Next Generation Recoil Rigs are designed for optimal balance and comfort when shoulder mounted or on a tripod. With lenses and cameras being similar weights, the balance point approximately is where the lens meets the camera body. In a Recoil rig, the balance point needs to be directly over your shoulder which puts the camera behind you. This requires focus, monitoring and camera controls to be relocated forward, creating a lighter and shorter rig. Next Generation Recoil rigs are compatible with all cameras from a mirrorless to a camera the size of an ALEXA. This rig category covers many differently sized and shaped cameras, and our VCT Pro baseplate is compatible with them all. Smaller camcorders in particular can benefit from the balance and adjustability of our baseplate, especially when using longer, heavy lenses. Cameras with built in shoulder pads, like the AJA Cion, require you to essentially balance the entire camera weight in your hands. This seriously limits the length of time you can work shoulder-mounted. Correctly balance these cameras by adding the VCT Universal. You’ll immediately notice how much lighter your rig feels.