The Gratical Eye SDI electronic viewfinder is the smallest and lightest of our Micro-OLED EVFs. It fits in the palm of your hand and weighs only 14oz. This is an ideal SDI EVF solution for filmmakers using professional cameras and external batteries. The Gratical Eye has a 2 pin Lemo power jack and a single SDI input. Sleek and small, this EVF will fit in even the smallest of camera bags! Take it with you on the road or add it to your studio rig.
The Gratical Eye SDI EVF features a state-of-the-art Micro-OLED screen. With 5.4 million pixels squeezed onto a screen only 0.61” diagonal, you get a hugely expanded contrast range for the truest image possible. The Micro-OLED screen offers vivid, vibrant colors and true black, as each pixel is lit individually.
An industry standard 2 pin Lemo jack makes powering the Gratical Eye off your existing external batteries a breeze. We offer an optional combined power and video cable 2 Pin Lemo to D-Tap and a BNC cable. Or use any current model Lemo cable you may own – The Gratical Eye’s auto-sensor prevents any compatibility issues with polarity.
Mounting options include both a ¼ 20 screw hole underneath the EVF and ¼ 20 rosettes on both sides so cables can go up or down. Attach your electronic viewfinder with an arm or Zacuto Axis Mini as part of a Zacuto Next Generation Recoil Rig.
Gratical Eye customers can enjoy free firmware updates, including fixes and additions, for life. The Eye SDI EVF has a built in USB port for quick updates. Our software engineers are always working on tweaks and new features to make sure your Gratical stays current and consistent for any future changes in camera or workflow. Have something you’d like to see added? Please contact us to make a suggestions and you could see your idea in our next firmware!
From the Zacuto Vimeo Channel:
Zacuto announces the customizable Gratical X micro-OLED EVF! The Gratical X is perfect for the shooter who wants only a few key features.
Users start with the bright and brilliant Gratical electronic viewfinder and then customize to fit their individual needs. The Gratical X will start at an attractive price point of $1650. Upon activation, the unit will have HDMI and SDI inputs, display adjustments, color bars, blue gun.
Additional software features like pixel to pixel zoom, peaking, false color, LUTs, zebras, frame store, HDMI and SDI outputs and many more can be purchased a la carte. Zacuto will also offer feature bundles with built in savings.
News/2014/Gear-Up-For-The-Holidays-with-Zacuto.jpgZacuto's Gear Up for the Holidays GiveawayZacuto Celebrates Holidays with Gear GiveawayZacuto will be giving away about $10,000 worth of prizes over the next four days. See below for info.
How to Enter the Gear Up For The Holidays Giveaway
Visit zacuto.com/gear-up-for-the-holidays on Monday December 15th, 2014 at 12:00 PM CST to find the first giveaway. It will be live for 24 hours and then the next giveaway will begin. Come back every day to enter for each product and increase your chances to win!
From B&H Explora:
Zacuto announced its new and novel lens support system for use with Canon Cinema EOS Prime Lenses, Compact Zooms, and Zeiss CP.2 prime lenses in EOS mount. The system locks the camera and lens securely to your baseplate, providing support and stability, while still allowing you to swap lenses in about the same amount of time as if you were not using a lens support.
The lens support system consists of the rod support and the lens “foot.” The system works with a variety of cameras in Canon EF mount, including most DSLRs and the Canon Cinema EOS Cameras. The rod support mounts on LWS support rods, and provides a machined channel or “hook” into which the lens support foot slides, thus supporting the lens on the rods. The system allows you to support the above mentioned heavy cinema-style lenses on your camera, but without using a screw-in lens support, which can be difficult and time consuming to set up.
The support foot itself is designed to mount on each lens, becoming a part of the lens, yet adding little to the size of the lens itself. It is important to note that you will need one foot for each lens, and that the support foot for the Canon and Zeiss lenses are different. You can use the support hook with baseplates that feature adjustable rod heights, for use with different cameras. The rod support itself also features height adjustment for baseplates that don't have height-adjustment capability. Once the lens feet are mounted on the lenses, you can swap Canon Cine Primes and Zeiss CP.2 lenses between the same camera body without making any further adjustments to the support hook.
B&H carries the newly announced Zacuto products:
Zacuto has two new DSLR rigs on the market and ready to ship! These DSLR rigs are foldable, compact and small enough to fit into a back pocket.
The Enforcer and Marauder are first of its kind; foldable DSLR run’n’gun stability rigs that are compatible with any DSLR or midsized camera. Both of these rigs are small enough to fold up and place in a back pocket or cargo shorts but when unfolded creates a stable camera support. These new rigs are very similar to two popular Zacuto DSLR kits, the Target Shooter and Striker. While the Target Shooter and Striker rigs are made up of various parts and rods that can be reconfigured into new setups, the Enforcer and Marauder unfold instantly and are ready to shoot.
"The Marauder is quite possibly the most gorgeous and practical DSLR rig I have ever seen,” says Philip Bloom, Director/DP/Filmmaker. "The moment I unfolded it, put my camera on and pushed it against my shoulder I knew there was no way I could use any other rig for my DSLR."
The Marauder rig, the larger of the two, includes both a gunstock and an adjustable handgrip to create a small stable structure. The Marauder includes a Zacuto Gorilla Plate V2 as the platform for the camera. The camera attaches to the plate with the single ¼ 20 screw and can also quick release on and off the Marauder with the red quick release ratcheting lever. The Gorilla Plate can be attached at two different points; in a vertical position for use with a Zacuto Z-Finder, DSLR optical viewfinder, or extended via the red push lever to place the camera further away for use without a Z-Finder.
The difference between the Marauder and the Enforcer is that the Enforcer only includes a gunstock with a comfortable rubber pad. To adjust the gunstock to different body shapes and sizes, just adjust the position of the gunstock with the two Allen screws and it’s ready to use.
Amazon carries Zacuto products.
Zacuto has introduced new HDSLR gear at the NAB show.
Zacuto has announced the DSLR Z-Cage (Zacuto product page). Check out some of the loaded-rig examples on this page.