The Zacuto Z-Release System is the new standard for mounting accessories and equipment on HD video cameras that offers the following advantages:
- Quick Release!
- Rock solid stability
- Nothing can loosen or unwind
- Mount or un-mount with the flip of one lever and in seconds
- No more winding expensive monitors onto a screw
- Shorten setup/pack up time
- Save wear and tear on your equipment
The Zacuto Z-Release http://www.zacuto.com/zrelease.htm line includes the following:
- The Zamerican Large and small articulating arms, the new standard in articulating arms
- The ZicroMount is for mounting monitors or hard drives to articulating arms giving you quick release action.
The Z-Mount is for mounting articulating arms to Baseplates, Zgrips or any 15mm rod giving you quick release action. Zuds retrofit existing articulating arms giving you quick release action on both ends of your arm. Tighten the Allen screw and the Zud cannot come loose, as well, whatever is mounted into it can't move.
The Zround Mount is a retrofit to allow Zacuto DoubleMounts & MiniMounts to accept Zuds or Zamerican arms giving you quick release action on your Double or MiniMount. The Zdapter comes with Zacuto Z-locks in 15mm (lightweight rods), 19mm (studio rods), 5/8" (Panavision rods, as well as light stand spuds & C-Stand arms) Z-locks mount on the Zdapter Backplate vertically or horizontally. This lets you make the Zdapter do whatever you need.
The Wireless Plate screws onto the wireless bracket. Either a 15mm Z-lock (lightweight rod), 19mm (studio rod, 5/8" (Panavision rod) adapter also screws into the wireless bracket. Slide the whole wireless unit onto the appropriate rod and lock tight.
"With Z-Release virtually anything can be mounted to this style of camera allowing you to completely customize your HD video camera setup, stated Zacuto Marketing Director Steve Weiss." "This is going to change the way people mount gear."
"What's unique about the new Zamerican articulating arm is that Zacuto has done away with the screws on either end of the arm, stated Zacuto Director of Operations, Jens Bogehegn "An innovative 15mm rod is used to connect items to the arms. Plus you can then use Zacuto's 15mm rod extensions to extend the arms to any length. If you own an existing arm with 1/4 20" or 3/8 16" screws, just add a Zacuto Zud ¼ 20 or 3/8 16, your arm is now ready for Z-Release."
See Zamerican and the whole Z-Release line of Zacuto products ($60-$215) at NAB booth C11413 or Zacuto www.zacuto.com.