Zacuto USA

September 11, 2012 13:33 ET

Zacuto Releases Blackmagic Camera Rigs

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - The new Zacuto Blackmagic Camera Rigs have arrived! Following Blackmagic Design's release of their new cinema camera at this year's NAB show, Zacuto's design team wasted no time developing new rigs and accessories to compliment the camera's unique functions. 

Blackmagic Design, best known for post-production software and hardware such as DaVinci Resolve, shocked everyone by creating a camera that shoots RAW format, has a 2.5K high resolution sensor, and is available at a price point just below $3,000.

Zacuto has designed several options for the Blackmagic Camera for shooting handheld, utilizing a tripod, and using a shoulder mounted rig. In true Zacuto spirit, all of the following rigs can be outfitted to the shooter's preferences. 

BMC Ultralite: This rig starts with our Blackmagic Top Handle and adds a set of 7" 15mm rods. The rods can be used to mount a follow focus or other accessories.

BMC Target Shooter: A straightforward handheld rig with three points of contact is our lightest kit.

BMC Striker: An adjustable handheld rig that allows you to rely on the gunstock for pull-style shooting or a shoulder strap for push-style shooting. 

Tripod Rig: This rig starts with the Mini Baseplate with 12" rods and then adds the Horizontal Zwiss Plate where you can add your v-mount or 3-stud/gold mount batteries, articulating arms for monitors, wireless plates and much more. 

BMC Stinger: A shoulder mounted rig that offers counterbalance to offset the weight of the camera. We recommend using a Zacuto EVF with the Blackmagic HD-SDI to HDMI mini converter with this rig.

Product Designers Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn pulled from their knowledge and experience designing DSLR rigs. Weiss says, "After much testing and consulting with other users, we were able to come out with several Blackmagic Camera Rigs and accessories that will satisfy any shooting style."

The Zacuto BMC rigs are available online through the Zacuto store or from any of the worldwide Zacuto resellers.

ZACUTO, located in Chicago, Illinois, is known for their "Made in the USA" brand of high quality, originally designed camera accessories. Zacuto Films produces original programming with EMMY's won in both 2010 & 2011 (Midwest region) or follow @Zacuto on Twitter.