News & Events
NBC’s The Today Show host Erica Hill and Emmy Award winning Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong discuss getting great holiday video with your smart phone on Marios Top 3.
Tip number three is all about Stabilizing That Shaky Video with a tripod or the Zacuto iPhone stabilizing accessories – Zgrip iPhone Jr and Zgrip iPhone Point’n’Shoot!
Use coupon TODAY5 at checkout to receive 5% off these amazing accessories and create beautiful, stable video memories this holiday season.
Gear & Tools
Whether it’s winter in Wisconsin with whiteouts and woolens or summer in Sydney with sunscreen and shades, we’re all in luck for the next few months because it’s time for some Zacuto product specials!
2013 has truly been a banner year at Zacuto with more than thirty individual accessories and rigs having been released since January.
In the News
Founder Aviv Vana interviews top cinematographers and breaks down the tools and experiences they share so that you can take simple actionable steps to improve your filming.
Tips & Tricks
Regardless of your choice to be exclusive or not, one of the most important decisions you can make as a stock footage content creator is who you decide to sell through. In the seven years that I have been doing this, I have had the chance to interact with a number of stock footage houses. Not only will I share with you my experience, but I’ll also share with you the percentage of sales that I generate from that house. As with any opinion, take what I say with a grain of salt- this is just one perspective.
This list appears in the order of who I like to do business with; it is not in the order of the most sales. I’ve organized my feedback into the following categories: Submission Process, Approval Time, Commissions, Customer Support.
Last year, myself and two others headed overseas to Japan for two weeks of intense on the go shooting for our documentary film, “Forgive- Don’t Forget.” Time was of the essence, and the amount of gear we could bring with us was severely limited.
This led us to work with various companies including Zacuto where we got to utilize the compact Fast Draw handheld rig and other Zacuto products. It allowed us to maintain a high degree of shooting while keeping our gear footprint small… And we couldn’t have been happier at the time… Now, almost a year later on our quest to return a surrendered Japanese WW2 sword to its original owner, we were on the plane headed back to Honshu island to film an incredible event… one that has been 8 months in the making.
New In Rentals
Zacuto Rentals has done it yet again! We have improved our inventory with some great new upgrades and equipment! Some new rentals that you can now take advantage of now include the Sony PMW-FS700, the PL-mount version of the Canon C300, Arri’s new L7-C LED lights, and two upgrades to the Sony’s PMW-F3 camera: the S-log firmware update, as well as Canon and Nikon lens mount adapters.
The Sony PMW-F3 camera has a new update, the F3 S-Log, which is an optional camera software upgrade that allows the Sony F3 to record footage in the fully uncompressed 4:4:4 color space and allows users to turn on the S-Log feature in the profile menu. With the upgrade you can make adjustments to other camera settings such as black level, color, and white balance. Without recording at 4:4:4, “S-Log” adds a full two stops of dynamic range to the F3, allowing the camera to perform better in low-light situations.
Check Out Rentals New Inventory
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