News & Events
Projected release dates as of October 2014:
VCT Universal Baseplate – October/November 2014
Gratical HD EVF – January 15, 2015
Gratical LT EVF – Early 2015
Control Grip – January 15, 2015
Zacuto New Products
Gear & Tools
How do you securely support these often long and heavy lenses, particularly on DSLR cameras with only one screw mount connecting a camera to a baseplate? And, how do you get that support without adding an arduous screw mount procedure to every lens change? These questions and challenges inspired the Zacuto design team to create the Canon Lens Support and Zeiss Lens Support.
In the News
HDVideoPro magazine editor, Neil Matsumoto, visited the Zacuto offices for a unique tour. He spoke with Steve and Jens about being video pioneers, the origins of Zacuto, new products, and the democratization of filmmaking…
“Oh, I hate that word!” shouts Zacuto director and product designer Steve Weiss in his office when I bring up the word “democratization” in regard to filmmaking. “I have to stop you right now. This is not a democracy. The fact that they say that video is accessible to everybody is socialism.”
Tips & Tricks
The rise of digital filmmaking, through tools like DSLR video, has opened new doors and created higher standards throughout the event filmmaking industry.
This is not lost on brides in this detail-heavy industry. More and more brides are demanding higher quality wedding films from boutique wedding cinematography companies.
So, here’s my top four tips for new and beginning event filmmakers:
National Geographic’s JJ Kelley treks through Africa capturing the beauty of the continent with his C300 camera and Zacuto Recoil shoulder mounted rig. Running through jungles to catch that perfect shot, his gear must be totally adaptable on this unpredictable shoot.
New In Rentals
I direct and shoot all over the world, and Zacuto gear is always in tow. Whether it’s hanging out of a helicopter, discovering abandoned towns, hiking through snow-covered mountains or shooting live music on tour – I need gear that is reliable in any situation or climate.
Find out more.
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Canon C300/500 Recoil Review by JJ Kelley
Top Tips for the Wedding Storyteller by Michael Liu
Zeiss and Canon Lens Supports
HDVideoPro Magazine—The Chicago Way
Zacuto Survey: Rules & Regulations
Featured Filmmaker – David Barnes
Zacuto Rentals and the Striker Rig by Daniel Ryan
Zacuto New Products
Student Filmmaker Series – Part 5: Nine Things I Learned From My Favorite Young Storytellers