The Zacuto Indie Recoil Pro V2 is a shoulder rig designed to support a wide variety of cameras and is specifically assembled for DSLR and mirrorless owners. It is comprised of the Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate, QR Riser, Wooden Trigger Grip, Half Cage Rail, and Axis Mini EVF Mount. 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 and features 10" of forward/back balance adjustment, and it 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 QR Riser allows you to raise your DSLR or mirrorless camera to the proper height to the use rod-mounted accessories. The Wooden Trigger Grip features an ARRI-standard rosette for mounting and levers that allow you to easily adjust the length and angle of the arm and the rotation of the wooden handgrip. The halfcage attaches to the VCT Pro to provide protection and accessory mounting points to your shoulder rig. It features a wooden handgrip, and a top Z-Rail which allows you to mount the included Top Handle with built-in Z-Rail and Cold Shoe Mount for increased ergonomics and accessory mounting.
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 QR Riser
The Zacuto QR Riser allows you to raise your camera to a matte box compatible height, while also providing quick-release functionality for the camera. It supports DSLRs and other cameras with low-lens positioning relative to the camera body (such as the Sony FS700).
Zacuto Wooden Trigger Grip
The Zacuto Wooden Trigger Grip is an adjustable handgrip designed to attach to camera supports offering an ARRI-standard rosette, including the Zacuto VCT Pro baseplate. The entire unit can be rotated a full 360° at the quick press of a lever, and the wooden component can be adjusted forward and backward with the press of another lever. Unlike with standard handgrips, these levers don't need to be unscrewed and can just be pressed on the fly. The wooden component can also simply be flipped up and used as a kickstand for setting your camera down flat on the ground (this feature only works when you use two units). The entire unit can also be adjusted in length by loosening another lever.
Zacuto Halfcage Rail for Zacuto VCT Universal Baseplate
The Zacuto Halfcage Rail attaches to the Zacuto VCT Universal baseplate and creates a solid, universal cage structure around the side and top of your camera. It features a contoured wood side grip, and the built-in double-sided Z-Rail offers you the ability to add an optional top handle or Zacuto Coldshoe lock (not included). The side grip incorporates fifteen 1/4"-20 threaded accessory mounting points.
An included 5" Z-Rail attaches along the side of the VCT Universal baseplate with two 1/4"-20 screws. The Halfcage Rail then attaches that 5" Z-rail via a spring-loaded quick-release. At its most compact height, the Halfcage Rail has a clearance of 5.5". Four Allen head screws enable you to adjust the height to a 9" clearance. The side grip incorporates a 15mm rod port for attaching accessories.
Zacuto Top Handle with Z-Rail and Cold Shoe Mount
The Zacuto Top Handle with Z-Rail and Cold Shoe Mount features a slim design with a contoured wood grip that fits comfortably in your hand. It features an orientable Z-Rail clamp, and the built-in Z-Rail, cold shoe, and single 3/8"-16 and multiple 1/4"-20 threaded mounting holes enable you to mount a variety of accessories.
The Top Handle attaches to any Z-Rail dovetail, and the Z-Rail jaw clamp can be oriented multiple ways to work on horizontal or vertical Z-Rails. The spring-loaded locking lever enables tightening or loosening of the clamp even when you don't have room to fully rotate the lever. It releases quickly with the flip of a mini ratcheting lever. This is well suited for mounting to the GH5 cage or using on your Recoil rigs.