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Zacuto Blackmagic Camera Tripod Rig

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Product Highlights
  • Mounts Tripod w/ Camera and Accessories
  • Supports Follow Focus and Matte Box
  • Supports 3-Stud and V-Mount Batteries
  • Numerous 1/4", 3/8", 10/32" Threads
  • Four 15mm Rod Openings
  • Vertical & Horizontal Mount Cheese Plate
  • Quick-Release Top Handle
  • 1/4" and 3/8" Tripod Mount Threads

Zacuto's Blackmagic Camera Tripod Rig accepts the Blackmagic Camera, a follow focus, a matte box, and multiple 1/4", 3/8", 10/32", and 15mm accessories, and, with these attached, efficiently mounts onto a tripod.

The foundation of the rig is a Mini Baseplate. It's what accepts the camera and it's what mounts the tripod. It features a 1/4" screw and a pin for the camera and both 1/4" and 3/8" threads for tripods. It has rods running through it and a cheese plate sitting on it. The rods support the follow focus and matte box, and the baseplate is adjustable vertically and horizontally to align with these. The cheese plate supports the additional accessories, including batteries -- both 3-stud and V-mount, audio receivers and transmitters, and articulating arms, a good one of which to consider is Zacuto's sturdily-built Zamerican Arm.

The rods running through the baseplate are a combination of the plate's 12" rods and 4.5" ones additionally connected to these. The cheese plate sitting on the baseplate is the Horizontal Zwiss Plate. It can be left laying flat as is or can be stood up vertically, in which case accessories can be mounted to both its sides. The plate has numerous 1/4", 3/8", 10/32" screw-holes and four 15mm rod openings. All these go through from one side to the other.

The final part of the rig is a Top Handle that attaches to the top of the camera. With the camera detached from the rest of the rig, the handle can be used to get low angle shots with. The handle is sideways-adjustable within the 5 inches of its base and is removable from the base by quick-release lever. The base is what actually attaches to the camera and can be left attached on it at all times.

The rig furthermore is open to optional upgrades. For example, to its Top Handle you can connect one or more Z-Rail Slide Mounts, and via these you can add extension rods at the top of the camera.

Multi-Accessory Tripod Mount Platform
  • Mounts a tripod with the camera and numerous accessories attached
  • Supports a follow focus, matte box, batteries, articulating arms, and more
  • Features many 1/4", 3/8", 10/32" screw-holes and four 15mm rod openings
  • Cheese plate can be positioned vertically to accept accessories on both sides
Mount Types 1/4"-20, 3/8"-16, 10/32", 15 mm
Rod Diameter 15 mm
Rod Length 12" (30.5 cm), and 4.5" (11.4 cm)

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ZacutoBlackmagic Camera Tripod Rig
 
4.5

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4.0

What you expect from Zacuto

By prwiley

from Lewisburg PA

About Me Professional Artist

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Pros

  • Highly Compatible
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Independent Films

    Comments about Zacuto Blackmagic Camera Tripod Rig:

    I already owned a Zacuto follow focus and DSLR baseplate and was impressed with the quality so I went with this rig for my BMCC.

    I was not disappointed with the quality, however there are two aspects to this package potential buyers need to be aware of.

    First, this is not the same package as the BMCC tripod rig at the BMCC website. That package has rod extensions that are not included in this one. If you want to fit a matte box and the cheese plate for the battery you will need rod extensions. You can use the 12" rods provided with this kit and fit a follow focus, but you'll have to move the rod clamp from the center of the cheese plate to the end, which is a simple thing to do. With the rod clamp at the end the cheese plate is a cantilever off the end of the 12" rods.

    Second, the registration pin on the universal baseplate is 3.5mm and the registration hole in the BMCC is 4mm. This means there is play in the mount that can result in loosening of the 1/4"-20 mounting screw, esp. if carrying the camera by the top handle. This play can be eliminated by gently tightening the 3/8" mounting screw against the bottom of the BMCC to serve as a brake. Care has to be taken because the 3/8"screw tightens against the fan access panel.

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    5.0

    Pretty!

    By ADugas

    from Houston, TX

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    Pros

    • Pretty
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video Production

      Comments about Zacuto Blackmagic Camera Tripod Rig:

      Using with my AF100 till my BMCC comes in (sometime this decade), Switronix V-Mount, BM Hyperdeck, Zacuto Follow Focus perfectly

      • Primary use:
      • Business
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      • No

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