The Zacuto DSLR Z-Cage is a small and portable DSLR mounting solution that adds stability to handheld camerawork along with the ability to mount any number of accessories to your camera. Given the awkwardness of the DSLR form factor for shooting handheld video, the Z-Cage provides a camera platform and three widely spaced, positionable handgrips that let you grip the camera firmly from a variety of angles. At the same time, the rig includes numerous areas for mounting accessories--such as lights, an audio recorder, or an LCD monitor--all of which can be positioned and angled to achieve optimal balance.
DSLR baseplate is fully adjustable and expandable. Height of the plate can be adjusted for compatibility with all DSLR cameras with and without battery grips.
DSLR baseplate serves as platform for building your kit into a shoulder-mounted rig--has multiple 1/2"-13 threads on the sides so you can expand cage into shoulder-mounted rig if you decide to change or create your own system.
Camera can be quickly released from rig by turning red knob on side of the DSLR baseplate, then pulling up on camera. Camera quick-release plate stays mounted to your camera so you can easily switch between using the camera as part of the cage or on its own.
Your tripod plate mounts to bottom of plate by using standard tripod screws, (2) 1/4"-20 and (1) 3/8"-16. The 3.5" rods on front of the baseplate are perfect for mounting a follow focus or matte box. For longer lenses, rod extensions may be needed.