VFGadgets Inc. has introduced the mini HDV handle bracket for the new Sony HVR-Z1U-HDV Handycam (also works with FX1-HDV Handycam). This handle bracket is an extension to the line of heavy-duty broadcast handles developed by Precision Camera. The full series of handles will be on display at NAB.
This new mini HDV handle bracket is designed for adding extra mini LCD monitors, audio transmitters, or other devices to a Sony HDV Handycam. The bracket's design is flat on top for direct mounting of mini SteadyCam's for low angle set shots. With this bracket, you can also mount your camera to a fluid head that is upside down on a mini jib for low angle shooting, or just use a mono-pod for the quick low shots needed.
The mini HDV handle bracket can support up to 77.16 lbs (35 Kg) and is made of tough polymer plastic with 2 x 1/4" and 2 x 3/8" brass threads molded directly into the bracket. It weighs in at 1.6 oz (45 grams).