Zacuto Pincher

Introducing the Zacuto Pincher—Zacuto’s brand new solution to HDMI video cable support.  Did you know that a video camera’s HDMI port can cost over $1000 to repair if it gets damaged?   The Zacuto Pincher is a new product developed to help avoid damaging your HDMI cables or HDMI camera ports.  The Pincher safely secures your HDMI cable to your DSLR camera, keeping it out of the way and protected from any potentially damaging obstacles in your surrounding environment.  The Pincher also keeps your HDMI cable from coming unplugged and losing its signal on the EVF, an all too common problem with DSLR shooting today.    



Zacuto Pincher   Zacuto Pincher

The Pincher was designed to easily attach to a Zacuto DSLR Baseplate or Gorilla Plate with two Allen screws.  Once attached, the HDMI cable is held into place with a fully-adjustable rotating clamp or “dog.”  Other HDMI cables may work with the Pincher, but we strongly recommend using the Zacuto HDMI Cable for optimal use.  This device can be mounted on the new Zacuto EVF Gorilla Plate Bracket and will function with all leading DSLR cameras, including the Canon 5D, 7D, T2i, Nikon D7000, D5100, D3100, D3, Panasonic GH2 and many more. 

Zacuto Pincher

The Pincher with Zacuto gear

The Zacuto Pincher retails for $130.  Contact your local authorized Zacuto reseller or click here to order yours today.

Check out the video below for more details.      

Like all Zacuto products, the Pincher is a rock solid piece of gear.  A few people have been putting some serious trust into this piece of equipment.  If you’re looking for some more examples of the Pincher in action, you’ll want to check out these crazy testimonials.  



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12 Responses to “Zacuto Pincher”

  1. Richard on October 25th, 2011 12:17 pm

    I’ve just been given a £350 bill to fix my 5D HDMI port.

    I still think the port us too fragile but I will now have to buy one of these.

  2. Costa on November 7th, 2011 3:12 pm

    @Zacuto: Why not drilling two holes into the pincher, to additionaly mount the Z-Finder Body Frame to it. So you can use the EVF Dust Cover, to protect the LCD of the Camera, while the EVF is mounted?!

  3. J on October 13th, 2013 5:09 pm

    It doesn’t look like you can use a Zfinder pro and this at the same time, is that the case???

  4. Rachel Kenton on December 9th, 2013 3:59 pm

    You can use a Z-Finder at the same time, but only with an adhesive frame: The Pincher and the metal frames cannot be attached at the same time.

  5. Eric on March 28th, 2014 3:24 am

    What about canon C100 ? Anything that can protect its hdmi port?

  6. Rachel Kenton on March 28th, 2014 9:10 am

    Our standard to standard HDMI cable has a right angle swivel head on both ends which can help with taking stress of the camera and accessory HDMI ports.

  7. Robert on May 5th, 2014 2:35 am

    Can you use the pincher with the mk3 and c100?

  8. Rachel Kenton on May 5th, 2014 9:18 am

    It is compatible with the Canon 5DM3, but not the C100. The Pincher is for use with DSLR cameras.

  9. Peter on December 9th, 2014 10:20 am

    Is there an option for attaching both the pincher and a z-finder frame. The mounting bar for the pincher does not have screw holes for the z-finder mounting frame.

    I have to swap out bars to use one or the other…can’t use both.

  10. Rachel Kenton on December 11th, 2014 3:25 pm

    Hi Peter,

    The Pincher and our metal mounting frames cannot be used at the same time. You can use our adhesive frame for your Z-Finder so you don’t have to move things back and forth. We have a note about this with links to the adhesive frames on our Pincher page.

    Please contact our sales department if you have any more questions. 312 863 3452

    – Zacuto Team

  11. Andreas on March 14th, 2015 8:21 am

    Can I use the pincher to fix the HDMI Cabel on my Atoms Ninja? Would be great!

  12. Rachel Kenton on March 18th, 2015 11:12 am

    HI Andreas,

    The Pincher is specifically designed to attach to our plate and we haven’t tried this combination so we can’t confirm if it will work. Sorry.