News & Events
We at Zacuto really love the holidays! To celebrate this holiday cheer with you, our customers and friends, we’re having a Winter Wonderland Giveaway! Four days of freebies starting Monday December 9th through Thursday December 12th.
Each day we’ll be giving away one prize chosen by four of our fabulous employees here at Zacuto. Come back each day to find out what they have in store for you!
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
As I mentioned in part 1 of this guide, Ultimate Guide To Getting Your Start In Stock Video – shooting stock footage is a long-term investment of time, energy, and resources.
If you are in it for the quick buck, you will be disappointed. But there are two key tips that are crucial to help you consistently drive more sales of your footage. If you take these tips to heart, and keep at it, then over the long haul you will see increased sales and traffic to your footage.
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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