Zacuto had already presented its ACT Baseplate at the IBC 2019. Now the promotion videos for the current Zacuto ACT Recoil Rigs for DSLM/DSLRs can also be seen on the manufacturer's website. With the new ACT Recoil Rigs, Zacuto now offers a shrunken version of its previous Cine-Recoil Rigs.
While the Zacuto VCT Pro Universal Baseplate is the central rig hub for the original Recoil rigs, Zacuto has developed the ACT Baseplate for the new ACT Recoil rigs.
The new ACT Baseplate differs from the previous VCT Baseplate mainly by the replacement of the VCT 14 - with an Arca-Swiss mount, including an adjustable Arca-Swiss camera plate. (This allows the Zacuto Cages for DSLM/DSLRs to be mounted directly on the ACT Baseplate (without the red camera plate))
Furthermore, the ACT Baseplate omits the ARRI rosette of the VCT Baseplate on the right side. So additional handles have to be mounted here, especially over the rods. Probably the new ACT Baseplate will be a bit lighter than the VCT Baseplate, which is quite robust.
As a set, the new Zacuto ACT Recoil Rigs start at prices at 850,- Dollar for the Basic Rig consisting of ACT Baseplate, Right Trigger Grip and Axis Curve. As usual, Zacuto then offers corresponding sets for individual cameras. Among them Panasonic S1, Sony Alpha A7RIV, Nikon Z6/7, Fuji XT3 and Blackmagic Pocket.