone
1 x 15-pin Sub-D - wireless audio receiver
1 x 144-pin Sony - expansion interface
1 x XLR 4-pin - DC Input

Inputs & Outputs

Audio I/O:
2 x Audio Input - 3-Pin XLR
Audio Output - 5-pin XLR, balanced audio output

Microphone Accessories

Mic Mount Type:
Mic Bracket - on Dock handle


Power Adapter:
Battery Adapter included


Line Input Types:
Line-Level - Digital: AES3 standard (-40 dBFS with optional wireless receiver)


Support Rod Size:


Audio Channels:
2-Channel - Wireless audio slot
External Antenna(s)


10.6 in
9.6 in
16.9 in
10.45 lb
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