The GH4 Recoil Kit
includes everything you need to create a Recoil shoulder mounted rig for your Panasonic GH4 camera. While designed the GH4, it is also compatible with other mirrorless and DSLR cameras. The kit includes the DSLR Recoil Rig, Half Cage, QR Coldshoe Handle, Axis Adjustable EVF Mount, Z-Finder EVF Pro, and a ZipGear. The DSLR Recoil Rig is the foundation of the kit, and features Zacuto's Mini DSLR Baseplate with 6.5" rods, a QR Shoulder Pad, and the Recoil Handgrip Kit - a unique mechanical handgrip follow focus setup for single shooter, shoulder-mounted focus pulls.
Your camera attaches to the Mini DSLR Baseplate via a single 1/4" 20 screw, with one 1/4"-20 and one 3/8"-16 threads underneath for tripod attachment. It has 15mm rod ports at the back of the unit, a 15mm female rod port (tightened with an Allen key) which can be found at the left side, and a 15mm rod port which can be found on the underside of the unit. A quick release plate for the camera in incorporated into the baseplate, which is released with a red, quick release, ratcheting lever. A pair of 6.5" rods are included and attach to the front of the baseplate, providing support for the Recoil Handgrip Kit and Half Cage.
Directly underneath the Mini DSLR Baseplate is the QR Shoulder Pad. Designed for balance and comfort, the QR Shoulder Pad puts the weight of the camera directly above your shoulder, without the need for counterweights. The shoulder pad is a two-part system that includes the shoulder pad itself and a separate dovetail plate that screws into the bottom of the baseplate. It attaches, changes positions, and detaches from the dovetail plate with a quick release lever. The dovetail plate can act as a traditional tripod plate and snap directly into a tripod, monopod, slider, or other standard piece of equipment with an optional Zacuto Tripod Adapter Plate. The dovetail plate is also compatible with Kessler and Really Right Stuff equipment.
Instead of traditional handgrips, this rig includes the Recoil Handgrip Kit, which is comprised of a Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel Handgrip, a Z-Drive Follow Focus, and a Tornado Grip. The Zacuto Z-Drive follow focus attaches to a single 15mm rod and features a 60° curve to create distance from the lens. It features a fixed 0.8 pitch gear, marking disc, and a standard accessory port for attaching the Zacuto Tornado Handgrip. A universal ZipGear is included and straps onto any lens, adding 0.8 gearing.
The Tornado Grip features a comfortable horn shape handle that works in tandem with the curve of the Z-Drive to serve as a handgrip for a shoulder support system. The handle rotates freely, allowing you to place your thumb and forefinger on the scalloped focus wheel and turn your whole hand to pull focus. For a two-handed support system, the Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel Handgrip mounts onto the opposite 15mm rod as your Z-Drive and Tornado Handgrip. It features a 4.5" rod, Z-Mount Zwivel 2 for adjusting the rod angle, and a fully articulating handgrip.
The Half Cage mounts to the 15mm rods of the DSLR Recoil Rig, adding an adjustable cage structure around the side and top of your camera. It can be positioned and locked on the rods using an included Allen key, with a magnetic indentation along the side for easy storage of the Allen key. The top portion of the cage is a double-sized Z-Rail, allowing attachment of the QR Coldshoe Handle and the Axis Adjustable EVF Mount.
The Axis is a highly adjustable EVF mount with three main pivoting points that can rotate 360° with independently controlled tension levers. It features a quick release EVF mount with 1/4"-20 screw for supporting the Z-Finder EVF Pro and slides onto any of the four sides of the mount rail. The Z-Finder EVR Pro consists of a 3.2" EVF with 800x480 resolution and a 2.5x Z-Finder optical loupe which snaps onto a metal flip frame. It features an HDMI input and loop output and is powered by an included LP-E6 type battery. The addition of an EVF is essential in this kit, as the LCD of the camera won't be viewable when placed directly above your shoulder.
The GH4 only outputs to the EVF Pro in 1080 24p, 4K 24p, or 1080 50/60i
DSLR Recoil is NOT compatible with the YAGH Interface Unit
This shoulder mounted kit cannot be used with a matte box