The Zacuto RED EVF Recoil Shoulder Rig with Dual Trigger Grips is a shoulder rig designed to support RED DSMC2 camera bodies such as the RAVEN, WEAPON, EPIC WEAPON (EPIC-W), SCARLET WEAPON (SCARLET-W), MONSTRO, HELIUM, and GEMINI. It is comprised of the Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate, a RED Rod Riser, a RED Top Plate, Dual Shorty Trigger Grips, a Top Handle, and a 3" Z-Rail. 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 Baseplate supports the camera and features 10" of sliding, forward/back balance adjustment. It includes 15mm rods and rod clamps for rod-mounted accessories and a rod riser specifically designed to support a RED DSMC2 camera body, as well as comfortable gel shoulder padding. The VCT Pro also enables your rig to go from your shoulder to a tripod and back without removing accessories.
The RED Top Plate provides multiple 1/4"-20 mounting holes, built-in POGO connectors for a RED monitor and trigger equipment, and a 15mm rod port for mounting additional rod accessories.
The Dual Shorty Trigger Grips provide left and right wooden handgrips and feature 15mm rod ports for mounting to the VCT Pro baseplate. Locking levers allow you to easily adjust their arm length, angle, and rotation.
The Top Handle features a wooden handgrip, top Z-Rail, multiple 1/4"-20 mounting threads, and a cold shoe mount for additional accessory mounting. A 3" Z-Rail is included to mount the Top Handle to the RED Top Plate.
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 RED Top Plate
The Zacuto RED Top Plate is designed to mount onto RED DSMC2 bodies using the included mounting screws. The plate is compatible with the Raven, Weapon, Epic Weapon (Epic-W), Scarlet Weapon (Scarlet-W) Monstro, Helium and Gemini. The plate features anodized aluminum construction and has multiple 1/4"-20 threaded mounting holes, as well as an integrated 15mm rod clamp with spring-loaded locking lever. Built-in POGO connectors enable you to mount a RED monitor and the plate also incorporates remote trigger accessory connections.
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.
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 Shorty Trigger Grips
Who wants to loosen and tighten knobs or levers to adjust their handgrips? Zacuto has found a solution and offers it among a variety of their handgrip products, including the Shorty Trigger Grips. Simply press a lever down with your thumb and make your adjustments. These dual wooden handgrips are designed to mount onto 15mm LWS rods, and each side can be adjusted individually a full 360°.