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Zacuto Cine EVF Recoil

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Key Features
  • Shoulder Rig for Select Digital Cameras
  • Balances Weight of Rig Over Shoulder
  • VCT Universal Baseplate with 15mm Rods
  • Top Plae with Handle Kit
The Zacuto's Cine EVF Recoil conforms to the Recoil camera balance philosophy championed by Zacuto. The Cine Recoil includes the VCT Universal baseplate, Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel, and Recoil Handle. This recoil rig is designed to provide optimal balance with the RED One, Epic, Scarlet, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, AJA Cion, and ARRI ALEXA. Optimal balance defined by Zacuto as the point where the lens mounts to the camera sitting directly over the camera operator's shoulder. This frequently requires focus, monitoring, and camera controls to be relocated forward, to balance the rig correctly.
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Zacuto Z-CER Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Zacuto VCT Universal Baseplate
  • 3Zacuto Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel Handgrip
  • 4Zacuto Recoil Handle

The Zacuto's Cine EVF Recoil conforms to the Recoil camera balance philosophy championed by Zacuto. The Cine Recoil includes the VCT Universal baseplate, Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel, and Recoil Handle. This recoil rig is designed to provide optimal balance with the RED One, Epic, Scarlet, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, AJA Cion, and ARRI ALEXA. Optimal balance defined by Zacuto as the point where the lens mounts to the camera sitting directly over the camera operator's shoulder. This frequently requires focus, monitoring, and camera controls to be relocated forward, to balance the rig correctly.

The VCT Universal Baseplate has a built-in, curved shoulder pad, a v-wedge tripod connector, 6.5" (16.5 cm) iris rods, and rows of 1/4"-20 threads along the sides for accessories. The recessed rod mount offers maximum accessory space under your camera lens. The Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel is a fully articulating handgrip that attaches to a single 15mm rod with a Zwivel mount that can be set at multiple different angles for comfort and ease of use. The Recoil Handle is a solid top grip that attaches directly to your camera with an included 5" Z-Rail. The Recoil Handle can accept two cold-shoe accessories and has a quick release 15mm rod port.

Note:
This rig requires the addition of a monitor or Zacuto EVF.
Zacuto VCT Universal Baseplate

The Zacuto VCT Universal Baseplate features a built-in, curved shoulder pad, a V-lock plate, removable, 15mm LWS spring-loaded rod clamps with 1.6" of vertical adjustment, and rows of 1/4"-20 mounting threads along the sides for accessories. The contoured and cushioned shoulder cavity allows your camera to sit only three quarters of an inch above your shoulder, and you can mount the VCT Universal Baseplate to a tripod with a VCT14 QR plate. The shoulder pad is made of soft-gel polymer and a two-piece shoulder pad accounts for the natural slope in shoulder, and is designed to balance your camera on the operator's right shoulder only. The V-lock tripod connector also incorporates 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads for direct connection to your tripod quick release plate.

The spring-loaded rod clamps are set far back in the baseplate. This allows you to position your camera further back on the plate, thus keeping the balance point of your rig directly over your shoulder. The sliding track of the rod riser offers 0.87" of vertical adjustment. The riser can also be flipped to offer up to 1.57" of adjustment from the lowest point. The shoulder pad is set as far forward on the plate as possible in order to maximize your accessory capable rod area and help with balance. This baseplate is designed to provide balance and comfort for every camera.

Designed to work with virtually any camera
Enables you to go from hand held/shoulder shooting to tripod shooting without changing mounting plates
Attaches to any VCT14 QR tripod adapter system
Vertically adjustable 15mm LWS rod clamps with spring-loaded locking levers
Rear mounted screw thread sockets for 15mm rods following the Light Weight Rod Standard (LWS) of 60mm on-center distance between rods
Zacuto Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel Handgrip

The Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel Handgrip from Zacuto comes with a black 4.5" rod and a Z-Mount Zwivel. It easily mounts on any 15mm rod with the quick release handgrip. The Zwivel allows you to change the angle between two 15mm rods by loosening the single lever that controls both the 15mm holes. Adjustments to achieve the desired angle are possible by the separation between the parts induced by the integrated spring.

The Zwivel allows you to change the angle between two 15mm rods by loosening the single lever that controls both the 15mm holes.
The Handgrip supports all 15mm rods with the quick release handgrip.
The integrated spring separates the parts for you to achieve the desired angle between the rods.
Zacuto Recoil Handle

The Zacuto Recoil Handle is a maple-wood-lined handgrip that mounts to a Z-Rail or compatible mounting rail. This provides a comfortable yet secure handle for your camera rig, and the rail-style mounting allows you to adjust the handle along the length of the rail to improve your rigs balance. It features two cold shoe mounts (one vertical and one horizontal) and secures both mounts with a single lever. The integrated 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole, and 15mm rod clamps further expand on the Recoil Handle's usefulness.

Machined aluminum construction provides a balance of strength and weight, and the unit is anodized for corrosion and wear resistance. Large, spring-loaded locking levers provide a good grip and the capability of tightening the clamps without rotating the levers throughout the entire 360° range.

Key Features
The Recoil Handle clamps securely along the length of a Zacuto Z-Rail, allowing you to adjust the balance of your camera or camera rig. In addition to the Z-Rail, the handle is compatible with a variety of rails including: NATO, SWAT, RED, Picatinny, and Wooden Camera. You can mount the handle with the cold shoes or the rod clamps.
The maple-wood grip linings remain cool in hot weather and are generally considered to be more comfortable to hold. The wood is tooled to provide finger slots for increased comfort and grip.
The two cold shoes incorporate built-in stoppers and a single lever clamps both shoes simultaneously, securing your accessories. A 1/4"-20 accessory mounting point is threaded into the side of the cold shoe mounts.
Two offset 15mm rod clamps allow you to mount rods at right angles to each other. Each rod clamp features its own spring-loaded locking lever.

Zacuto VCT Universal Baseplate Specs

Material
Shoulder Pad: Gel Polymer
Rod Type
15 mm
Rod Standard
15mm LWS
Vertical Adjustment
1.6" / 40 mm
Dimensions
13.5 x 4.25 x 1.75" / 34.3 x 10.8 x 4.4 cm (without rods)
Weight
2 lb / 0.9 kg (with rods)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.8 x 7.4 x 4.7"

Zacuto Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel Handgrip Specs

Rod Length
4.5" (114 mm)
Rod Diameter
15 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11 x 7.5 x 1"

Zacuto Recoil Handle Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
Topside Handle
Attachment Method
Attaches via Rail Clamp
Rod Standard
15 mm Single Rod
Accessory Mounting
1x 1/4"-20 Thread
Shoe Mounting
2x Built-In Cold Shoe Slot
Rail Mounting
1x NATO / Z-Rail Clamp
Mounting
Attachment Method
Attaches via Rail Clamp
Rod Standard
15 mm Single Rod
Rod Ports
2x 15 mm Rod Port
Accessory Mounting
1x 1/4"-20 Thread
Shoe Mounting
2x Built-In Cold Shoe Slot
Rosettes
No
Rail Mounting
1x NATO / Z-Rail Clamp
General
Materials
Aluminum, Wood
Dimensions
7.5 x 3 x 3" / 19.1 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm
Weight
8 oz / 226.8 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.1 x 5 x 2.5"

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