by Jared Abrams | 4th April 2011
Mitch over at Planet 5D has been upping his game with these web cam interviews. Today he will have Steve Weiss from Zacuto as a guest. I’m guessing that Steve will have the new Zacuto EVF with him during the interview. This has been a very long wait and I suspect that the EVF will be worth it when it’s ready. To get a first look at it , tune in to the interview tonight. Here are the details. Click here to check it out. “planet5D live with Steve Weiss from Zacuto Monday April 4th – 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/12pm PDT – 7pm GMT (which will be 8pm in London in case you care)”Read more
by Jared Abrams | 3rd February 2011
The Bui Brothers asked me to borrow some gear for a BTS shoot they were doing for Zacuto. I was lucky enough to find out about it and snuck down to set to hit up Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn with a few questions about the shootout and the new EVF. It was a massive undertaking. They had so many new single chip cameras there for the test. Everything from the Arri Alexa to the new Sony F3 was there. I was impressed with the scope of some of the tests that were going on there. They had every type of test from color charts to spinning wheels to models with different skin tones going on at the shootout. It looks like they will release three versions of the new EVF. The EVF-Snap ($675), the EVF Flip-Up ($775) and the Z-Finder EVF ($805). The Z-Finder EVF is the only model that includes a Z-Finder. The release date is set for March 10th, 2011. Click here to check it out.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 28th September 2010
On the heels of the Redrock Micro EVF announcement Zacuto has announced a new EVF to work with their existing Z Finder. This can only be a good thing that these two giants of HDSLR accessories are providing similar products around the same time with competitive pricing. The Red rock Micro EVF will cost around $600 US and the Zacuto Z Finder EVF will cost just under $800 US. It will be interesting to see who gets to market first. Here is a rip from their site. “Zacuto Z-Finder EVF 3.2” monitor has higher resolution than DSLR LCD screens. These screens have a resolution of 640×480 on a 3:2 aspect ratio screen. Therefore, you only effectively see the resolution at 640×360 in 16×9. The Zacuto Z-Finder EVF monitor resolution is a true 800×480 making the resolution 56% greater than the on-board DSLR camera screens. The Zacuto monitor also has a tighter dot pitch which also improves the quality, making you see a much tighter pixel pattern. The Z-Finder EVF is currently in prototype stages. It will be available in February 2011 (limited supply) and we are estimating the price to be $775.00. We will be updating customers who are interested along the way with news and videos. If you are interested in receiving information about this product, feel free to fill out our form below. We will be taking deposits in December for customers to hold their spot in line; you will be notified via email.” ▪ Actual 16×9 screen ▪ 800×480 resolution ▪ .087 dot pitch ▪ Focus Assist ▪ Iris Assist ▪ HDMI loop through ▪ Operates off Canon LP-E6 Camera battery (1/2 day power) ▪ Includes a hot shoe mount or optional articulating arm kit. ▪ Can mount to other manufacturer’s rig (RedRock, Cinevate, Letus, etc.) via 1/4 20 screw, 15mm rod or articulating arm ▪ All Z-Finder models snap on and off the EVF and can be used interchangeably between the camera screen or EVF screen Includes mini HDMI cableRead more
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