Zacuto’s booth at NAB 2014 was a huge success! Traffic was constantly moving and our new products had great positive response. And we won Best in Show for our new EVF, the Gratical HD.
Our Control Grip unfortunately didn’t make it due to some last minute tweaks for Zacuto’s high quality standards, but stay tuned for updates and we’ll be showcasing it at Cine Gear in June.
From the tripod to your Eye—Zacuto’s 2014 Game Changing products!!
Gratical LT & HD Micro OLED EVF’s
Watch as Steve and Jens Discuss the Gratical LT and HD EVFs
A year in the making, Steve and Jens brought five different engineering companies together to bring their latest EVF design concept to life. The Gratical LT 1024×768 (16×9 1024×576 3.3M dots) and Gratical HD 1280×1024 (16×9 1280×720 HD 5.5M dots) are the new generation super high resolution Zacuto electronic viewfinders. The Gratical uses an extremely powerful FPGA dual core processor and the latest micro-OLED displays, giving a hugely expanded contrast range with true blacks. Razor sharp optics with -1 to +4 diopter range and the latest Zacuto formula anti-fog protection. Key features include HDMI and HD-SDI in/out (HDMI cross convert to SDI), waveform, vectorscope, histogram, LUTS and much more. Custom cables allowing Gratical to get the same on-screen info as the camera’s proprietary EVF.
Control Grip and Z-Motor
Balance is everything! Without it you get fatigued—quickly. As cameras get lighter, they need to be placed further back on your shoulder in a ‘Recoil’ position, with the camera essentially behind you in order to balance it. Now, how do you control it? The Control Grip gives you start, stop and five programmable buttons for your cameras as well as a full menu control joystick. Custom cables will be available to control the Canon®, Nikon®, and Panasonic® DSLRs, Sony® F5/F55, ARRI® Amira/Alexa, RED® Epic/Scarlet, and Canon C-Series cameras. The Control Grip is fully self-powered with swappable LP-E6 batteries.
Combine the Control Grip with our new Z-Motor attached to your lens to create a rocker style servo zoom lens similar to an ENG style lens. So now you can get control of your lens, placed where you need it for a fraction of the price of expensive large sensor ENG style lenses. You can make all your zoom lenses, from a stills zoom to a high-end cinema zoom, become precision servo zoom lenses with extensive camera control. It’s a whole new concept..
VCT Universal Baseplate
Zacuto is updating the VCT Baseplate for a whole new generation of cameras and filmmakers. Our new combination VCT Baseplate with built-in shoulder pad echos traditional ENG cameras but with a modern twist. Our sliding dovetail offers quick balance changes when swapping lenses for any camera set-up and the wide, gel shoulder pad will keep you comfortable all day long. Rods extend from the front of the plate and provide more open accessory rod space than any other VCT-style baseplate. Rods are adjustable up and down to make it universal with most cameras.
The Zacuto Canon C300/C500 Z-Finder and accessories will be available for you to explore at our booth. See the amazing stability, portability and balance for yourself! Our C300/500 ‘Helmet’ kits replace the plastic Canon handle on the C300/C500 giving you a tiny Helmet cage and greatly adding stability with our new rail handle and mounting ports for Zacuto accessories. Our Z-Finder mounting kit lets you align the new C300/500 Z-Finder right to your eye. Available for pre-order and shipping soon.
Zacuto Z18 Tripod
We’re excited to announce the release of the new Z18 Tripod! The Z18 is a large fluid heads, two-stage carbon fiber tripod with a center spreader and rubber feet, graded drag and counterbalance and a payload of 44 lbs. The complete tripod system will be on the show floor at NAB. Zacuto accessories allow for mounting a front box and eyepiece leveler using the Zacuto Axis. Available for pre-order soon.
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