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Zacuto Gratical Eye Micro OLED EVF

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Zacuto Gratical Eye Micro OLED EVF
Key Features
  • 0.61" OLED EVF
  • 1280 x 1024 Resolution
  • 3G-SDI Input
  • Supports Resolutions up to 1080p/60
With the Gratical Eye, Zacuto takes the highly regarded 0.61", 1280 x 1024 micro OLED panel found in their Gratical HD and packs into an EVF that weighs just 14 oz and fits into the palm of your hand. In order to keep the EVF small and compact, it features a round design and it equipped with only a single 3G-SDI input that supports up to 1080p60 video, a 2-pin LEMO power connector, and a USB port for firmware updates. Not content at being just a professional-grade EVF that produces natural looking images with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the Gratical Eye is equipped with a FPGA dual core processor to support the full set of monitoring and image analysis features found on the larger Gratical HD, including LUT support, vectorscope and waveform displays, and peaking, which are controlled using a joystick-style button on the back of the unit. With its compact size and full feature set, the Gratical Eye is an EVF ideally suited for use with professional SDI cameras and rigs using external power solutions.
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Zacuto Gratical Eye Overview

With the Gratical Eye, Zacuto takes the highly regarded 0.61", 1280 x 1024 micro OLED panel found in their Gratical HD and packs into an EVF that weighs just 14 oz and fits into the palm of your hand. In order to keep the EVF small and compact, it features a round design and it equipped with only a single 3G-SDI input that supports up to 1080p60 video, a 2-pin LEMO power connector, and a USB port for firmware updates. Not content at being just a professional-grade EVF that produces natural looking images with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the Gratical Eye is equipped with a FPGA dual core processor to support the full set of monitoring and image analysis features found on the larger Gratical HD, including LUT support, vectorscope and waveform displays, and peaking, which are controlled using a joystick-style button on the back of the unit. With its compact size and full feature set, the Gratical Eye is an EVF ideally suited for use with professional SDI cameras and rigs using external power solutions.

Features
  • 0.61", 1280 x 1024 micro OLED display with 10,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 3G-SDI input (optional converter for HDMI)
  • Supports resolutions up to 1080p and frame rates up to 60 fps
  • 2-Pin LEMO power input
  • 14 hours of power when used with a separately available 75Wh battery
  • Outboard tally light
  • Proximity screen saver sensor to conserve power (7 second motion detector screen saver and auto shut off after 1 hour of being idle)
  • Rosette with 1/4"-20 thread on each side for mounting
  • -1 to +4 adjustable diopter range
  • USB port for firmware updates
Monitoring & Image Analysis Tools
  • Custom scaling/user presets
  • RGB, saturation, brightness, and contrast adjustments
  • Zebra with customer wide, color, and thresholds
  • Vectorscope
  • Waveform
  • Histogram (RGB, Luma)
  • Audio meters
  • LUT import and creation
  • Peaking (multiple color options)
  • False color
  • Frame store with transparency
  • Test pattern (color bars and Macbeth)
UPC: 741459186258

Zacuto Gratical Eye Specs

Display
Type
OLED
Size
0.61" / 15.1 mm
Resolution
Full Display: 1280 x 1024
16x9 Area: 1280 x 720
Total Pixels
5.4 million
Pixel Density
2687.21 PPI
Contrast Ratio
10,000:1
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Color Depth
RGB: 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Luminance
120 to 250 cd/m2
Frame Rates Supported
23.98p
23.98PsF
24p
24PsF
25p
25PsF
29.97p
29.97PsF
30p
30PsF
50i
50p
59.94i
60i
60p
Interface
Video Inputs
3G-SDI (resolution up to 1080p60)
Power Input
2-pin LEMO (accepts either polarity)
Firmware Updates
USB (Type A)
Mounting Options
2 x Rosettes with 1/4"-20 screw thread
General
Power Requirements
12 to 16.8 VDC
Weight
14 oz (397 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.6 x 4.5 x 3.8"

Zacuto Gratical Eye Reviews

Amazing viewfinder - worth the cost

By Lukas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-16

Amazing viewfinder in a compact form-factor compared to others. I used it on a FS7 and now on the Komodo. A good quick-adjustable rigging solution like the Zacuto Axis Mini is a must, especially for doc shooters I think.

Burns out your SDI board

By Josh
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-11

This product is great until it burns out your SDI board. Used this for years. TWICE its burned out the SDI board on an FS7. When contacted about it, Zacuto didn't offer any useful help and denied responsibility. Great features - DO NOT BUY

Some disadvantages..

By Guttorm
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-14

I use this on a Panasonic EVA 1. Im powering it with a camera battery which has a D tap. There is a problem when i turn off the  camera. The Gratical shows a blue screen and never shuts off . This is wearing out the battery after a while.I now have to pull out the battery connection on the camera battery.I asked Zacuto about this and they said i should use a separate battery.But will that solve the problem?? Or will I just get a bigger and heavier rigg!!

Excellent but limited with an EVA1

By Brade R.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-13

Super sharp and great portable size (if you have the additional power). Unfortunately, it takes up an SDI port and if your camera has only 1 port, you may be limited in what you can do. I don't recommend this for a Panasonic EVA1. You won't be able to shoot RAW or use an external recorder over SDI and get camera menus/info.

no

By Daniel
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-13

Not powering more. after 1 week of use on set. Became wobbly and disassembled in 2 pieces. Very disappointed with product. Was my first zacuto gear and can't trust on this brand.

Really amazing VF

By Brandon
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-28

Exceeded my expectations. Set up was a breeze and I'm still tweaking my settings and functions, but the scopes and crisp diopter really give you a sharp focus!

Died after two years

By Kevin
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-27

SDI output died. Power cable pins got stuck as well in connector. Will not buy Zacuto products again. They last for about two years and then break down.

Bright, sharp

By Scott
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-04

I like this as its not too big. Sharp with lots of functionality. I didn't like the Proximity auto-off function. Couldn't fuss with it. Just didn't like these thing turning off to save batts. The anti-fog eyepiece is amazing and will not fog up. Best part of this product. Ge the cable that has the on/off switch.

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question

Does the Zacuto Gratical Eye Micro OLED EVF come with a power cable and 3G-SDI Cable? If not, what would you recommend For Sony FS7?
Asked by: Robert
It does not. The one pictured is here. <a href= http://store.zacuto.com/power-video-cable/. target= _blank >http://store.zacuto.com/power-video-cable/.</a> You can have us order it by calling or emailing us. 800.606.6969 or 212.444.6615 E-Mail:sales@<a href= http://bhphotovideo.com. target= _blank >bhphotovideo.com.</a> You can use a flexible HD-SDI BNC connector cable like this. (The picture is a stock photo. The cable itself should be very thin.) Canare HD-SDI Flexible Coaxial Cable with BNC Connectors (2' / 0.61 m) B&H # CAL45CHWS2. However, it does not have right angle connectors which we think is a better idea. Here is a 24 power cable for use with a D-Tap battery. Redrock Micro D-Tap to 2-Pin LEMO flexCable for microRemote (24 ) B&H # RE21000055
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Does this work with RED DSMC2?

Does this work with RED DSMC2?
Asked by: John
Absolutely! Make sure your camera has a SDI output. It’s a must have if you want a great monitoring without spending lots of money.
Answered by: pedro
Date published: 2021-02-18

Hi.. can I use this with Phantom flex 4k camera ?

Hi.. can I use this with Phantom flex 4k camera ?
Asked by: shiva
We are not familiar with Phantom cameras. However if that camera has an HDMI or SDI output which send out a signal that is up to 1080p at 60fps it should work fine. However this will not see any super fast slow motion frame rates.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-02-25

Which HDMI to SDI adapter should I use with the ...

Which HDMI to SDI adapter should I use with the Sony A7 family to show the Record Tally light?
Asked by: Alexander
The Tally light is an SDI only feature and Sony A7 cameras may not have the necessary trigger to activate the tally light. We would recommend this model that does support Tally. Blackmagic Design Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 3G BH #BLBCSDIHDMI3 https://bhpho.to/3GnoSvP
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-01-06

question

Can the Eye be powered from the Ursa Mini Pro's 4-pin XLR side output (the same one that powers their own viewfinders?)
Asked by: Weston
Yes, and here is the cable: Nebtek 4-Pin XLR Male to 2-Pin LEMO Bolt Power Cable (6') B&H # NEBOLTL2XLR4. There is also the option of powering from a d-tap if you wish to use the Eye on another camera that does not have a 4 pin XLR power connection. Zacuto Power & Video Cable (30 ) B&H # ZAZEPVC.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Is this compatible with Sony A1?

Is this compatible with Sony A1?
Asked by: Peter
Can this be clarified, please? Compatible or not? I'm aware that the Sony A1 has an HDMI port. Would that work?
Answered by: Peter
Date published: 2021-08-30

If you shoot 4K, does this evf downconvert the 4K ...

If you shoot 4K, does this evf downconvert the 4K signal to 1080p HD or does it not accept a 4K signal at all? In other words, do you have to shoot 1080p (or less) resolution to use this evf?
Asked by: Andrew
This supports up to a 1080p signal only. It does not accept 4k. You will need to come out of your camera through HD.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-07-03

question

I noticed a red shift with ours. If you angle off axis it goes away. Not quite how I want to use it. Anyone witness this?
Asked by: Eric
This would be a service issue. If you have had this less than 30 days, please contact B&H Customer Service to see about arranging an exchange or return. B&H Customer Service Contact: https://bhpho.to/2caRE5L. If you have had this longer than 30 days, please contact Zacuto. <a href= http://www.zacuto.com/contact-zacuto target= _blank >www.zacuto.com/contact-zacuto.</a>
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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