The Zacuto Z-FILM-EVF EVF Filmmaker Kit is an ideal shoulder mounted rig for a indie filmmaker and is designed to work with any of EVFs or small on-board monitors. It consists of a Universal Baseplate, a Q-Release, a Zgrips Beefy, a shoulder pad with 7” rods, a Z-Focus, a ZipGear prime lens kit, an EVF Rod Mount, a Zwiss Plate and a battery plate (V-Mount or 3-Stud).
You can mount cameras and camera accessories such as a matte box, follow focus, and on-board monitor to the camera system with the help of the Universal Baseplate. It is compatible with cameras such as Panasonic AF-100 and Sony F3. The plate has two 12” rods that allow you to mount accessories on both ends. You can attach the plate to the camera with the help of a 1/4-20 screw and a locking pin, and to the tripod plate via 3/8-16 and 1/4-20 screws. In addition to a 4.5" slide capability to balance on the tripod and camera, the universal plate also has up and down as well as side to side adjustments to align all cameras with various equipment, such as matte boxes and follow focus units.
With adjustable horizontal and vertical movements and articulate wrist movement, the handgrips on the Zgrips Beefy ensure stable and efficient shooting. You can independently adjust the position of the grips from the body and even set them at different lengths. With a flip of a lever, you can quickly release the Zgrips Beefy from the camera system. The Zgrips Beefy can be broken down and used individually on any 19mm rod or 15mm rod.
The Zacuto Z-ZWP Zwiss Plate is a multi-purpose mounting plate that allows you to mount articulating arms, rods, batteries, converter boxes, and various other camera accessories onto a camera support system. Equipped with 2 sets of industry standard 15mm rod holes spaced 60mm apart, the plate can be vertical-mounted onto standard 15mm rods or through the top of the plate to extend the rig. Using red levers, you can securely mount the plate onto the rods.
You can use the Zwiss plate with the wireless plate to mount multiple wireless receivers onto camera support systems. It can also be used with both Anton Bauer 3-Stud and V-Mount style batteries. The battery plate and the battery mounted on the Zwiss Plate can be used as a counterbalance to ensure a stable shooting. By adding Z-Lite weights to the back of the rig, you can add extra counterforce to the camera support system.
Equipped with a helicel gear and interchangeable gear drives, the Z-focus follow focus system allows precise and accurate focusing of lenses. With the white disk, you can create distance marks for repeatable focus pulls. In addition to a standard accessory port for Zacuto, Chrosziel, and Arri follow focus whips and speed cranks, the system also has an industry-standard 15mm lightweight rod mount. The Universal ZipGear prime lens kit includes four 13.5" adjustable gears and 4 gear locking housings. It is ideal to be used with prime lenses.
The Q-Release allows you to mount the Zacuto shoulder pad underneath your camera and provides counter-balance for shooting. It is used with a depth-of-field adaptor and cameras with lengths up to 36" (91.4cm). Equipped with a quick release mechanism, the system allows you to quickly detach or attach the shoulder pad.
When used with the Z-mount Zwivel connector and the tilt and pan mount, the EVF Rod Mount allows you to of adjust the position the EVF. It attaches the EVF to any 15mm rod and connects the EVF Mount to any rig or a universal baseplate while using cameras such as the AF-100, Sony F3, and FS100. With a V-Mount /3-Stud battery plate, you can mount your pro batteries for counterbalance.