Element Technica introduces V-DOCK™, the new professional mounting system designed to replace the messy and insecure practice of using Velcro-type material or gaffer tape to attach camera accessories. V-DOCK is a neat solution for working with popular digital camera systems, including the RED One.
Compact and user-friendly, this precision mechanical device includes a main assembly featuring a female V-Lock interface and a spring-loaded split clamp. A separate male V-LOCK attaches to accessories to allow fast and easy mounting. The V-DOCK main assembly anchors securely anywhere on a single 15mm or 19mm iris rod. Once in place, it’s a simple matter to add any item equipped with the male V-LOCK. Thanks to the V-DOCK’s convenient quick release mechanism, removal of accessories takes only seconds.
One popular use of the V-DOCK is for the Element Technica RED Drive Shock Mount System. When combined with the ISO-Plate shock mount, it greatly expands the range of shooting conditions for the RED Drive by eliminating dropped frames in many situations where one would normally only use a Compact Flash card. It is easily converted to a rigid mount for the RED RAM by substituting the individual shocks for stainless fasteners.
When teamed with the Element Technica Aluminum Battery Interface Plate, V-DOCK provides a secure and easy way to mount the power source anywhere along the camera’s 15mm or 19mm rods. What’s more, the system can also be attached directly to the Shoulder Pad Frame on Element’s Mantis Handheld Kit.
With the addition of Element’s V-DOCK AJA mounting plate, the V-DOCK system offers a quick and convenient way to install any AJA mini-converter on the camera rig. And V-DOCK is an elegant way to mount the Preston Cinema MDR2 or other popular lens controls.
Element Technica continues to develop more V-Dock smart support solutions for a host of other applications. The V-DOCK accessory mounting system is available in 15mm and 19mm models. U.S. list price for each model starts at $250.00. For more information about this and other Element Technica products, please visit: www.elementtechnica.com or call 323-641-7327.