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Thanks for watching. I’ll be making a blog live on shortly that includes this full live show, and all of the footage in 4k including some bonus footage like motion blur and slow motion. I’ll be watching comments on the blog too and bugging these guys for answers.

Just a reminder that the good folks at B&H have put together some great offers for our Live viewers. Head over to for deals on lights, monitors, cases, and zacuto gear. These offers are valid until March 20th!

And, CSI Rentals in NY is offering 25% off rentals of the Canon C200 and Panasonic EVA1 today, March 14th, in honor of our live show.

So, thanks to B&H Photo Video Pro Audio and Csi Rentals and thank again to you all for watching and participating.

- Rachel 😊

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Test footage, live show, and more from Camera Shootout 2018.
63 Reviews
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Lizbeth Boykin Harrison
· December 6, 2017
Zacuto's products are fabulous. I think they should have a fabulous female director of photography model their products. Using a fabulous female like me means they would be showing women that they dev...elop their products for females also See More
Brice Habeger
· July 11, 2017
Zacuto delivers innovative products that I rely on in the middle of a crazy production day. With Zacuto, I feel like I am never fighting to get the camera to work the way that I do. The care in their is evident in their products. Zacuto builds products to simplify production and built to last. In addition to the quality of their products, they pay attention to their customers needs. They've always provided responsive and tailored customer service to any questions or issues that I've had. Recently, I had one piece of kit, Halfcage rail, for my VCT that I had ordered over a year earlier, directly from Zacuto, with the purpose of using with the DSLR cold-shoe lock. I only recently discovered that my Halfcage rail had the "older design" upper NATO rail and wouldn't work with the cold-shoe lock. I emailed customer service with an explanation and they promptly offered to send a replacement. They found my previous order, saw my issue, and immediately addressed it. Great customer service! Zacuto is at the core of my camera kits, without question. See More
Michael Rizzo
· August 29, 2017
Zacuto makes some of the highest quality accessories in the business. They're the first place I look for a piece of hardware to solve a camera support problem. And they almost always have one! When th...ey don't it means they're taking their time designing the best solution possible. See More
Ruben Fernandez Naar
· May 9, 2017
I bought a Zacuto Gratical HD EVF that came with a broken HDMI port. I wrote to the Zacuto team about it and their response was lightning fast. Within three days I had a replacement in my hands in Col...ombia for an upcoming and very important shoot. The replacement unit is flawless and has seen extensive use in my projects ever since I got it. Zacuto have an inmaculate customer service and are extremely responsive, their reaction to please their clients, the best I have encountered from the many different manufacturers I do business with to date. See More
Wesley Kirk
· February 24, 2017
Right after my C300 Mark II arrived, I went to set up my Zacuto Recoil rig on it, but the threads on the handle stripped and somehow got caught inside the handle, preventing me from using the handle e...ntirely. I emailed Matt about the problem, showed him a picture, and told them about a shoot I had coming up that required it. He said no problem and rush delivered the exact part of the handle I needed at no cost. It took literally 30 seconds to fix. I'm already a big fan of Zacuto, because of their design, their quality, their YouTube channel, and now their customer support. Even though their stuff is a little expensive, it's totally worth it. See More
KE Duncan
· January 5, 2017
ZACUTO has definitely earned themselves a customer for life. As a Production Manager, I get broken pieces of gear tossed at me on projects all the time. In this particular case, I inherited some broke...n gear from three generations of PMs before me. Matt's customer service was above and beyond what I expected... right down to him letting me send him photos of the gear from my phone. Such patience was greatly appreciated - especially during the holiday season when most people have checked out of work. He was able to triage the problems and get both pieces of gear fixed and back to us in time for our company to start filming projects at the top of the year. These guys are a class act! See More
Gareth Watkins
· September 7, 2016
Hi all,
I'd just like to thank Matt at the Zacuto sales & customer service for all his help in getting my EVF fixed after it got sun damaged.
Very helpful indeed, he replied to all my mails and all my questions swiftly. It actually made it quite painless to send a product half way round the world for repair.
I can't wait to get it back and start using it again, as it is better and sharper than my other branded view finder.
Thanks a lot guys.
Kind Regards
Gareth (from France)
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Luke Rosen
· August 29, 2016
Zacuto's customer service has been top notch, consistently. Their products have stood the test of time and have helped me get the right shot, every single time. Their product line is so diverse and ca...n accommodate any production camera on the market today, which has alleviated the stress of buying or renting new equipment for each and every shoot. This has allowed me to remain efficient both economically and on set where muscle memory and working with gear you know can help save time and energy. See More
Ricardo Birnbaum
· November 19, 2017
Some of the products I use daily are from Zacuto.
Jean-Charles Guichard
· March 10, 2017
Great gear, great people & support. Stuffed my FS5 with the recoil rig and I couldn't be more happy. Had an issue with fog on my Z-Finder, Zacuto shipped me some extra anti fog parts for free. but worth it. Setup should be perfect when they release the Trigger Grip later this year. See More
Iwan Cvitko
· September 13, 2016
Jens and Steve at Zacuto are stand up guys, no question. But Kim... Oh, she's awesome. All of a sudden I own one of the new VCT Pro Baseplates! Which aren't coming out until October. Yup.

It's so muc...h better then the original VCT Universal Baseplate. Which was already so much better than anything I've seen from the competition. My FS7 is going to love it. Expect a comprehensive video review, ic47 style. See More
Vince Holton
· October 11, 2016
Struggled to work out how to fit the new slider section to my Gorilla plate so that I could also use my C100 Z-Finder on my 5D Mk III - I was being dumb! Asked Matt in Zacuto sales if he could send me... a pic to show how it should be assembled. He did better, he made me my own personal instruction video! Awesome! Thanks, Matt. Zacuto customer service does it again. See More
Surendar Kumar
· October 30, 2017
Zacuto team is innovative and extremely responsive to requests
Otto Nero
· October 4, 2016
Zacuto is the ultimate example of you get what you pay for! Although their items can be more expensive than competitive equipment it is always well built, over performs and lasts under rough handling!... Thanks to Kim for handling my order today is an quick manner! See More
Stephanie Tito
· July 19, 2016
I placed my first order today with Zacuto and was pleasantly surprised that Kim sent me an email within 5 minutes to confirm that she received my order. I wish more companies were pro-active on the c...ustomer service side. I usually have to call the companies to see if they received my order and then I have to wait while they look. Thumbs up to Kim on her Customer Service. See More
Max Warren
· July 10, 2016
Last July, I wrote a rather scathing review of Zacuto's service and support. Happily, I'm here today to rescind that review and eat my words. Following that review, the folks at Zacuto, both individ...ually and as a group, made it their mission to turn my experience completely around. People like Sales Director Kim Hutchinson committed themselves personally to ensure my complete satisfaction. Thank you, Kim and thank you Zacuto. You guys, ROCK! See More
Rob Kaczmark
· August 24, 2016
I have been using Zacuto equipment for 8 years now. They make some of the best stuff in the business. It last forever and it's guaranteed for life. Plus their customer service is awesome!
Princerathsavongmahamouni Boualommavong
· October 23, 2017
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Chris Sully Cortez
· August 23, 2016
Is the indie recoil rig worth it even for small cameras like the GH4? So the indie recoil rig from Zacuto... is it worth it? YES! It's amazing. High-quality machining, able to achieve perfect balance,... and ruggedly built like a tank. It really does take the shake out of smaller cameras and also allows you to shoot for long periods of time with ease. You can build out your kit as big or small as you like and have it be a rock solid performer. I will say one thing... one warning.... don't think that you can just get this and that's it. They should really state that, because you honestly can't use this rig JUST as is, you HAVE to get some sort of camera control to your hand (zacuto is releasing various hand grips this summer 2016 that do have camera controls finally). You do have to get a monitor or EVF, for your eye to really see what your camera sees. And finally you DO have to get an alternate power source. Because while you honestly could use batteries in all of the devices, you don't want to. You'll have to keep putting the rig down and swapping batteries which gets tiresome and isn't productive at all. So you'll have to invest in a vmount or AB/Gold mount battery system to power everything at once (or Zaucto has their own gripper series, but you can ONLY mount to 15mm rails vs being able to piggy back, or flat mount. All that said switching from dinky little hand held rigs to this is a DRAMATIC difference in being able to capture AMAZINGLY smooth stable footage while run n gunning. It really is the ultimate run n gun rig especially when using B4 servo zoom lenses. If you're gonna get into the recoil system you might wann a wait fo the new baseplate VCT Pro that Zacuto is again releasing this summer which allows you to move the camera toolessly back and forth on the shoulder mount. Much easier but it's gonna be more expensive so watch out for pricing. I couldn't be happier with my Indie Recoil Rig to be honest and I use it for both my FS7, my GH4, and occasionally bigger cameras should the job call for it. By far the BEST customer service I have ever dealt with, the BEST warranties in the game on non-electronics (what's better than lifetime?!), and the BEST accessories to make your work easier on set. Well done Zacuto.Well done. See More
Robert Van Den Bergh
· May 30, 2017
In the Netherlands there is not so much "in depth" knowledge.

So I asked the specs at Zacuto USA and within 2 hours I had the correct answer.

At CameraNu I ordered the equipment.
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