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Zacuto ENG Rig for Canon C300 MK II Digital Cinema Camera

Abel Code: ZA-Z-CENG
Mfr. Code: Z-CENG
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Create an ENG-style rig for your Canon EOS C300 MK II Digital Cinema Camera. Includes baseplate, helmet, 3" Z-Rail, Gratical EVF, cheeseplate counterweight, a lens support, and necessary power cables.
Key Highlights
  • ENG-style shoulder camera rig
  • Recoil Handle Top Grip
  • Helmet & Baseplate


This Zacuto ENG Rig pairs with your Canon EOS C300 MK II Digital Cinema Camera. The included Cheesebox helps balance the camera, as does the siding top plate on the VCT Pro baseplate. The ENG kit includes a Gratical EVF viewfinder, a Cheesebox Counterweight, and necessary power/adapter cables.

Canon C300 Mark II Helmet Kit

  • Helmet for Canon EOS C300 Mark II
  • 3" Z-Rail
  • Recoil Handle Top Grip

The Canon C300 Mark II Helmet Kit includes the C300 Mark II Helmet, a 3" Z-Rail and the Recoil Handle top grip. The C300 Mark II Helmet is a mini cage designed to mount directly to the top of the Canon C300 Mark II in place of the Canon's supplied top helmet and handle. It includes multiple ¼"-20 and ⅜"-16 mounting screw holes to which you can securely attach a variety of accessories. The Helmet attaches to the camera via 4 screws: one screw on top and three additional screws on the sides. These mount it firmly in place. Longer screws for attaching the helmet to the camera body are included. There are also spots on the helmet to accommodate the Canon microphone holder. You can also add a riser (not included) in the front to accept rods.

The Recoil Handle attaches to the Helmet via the included 3" Z-Rail. The quick-release Recoil Handle includes two coldshoe mounts (one vertical, one horizontal), a 15mm quick-release rod port, and two ⅜"-16 screw hole mounts (convert to ¼"-20 with a brass collet which is sold separately). The two coldshoe mounts secure with a quick-release clamp onto the shoe of your accessory. Mount two coldshoe items at once with a half turn of a Zacuto lever. No unnecessary winding of the annoying plastic round tie-down wheel is needed. The top handle itself is hand-tooled, three-quarter maple.

Zacuto's helmet and recoil handle allow you to quickly remove the handle for storing. It also allows for sliding the handle along the Z-rail to achieve perfect balance.

VCT Pro Baseplate (with sliding top to adjust balancing)

The 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 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 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.

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 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

Gratical HD EVF

The Gratical HD Micro OLED electronic viewfinder uses a powerful FPGA dual core processor and the latest Micro-OLED displays to provide a hugely expanded contrast range. Our Micro-OLED display supports high pixel density with unparalleled resolution, true blacks, gamma, and contrast range. The Gratical HD features 5.4 million pixels on a 0.61" diagonal screen no bigger than the size of your thumbnail. The image produced is very sharp.

The Gratical HD includes 2x HDMI and 2x SDI ports with cross conversion from HDMI to SDI. Weather resistant covers prevent moisture or debris from getting in open ports.

The internal field of view is just the right size so that the image is large, but not so that your eye has to roam to see the entire image at once. It features a built in -1 to +4 diopter range and Zacuto's latest anti-fog coating formula. An auto-closing eyecup door prevents sunburn display automatically without any action by the operator.

Mount the Gratical HD to your Next Generation Recoil via the 1/4-20 rosette on the side with an Axis Mini. You can also mount the Gratical HD with the ¼-20 screw hole in the bottom. Included is the LP-E6 style battery with charger and universal plug adapters.

Technical Specifications:

Screen Dimension- 0.61" diagonal
Resolution - Full Display 1280x1024, 16x9 1280x720 HD
Contrast Ratio - 10,000:1
Refresh Rate - 60Hz
Color Depth - 24 bit RGB
Luminance - 120-250 cd/m^2
Pixel Info - 2687.21 PPI
5.4 million pixels
16.7 million colors

Custom Scaling/User Presets
Color Processor - RGB, saturation, brightness, contrast
Zebra Stripes - Customize width, color, thresholds
Waveform (3D)
Histogram (RGB, Luma)
Audio Meters
LUT import and editing
Red Line Peaking (multi-color)
False Color
Frame Store Feature
Test Pattern (color bars & Macbeth)
Four programmable buttons
Frame Rates - 23.98p, 23.98PsF, 24p, 24PsF, 25p, 25PsF, 29.97PsF, 30 PsF,50i, 50p, 59.94i, 60i, 60p

HDMI - 1.4b compliant, resolutions up to 1080p/60, loop out
HD-SDI - Resolutions up to 1080p/60, loop out
Cross Conversion - HDMI to HD-SDI, independent LUT on output stream

Compatible with LP-E6 battery (7.8V 1800mAH LiON)
Battery run time ~ 3-4 hours depending on features used

VCT Lens Support

This lens support was designed for a Servo zoom lens. Instead of mounting to the support rods, this VCT lens support attaches to the VCT Pro and then to the lens itself.

Axis Mini

Zacuto's ENG-style mount designed for EVFs attached with a rosette. The mount offers 360-degree motion and 4x adjusting points. This mount provides room to focus and will function with wide lenses. Adjust it one-handed while using the shoulder rig. The Axis Mini has extensive articulation for use with a variety of cameras, both shoulder mounted or in tripod operating position.

The Axis Mini attaches to your rig via a 15mm rod port at the top of a kit positioned perpendicular to your camera lens. Slide the Axis Mini into the 15mm rod port and clamp into place. The Axis Mini attaches to the EVF via a secure rosette mount.

The Axis Mini has three red tension levers that are controlled independently with 360 degree motion. Release all three levers to completely reposition the mount or release just one to make single segment adjustments. You can dial in the exact amount of tension needed at each lever to adjust on the fly. 

NOTE: If you are left eye shooter an additional extension is required (not included).

IMPORTANT NOTE: A modified Axis is required for use with the Sony F5/F55 viewfinder. Contact your Abel Salesperson for more information.

Cheesebox Counterweight / Wireless Pro

Attach this cheesebox counterweight box to the rear of the baseplate with 2x 3" 15mm rods. The cheesebox comes with 3x counterweights. It includes a V-Mount Battery Plate with 2x D-Tap outputs and 1x LEMO connector for the purpose of powering your camera. Mount additional accessories on the Cheeseplate using the handy 14"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded mounts for screws. 

In addiotion, the unit includes Zacuto wireless plate mount points.

Attach optional wireless video transmitters by using both of the included plates instead of just one.

LP-E6 to D-Tap Power Cable (for Gratical HD EVF)

Power yourGratical HD EVF via an external source with this power adapter cable with D-Tap to Barrel Power connectors. This adapter cable powers devices designed to use Canon LP-E6 style batteries.

D-Tap to 12-pin Hirose Cable

This adapter powers your Cine-Servo lens. 


What's in the Box

  • 2 x Wireless Plate Pro
  • LP-E6 to D-Tap Power Cable
  • 6 x Cable Ties
  • D-Tap to 12-Pin Hirose Cable
  • Cheesebox Counterweight
  • Gratical HD Micro OLED EVF
  • Axis Mini EVF Mount
  • Quick Release AV Unit Mount
  • C300 Mark II Helmet Kit
  • VCT Lens Support
  • VCT Pro Baseplate


Key Highlights

  • ENG-style shoulder camera rig
  • Recoil Handle Top Grip
  • Helmet & Baseplate
  • V-Mount battery plate
  • Power adapter cables

Baseplates/Bridgeplates & Adapters

Choose by Camera:
Canon C300 - Mark II
Baseplate Options:
Quick Release
Mount Points:
1/4-20 & 3/8-16 screw holes - to direct connect this baseplate to your tripod quick-release plate


Input Connector/Port:
2 x SDI - permits cross conversion with HDMI ports on the Gratical HD EVF
2 x HDMI - permits cross conversion with SDI ports on the Gratical HD EVF

Handle / Grip

Handle/Grip Features:
Recoil - attach via the included 3" Z-Rail

Shoulder Rigs

Shoulder Rig Rod Type:
Rig Type:
Rig Features:
Rails Included - Yes
Top Plate - (a.k.a. Helmet)
Grip - Part of Helmet Kit
Shoulder Rig Grip Type:


EVF Screen Type:
EVF Features:
Histogram - (RGB, Luma) 
Battery Powered - LP-E6 Style Battery included with charger and universal plug adapters
Zebra Mode
Color Bars
4 x Customizable Buttons
LUTs - Import & editing
False Color Mode
EVF Display Size:
Up to 3.0" - 0.61" diagonal screen
EVF Imagery:


14.4 in
10.5 in
14.6 in
19.5 lb
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