Zamerican Arms

Zacuto Zamerican arms are quick-releasable articulating arms used to mount video and film accessories such as on-board monitors, sound recorders and lights to rigs. Zamerican arms come in a two lengths- small (6 inches) and large (12 inches). They are made with chrome balls for smooth articulation, aluminum ends for rust reduction and stainless steel to increase strength and reduce bulk. Unlike other brands of articulating arms, Zamerican arms do not have the normal ¼” 20 screws on their ends. Instead, Zacuto arms have 15mm rods on both ends, utilizing Zacuto quick-release technology. The quick release technology makes the set up and tear down on shoots much quicker and easier.

Zamerican arms eliminate wobbling and the need for screwing and unscrewing accessories. You can attach or release accessories with the simple flip of a lever while everything is rock solid. These arms are the perfect tool for mounting monitors but users have the option of mounting pretty much any accessory they want via one of our quick-release mounts.

Z-Release mounts include:

Zicromounts – A Zicromount has a 15mm rod clamp and a ¼” 20 screw. The zicromount screws into whatever device you are mounting with the included ¼” 20 screw – monitor, EVF, mic, etc and stays there. You can then quickly mount your device using the Zamerican arm. When your shoot is over and you are ready to pack up, you can quickly turn the lever and release your device from the arm. The Zicromounts comes in various sizes:

  • Zicromount 3- the largest of all zicromounts, great for large 7”-9” monitors.
  • Zicromount Mini- perfect for mounting EVFs
  • Zicro Micro – a mini version of the Zicromount 3, perfect for smaller monitors
  • Zicro Coldshoe – The Zicro Coldshoe has a 15mm rod clamp and a coldshoe adapter. It allows you to attach a device with a shoe mount onto our Zamerican arms or 15mm rod.

    Z-Mount 2 – The Z-Mount 2 is a 15mm rod clamp device that allows users to mount a monitors or other devices onto a Zamerican arm or 15mm lightweight support rod. It consists of two 15mm holes. The Z-Mount 2 is ideal for mounting a monitor anywhere along a 15mm rod.

    Z-Mount Zwivel 2 – The Z-Mount Zwivel 2 combines our Zwivel technology with two quick release ratcheting levers to create a multipurpose mount. Each 15mm rod port is controlled by a single quick release ratcheting lever and can be twisted independently using our spring release Zwivel technology.

    Zwiss Plate V2 – The Zacuto Zwiss Plate allows users to mount articulating arms, rods, batteries, converter boxes and various other camera accessories to their camera support system. Unlike other cheese plates, the Zwiss Plate has two sets of industry standard 15mm rod holes spaced 60mm apart. This allows vertical mounting onto standard 15mm rods. You can also use the Zwiss Plate to mount a variety of accessories or brick style batteries and battery plates.

    Z-Rails – The Zamerican arms can also attach to any Z-Rail, NATO, SWAT, RED, PICATINNY, and WOODEN CAMERA rail technology with the addition of a Zacuto quick release accessory. Those accessories range from a complete camera handle like our Recoil Handle to a small 15mm clamp device like the Z-Rail Rod Lock, Z-Rail Rod Lock 90 and Z-Rail Z-Mount.

    1/2” Adapter – Basic, non quick-release converter for our arms to either a ¼” 20 or 3/8” 16 screw.

    Zuds – If you have a traditional screw type arm and want to save time and convert to a quick-release arm, you can use Zacuto ZUD’s to do that. They turn a ¼” 20 or 3/8” 16 screw into a 15mm rod.

    Z-Arm Kits

    Zonitor Handheld – The Zonitor Handheld kit allows users to quick-release a monitor or another accessory from a Zamerican arm from the Zacuto 15mm Z-Mount 2. The arm mounts on one rod using the Zacuto 15mm Z-Mount 2.

    Zonitor ENG Large – The Zonitor ENG Large is a Large Zamerican arm with Zicromount 3s on either end. This kit allows you to quick-release a monitor from a Zamerican arm as well as the arm from the top of your camera.

    Zonitor ENG Small and Zonitor Handheld

    Zonitor ENG Small – The Zonitor ENG Small is a Small Zamerican arm with Zicromount 3s on either end. This kit allows you to quick-release a monitor from a Zamerican arm as well as the arm from the top of your camera.

    Like all Zacuto kits and products, our arm kits are adjustable and adaptable. With all the different arms and quick-release mounts, the possibilities are virtually limitless. If you need help coming up with an arm configuration for your camera rig, please email Sales or give us a call at 312-863-3456.

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