I apologise in advance if this is against the rules, but I thought it was too good an idea not to discuss here.
Over on the CML in an ongoing thread titled "Is RED a handheld or studio camera?", Dan Drasin, a Producer/DP has posted the following suggestion:
"If the body had rosettes on both sides, low-down at the front, you could attach a handle on the right (a curved design that would end up laterally centered in front), and the viewfinder on the left. A rosette mount would allow you to swing the finder fore and aft as needed, and also lock it very solidly. That's the sort of thing I've been talking about. Simple, compact and rugged, with no arms or appendages that can come loose or snag on things.
Seems to me a simple plate could be designed that bolts onto the bottom of the camera, has integral rosettes up front on both sides, and a wide, curved shoulder pad that can slide fore and aft. This, or something like it, might transform the Red One into an elegantly handholdable camera, with no need to redesign the basic module."
Sound like a good idea? Maybe a for 3rd-party accessory?