The Zacuto EVF Recoil Pro with Dual Trigger Grips is a shoulder rig designed specifically for the Canon C300 Mark II. It is comprised of the VCT Pro Baseplate, the Canon Dual Trigger Grip, and the C300 Mark II Helmet Kit which includes a Recoil Handle top grip and a 3" Z-Rail. This shoulder rig follows in the Zacuto Recoil Rig philosophy of placing the balance point at the shoulder, which places the camera behind the shoulder and the focus, monitoring, and camera controls forward from the shoulder.
The VCT Pro plate supports the camera, features 10" of forward/back balance adjustment, and includes 15mm rods and rod clamps for rod-mounted accessories. The VCT Pro also enables your rig to go from your shoulder to tripod and back without removing accessories.
The Canon Dual Trigger Grip features left and right articulating arms. The left handgrip provides a comfortable, contoured wood finish, and the C300's handgrip is relocated to the right articulating arm so you can use all the grip's functions while comfortably supporting the rig on your shoulder.
The C300 Mark II Helmet kit consists of a 3" Z-Rail and a Recoil Handle top grip with multiple 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw holes, a 15mm quick release port, and two cold shoe mounts. The top grip replaces the handle on top of your C300 and provides improved ergonomics and the capability to attach an LCD, a microphone, and various accessories to your camera without stressing your camera's body.
Zacuto Canon Dual Trigger Grips
The Canon Dual Trigger Grips from Zacuto are a 15mm LWS rod mount handgrip set featuring one wooden handgrip and one grip relocator for Canon C100/C300/C500 camera grips. Each can be individually rotated a full 360° at the press a dedicated lever — there is no need to screw or unscrew any knob or lever but rather just press it on the fly. Furthermore, the wooden component of the wooden handgrip can also be adjusted forward and backward at the press of another lever, and same goes for your camera grip once you attach it.
The handgrip and relocator are secured into sleeves and can be adjusted in length within the sleeves by loosening a corresponding lever for each one. They can be adjusted from 13 to 16" in length, measuring from the base to the bottom of the handgrip. Scale markings are available on top to allow you to easily match up the positions of the handgrips. The handgrips are fully removable and you can incorporate a second wooden handgrip at a later time to alternate with the relocator.
- 15mm LWS rod mount handgrip set
- Includes a wooden handgrip and a grip relocator for Canon C100/C300/C500 camera grips
- 360° rotation at the press of a lever — no screwing/unscrewing
- Forward/backward adjustment at the press of another lever
- Length adjustable
- Scale markings for easily matching the positions of the handgrips
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 C300 Mark II Helmet for Canon C300 Mark II Camera
Designed specifically to work with your Canon C300 Mark II, the C300 Mark II Helmet for Canon C300 Mark II is a mini cage that securely mounts to your camera with the four included mounting screws. It provides multiple threaded 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded accessory mounting holes and accomodates an optional Canon microphone holder. You can also mount an optional riser plate to the front of the unit, which allows you to mount optional rod clamps.
Zacuto 3" Z-Rail
The Zacuto 5" Z-Rail is used to mount a variety of Z-Rail accessories to a range of compatible cameras, including the RED Epic/Scarlet, Canon C300/C500, or the Black Magic Cinema Camera, and is also ideal for use on a second camera to permit faster switching of accessories between the two cameras. It attaches via two included 1/4"-20 screws that can be spaced between 3/8" and 2-5/32" apart.
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.