Gratical HD Micro-OLED EVF from Zacuto Now Taking Orders

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Sun, 11/23/2014 - 13:09 -- Nick Dager

Zacuto’s Gratical HD Micro-OLED electronic viewfinderZacuto’s Gratical HD Micro-OLED electronic viewfinder is now taking orders for shipment in January 2015.

It took over two years of research and development from the Zacuto design team of Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn, as well as the collaboration of five high-tech electronics companies, to bring this product to life.

The Gratical HD uses a Zacuto designed Micro-OLED 0.61-inch diagonal display with 5.4 million pixels to provide a hugely expanded contrast range. With Micro-OLED screens, each pixel is lit individually so that when one is turned off there is true black. This makes for a wider contrast range and more vibrant colors for a vivid, enhanced picture.

“Our Gratical HD is first and foremost a focusing tool. That’s why contrast is so important. We weren’t going to settle for anything less than true blacks. You’ll be amazed with how sharp the image is,” said Jens Bogehegn, Director of Photography and Zacuto Product Designer

The Gratical HD is powered by a FPGA dual core processor that supports a whole host of professional features including HDMI and SDI with simultaneous cross-conversion, Vectorscope, Waveform (3D), Histogram, LUT import/export and more. The processing power of the Zacuto Gratical HD far surpasses all other EVF units on the market.

“I have a OLED viewfinder on my Sony F5 and it’s pretty good, so I was dubious about just how much of an improvement the Gratical HD would give me. But I was blown away when I put my eye up to it. Bright, sharp and just brilliant,” said Den Lennie, Filmmaker, F-Stop Academy

The Gratical HD is available for pre-order at a reduced price of $3,600 from these exclusive resellers:

USA - B&H Photo Video, Abel Cine
CANADA - Image Gear
UNITED KINGDOM - Creative Video Productions
AUSTRALIA - Lemac Film and Digital
ASIA - Nobby Tech

The Gratical HD will start shipping in January 2015. At that time it will be available for purchase through Zacuto’s entire worldwide reseller network.

Visit the Zacuto website to watch videos and discover more about the product.