Brian Valente from Redrock Micro showed off their new wireless follow focus and electronic viewfinder at Createasphere Expo 2010. The EVF works just great and the follow focus is very responsive. The real question here is, when are we going to get it? Next year, I’m afraid. However, it was nice to see the wireless follow focus in action. We tested the wireless follow focus up to about 100ft, then ran out of space. Finally a proper viewfinder for HDSLR work, time willing.
The estimated street price for the EVF will be $595 US. The estimated price for the MFF follow focus will be from around $1500 US and up depending on the system. A Bg Thanks to Aerial Stereo for hooking up the music on this one.
Quick and Dirty Distance Test at the Expo. We were about 100′ away from the camera.
Thanks to our model Amy Jean Davis for standing in.
Redrock Micro has announced a new electronic viewfinder for HDSLR cameras. This is the EVF we have been waiting for for some time. The RRM EVF was designed from the ground up with the HDSLR shooter in mind. It is quite heavy at eight ounces with a 15mm rod mount system that will work with all existing RRM rigs. The EVF LCD will have more resolution than the LCD on the back of the camera. There will also be options to have frame lines and audio monitor levels right in the EVF. The RRM EVF will retail for around $600 US.
**UPDATE: The Redrock Micro EVF works just great. The LCD is bright and crisp. It has a diopter adjustment for the EVF. The EVF version that I used ran on one nine volt battery. It has a power switch and one HDMI input. A HDMI splitter is needed for use with an on board monitor or director’s monitor. I will try to get a release date this week if possible. Thanks for all the comments.