Zacuto, USA

January 05, 2011 17:35 ET

Zacuto Creates Accessory Kits for Panasonic AG-AF100

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - DSLR filmmaking accessories manufacturer, Zacuto, USA introduces baseplate kits to work with the Panasonic AF-100.

The Panasonic AF-100, Panasonic's first entry into the forthcoming hybrid DSLR/video camera market, has the capacity to maximize the potential of its high-resolution, 4/3-type sensor and all the professional video camera features from a pro-video camera. Thus, Zacuto, USA has developed camera accessory kits to function with the Panasonic AF-100.

"Many people already have these kits for the Panasonic HVX200, Sony PMW-EX1, Sony PMW-EX3," says Sales Director Mandy Rogers. "Now, our customers can use their existing Zacuto baseplate kits and gear on the AF-100."

Zacuto Baseplate Kits that Function with the AF-100 include:

-Docu Kit: designed for use on a tripod or dolly that includes Zacuto Universal Baseplate to give the foundation for mounting a matte box, follow focus, and other accessories.

-Cine Kit: designed for use on a tripod or dolly including a Zacuto Universal Baseplate as well as the ability to mount V-mount or Anton Bauer style batteries for powering a monitor, and also acting as a counterbalance weight to offset the camera and lens. It also includes the articulating quick release monitor arm and a wireless plate to hold your microphone receiver, and converters or video transmitters.

-Indie Kit: designed for tripod or shoulder mount, allows you to mount a follow focus, matte box, wireless microphone receiver, and external monitor with the professional power.

"The AF-100 is not re-inventing the wheel, and does not need a custom design," says Product Designer Steve Weiss. "Our original Zacuto baseplate kits are universal and can adjust to any camera, matte box and follow focus including a RED, AF100 or the new Sony F3L."

To customize a kit, Zacuto, USA also offers equipment a la carte by adding items to kits such as the Z-Focus, Zipgears, and the soon to be released, Z-finder EVF, an electronic viewfinder. The EVF will allow you to align the AF-100 rod system and position the viewfinder on the side of the camera for correct form factor.

Zacuto, USA located in Chicago, Illinois, is known for their "Made in the USA" brand of high quality, originally designed DSLR filmmaking accessories. For more information, visit