Look for the Red Balloon – Zacuto at NAB 2012




We’re counting down the days to NAB 2012 in Las Vegas! Make sure you swing by and visit us at booth C-9848 Monday the 16th through Thursday the 20th. Just like last year, we’ll be sharing our booth with Kessler Crane so you’ll be able to check out all their new gear while you’re visiting. In addition to introducing over thirty new products to the public, Zacuto will have a few other bonuses catering to film and photo aficionados. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect:

Don’t miss screening the test footage and have your two cents recorded and potentially included in Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012 that premiere at June 15th. When you screen the footage no camera labels will be listed until the great reveal, see if you can pick which camera is which. Filmed earlier this year at the Tribeca Flashpoint Academy in Chicago and graded at Filmworkers Club Chicago, this year’s shootout includes ASC cinematographers Bruce Logan, Nancy Schreiber, and Rodney Charters & Michael Negrin.

Make sure you catch one of multiple screenings Monday through Wednesday at 10am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. On Thursday we’ll be screening at 10am and 12pm. Sign up to check out a screening of Revenge now.

The lounge will be a definite hotspot to talk shop with other filmmakers. Consider it an oasis amongst a desert of tradeshow booths! Network, share production stories, relax, have a drink and have some fun.

Space is limited and you will need to be on the VIP list or get a special pass at the Zacuto booth to gain access to the lounge.


This year we will be unveiling some of the most anticipated gear yet! Over 30 new products and kits will be featured at the booth this year. The showstoppers this year will be our new recoil concept products. These new pieces make for a shorter and lighter package and keeps the camera on your shoulder; allowing you to control some of the essential camera functions at your fingertips- literally.

C300 Recoil Rig with Tornado & Grip Relocator



Our C300 Grip Relocator and Tornado both offer the recoil technology. The C300 Grip Relocator allows you to take advantage of the camera remote and start/stop recording from the handgrips. The Tornado is a remote mechanical follow focus that allows you to pull focus utilizing the handgrip! This technology works with DSLRs along with Scarlet/Epic cameras.

Zacuto will also be introducing a new line of lighting products. That’s right- we’re getting into the lighting game! You’ll be blown away by what we have lined up for you. You’ll need to swing by and check out our incredible new Patented Plasma lights for yourself- as soft as a Chimera available in all different shapes.

Earlier this year several different designs were presented for the public to vote on. The winning design will be gracing the front of the new Z-Finder T-shirts. The wining shirt, designed by Zacuto graphic designers, Melissa Morley and Jamie Jason, will be sure to please tech junkies everywhere. Make sure to swing by and pick up your FREE shirt at the booth!

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12 Responses to “Look for the Red Balloon – Zacuto at NAB 2012”

  1. Demetri on April 12th, 2012 4:31 am

    New shoulderpad — YES! Please make it compatible with 19mm systems, guys)

  2. Steve Weiss on April 12th, 2012 9:18 am

    The new shoulder pad will work with any system

  3. Demetri on April 12th, 2012 3:32 pm


  4. Guy Jackson DP on April 13th, 2012 9:33 am

    Wow i need that C300 Grip Relocator about two months ago,
    when could i get it? 

  5. Guy Jackson DP on April 13th, 2012 9:34 am

    Wow i need that C300 Grip Relocator about two months ago,
    when could i get it? 

  6. Guy Jackson DP on April 13th, 2012 9:34 am

    Wow i need that C300 Grip Relocator about two months ago,
    when could i get it? 

  7. Mandy on April 13th, 2012 9:46 am

    We are showing it at NAB. They should be ready for sale Mid May.

  8. Anonymous on April 13th, 2012 11:54 am

    Assuming that whole rig is 7D compatible? 

  9. Anonymous on April 13th, 2012 12:35 pm

    30 new products…. Do you sleep?    awesome can’t wait to see them

  10. Steve Overstreet on April 13th, 2012 3:24 pm

    Zacuto qhas been hitting home runs and delivering exceptional quality products as long as I can remember. It would be extremely interesting to see what they have in the way of lighting and the Z-follow focus really looks great. I am excite to see what they have in store for us at NAB.

    I will be taking one of the FCC units off your hands for sure. 😎

  11. Dennis F on February 26th, 2013 10:38 am

    When is the Tornado coming out?

  12. Sara DePasquale on March 8th, 2013 3:18 pm

    The Tornado had a huge design overhaul after last year’s NAB. Its not an easy product to make and it had some problems that we had to work out. We have worked them out and we’re hoping it will be on the shelves shortly after this year’s NAB. We wish it wasn’t taking so long, but we don’t want to put a product out into the world before we’re 100% happy! Thank you for your patience. Stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates and you can sign up here to get emails when we release new products or start taking pre-orders.

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