Zacuto is excited to announce the release of the Zwing-away, our highly anticipated new product for 2009. Light (only 6.75 oz), inexpensive and simple to use, you can easily attach the Zwing-away to your already existing 15mm lightweight rods. By then attaching your existing matte box to the Zwing-away adapter rods, your matte can quickly swing-away. There is no need to throw away your current matte box to achieve the swing-away design, just purchase the Zwing Away adapter to convert your existing matte box to a swing away in seconds! It’s all about keeping your camera package light, making quick camera modifications, while keeping your matte box off the ground.
“There are several Swing Away matte boxes on the market but they are typically heavy (2.5 lbs) and large, way oversized for mid-class HD cameras like the Panasonic HVX200 or the HPX170, Sony EX1 or EX3, Canon XL-H1 as well as others of this size. This is even a greater issue when working with any of the DSLR cameras like the Nikon D90 or the Canon 5D Mark II. In those configurations you want a tiny light matte box. Remember, you have to counterbalance that front matte box with equal weight in the back for handheld/tripod balance. ” Says Jens Bogehegn, DP & Zacuto Co-product designer.
“Our thinking was we didn’t want to make another large swing away matte box for RED and film style cameras (those exist) we wanted to create the first ultra-light swing away adapter to allow you to use the matte box you currently have”. Says, Steve Weiss, Director, Zacuto Co-Product designer.
Don’t miss out on what is sure to be the most talked about Zacuto product of the year.
Purchase yours in January and get a $25 Instant Rebate from Zacuto or anyone of our dealers!
To see a video about Zwing-Away and how it all began: www.zacutovideo.com
Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, ZACUTO, originally a production equipment rental house formed in 2000 by a former Director and DP Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn, whose combined film/video experience of over 45 years, quickly expanded into a producer of high end production equipment with the creation of their revolutionary line of ZACUTO USA products.
Designed for independent filmmakers, Zacuto is your local one-stop-shop for customized camera packages shipped anywhere in the world. The Zacuto USA brand products are entirely designed and manufactured by Zacuto, made in the USA, and come with a Life Time Guarantee. For more information visit www.zacuto.com or www.store.zacuto.com.