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New Vocas Spider System Presented at NAB 2016

vocas-logoVocas can be found at the NAB 2016 show on booth C10518. Vocas will introduce a new small flexible lightweight rig system: The new Vocas Spider System! Furthermore a lot of available accessories for the Sony PXW-FS5 camera which will improve the operation of this camera.

And of course the new Vocas 6,6 x 6,6 matte box MB-6 and the studio follow focus MFC-6 which are shipping now! And last, but certainly not least, the Vocas Sliding System. The most flexible camera mounting system there is! The Vocas sliding system is a revolutionary new way to mount camera to different setups, while balancing the camera optimally.

Vocas new very flexible DSLR and Camjo rig: The Vocas Spider System!
The new Vocas Spider System is a modular system which can be setup exactly as you wish. With the different available modules any combination can be made. The new Vocas Spider System will be introduced consisting of an extendable arm, a universal camera base plate, a shoulder brace, a belly brace and a new handgrip. The extendable arm can be adjusted in length and is rotatable 360 degrees! On one end of the arm accessories can be mounted to a standard rosette.

Up to 4 flexible arms can be mounted on the camera base plate. The new Vocas Spider System will be sold as a basic kit consisting of 2 extendable arms, a universal camera base plate, a handgrip and the shoulder brace. Of course every accessory can be bought separately. So in time, or right from the start, your new Vocas Spider System can be expanded to your wishes.

Sony PXW-FS5 accessories
Vocas produces a list of dedicated accessories for the Sony PXW-FS5. Vocas handgrip rosettes. For both the camera body and the original camera handgrip Vocas developed inserts to change this connection to standard rosettes.

For the viewfinder Vocas has developed a NATO rail with the new Sony 8p rosette at one end. Now the viewfinder can be adjusted in many more positions. Extra stability can be reached by mounting the new Vocas Sony 8p to 15 mm viewfinder bracket.

Two top cheese plates are available for the Sony PXW-FS5: a H-cheese plate and a full cheese plate. The H-cheese plate can be mounted to the PXW-FS5 without removing the original Sony top handgrip.

Vocas has a very good E-mount to PL adapter within her assortment, strong, lightweight and without any play! To mount the adapter to the Sony PXW-FS5 a bracket for support has been developed which can be mounted to both Vocas Sony PXW-FS5 cheese plates.

The most ideal base plate for mounting the Sony PXW-FS5 camera would be the recently introduced Vocas Sliding System, which makes the camera very flexible in use. And lets not forget the new Vocas Spider System introduced right now!

Universal Shoulder Base Plates (USBP)
Using the new USBP plate the camera can easily be removed by quick release through the dovetail principle! In this manner the camera, equipped with the dovetail plate, can be exchanged between the different base plates (15 mm and 19 mm), gimbals, tripods or even studio carts in seconds!

Other improvements on the next generation Vocas USBP plates are: The range of the height adjustability is enlarged, the stability when using a VCT-14 is improved, the rigidity of the plate has been increased, the shoulder pad is removable and adjustable without tools, the rear clamping block has been integrated, the camera can be removed by quick release and above all the design has been refreshed!

If we take a closer look at the 19 mm USBP we see a very nice new unique feature, a removable and adjustable shoulder plate using dovetail. So if the camera is used on a tripod the shoulder plate can be removed easily. From the tripod to the shoulder? Just slide the shoulder plate underneath the base plate and there you go!

You want to be extremely flexible? Buy the new 15 mm USBP, the new 19 mm USBP and some extra adapter plates (0490-0010)! Swap your camera between the different set ups, 15 mm, 19 mm, tripod, gimbal, drone or even a studio cart! A small investment which makes your life much easier.

Matte box 6,6 x 6,6
The new Vocas matte box contains the Vocas patented eyebrows, which makes the matte box very comfortable in use. The new Vocas matte box has exchangeable rotatable filter stages, a single filter and a double filter stage. With these two filter stages any combination is possible, 1, 2, 3, etc. The maximum lens diameter is 165 mm and the height is adjustable. A swing away and a regular bracket are both available for this 6,6 x 6,6 matte box.

Studio follow focus
The Vocas studio follow focus has a very big advantage compared to the competition, a self-adjusting drive arm! A high quality follow focus can still work badly because of improper adjustment. With the new Vocas self-adjusting drive arm this problem belongs to the past! The Vocas studio follow focus will be available with two transmition ratios of choice, 1:1 and 1:2.

Nato overviewA long list of a high quality ‘made in Holland’ Vocas accessories!

Vocas Systems develops and manufactures high-quality camera accessories including rail supports, shoulder pads, matte boxes and focus controllers. Vocas products are sold worldwide via selected partners. Vocas has over 25 years of experience in the global marketplace and their products are well-tested and renowned for their high quality.