Photography Bay covered this a while back, but Zacuto just dropped a press release detailing their link of DSLR cinematography gear for the Nikon D90 and Canon 5D Mark II, along with the above video and several resources on their site geared specifically toward these kits and accessories. Obviously, Zacuto is serious about DSLR cinematography.
Has a new niche been born?
More from Zacuto:
Zacuto DSLR setups: http://zacutoDSLR.com
Steve Weiss filmmaking Blog: http://zacuto.blogspot.com/
Zacuto On-line Store: http://store.zacuto.com/
Chicago, IL – November 12, 2008 – 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, Cine, Newsman, Indie, and 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 ala 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. [Read more…]