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Zacuto Introduces Lightweight and Portable Micro Boom for Videographers & Content Creators

Zacuto, a popular camera accessories manufacturer, has announced the release of the Zacuto Micro Boom. This boom arm is designed to help content creators and camera operators capture high-quality audio during shooting situations such as interviews and testimonials. The Zacuto Micro Boom is a compact and lightweight solution that is easy to use and transport, making it potentially a great choice for on-the-go shooting.


Zacuto Micro Boom
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The Zacuto Micro Boom features a unique design that allows users to position the microphone as close to the subject as possible while still keeping the boom arm out of the shot. This is achieved through a two-segment telescoping design, which allows the boom arm to extend from 26 inches to 46 inches (66 cm - 116,8 cm). The Zacuto Micro Boom also features a built-in cable management system that helps keep cables tidy and out of the way.


Zacuto Micro Boom during interview
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It comes equipped with a 3/8” thread, allowing it to be attached to a variety of tripods, stands, and other mounting options. The boom arm is also compatible with a wide range of microphones, including shotgun microphones, lavalier microphones, and wireless microphones.


Zacuto Micro Boom
Source: Zacuto

One of the most significant features of the Zacuto Micro Boom is its built-in Micro Mixer. This mixer allows users to connect up to two microphones and adjust the levels independently. The Micro Mixer is powered by a single 9V battery and features a low-cut filter switch, a high-pass filter switch, and a headphone jack for monitoring audio in real-time.

Overview & Tech Specs:

  • Boom Arm Length: 26" - 46" (66 cm - 116,8 cm)

  • Thread Size: 3/8"

  • Maximum Payload: 2.2 lbs (1kg)

  • Material: Black anodized aluminum

  • Weight: 1.3 lbs (0,6 kg)

  • Microphone Compatibility: Compatible with a wide range of microphones, including shotgun microphones, lavalier microphones, and wireless microphones.

  • Mounting Options: The Zacuto Micro Boom can be mounted on a variety of tripods, stands, and other mounting options. It features a 3/8" thread for attaching to a tripod or stand, and it also includes a mounting bracket for attaching directly to a camera such as a NATO Rail or cold shoe attachment.

  • Cable Management: The Zacuto Micro Boom features a built-in cable management system that helps keep cables tidy and out of the way.

  • Micro Mixer: The built-in Micro Mixer allows users to connect up to two microphones and adjust the levels independently. The Micro Mixer is powered by a single 9V battery and features a low-cut filter switch, a high-pass filter switch, and a headphone jack for monitoring audio in real-time.

  • Telescoping Design: The two-segment telescoping design of the Zacuto Micro Boom allows users to position the microphone as close to the subject as possible while still keeping the boom arm out of the shot, perfect for corporate interviews and testimonials. This design also makes the boom arm easy to transport and store when not in use.

  • Lightweight and Portable: Weighing in at only 1.3 lbs (0,6 kg), the Zacuto Micro Boom is a lightweight and portable solution that can be easily transported to on-location shoots, great for videographers and camera operators on solo shoots.

  • Compatibility: The Zacuto Micro Boom is compatible with a wide range of cameras and devices, including DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and camcorders.

  • Battery Life: The Micro Mixer is powered by a single 9V battery, which provides approximately 8 hours of use.



Overall, the Zacuto Micro Boom is a versatile and portable solution for videographers, content creators, and camera operators for scenarios such as interviews or testimonials on the go. Although we are not convinced about its real-world practicality (might be difficult to walk around with it attached to a shoulder rig for example) with its compatibility of a wide range of microphones and mounting options, built-in cable management system, and two-segment telescoping design, it might have potential to be a popular choice among videographers who require flexibility and portability during their video productions. Only time will tell.


At the moment there is no information regarding a release date or price range.

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