Here is one piece of equipment that caught PVC’s team attention at NAB 2019. Yes, it’s a mattebox, but Wooden Camera’s Zip Box Pro is more than a high-quality mattebox. It’s actually a mattebox you can tailor according to your needs, as it is interchangeable, allowing users to easily change between Clamp On backs to match your lens diameter or swap to the Swing Away back for a studio setup.
It does not stop there, though, because despite its apparently heavy looks, it’s lightweight, at only 12 ounces, perfect for both gimbal and handheld use. With a simple design that is ready to work right out of the box, as no tools or add-ons are needed to set it up, the Zip Box Pro features three 4×5.65 filter trays, designed so users load them in the front and tilt by offsetting in the tray to counter sun flares. A carbon fiber top flag rotates, to protect filters and/or the lens when needed.