IBC 2014 video: Zacuto show working Control Grip and Gratical EVF, plus Recoil system gets improved design
By site editor Dan Chung:
Zacuto have been busy since we saw them at the NAB show earlier this year. For the first time we got to see a working Control Grip in the flesh. This is an ergonomic handgrip that links to a Zacuto servo motor for control of zoom. The grip has built in start/stop triggering but also a jog shuttle that allows menu access for compatible cameras like the, 100 and 500. It runs from a single Canon LPE-6 type battery.
Also on show was a near ready for production Gratical EVF. This is a lovely OLED-based EVF with 1024 x 1280 resolution. The EVF has a range of features such as the ability to apply LUTs to the image and also inputs and outputs HDMI and 3G-SDI.
Lastly, the Zacuto Recoil shoulder rig system has had an overhaul and some nice revisions. Based on the idea that with the same basic components and a few accessories, you can transform almost any popular video camera or DSLR into a comfortable, balanced shoulder rig.
The VCT shoulder pad/baseplate has been refined and is now lighter and more comfortable than before. There is a new top handle that can have an EVF or arm easily mounted to the front of it via a 15mm rod clamp. The improvements when taken together make one of, if not the best, shoulder mounted system out there for prolonged shooting off the shoulder with cameras like theand .
For more info check out www.zacuto.com