If you've been hesitant about ordering a Zacuto Gratical HD EVF because of the price, it just got a whole lot cheaper.
Originally set at $3,600 for pre-orders, they've just dropped that by $700. Though it will be nearly $4K when it's actually released, you can get the 1280 x 1024 Micro OLED EVF for $2,900 if you pre-order by January 15th.
Den Lennie over at F-Stop Academy got a hold of one early and provides some great insights in this review:
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And here are the specs of the EVF:
- 0.61" OLED EVF
- 24-Bit RGB 1280 x 720 Resolution (Full display is 1280×1024)
- HD-SDI & HDMI Loop Through & Cross Convert
- Zebra, Vectorscope, Waveform, Histogram
- Peaking, False Color, Test Pattern
- LUT Creation and Import
- Audio Meters
- Four Programmable Buttons
- Built-In -1 to +4 Diopter Adjustment
- ARRI Rosette & 1/4"-20 Mounting
- Powers from Included LP-E6 Battery
- Availability: January 2014
- Price: $3,800 ($2,900 during pre-order until January 15th)
Here's the Zacuto video if you missed it:
A lot of people said it last time, and I'm sure more will say it this time, but this isn't a budget product, and was never meant to be. This is an EVF that has performance matching or exceeding EVFs produced by companies like RED and ARRI, and thus it has a price to match as well. They will have a budget version with a lower-res screen, the Gratical LT, and while they've mentioned it should come in under $2K, it's not available just yet, and price is still TBD.
Head on over to the link below if you'd like to pre-order the Gratical HD.
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No DC input on a $3-4K EVF? If you're paying that much for an EVF, you're probably not working with an abundance of LP-E6 batteries any more. Zacuto makes a D-tap to LP-E6 dummy battery, for an extra $170, but it's a clumsy workaround in my opinion.
January 8, 2015 at 1:09AM, Edited January 8, 1:09AM
Nobody needs this overpriced thing and nobody will buy it.
January 8, 2015 at 10:35PM, Edited January 8, 10:35PM
Like everything else from Zacuto, at least twice as expensive as it should be.
January 9, 2015 at 12:00AM, Edited January 9, 12:00AM
Good luck with the sales.
January 9, 2015 at 12:54AM, Edited January 9, 12:54AM
Still cant afford it... Cheaper solutions are there that gets the Job done at the highest quality. This is way over priced.. but that's just me.
January 12, 2015 at 7:43AM, Edited January 12, 7:43AM
Zacuto is the Restoration Hardware of the film industry. How much?
January 12, 2015 at 10:38AM
Why pay $3000 or more for this, when the F&V SpectraHD 4 is 1280x720 and only $1300? It has a battery mount AND DC input. It doesn't have the extra vertical resolution or LUTs and only converts HDMI to SDI (not the opposite), but otherwise matches this thing for features. Its hood is also removable to make it a 4" monitor.
January 12, 2015 at 11:15AM
forget this zacuto gratical. this one more cheaper
February 6, 2015 at 1:10AM, Edited February 6, 1:10AM