Vocas at NAB 2015
Vocas can be found at the NAB show on booth C10518. Especially for the NAB show Vocas introduces a lot of new accessories. At the Vocas booth, special attention is given for the patented Vocas matte box and the registered new follow focus MFC-2. Next to that Vocas introduces, due to the success of the Vocas wooden hand grips, more new wooden accessories! The new wooden accessories have an amazing look. You have to try them yourself. Prototypes of the Vocas matte boxes are being shipped to the NAB 2015 as Limited Edition versions. On display are a camouflage edition, a carbon edition, on fire edition, US edition and last but certainly not least a wooden edition!
Vocas will also be showing its latest products and prototypes.
This year special attention goes out to the new Sony PXW-FS7 accessories, new lens supports, Panasonic Varicam dovetail plates, new JVC camera accessories, new wooden hand grips, viewfinder adapters with adjustable friction!, Limited Edition matte boxes and more!
Limited Edition matte boxes
One of the first accessories for the professional cameraman was the matte box. A matte box allows you to block stray light from striking the surface of the lens. A matte box also holds one or more filters in front of the lens—they drop in quickly and easily. It’s basically similar to a lens hood, but instead of having a fixed form, matte boxes usually have movable metal flaps, or French flags, in front that allow you to block sunlight and artificial light sources that can cause problematic glare and lens flare. And that is where the Vocas matte boxes differ with all the other available matte boxes: patented eyebrows! The Vocas eyebrows are, so to say, built-in French flags. More comfortable because the eyebrows are very compact.
Being innovative in the field of matte boxes (Vocas has more patents on matte boxes!) Vocas introduces now prototypes of the tailor-made matte box! The complete range of the Vocas matte boxes can be delivered to you just the way you want to have it: tailor-made!
You can find some examples on our booth. If you like our wooden hand grips and want to complete the look of your camera we have a ‘wooden’ matte box. Working in the field perhaps a camouflage version is more suitable to you. You are a die-hard patriot; our US version is perfect for you. More a fast and furious type of guy, the flames version is yours or to just complete the techno-look of your camera we can provide a carbon look.
You have other ideas please let us know and we will see what we can do!
Sony PXW-FS7 accessories
At the NAB 2015 we introduced the latest Vocas peripherals for the Sony PXW-FS7. New is an improved hand grip bracket (0390-0090) for the original Sony hand grip. For the earlier introduced H-cheese plate (0350-1365) Vocas developed a 15 mm single rod holder (0350-1465) for a secure and stable attachment of the viewfinder bracket.
New wooden handgrips
In addition to the leather handgrips Vocas introduces a new pair of wooden hand grips kit (0390-0122) in this style. The new wooden handgrips (proto) look fabulous and have a very good grip!
ARRI Alexa Mini
Vocas introduces their accessories for the ARRI Alexa Mini which will be available around May 2015. Based on the dovetail principle Vocas developed for the top and at the bottom of this new camera a cheese plate and a base plate adapter. By using these new plates combined with the Vocas USBP plates the Alexa Mini becomes a shoulder camera which can be moved forwards andbackwards to perfectly align the centre of gravity.
Next to the new viewfinder adapter for the Sony PXW-FS7 Vocas developed a complete range of new viewfinder adapters based on the NATO standard rail. The new viewfinder adapters are suitable for the Zacuto viewfinder (0700-0030), the Alphatron viewfinder (0700-0020) and there is a universal viewfinder adapter (0700-0010) available. The big feature of these new Vocas viewfinders is the adjustable friction. Even with a mounted viewfinder the friction can be adjusted!
Panasonic Varicam camera HS/35
Heavy cameras, such as the Panasonic Varicam cameras, need special attention. The Vocas R&D came to the perfect solution, a dovetail based top cheese plate (0350-1380) and base plate adapter (0490-0020)! By using the dovetail principle in combination with the Vocas base plate 0350-1000 the Panasonic Varicam camera can be moved forwards and backwards to optimise the ideal point of gravity.
Vocas USBP VCT-14 support
Especially for the USBP-15F, Vocas developed a small bracket (0350-2015) to improve the stability of the USBP-15F when using it in combination with a Sony VCT-14, Panasonic Shan 700 and look-a-likes of the different brands.