The Zacuto Gratical Eye Indie Recoil with Dual Grips Bundle is a kit that was put together offering dual 360° rotating wooden handgrips, as well as the Gratical Eye Micro OLED EVF. The wooden handgrips help with secure shoulder-mounted operating, while the Gratical Eye provides pro-style monitoring for your DSLR, mirrorless camera, or a wide variety of other cameras that are compatible with this bundle.
This rig also includes the Axis Mini EVF mount which connects your Gratical Eye to the rig, the QR Riser with Gorilla Plate and Tripod Dock to raise your camera to the level of your matte box, the VCT Pro baseplate, the Half Cage Rail with 5" Z-Rail for VCT Pro, and the Top Handle with Z-Rail and cold shoe mount for mounting accessories.
Zacuto Indie Recoil with Dual Trigger Grips
The Zacuto Indie Recoil with Dual Trigger Grips is a shoulder rig that is compatible with a wide variety of cameras, but the way the rig is built makes it specifically suitable for mirrorless cameras and DSLRs. When purchasing this unit, you will receive the Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate, as well as the QR Riser, the Dual Wooden Trigger Grips, a Half Cage Rail, and the Axis Mini EVF Mount. To ensure that the rig is balanced correctly, Zacuto put this rig together following their Recoil Rig philosophy. This means that the balance point is placed directly over your shoulder. The camera body is behind your shoulder, which relocates focus, monitoring, and camera controls forward. This system makes for a lighter, shorter, and properly balanced rig.
The VCT Pro plate supports the camera and features 10" of forward/back balance adjustment. It includes 15mm rods and rod clamps for rod-mounted accessories. The VCT Pro also enables your rig to go from your shoulder to tripod and back without removing accessories. The QR Riser allows you to raise your DSLR or mirrorless camera to the proper height to use rod-mounted accessories. The Dual Trigger Grips provide left and right handgrips and feature ARRI-standard rosettes for mounting, with levers that allow you to easily adjust the length and angle of the arms and the rotation of the wooden handgrips. The half cage attaches to the VCT Pro to provide protection and accessory mounting points to your shoulder rig. It features a wooden handgrip and top Z-Rail which allows you to mount the included Top Handle with built-in Z-Rail and cold shoe mount for increased ergonomics and accessory mounting.
Zacuto Gratical Eye Micro OLED EVF
The Zacuto Gratical Eye Micro OLED EVF is the smallest and lightest Micro OLED EVF that Zacuto has to offer. The electronic viewfinder itself only weighs 14oz and can fit in the palm of your hand. The Gratical Eye is an ideal solution for image and filmmakers who are using professional SDI cameras, rigs, and external batteries. It is equipped with a 2-pin LEMO power jack and a single 3G-SDI input that supports up to 1080p60 video. Additionally, the Gratical Eye features a USB port for firmware updates.
With the Gratical Eye, Zacuto takes the highly regarded 0.61", 1280 x 1024 micro OLED panel found in their Gratical HD and packs into an EVF. Not content at being just a professional-grade EVF that produces natural looking images with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the Gratical Eye is equipped with a FPGA dual core processor to support the full set of monitoring and image analysis features found on the larger Gratical HD, including LUT support, vectorscope and waveform displays, and peaking, which are controlled using a joystick-style button on the back of the unit.
- 0.61", 1280 x 1024 micro OLED display with 10,000:1 contrast ratio
- 3G-SDI input (optional converter for HDMI)
- Supports resolutions up to 1080p and frame rates up to 60 fps
- 2-Pin LEMO power input
- 14 hours of power when used with a separately available 75Wh battery
- Outboard tally light
- Proximity screen saver sensor to conserve power (7 second motion detector screen saver and auto shut off after 1 hour of being idle)
- Rosette with 1/4"-20 thread on each side for mounting
- -1 to +4 adjustable diopter range
- USB port for firmware updates
Monitoring & Image Analysis Tools
- Custom scaling/user presets
- RGB, saturation, brightness, and contrast adjustments
- Zebra with customer wide, color, and thresholds
- Histogram (RGB, Luma)
- Audio meters
- LUT import and creation
- Peaking (multiple color options)
- False color
- Frame store with transparency
- Test pattern (color bars and Macbeth)
Zacuto Axis Mini EVF Mount
The Zacuto Axis Mini EVF Mount is an ENG-style mount. It attaches to the top of your camera setup, which allows you all the room you need if you are working with a large lens, or need to adjust the focus. The Axis Mini allows you to attach a rosette-mounted EVF to your camera. To attach this EVF Mount to your rig, you need a 15mm rod port. The other side of the mount connects to EVFs, such as the Gratical HD or the Gratical Eye. The secure 1/4"-20 rosette mount is used to attach the EVF.
Once attached, the Axis Mini's adjustable design utilizes four main pivoting points, which can spin a full 360° and are controlled using independent tension levers. With all levers unlocked, you can freely position the EVF at will using a single hand, or specific sections can be tightened down for fine-tuned adjustments on a single axis. Additionally, the articulation can be configured to work seamlessly with both shoulder-mounted rigs as well as for tripod-based shooting.