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VCT Pro Baseplate
Product ID : Z-VCT-P
Price: $650.00
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The VCT Pro camera baseplate is compatible with all cameras including Canon EOS C-series, Sony FS5/FS5 Mark II, FS7/FS7 Mark II and Sony FX9, AJA CION, BlackMagic, Panasonic EVA1, Panasonic Varicam LT, RED cameras, Arri Alexa and Amira, DSLRs, Mirrorless and more 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” rods at the front, and lightweight spaced quick-release rod ports at the back. The v-wedge tripod connector is compatible with VCT14 tripod adapter plates or use the 1/4 20 and 3/8 16 screw holes for direct connection to your tripod quick release plate. 

The red sliding top plate offers easy adjust-ability for lens changes, removing your camera, and balancing your rig correctly on your shoulder. This sliding plate combined with a double screw track offers 10” of camera balance sliding range. You can quickly release your camera from the rig by sliding the red plate completely off and using our VCT Pro Dock to quickly transition it to a tripod, slider, etc. 

The lightweight, adjustable rod mount is set far back in the plate, offering plenty of accessory-capable area under the camera lens. This allows you to position your camera further back on the plate, keeping the balance point of your rig directly over your shoulder. The sliding track of the rod riser offers 25mm of vertical adjustment. 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 your accessory capable rod area and aid with balance. The VCT Universal Baseplate is the core of our Next Generation Recoil rigs, designed for balance and comfort for every camera.

Keeping the camera low prevents already tall cameras from being too top heavy. With our VCT, the distance from the bottom of your camera to your shoulder is just 3/4 inch.

14.25” x 4.25” x 2” (LxWxH) with 6.5” rods
Two quick releasable 6.5” rods included
Weighs 960 grams
One Arri M6 rosette on right side of VCT Pro
Two quick-release rod ports in the back
Wide gel-polymer shoulder pad
One ¼ 20 & ⅜ 16 removable screws included
Lightweight adjustable rod mount
Over 10” of camera balance sliding range
Up to 25mm of vertical adjustment
Unique sliding top plate to quickly adjust for lens changes or to release the camera from your rig
Unique design creates more accessory rod capable area
V-wedge style tripod connector or directly mount your tripod plate via ¼ 20 & ⅜ 16 screw holes
¼ 20 screw holes along the side for accessory mounting options
Replacement 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 Screws

Recommended Accessories:
VCT Pro Dock
VCT Tripod Plate
VCT Pro Short Top Plate

Zacuto products are proudly made in the USA and non-electronic products have a lifetime warranty.

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Reviewed by michaelrizzo
03/11/2019 - 03:46:40 PM
A Fantastic Upgrade From the Older Model
I've been a Zacuto customer for years and a proud owner of the Original Zacuto VCT Baseplate. Using the VCT Pro next to the original is a night and day difference. The new model takes every great idea presented in the original VCT plate and makes it smoother, lighter, smaller, and just far more polished than the original standard.

Zacuto has always been the best in the industry for American made engineering and machining. But this design takes the foibles of the old model (no built in quick release, threaded rear rods) and streamlines everything with the new ultra thin camera plate, and single rod lock for the front 15mm rods. The built in rosette mount makes mounting a trigger grip or extension arm for an FS7 incredibly quick and easy.

You can trust Zacuto not just to make the best products in the industry, but to look for ways to step up their game and improve the best products in the industry.
Reviewed by
12/03/2018 - 07:10:34 AM
Very solid and good quality on this baseplate, working great with my C200.
Reviewed by Jenn94
11/15/2018 - 08:38:22 AM
My First Zacuto Product, But Not My Last
Needed a professional upgrade from all the "jury rigging" I've had to do at past shoots. I was concerned about the cost, and had high expectations after reading many reviews of Zacuto products. They were all spot on. It looks great. It works perfectly with the universal VCT plate. And the flexibility to adjust to different cameras is huge, for that day I upgrade them. I couldn't have asked for more. Well worth the money.
Reviewed by AlexDunbar
06/08/2018 - 09:21:25 AM
Great attention to detail, solid build
This is just a fantastic baseplate. The ability to easily adjust the camera plate for different lenses is fantastic and I love the space for accessories on the front.

Zacuto did an amazing job designing this for multiple cameras, lenses and rig options. Very comfortable and well built.
Reviewed by carn723
01/26/2018 - 03:22:15 PM
I have purchased this product for use with Canon C100 Mark II and it really brings the camera to life for shoulder use. I have always been a fan of a more ENG style and the flexibility of this mount is incredible! I can mount almost any camera or lens combo and know I can adjust the positioning to make a balanced rig. The thing is heavy though but it just comes with being a very solid built piece that is very secure. Only slight area of improvement would be if the shoulder was shifted forward slightly. I have noticed with my particular lens setup and no rear battery, my follow focus mounts so close to the rod attachment that I had to flip the follow focus gear to the revers to give me enough clearance. This probably would not be an issue with a battery pack since that would allow the camera to be a little more forward with some weight behind the shoulder.
Reviewed by bh.mps
11/07/2017 - 02:22:56 PM
Solidly built, stable and feels great on my shoulder.
The VCT Pro Baseplate from Zacuto is solidly built, stable and feels great on my shoulder.

This baseplate has an adjustable slide mechanism to balance your rig with, setting this correctly makes a huge improvement in comfort, weight distribution and balance over the FS7M2s built in shoulder pad.

After spending considerable time reviewing all the options out there I am pleased with my choice, I can finally get my camera rig to balance comfortably on my shoulder. The shoulder rest is a very thick gel pad that is contoured to sit flat while shooting and reduce fatigue.

All of the components used in the construction of the baseplate are well thought out and feel very well made. I especially like the red metal spring loaded ratcheting levers used throughout the design.

Zacuto products are all metal and look great I can confirm they look just as good in person as they do in the product photos, the anodised aluminium black and red finish is smooth, shiny and made to last.

Purchasing direct from Zacuto was easy, the customer service staff friendly and helpful. International shipping to Australia was very fast and only taking a few days!

I can highly recommend the Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate for professional use.
Reviewed by michaeljherbert
michaeljherbert bought "VCT Pro Baseplate" on our website
09/12/2017 - 05:48:14 PM
A Marked Improvement
The VCT Pro Baseplate is an improvement on a great product, the classic VCT baseplate. Like the original, the VCT Pro is sturdy, with secure taps and a comfortable shoulder pad. I purchased the VCT Pro to pair with my Sony FS7M2, so the built in rosette makes mounting the FS7M2 grip a simple process. I do believe that an additional rosette on the opposite side of the baseplate would make for a more versatile piece of gear, but the lack of a second rosette has not hindered my work, as of yet. The most obvious addition to this model is the ability to adjust the position of the camera on the rig after you've attached the baseplate. I'm rarely satisfied with a rig's balance the first time I put it on my shoulder, so it's a major advantage to be able to quickly adjust the camera's position on the rig.
Reviewed by notevendreams
07/24/2017 - 08:46:47 PM
VCT Pro Baseplate Review
When my company recently purchased our Red Epic W, we needed a really solid and functional handheld rig. The VTC Baseplate is the starting point for any of Zacuto's handheld rig configurations, made for larger cameras. We found it to be exactly what we were looking for. It's a little heavy, but also super sturdy. It's very functional, with plenty of utility applications, and places to add accessories(rods, handles, and rosettes). The pad is comfortable, and the quick plate is super easy to use, really quick on and off. Overall, great place to start your rig.
Reviewed by AlbertoBalazs
05/31/2017 - 03:00:26 PM
Feature Film Ready
We just finished our feature Piedra Sola in Argentina, and the VCT Pro was and incredible creative tool that allows to go from stick to hand held in just a few seconds. We worked with the Red Camera, and it was the first time felt i was able to counterweight Anamorphic lenses, and get the Camera almost behind my head, making it feel less heavy and under control. The Different positions allow you to readjust depending of the shot, and without even asking your AC to do it.
I really recommend any professional filmmaker to try it!
Reviewed by jab670
04/19/2017 - 04:17:46 PM
Great Improvement On a Great Product
The original VCT baseplate was great - versatile and comfortable. Recently I upgraded to the new VCT Pro baseplate and it blows its predecessor away. The ability to make small balance adjustments is great, it's lighter. The solid shoulder pad is even more comfortable. The rosette is perfect and switching the rear rods to a clamp is MUCH MUCH better than the screw on ones. I got the VCT dock for it as well and the ability to swap from a shoulder rig to a stripped down rig makes it invaluable.
Reviewed by
11/28/2016 - 03:05:07 PM
Comfortable, Sturdy, Flexible
This is excellent. I work with a lot of athletes and this makes swapping between shoulder mount and tripod work very quick and comfortable. The pad is great. The sliding mount is ideal for easy balance.
Reviewed by
11/28/2016 - 02:58:31 PM
Solid, Comfortable
This baseplate makes it super easy to swap between a tripod and a shoulder mount. I shoot with a lot of athletes, and this speed of transition is incredibly helpful. The padding is really comfortable as well when in use. I use it with a Sony FS7. Be sure to get the viewfinder arms so you can position it properly.
Reviewed by swmonty
11/21/2016 - 10:14:43 PM
Works as intended
Purchased with the intention of keeping on my RED Epic-W almost full-time. Seems to be well built and easy to assemble. Aesthetically, matches the RED nicely too! Looking forward to being able to attach a trigger grip to the rosette in due time.

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