Zacuto Introduces VCT Pro Universal Camera Baseplate

Zacuto has introduced the VCT Pro baseplate, which is compatible with Canon EOS C-series, Sony FS5 and FS7, AJA CION, BlackMagic, RED cameras, Arri Alexa and Amira, DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras.

Zacuto said the VCT Pro has a built-in, curved shoulder pad and an Arri M6 rosette for accessories and grips. It comes with quick-release, extendable 6.5-inch rods at the front and lightweight spaced quick-release rod ports at the back.

The V-wedge tripod connector is compatible with Zacuto VCT14 tripod adapter plates or the 1/4 20 and 3/8 16 screw holes can be used for direct connect to a tripod quick release plate.

The red sliding top plate offers easy adjustability for lens changes, for removing the camera and for balancing a rig correctly on the shoulder. This sliding plate combined with a double screw track offers 10-inches of camera balance sliding range.

The lightweight, adjustable rod mount is set far back in the plate, offering plenty of accessory-capable area under the camera lens. This allows operators to position the camera further back on the plate, keeping the balance point of the rig directly over the shoulder.

The sliding track of the rod riser offers 25mm of vertical adjustment. An Alternate Tall Rod Riser offering up to 45mm of vertical adjustment — for RED cameras — is available.

The shoulder pad portion of the VCT Universal is set as far forward on the plate as possible, also to maximize the accessory capable rod area and aid with balance. Keeping the camera low prevents already tall cameras from being too top heavy. With a VCT, the distance from the bottom of the camera to the shoulder is just 3/4 of an inch.

The VCT Pro will begin shipping on Oct. 17, 2016. Price is $650.00.

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