by Nino Leitner | 5th June 2015
Watch previous episodes of ON THE COUCH & ON THE GO by clicking here! Visit our Vimeo and YouTube playlists, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! In the 23rd episode of ON THE COUCH, I was lucky enough to sit with fellow bloggers and shooters Dan Chung, Clinton Harn from newsshooter.com and Emmanuel Pampuri from pampuri.net.Read more
by Sebastian Wöber | 13th April 2014
One of our favourite light & gear manufacturers F&V have released an HD EVF of their own this week, joining the few other HD EVF’s out there that we’ve seen hit the marke over the last year. F&V makes some of the greatest quality LED lights we’ve seen, yet also offers the most affordable prices. At NAB they released some new versions of their famous K4000 including the K8000 which is twice as large, a new and really good follow focus, as well as a whole new line of rigging parts which can soon all be found here. While I’ve recently been searching for a suitable EVF that would be a good match for all the cameras I’m using I still haven’t been able to find one I’m happy with. Here’s another possible choice, the new F&V Spectra HD4 which has a resolution of 1280×720 and features a large screen size of 4.3 inch, similar to the smallHD DP4. It has inputs and outputs for SDI and HDMI and allows for cross conversion between the two just like the new Zacuto Gratical EVF. The large screen size of the impressive screen is intended to give you the possibility to use the EVF as a monitor. While this might not be ideal approach for people who want to go for a small-sized EVF, it is surely a valid small monitor solution. The loupe itself is still big and unhandy, but I was told they will try to reduce the length for the final version in order to make the design more suitable for small setups. The Spectra HD4 will be available this summer at www.fvlighting.comRead more
by Sebastian Wöber | 10th September 2011
Tonis’ LCDVF viewfinder for dslrs was a very useful asset two years ago when hdslr filming started. This year his much anticipated digital version of a viewfinder will finally hit the market. The housing of the LCDVFe could already be seen at NAB in April this year, but now for IBC Tonis had 3 actualy working models with him. See the video above for a detailed walkthrough and introduction. The most important things to say about this device are the following: – very good 800×480 24bit screen – hdmi loopthrough with audio – endless features: peaking, zoom, autozoom, guides, markers, crop, anamorphic, etc… – snappy due to high processing power (Altera Cyclone FPGA processor) – very little delay (very very important!) – 15mm rod- and hotshoe-mount included – powered by 4AA batteries – diopter adjustment -3 to +2 Testing the device I found it very usable and well made, great glass (screen size in front of your eye), little optical deformation, snappy menu and processor, very sharp image. I haven’t done extensive testing on EVFs, but I did like this device, used it for about 10 minutes. Tonis says it will be available in large quantities in November. And it will probably cost 650€ ($890) Check the Kinotehnik website to preorder. B&H has provided these exclusive phone numbers for you if you have questions or require assistance: US: +1 877 502 5839 and INTERNATIONAL: +1 212 465 0114Read more
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