The RVLVR Labs Clutch Camera Remote Handle for Z Cam cameras has been around since late last year, but we haven’t covered it on the site before.
The Clutch v1.2 is a LANC connected right-handed, wired remote control handle with a START/STOP button and two programmable rotary clickable dials.
The Clutch Camera Remote Handle lets Z Cam owners and users control certain functions of their cameras through the handle. On a Z CAM camera the dials can be programmed to control Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Electronic ND, Audio Gain (ganged and L/R individual), White Balance (momentary Auto WB also), and Focus.
The handle can can also turn the camera on/off (by long hold of the START/STOP button). It is also possible to navigate the menu without taking your hands off the handle.
The out of the box Clutch – can control START/STOP and has two rotary push button thumbwheels.
One thumbwheel controls Aperture (clicking it selects the Fn2 button on a Z CAM camera), the other controls ISO and Shutter Speed (clicking the wheel switches between those two functions.
Long clicks of the thumbwheels can be set to a different function (by default long click of front thumbwheel is Fn1 and long click of rear thumbwheel is Fn3).
The entire handle ends with a standard spaced 1/4″ 20 cheeseplate that allows for any kind of mounting people want to use it for.
The product is designed in the USA and made of hand-sanded, hand-oiled black walnut wood with a 6061 Hard black anodized aluminum armature holding custom made electronics.
The latest firmware update adds functionality and additional features like VFR rate control directly from the handle and long/short clicks for additional flexibility and speed when shooting.
Price & Availability
The RVLVR Labs Clutch Camera Remote Handle retails for $350 USD and orders usually ship within 24-48 hours.