The VCT Pro Baseplate Kit from B&H provides three options for quickly moving between handheld and tripod-based shots. This kit includes the VCT Pro Baseplate, Tripod Plate, and Tripod Dock. Offering the convenience of ENG-style mounting with cine-style rigs, the VCT Pro Baseplate has ample space for accessories, a cushioned shoulder pad, and a 10" sliding range for balancing various camera and lens sizes.
Use the VCT Tripod Plate to mount your entire rig (camera and shoulder mount) on a tripod. Or transfer just your camera and the quick release plate to the VCT Pro Tripod Dock when using a second tripod, slider, dolly, teleprompter, etc. The VCT Pro Tripod Dock is also useful when a smaller-footprint mount is needed.
Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate
With built-in ergonomic shoulder pad, 10" sliding track, extra space for accessories in front, VCT14-compatible V-wedge, red buttons and levers all around, and much more, this is the stylish VCT Pro Baseplate from Zacuto. Use it with all types of cameras, from DSLRs to larger models, like the Alexa.
A section of the baseplate extends out beyond the 15mm LWS rod adapter in front. With the rod adapter thus set back, you have additional space to mount accessories under the camera lens, allowing you to position the camera further back on the plate, keeping the balance point of your rig directly over your shoulder. (The rod adapter is vertically adjustable 1", and has to be in a raised position to allow for accessories to be mounted in the additional space. Also, a 1.8" riser for the rod adapter is optionally available for RED cameras by special order from Zacuto.) Also, on the bottom of the section that protrudes out is where the V-wedge is. There is also a 15mm LWS rod adapter on the rear.
The VCT Pro Baseplate features a 10" sliding track, providing the space to optimally adjust balance after every lens change. Moreover, the included red camera plate can be loosened by a spring-loaded lever instead of a screw, so you can make adjustments quickly and easily. To fully release and remove the plate (and camera), just press a red button on the side of the baseplate and slide the plate out. The rod ports also have spring-loaded levers.
An ARRI M6 rosette is available on the front for attaching accessories and grips, and there are also three 1/4"-20 threaded holes on the side providing additional mounting options. 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 tripod mount holes are available on the bottom to use instead of the V-wedge. The shoulder pad runs pretty much along the entire length as well as width of the baseplate, and is made of gel polymer. Two 6.5" 15mm rods are included. One 1/4"-20 and one 3/8"-16 screw are supplied for the camera plate. The VCT Pro Baseplate is made in the USA.
- Front rod adapter is set far back, providing more space for accessories, and allowing the camera to be positioned further back for better balance
- 10" sliding track (with spring-loaded lever) for balance adjustment after lens changes
- VCT14-compatible V-wedge
- 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 tripod mount holes
- Ergonomic gel polymer shoulder pad
- 15mm LWS rod adapter on the rear
- Front rod adapter is vertically adjustable 1"; optional 1.8" riser available from Zacuto for RED cameras
- ARRI M6 rosette
- Three 1/4"-20 threaded holes for accessories
- Includes two 6.5" 15mm rods
- 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screws supplied
- Made in the USA
Zacuto VCT Tripod Plate
Zacuto's VCT Tripod Plate can adapt a standard video tripod head to accommodate VCT-14 camera plates. This plate accepts Zacuto's VCT Universal Baseplate for Recoil rigs. The VCT mount allows for quickly transitioning between handheld and locked-down shooting.
Zacuto VCT Pro Tripod Dock
The Zacuto VCT Pro Tripod Dock allows you to quickly take your camera off the VCT Pro Baseplate and slide it onto the VCT Pro Dock situated on a tripod, dolly, steadicam, etc. The red top plate (sold separately) slides off the baseplate with the push of a lever and into the Dock quickly and easily. With the twist of the mini ratcheting lever, you can securely mount your camera on the Dock. The Dock attaches to your tripod or device via 1/4"-20 and 3/8”-16 mounting screw holes centered in the bottom of the plate.