The Zacuto Indie Recoil is a shoulder rig designed to support a wide variety of cameras and specifically assembled for DSLR and mirrorless owners. It is comprised of the Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate, QR Riser, Dual Trigger Grips, Half Cage Rail, and Axis Mini EVF Mount. This shoulder rig follows in the Zacuto Recoil Rig philosophy of setting the balance point at the shoulder, placing the camera behind the shoulder and the focus, monitoring, and camera controls forward of the shoulder.
The VCT Pro plate supports the camera and features 10" of forward/back balance adjustment. 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 use rod-mounted accessories. The Dual Trigger Grips provide left and right handgrips and feature ARRI-standard rosettes for mounting, with levers that allow you to easily adjust the length and angle of the arms and the rotation of the wooden handgrips. The half cage attaches to the VCT Pro to provide protection and accessory mounting points to your shoulder rig. It features a wooden handgrip and 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 Dual Trigger Grips
No more screwing and unscrewing anything to adjust your handgrips. The Zacuto Wooden Dual Trigger Grips are a 15mm LWS rod mount handgrip set featuring two removable wooden handgrips and offering 360° rotation of the handgrips at the press of a lever. Each handgrip can be rotated individually. The wooden component of the handgrips can be adjusted forward and backward at the press of another lever, and they can also be flipped up into kickstand mode, which will allow you to safely set your camera down on a flat surface.
The handgrips 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.
Optional Zacuto grip relocator handgrips are also available for use with the Wooden Dual Trigger Grips. If you incorporate one at a later time, you can install it on one side while retaining the wooden handgrip on the other, and you can alternate the wooden and relocator handgrips as needed.
- 15mm LWS rod mount handgrip set
- Includes removable wooden handgrips
- 360° rotation of the handgrips 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 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.