It might be better to think of the Gratical X not as the little brother to the well-dressed Gratical HD ($3,100 at B&H and Amazon), but instead its naked fraternal twin: by removing the software functions of the HD (e.g., focus peaking, false color, LUT support) while retaining identical optics (1280×1024), Zacuto has brought the entry price of the line down by 47%, to $1,650.
Very smart move: by relying on the camera’s own built-in functions, Zacuto now has a high resolution universal finder priced in the same ballpark as two other eagerly anticipated viewfinders, smallHD’s SideFinder (1366×768 in EVF mode, $1,499 at B&H) and Blackmagic’s URSA Viewfinder (1920 x 1080 OLED, $1,495 at B&H).
Even smarter move: Zacuto will allow you to pick and choose additional functionality via download – some of the very functionality absent in the base price — initiating yet another company’s foray into an app world pioneered by Apple.
In other words, the Gratical X may be Gratical HD’s naked brother, but you can dress him up any way you’d like.
Visit www.zacuto.com/gratical-evf to learn more.
Gratical EVF – Gratical HD and Gratical X
Zacuto now offers two Gratical models; the Gratical HD and the Gratical X. Both units start with a 5.4 million pixel micro-OLED display, high quality precision optics with a built in diopter, and a powerful FPGA dual core processor. The models differ only in software. The Gratical HD EVF comes packed with professional features like Vectorscope, Waveform (3D), Histogram, LUT import and creation and much more. The Gratical X EVF includes only basic features and our unique, customization program allows you to build the software package that’s right for you.
The Gratical X will start at an attractive price point of $1650. Upon activation, the unit will have HDMI and SDI inputs, display adjustments, color bars, blue gun. Additional software features like pixel to pixel zoom, peaking, false color, LUTs, zebras, frame store, HDMI and SDI outputs and many more can be purchased a la carte or choose one of our bundles with savings.
The Gratical X will need to be activated and software features will need to be purchased at Zacuto.com/gratical-evf by the end user. We will be shipping an activation card with the Gratical X so customers will be aware of the steps required to activate before use.
For those wishing to invest in a complete, professional, electronic viewfinder, the Gratical HD with full features, free future features in development and firmware upgrades for life is still the gold standard and best value at Zacuto.
The Gratical X will be shipping end of July 2015, LIMITED QUANTITIES to start!! Get your pre-orders in now. First come, first serve.
Gratical X Product Update
Zacuto announces the customizable Gratical X micro-OLED EVF! The Gratical X is perfect for the shooter who wants only a few key features. Users start with the bright and brilliant Gratical electronic viewfinder and then customize to fit their individual needs. The Gratical X will start at an attractive price point of $1650. Upon activation, the unit will have HDMI and SDI inputs, display adjustments, color bars, blue gun. Additional software features like pixel to pixel zoom, peaking, false color, LUTs, zebras, frame store, HDMI and SDI outputs and many more can be purchased a la carte. Zacuto will also offer feature bundles with built in savings.
Comparing EVF Models
The Gratical HD is a complete fully featured professional EVF with all software features. The Gratical X allows users to customize their software to fit their individual needs. The Gratical X EVF is perfect for the shooter who wants only a few key features. Compare in our chart below and select the model that best fits your needs.
Learn more about Gratical EVF – Gratical HD and Gratical X
(cover photo credit: snap from Zacuto)