Zacuto DSLR Turnkey Solution for Canon EOS 5D Mark II Cinematography
Zacuto DSLR Turnkey Solution for Canon EOS 5D Mark II Cinematography
Revolutionary Technology Becomes Usable
CHICAGO, IL-- Forget everything you know about DSLR
cinematography; this is the future of camcorders and Zacuto's DSLR
Baseplate Kits are the new standard for DSLR cinematography. The new Nikon
D90 and the Canon 5D Mark II with super 35 (DOF) depth of field are
revolutionizing the industry so much that even RED One Digital has taken
notice and is redesigning the Scarlet into a DSLR.
Available now, the new Zacuto DSLR kits: Docu,
Filmmaker are universal and will work with all cameras and
accessories. Zacuto kits allow users to make DSLR's work much like
camcorders. All kits are balanced which is critical for smooth movement and
less user fatigue in both tripod and handheld use. Zacuto's trademarked
Z-Release (quick release) allows for fast installation of components like
an articulating arm, matte box, follow focus, wireless mic, on-board
monitor, an audio adapter, and more. Zacuto kits give you all the
components you need for your camera package right out of the box and at a
discounted price compared to buying the components a la carte. With various
price points, no confusion, and the ability to be used with a tripod,
steadicam, dolly, handheld and shoulder mount; you can purchase the kit
that is perfect for you and your type of shooting. All Zacuto products are
made in the USA and come with a lifetime warranty.
See Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn and Scott Lynch of Zacuto USA in their new
Zacuto DSLR Kits
Zacuto DSLR Docu kit (tripod kit) #
Entry level baseplate kit to mount a follow focus and matte box.
Zacuto DSLR Cine kit (tripod kit)
Key features include a follow focus and lens gear.
Zacuto DSLR Newsman kit (tripod & handheld shoulder mount kit)
Great for the run n' gun shooter - a balanced handheld kit ready
for any accessories. Part #Z-DSLR-NEWS
Zacuto DSLR Indie kit (tripod & handheld shoulder mount kit)
This is the 'filmmaker-light' package that includes a follow focus and
lens gears for 4 prime or zoom lenses. This kit is perfect for current
matte box owners. Part #Z-DSLR-INDIE
Zacuto DSLR Filmmaker kit (tripod & handheld shoulder mount kit)
The key features of this kit are the ability to mount a Beachtek audio
adapter (DXA-5D), a special unit for the Canon 5D Mark II. This unit
has 2 XLR inputs, audio meters and a headphone jack for monitoring
sound. This allows for audio level control before being recorded by the
Canon 5D Mark II. You can also mount an on-board monitor for both
handheld and tripod use. This kit comes with a set of 4 ZipGears so all
of your prime lenses can get geared for follow focus use. The included
case lets you insert you camera package fully assembled saving you time
and wear. Part #Z-DSLR-FILM
DSLR camera's typically have low lens mounts, making it not possible to
mount a matte box without raising the camera very high. The combination of
Zacuto's height adjustable Universal Baseplate and their
new Z-Spacer allows you
to mount any matte box or follow focus, like the Z-Focus,
to any DSLR. Not only can you mount any matte box, but you can make your
matte box a swing away by using the new Zacuto Zwing-away
adapter included in the Zacuto DSLR Filmmaker kit. The Zacuto Z-Spacer
is specific to DSLR cameras; otherwise, all previous Zacuto equipment
owners can mount DSLR cameras into these configurations with their existing
Zacuto equipment. Zacuto has additionally created a universal case
that keeps the camera package assembled for shipment, making it a stand
out from the rest and a complete turnkey solution.
"The principles of camera mounting are the same no matter what the camera.
You want to keep the front as light as possible so when shoulder mounted
you won't need as much counterbalance weight," begins Steve Weiss, Product
Designer, Zacuto USA. "I think it's actually harder to get good shots with
a DSLR than with a camcorder. You tend to get a lot of rocking motion, left
to right, which is not a very desirable look. Additionally, the lack of DOF
makes it hard to keep things in focus -- especially in handheld mode. I
agree the price of cameras has dropped, but nothing has changed in how you
would use them. If you want to have balanced handheld shots you need a
teeter totter type system so that when it's on your shoulder you can take
your hands away and the camera package floats. If it's not balanced your
hands will get tired in minutes. If it is balanced you can shoot all day,
like a traditional ENG style camera."
"The reason the camera package is so long is that it is designed to be able
to shoot with your head far enough back from the camera's monitor so that
you can focus in handheld mode," starts Jens Bogehegn, Product Designer,
Zacuto USA. "If your head were any closer to the camera you would be
cross-eyed and not be able to focus on the cameras screen. One cool thing
about these camera screens is that they are very high quality and great for
focusing. Originally, we thought we could make the package very short when
your eye was using the optical viewfinder, but that gets shut off when
these cameras shoot video. Too bad."
Zacuto DSLR Baseplate Kits include configurations of:
Located in Chicago's River North neighborhood, ZACUTO was 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 45 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 Lifetime Guarantee. For more
information visit www.zacuto.com or www.store.zacuto.com.
Zacuto is your one-stop shop for custom designed HD 24p camera packages and
Zacuto USA brand products. Our camera packages are specifically designed so
independent filmmakers have the necessary accessories needed to properly
shoot a film with limited crew. Zacutoize your existing camera with Zacuto
kits or purchase Zacuto components and create your custom dream package.
Zacuto products provide solutions on 19mm, 15mm studio and 15mm lightweight
rods. Zacuto is the new standard; with features like balancing (both tripod
and handheld), quick-release and universally adapting to all cameras,
monitors and components. Zacuto has become the leader in 35mm DOF Depth of
Field adapter kits and accessories.
With our lifetime warranty, Zacuto is the acknowledged industry leader in
filmmaking accessories. Designed for filmmakers by filmmakers with 45 years
of combined experience. Zacuto, "where creative people find the tools they
need to create."
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