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Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate

Abel Code: ZA-Z-VCT-P
Mfr. Code: Z-VCT-P
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Lower your camera to maintain a low center of gravity on your shoulder rig with this Zacuto VCT Universal Pro Baseplate. Includes quick-release 6.5" rods at front and QR rod ports at the back.
Key Highlights
  • VCT14 compatible v-wedge
  • 10" of sliding camera balance range
  • 1/4-20 mount points for accessories

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The Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate is compatible with all cameras including Canon EOS C-series, Sony FS5 and FS7, AJA CION, Blackmagic, RED cameras, ARRI AMIRA, many DSLRs, Mirrorless cameras, and more. The VCT Pro has a built-in, curved shoulder pad, plus 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 you can use the 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw holes for direct connect to your tripod quick-release plate.

The red sliding top plate offers easy adjustability 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 the Zacuto VCT Pro Dock (sold separately) to quickly transition it to a tripod, slider, etc.

A lightweight, adjustable rod mount is set far back in the plate, which offers plenty of accessory-capable area under the camera lens. This allows you to position your camera further back on the plate. This keeps the balance point of your rig directly over your shoulder. The sliding track of the rod riser offers 25mm of vertical adjustment.

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 Zacuto's Next Generation Recoil rigs.

Lowering your camera on a rig prevents already tall cameras from being too top heavy. With the Zacuto VCT, the distance from the bottom of your camera to your shoulder is just 3/4".


  • 14.25 x 4.25 x 2.0" (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 and 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 and ⅜-16 screw holes
  • ¼-20 screw holes along the side for accessory mounting options

What's in the Box

  • 3/8-16 camera screw
  • 1/4-20 camera screw
  • 2 x 6.5" 15mm Rods
  • Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate


Key Highlights

  • VCT14 compatible v-wedge
  • 10" of sliding camera balance range
  • 1/4-20 mount points for accessories
  • (2) 6.5" 15mm rods included
  • Maintains a low center of gravity

Baseplates/Bridgeplates & Adapters

Standard Rod Size:
15mm LWS
Baseplate Options:
Quick Release
Mount Points:
3 x 1/4-20 - threaded holes along side for mounting accessories
ARRI Rosette - on right side of VCT Pro
VCT14 compatible V-Wedge

Compatibility - Camera

Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta
Sony PXW-FS7
Canon EOS C700
Canon EOS C500
Canon EOS C100
Canon EOS C300
Canon EOS C300 MK II
Canon EOS C100 MKII
Blackmagic Design:
Blackmagic URSA
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Shoulder Rigs

Shoulder Rig Rod Type:
2 x 15mm - 6.5" rods
Rig Type:
Rig Features:
Baseplate - ONLY, no grips or arms included
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