VFGadgets is now shipping a handle bracket for the Sony HVR-Z1U and the FX1-HDV handycams. The bracket system is designed to provide more attachment options to the cameras when then on-camera threads are being used. The threads support weights up to 77 lbs, and can be used to top mounting the camera to tripods and jibs.
You can find more information about the HDV handle bracket at the VFGadget Web site. The HDV handle bracket is available for US$225.00.