NEW at IBC 2017 from Zacuto and Core SWX

IBC 2017 is right around the corner and we’re busy building rigs and prepping cameras! Will we see you there?

We’ll be at booth 12.F55 with our friends at Core SWX who are featuring some exciting new enhancements to their Hypercore battery line.

We are featuring two new rigs this year focusing on two of the most exciting camera releases of 2017 – the Lumix GH5 and the Panasonic EVA1.

NEW from Zacuto IBC 2017 – GH5

We’ve been using the GH4 for years and knew the GH5 would be worthy of our very first Cage design! This lightweight, “no-cage” cage is slim and compact, using the curves of the camera to define its shape.

It comes with an adjustable side grip with a coldshoe and a sturdy HDMI cable support. Add accessories like a top grip, rod mount, Atomos Inferno or Metabones mount to customize your cage. You can even add a baseplate and turn the GH5 Cage into a full Next Gen Recoil Rig!

lumix gh5 cage zacuto base model

NEW from Zacuto IBC 2017 – EVA1

After working with the Panasonic EVA1 in person last week (first look video coming soon) we can’t wait for it to hit the market. We’ve created a few unique accessories to support this exceptional camera design, most notably a Z-Finder Pro to adapt the camera LCD screen into a viewfinder.

$7,495 US is a solid camera price point for smaller one or two man operations making the EVA1 an ideal camera to adapt to a Next Gen Recoil shoulder rig style. Next Gen Recoil rigs position your camera further back over your shoulder moving focusing and monitoring forward for a more balanced and comfortable all day shooting rig.

EVA1 specific accessories include the Z-Finder Pro, a custom Top Plate to mount accessories, and a new Z-Grip Trigger flip-up style grip for the EVA1 removable grip.

Where to see Zacuto gear

Zacuto rigs are being featured throughout the show at multiple other booths. Here’s where to find Zacuto gear around halls 11 and 12.

Atomos – Booth 11.D15, 11.D25
There will be three Zacuto rigs in the Atomos booth for the Panasonic EVA1, Lumix GH5, and Sony FS5.

zacuto sony fs5 rig

B&H Photo Video – Booth 11.D15 , 11.D25
There will be two rigs in the B&H booth for the new Canon C200 and the Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro.

Canon Europe – Booth 12.D60
The Canon booth will feature our new clip-on lens support design with a Canon 18-80 Lens Support, Right Angle Cable and Y Cable.

Panasonic Europe – Booth 12.D60
The Panasonic booth will feature our new rig for the EVA1 camera with a Gratical HD micro-OLED EVF.

NEW from Core SWX – Hypercore Slim

This year at IBC, Core SWX is updating its Hypercore 98 line with a brand new Slim design. The new design will make the Hypercore “Slim” 98 the slimmest, high-draw (12A, 15A peak), high capacity (98Wh) lithium ion battery pack on the market. At nearly half the depth of the comparable competitors’ products, the new Hypercore Slim 98 will be the ultimate power solution for power hungry cameras, as well as supporting UAV, gimbal, and other handheld productions.
coreswx Hypercore Slim 98 S and AG batteries
They’re outfitted with all the popular features of the Hypercore series such as the multipurpose backlit runtime LCD that allows users to easily read the remaining runtime in hours and minutes while in use, and as a charger indicator when connected to a charger. There is a USB and p-tap on the side of the pack to allow users to plug in other devices for power while on set, or even at the airport to charge a cell phone (since they are travel friendly).

Like all of the Core SWX battery offerings, it’s available in V-mount (HCS-98S) and 3-Stud mount (HCS-98AG), and the charger compatibilities are endless. The V-mount models will charge on RED, IDX, and Sony chargers, and the 3-Stud mount models will charge on Anton Bauer chargers. The V-mount model offers SMBUS data communication which delivers the exact percentage of remaining capacity to the camera’s VF/LCD to RED DSMC2, Sony, Blackmagic Design, etc.

Core SWX – HC9 Mini Battery Packs and Fleet Chargers

To complement the Hypercore Slim 98’s, Core SWX has the HC9 Mini battery packs and Fleet Micro chargers. The HC9 Mini’s are also travel friendly at 98Wh, have a 12A max load (15A peak), and equipped with all the features of Hypercore.

core swx HC9-Mini_All batteries

The HC9 Mini’s have a short form factor, so it doesn’t interfere with any user’s top handle or any other possible accessories above the camera, and the p-tap and USB have been relocated to the top of the battery pack to not interfere with any I/O modules on the right side. This battery series is available in V-mount (HCM-9S), V-mount RED (HCM-9R), and 3-Stud mount (HCM-9AG).

The Fleet micro series of chargers offer multiple key functions for battery packs that no other charger on the market has before. Besides being the fastest battery charger in the industry today (four 98wh packs in under 2 ½ hrs.), the charger offers a TEST mode to determine battery health and recharge performance on the on-board LCD, as well as a micro USB so the data can also be viewed and managed with a PC application.
core swx FLEET--QM4S--TOP_500 charger

Fleet DM2A Charger and Fleet QM4S Charger

In addition to battery management, the Fleer Micro’s include a SafeFly feature that allows users to either charge the connected packs up to 30% or discharge to under 30% to make them acceptable for air travel.


We’re excited to see you in Amsterdam! Please stop by hall 12 booth F55 to say hello and see this new gear for yourself.


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