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DV EXPO: Zacuto ZGrip

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Shooting video with the iPhone 3Gs typically yields some pretty shaky results. That’s why you might want to consider adding an iPhone grip to your equipment list. There are two grips that have crossed my radar in recent days: The OWLe (which is just now entering production), and Zacuto’s ZGrip. Fortunately, Zacuto had a booth at the expo, so I was able to get my hands on the ZGrip Jr. and Pro. They both felt solid, and very well made. Both improved the stability of my shots, though not by an enormous amount (it’s still an iPhone, after all).

Mandy Rogers and Jens Bogehegn from Zacuto were kind enough to give us the nickel tour.  Sorry about the less-than-perfect picture and sound quality.

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