PRESS RELEASE: Zacuto to showcase 30 new items at CineGear
June 3, 2009 – Chicago, IL – This year’s CineGear expo will be groundbreaking for Zacuto while they exhibit 30 recently released products. The newest items to be showcased are the innovative light weight DSLR Gunstock Shooters which are part of the new line of Gorilla Kits. These created specifically for “on-the-go”, “run’n’gun”, “gorilla shooters and are sure to be a huge hit with the CineGear crowd.
“We have exhibited at CineGear for the past few years and I know these Gorilla Kits are really going to stand out,” explained Steve Weiss, Director & Zacuto product designer. “Guys have been telling us that they wanted a super lightweight, affordable, adjustable system when not using rods for a follow focus or matte box. This is the next level of light weight gear and every camera operator will want to try this”.
Unique in concept, Cine Gear Expo offers the opportunity to get hands-on technical training, gain new skills, hear breaking industry news and network with peers and industry leaders. Zacuto will be joined in booth 171 by representatives from Switronix, Letus35 and Cinemek. These growing collaborations help to bring the best concepts directly to those in the film industry.
Zacuto will have on display a new prototype of the Z-finder Version 2. The Z-finder V2 has many improvements over Version 1 including a snap fit mount and two other mounting options.
In addition to the new Gorrilla Kits and Z-finder prototype, Zacuto will have its whole line including the 27 new products we released at NAB in April:
DSLR Rapid Fire #Z-DSLR - The Rapid Fire is our most popular Gorilla kit. It has 3 points of contact by using the gunstock in your shoulder, hand on the camera and eye in the viewfinder. http://store.zacuto.com/DSLR-Rapid-Fire.html
DSLR Quick Draw #Z-DSLR - Our lightest Gorilla kit, it has 3 points of contact by using the handgrip in one hand, your other hand on the camera lens and eye in the viewfinder. http://store.zacuto.com/DSLR-Quick-Draw.html
DSLR Tactical Shooter #Z-DSLR – This Tactical shooter has 4 points of contact by holding the handgrip, the gunstock in your shoulder, your other hand focusing & your eye in the viewfinder.
B4 Zacuto kits - puts depth of field adapters onto larger cameras, such as the Letus35. http://store.zacuto.com/2/3-B4-Mount-Kits/
ZRED Zwivel - Building upon the ZRED, this new RED EVF adapter is one of the hottest on the market. It offers three stable axes of movement and unparalleled adjustability. http://store.zacuto.com/Zred-Zwivel.html
Zephyr 300 - lightweight support plate made especially for the new JVC 700 series camera (the only LWS plate on the market to date that will work with this redesigned camera). http://store.zacuto.com/Zephyr300.html
Zephyr700- lightweight support plate made especially for the Panasonic HPX300 (the only LWS plate on the market to date that will work with this redesigned camera). http://store.zacuto.com/Zephyr700.html
EX3 Case Foam - fits the Sony EX3 camera with any of our DOF kits fully assembled. http://store.zacuto.com/Sony-EX3-DOF-Foam-Insert.html
DSLR Case Foam - fits any DSLR camera with any of our DSLR kits fully assembled. http://store.zacuto.com/dslr-foam-insert.html
Mini Baseplate - smaller version of the Zacuto Universal Baseplate, and designed for use with smaller DSLR and HD cameras. http://store.zacuto.com/Mini-Baseplate.html
Z-Balance - properly balances docu DOF kits with no counter balance weight. http://store.zacuto.com/Z-Balance.html
Zeddie Wedgie - made for exclusive use with the Zacuto Universal Baseplate, mounting it to a VCT-14 tripod adapter plate. http://store.zacuto.com/Zeddie-Wedgie.html
Z-Stop - slides onto a 15mm rod, keeping original camera lens from moving when using a depth-of-field adapter. http://store.zacuto.com/Z-Stop.html
Z-Force Microforce Mount - specialty item that allows users to mount the Preston Microforce grip on a 15mm or 19mm rod or any of Zacuto's Zgrips. http://store.zacuto.com/z-force.html
Z-Grips Beefy - infinitely adjustable and strong handgrips for super heavy camera packages (like RED setups). http://store.zacuto.com/Zgrips-Beefy.html
Zaffer - combines the Avenger Super Clamp and the Zacuto Zicromount; able to clamp onto a variety of film gear with Zacuto Quick-Release. http://store.zacuto.com/Zaffer.html
Zano - combines the Bogen Nano Clamp and the Zacuto Zicromount; able to clamp onto a variety of film gear including tripod handles and legs and offers the Zacuto quick-release. http://store.zacuto.com/Zano.html
Z-Crank (with Z-Crank Handle) - follow focus knob that allows for precision focus with optional Z-Crank handle. http://store.zacuto.com/z-crank.html
Z-Lite weight - an elliptical weight that can be positioned on rear rods to fine-tune balance with pitch and yaw. http://store.zacuto.com/Z-Lite.html
3 DSLR Gunstock shooting kits - gives user multiple points of contact and an optical viewfinder, revolutionizing the way shooters will utilize DSLR cameras from this point forward.http://store.zacuto.com/DSLR-Gunstock-Shooter-Kits/
Z-Finder (DSLR Optical viewfinder) - an optical viewfinder attachment for DSLR cameras http://store.zacuto.com/Z-Finder.html
Ztudio - 19 to 19 mm adapter (for ET & RED Birger mounts) http://store.zacuto.com/ztudio.html
Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, ZACUTO, originally a production equipment rental house formed in 2000 by a former Director and DP Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn, whose combined film/video experience of over 50 years, quickly expanded into a producer of high end production equipment with the creation of their revolutionary line of ZACUTO USA products.
Designed for independent filmmakers, Zacuto is your local one-stop-shop for customized camera packages shipped anywhere in the world. The Zacuto USA brand products are entirely designed and manufactured by Zacuto, made in the USA, and come with a Life Time Guarantee. For more information visit www.zacuto.com or www.store.zacuto.com
(First posted on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 13:30 EDT)