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Old September 28th, 2010, 05:41 AM
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Default Micro EVF for DSLRs by Redrock Micro

How do you watch the video during recording? The LCD? Now there's a far more interesting option, a backlit EVF from Redrock Micro the whiz guys for converting your wonderful DSLR to a more usable video-freindly Video camera:


Yesterday at the PhotoCine Expo, Redrock rocked the show with Brian Valente’s announcement of the “microEVF”, an electronic viewfinder for HDSLR cameras, a solution bridging the gap on the shambolic form factor of HDSLRs compared to traditional video cameras. Source DV Culture: see the video and read the entire story here.

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Old September 28th, 2010, 06:18 AM
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Hi, Asher,

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How do you watch the video during recording? The LCD? Now there's a far more interesting option, a backlit EVF from Redrock Micro the whiz guys for converting your wonderful DSLR to a more usable video-freindly Video camera:
Lovely!

We continue to await the emergence of a Canon EOS-family body with an integral high-performance EVF rather than a reflex optical viewfinder.

We are beginning to do some work here using a Hoodman viewing hood on the monitor screen of our EOS 40D.

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Old September 28th, 2010, 09:40 AM
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Lovely!

We continue to await the emergence of a Canon EOS-family body with an integral high-performance EVF rather than a reflex optical viewfinder.

We are beginning to do some work here using a Hoodman viewing hood on the monitor screen of our EOS 40D.

Best regards,

Doug
For Canon, Doug, it seems that they want their cake and to eat it too, LOL! This camera's amazingly infectious popularity with filmmakers, being used n major TV seres like, "Lost" was a total surpise for them. Companies like Redrock Micro have created an ever expanding industry for peripherals such as accurate focus-pulling, frames for stabilization, shoulder mounts and more. Canon, with its enormous base of users with lenses now can extend their services into video ar weddings for example, offering HDR. To alter the camera too much would be a pity.

The "have their cake": that refers to maintaining the sales of their digital camcorders at the higher end.

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Old September 28th, 2010, 10:28 AM
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To alter the camera too much would be a pity.
Note that my interest in the EVF formulation has nothing to do with video usage (although of course it can be very useful there).

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Old September 28th, 2010, 11:07 AM
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Here's our "Aggie EVF" for our EOS-40D:


This is a Hoodman HoodLoupe Professional 3.0, affixed with a Hoodman Cinema Strap (modified a bit).

This mounting is not really ideal, and we are looking into alternatives.
Hoodman has a bizarre rig, the Hoodcrane, available, which we have declined):

http://www.hoodmanusa.com/images/crane_singled.gif
Other than that, it works very well.

It is of course more obtrusive than we might expect an "integrated" EVF to be.

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Old October 6th, 2010, 08:04 AM
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It does rather give the lie to P1 claim that their small numbers of production cannot afford a better screen for their backs. I'll bet this company is just as small and their screen is probably already bigger and certainly better. Oh and the whole thing goes for just $595...
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Old October 6th, 2010, 08:09 PM
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It does rather give the lie to P1 claim that their small numbers of production cannot afford a better screen for their backs. I'll bet this company is just as small and their screen is probably already bigger and certainly better. Oh and the whole thing goes for just $595...
Ben,

Today, I feel far more confidant with my 5DII when using live view for manual focus. However for video, one loses that once one is "moving"! The Red Rock Micro and other great viewers and screens mean that autofocus becomes much less important. That to me is one of the greatest advances I've seen in a long time.

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Old October 9th, 2010, 12:04 PM
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Good point. Hmm, wonder how something like this would work with the older generation of LV cameras such as the 1Ds mkIII. Not that easy to manually focus with it using LV on that screen but if it's something important for the user, this could be an answer. Certainly a better one than the apparently rubbish screen on the Zigview for not all that much more.
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