1. First Look at Canon's XC10


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    Canon's Jon Sagud joins Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn to discuss the new Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder. The Canon XC10 includes a built in zoom lens. Also included are peaking, zebra, and more features all while recording internally. Learn all about this 2.5 lbs camera's capabilities how to rig it up with Zacuto's Next Gen Recoil rig to create a compact, balanced rig. Learn more about the Next Gen Recoils: http://bit.ly/1RiskLh Learn more about the Gratical HD and X: http://bit.ly/1CkK6q7

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    • First Look Canon C300 MkII


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      Canon's Jon Sagud walks through all the features of the new Canon C300 MkII with Zacuto's Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn. This 4K camera has 15 stops of dynamic range making the footage extraordinary. Improvements from the original Canon C300 is just the beginning - learn all about the changes, features, and specs in this video. Learn more about the Next Gen Recoils: http://bit.ly/1ONfZJM Learn more about the Gratical HD and X: http://bit.ly/1GZJQbH

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      • First Look at JVC's GY-LS300


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        JVC representative Craig Yanagi visits Zacuto Headquarters to talk to Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn about the new JVC GY-LS300. Check out this new 4K camera's specs in this video, including it's ability to have it's own IP address and streaming abilities! This new camera is fully compatible with Zacuto's Next Gen Recoil system, allowing this new camera to be balanced with only a few universal components. The addition of a Gratical HD Micro-OLED EVF really takes this camera to the next level. Learn More About the Next Gen Recoils: http://bit.ly/1EbWW7k Learn More About the Gratical HD: http://bit.ly/1D62K4w

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        • Axis Mini Product Update


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          Zacuto product designers Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn discuss the Axis Mini. The Axis Mini is the most adjustable ENG style mount for rosette mounted EVFs, giving you full 360º motion with four adjustment points. Designed to attach to the top of your camera set up, it leaves plenty of room at the lens for focusing and will work with the widest of lenses. It can easily be adjusted with one hand while the rig is on your shoulder. Buy it here: http://bit.ly/1sALeMi

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          • First Look at the Sony Fs7 from Zacuto


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            With this First Look video of the Sony FS7, Zacuto product designers Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn show how this camera can be used with the Next Gen Recoil system. Using just a few elements, you can turn your Sony FS7 into a recoil rig that offers true balance and camera control for the cinema verite style set up. The camera is wonderful but it's important to understand that when a shoulder pad is in the back you are holding the camera up, not operating a balanced camera. Moving the camera back causes some issues because you need to move the grip and EVF forward. Watch and see how we can solve these issues in various ways. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1CtcAdV This video features: VCT Universal Baseplate (http://bit.ly/1MumJim) - Does not include rosettes. Gratical (http://bit.ly/1OVxrx6) Axis Mini (http://bit.ly/1GJ0yQI) - this is for use with the Gratical HD. Axis Mini for Sony FS7 (http://bit.ly/1BIBGC6) - this axis works with both the Gratical HD and the Sony EVF Z-mount Zwivel 2 (http://bit.ly/1ywrD2K) ZicroMount Mini (http://bit.ly/1ExWS4Y) Zamerican Arm V3, small (http://bit.ly/1G3R43z) Zicro Micro (http://bit.ly/1CtderW) Rosette Minimount (http://bit.ly/1NEmHl8) Flip Frame for the EVF is still in development. For more info, email sales@zacuto.com

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            • Rigging with Rodney Charters, ASC


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              Rodney Charters, ASC (Shameless, 24, Dallas) joins Zacuto's product designers Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn as they rig up every major camera on the market to be a Next Gen Recoil rig. See how the same six components can fit a tiny mirrorless to a camera the size of an ALEXA and everything in between - eleven cameras in all. Whatever camera you own, you'll see how the experts rig it up for a balanced, customizable Next Generation Recoil rig. For more information: bit.ly/1vSZ0Km

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              • Zacuto - IBC 2014


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                An interview from the 2014 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Steve Weiss & Jens Bogehegn of Zacuto. Zacuto takes cameras and transforms them into whatever you need them to be, for any kind of shooting application. The designers Jens Bogehegn, and Steve Weiss have over 53 years of combined film, video & photographic experience. All of Zacuto's products are designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA. In this interview Steve & Jens showcase their next generation Recoil system, the reasoning behind the design and the pieces that make it all come together. This includes the Gratical HD EVF, VCT Universal Baseplate, Z-Motor & Control Grip, as well as the Z-Drive & Tornado Grip. These pieces make for a shorter and lighter package while keeping the camera on your shoulder, allowing you to control some of the essential camera functions at your fingertips- literally. Zacuto updated the VCT Baseplate for a whole new generation of cameras and filmmakers. The Universal VCT Baseplate with built-in shoulder pad echos traditional ENG cameras but with a modern twist. Our sliding dovetail offers quick balance changes when swapping lenses for any camera set-up and the wide, gel shoulder pad will keep you comfortable all day long. Rods extend from the front of the plate and provide more open accessory rod space than any other VCT-style baseplate. Rods are adjustable up and down to make it universal with most cameras. The Control Grip gives you start, stop and five programmable buttons for your cameras as well as a full menu control joystick. Custom cables will be available to control the Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic DSLRs, Sony F5/F55, ARRI Amira/Alexa, RED Epic/Scarlet, and Canon C-Series cameras. The Control Grip is fully self-powered with swappable LP-E6 batteries. Combine the Control Grip with the new Z-Motor attached to your lens to create a rocker style servo zoom lens similar to an ENG style lens. So now you can get control of your lens, placed where you need it for a fraction of the price of expensive large sensor ENG style lenses. You can make all your zoom lenses, from a stills zoom to a high-end cinema zoom, become precision servo zoom lenses with extensive camera control. It’s a whole new concept. The Tornado grip & Z-Drive, a mechanical follow focus handgrip designed for shoulder mounted camera rigs. The Tornado grip connects to the Z-Drive follow focus via a standard whip port. The unique 60 degree curved shape of the Z-Drive and the comfortable horn shape of the Tornado grip make a mechanical follow focus handgrip perfect for single operator shoulder mounted work. The Gratical HD EVF is part of a new generation super high resolution Zacuto electronic viewfinders. It features a micro-OLED display with a stunning 1280×1024 resolution (16×9 1280×720 HD 5.5M dots).The Gratical uses an extremely powerful FPGA dual core processor, giving a hugely expanded contrast range with true blacks. Razor sharp optics with -1 to +4 diopter range and the latest Zacuto formula anti-fog protection. Key features include HDMI and HD-SDI in/out (HDMI cross convert to SDI), waveform, vectorscope, histogram, LUTS and much more. Custom cables allowing Gratical to get the same on-screen info as the camera’s proprietary EVF. For more information about all of these products please visit : http://www.Zacuto.com

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                • Zacuto's Next Generation Recoil


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                  If we were to use one word to describe these shoulder rigs it would be BALANCE! You cannot shoot with a rig that is not balanced, you’ll be fighting fatigue on long shoots. Whether you’re shooting a TV, film, documentary, wedding or news, a balanced shoulder mounted rig will keep your shots steady and allow you to shoot the whole day. The core of the Next Generation Recoil Rigs is the VCT Universal baseplate. Zacuto’s reinvented VCT style baseplate is universal for all cameras from a tiny mirrorless to a camera the size of an ALEXA and everything in between. This is the last baseplate you’ll ever need. Next Generation Recoil rigs are designed for optimal balance and comfort when shoulder mounted or on a tripod. With lenses and cameras being similar weights, the balance point is where the lens meets the camera body. In a balanced Recoil rig, that point needs to be directly over your shoulder which puts the camera behind you. This requires focus, monitoring and camera controls to be relocated forward, creating a lighter and shorter rig. http://www.zacuto.com/next-generation-recoil

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                  • VCT Universal Product Update


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                    The VCT Universal baseplate echoes a traditional ENG style camera but with a modern twist. VCT worked well for ENG cameras but modern cameras are lighter, shorter and without a heavy tape recorder on the back, and now lenses are heavier than the old ENG-style lenses. In general, most camera packages today have the balance point close to where the lens meets the camera body. Balanced— this places your camera virtually behind you. With it's low profile, over 7" of sliding capacity, a comfortable shoulder pad, the VCT Universal baseplate offers you the most adaptability for any camera set up. http://www.zacuto.com/vct-baseplate

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                    • Zacuto Promo


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                      Zacuto creates production grade, filmmaking camera accessories. Our gear is made entirely in the USA, designed by filmmakers for filmmakers. It comes with an unparalleled lifetime warranty and our world renowned customer service. We have a singular philosophy on camera rig design—balance! Our Next Generation Recoil® rig is compatible with every camera, from a tiny mirrorless to the largest cinema camera. The one rig for all your cameras. Zacuto’s original designs free filmmakers to focus on innovation, inspiration, and creativity. www.zacuto.com

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