Cinema 5d Interview With Zacuto's Steve Weiss At NAB 2010

April 13th, 2010

Steve Weiss of Zacuto showed off their new “Striker” rig. They also released a super cool new fog less Z-Finder. The Zacuto team worked long and hard to bring this important new feature to the Z-Finder. They have expanded their line of finders and added the “Gorilla Plate” to finally hard mount the eyepiece to the camera.  Team Cinema 5D has been working hard to bring you this on the spot news. Shooters Chris Collins & Hunter Kerhart have been in full effect.
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Myles
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April 13th, 2010

Nice toys but way too expensive.

CID
CID
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April 13th, 2010

I was afraid to say the same, glad you had the balls to do so Ryan. Your videographers suck and the worst part is you have 2 camera coverage (on most videos) so there should be no excuse. Where did you find these kids, film school? Also I don’t know what your footage looks like but it could be salvageable with better editing. These guys are here to sell their products not their face. Easily could have gotten inserts to make it way better, I mean you guys are right there.

It’s the same for all your interviews not just this one. (The focus pulling is horrible on the Red Rock Wireless FF video)

I don’t want to sound like a dick but it doesn’t give you a good image.

Truls
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April 13th, 2010
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It seems to me you DO want to sound like a dick. You prefer these people to sit down and fine-tune edits, clean up audio and color grade this stuff until it is no longer news?

Thanks for bringing us these clips guys!

vivaelcid
vivaelcid
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April 13th, 2010
Reply to  Truls

it’s the reason the quality of photography has gone down (not to mention day rates as well) because we will except “good enough” crappy results. Another down side to digital. Honestly it could have waited until 4/13 if it would have been a better end result.

The content is great and I love the news but the execution just doesn’t hold up. cinema5d.com is doing their job just not the camera men.

if no one complains then the quality will remain the same.

solomojo
solomojo
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April 13th, 2010

Wow. Zacuto Striker…$988 for a hand grip, base plate and a piece of plastic that pushes against your chest. Really?

yoclay
yoclay
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April 13th, 2010

Actually I very much appreciate the lower key approach this year by Steve and Zacuto. I think they are selling very strong, light and well designed products and it has been presented in a very sensible way. It is probably smart to move away from pre-configurations towards personalized tool kits. I also appreciate that they are spending the time to refine and shore up their existing product line as opposed to running after new bells and whistles. The price point is often prohibitive, but if you have the dough this is the direction to go for support gear. Intelligent design.

solomojo
solomojo
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April 13th, 2010

Sweet Jesus please have the interns point the cameras at the products they are showing!

solomojo
solomojo
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April 13th, 2010
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Wow. Zacuto Striker…$988 for a hand grip, base plate and a piece of plastic that pushes against your chest. Really?

Ryan
Ryan
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April 13th, 2010

I love the interviews, but please start showing us what the interviewee is showing, and not keeping the camera on his face. When they are talking about and demonstrating the product, show us the product and what they are showing you. Thanks for covering the show.

CID
CID
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April 13th, 2010
Reply to  Ryan

I was afraid to say the same, glad you had the balls to do so Ryan. Your videographers suck and the worst part is you have 2 camera coverage (on most videos) so there should be no excuse. Where did you find these kids, film school? Also I don’t know what your footage looks like but it could be salvageable with better editing. These guys are here to sell their products not their face. Easily could have gotten inserts to make it way better, I mean you guys are right there.

It’s the same for all your interviews not just this one.

I don’t want to sound like a dick but it doesn’t give you a good image.

henrr
henrr
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April 13th, 2010
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The camera operator needs training. The emergence of the DSLR video cameras has made everyone think they can just pick up a camera and shoot.

No, you need some pre planing and hopefully a little experience even to shoot something as basic as a demo.

Come on guys, Get it together.

frisby
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April 13th, 2010

Oh Steve, ever the salesman. Is the Z-Finder also anti Dorrito Breath?

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