By Newsshooter contributor Elliot Smith:
Zacuto are expanding the range of accessories available for their Recoil range of camera rigs, firstly with a replacement grip relocator for the Sony FS7. The stock arm that repositions the FS7 control grip doesn’t rotate, which can be uncomfortable for some users. Zacuto’s option is cylindrical which means you can adjust it until it feels right and lock it securely in place. It’s also possible to fold it in much closer to the camera body for travel. A version for Canon grips is in the works as well.
Zacuto also have a redesigned handle mount for the Canon C100 Mk II. It now locks in place via a rail on a cheeseplate ‘helmet’ that attaches in three places and is much more secure than the stock Canon handle.
The company is also introducing a small camera monitor / viewfinder that they describe as the Gratical’s little brother. It’s considerably smaller than the Gratical, and the production model will require external power. It will accept a signal over SDI or HDMI and is small enough not to foul on matteboxes or other equipment mounted to your camera rig.
The flipside to the smaller size is that there is only space for four functions within within the monitor. These might be zebras, focus punch-in or peaking – Zacuto are looking for suggestions as to what people might like to see so email [email protected] if you have any strong opinions… The viewfinder is in the last stages of development and Zacuto hope to have them in production later this year.