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Cineroid EVF Metal with HD-SDI Input & Output

B&H # CIEVF4MSS Mfr # EVF4MSS
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Product Highlights
  • 3.2" LCD Electronic Viewfinder
  • Flip-Away Optical Loupe with Diopter
  • 800 x 480 Resolution
  • 1x HD-SDI Input Plus Loop-Out
  • Peaking & Zebra
  • False Color & Clipping Guide
  • Pixel-to-Pixel Mode
  • Anamorphic Display & Crop Guides
  • Mini Ball Head for Shoe Mounting
  • Includes Battery & Charger

The Cineroid EVF Metal with HD-SDI Input & Output is an excellent monitoring solution for your professional camcorder that has an HD-SDI output. For camera operators who enjoy the intimacy (and light-blocking capabilities) of a viewfinder, this EVF provides an optical loupe that features a multi-coated lens and a comfortable eyecup. This loupe can flip away 180° or detach completely so the EVF Metal can function as a professional-quality 3.2" LCD screen.

With its zebra, peaking, false color, and clipping guide functions, you'll be able to monitor with confidence the exposure and focus of the images that your camera captures. For a true native view, there's a pixel-to-pixel mode that zooms in to display the native resolution on the 800 x 480-resolution screen. With the built-in diopter, the viewfinder is appropriate even for those who wear glasses.

This EVF Metal model accepts an HD-SDI input from your camera and supplies a loop output for additional monitoring by the director on a second professional HD-SDI monitor (sold separately). The EVF mounts to the included Mini Ball Head, which has a shoe mount at the bottom for attaching directly to your camera. Or employ the monitor's 1/4"-20 thread to attach the EVF to any Israeli arm or other mount with a compatible stud.

Peaking Function for Focus Assist
The EVF Metal's peaking function helps you set focus accurately by displaying edges in a red color or by enhancing image edges with white lines
Zebra Function for Exposure
The zebra function allows you to check the exposure of your image
False Color & Clipping Guide
The EVF also provides a clipping guide and two types of false color
Anamorphic Display & Crop Guides
Anamorphic display shows a stretched image properly, while crop guides darken horizontal sections of the screen, so you can frame properly within areas that will survive a later cropping operation
Pixel-to-Pixel Mapping
For a fine-grain view of the native resolution of the captured image (or at least a portion of it), the EVF's pixel-to-pixel mode zooms in to the image so that every pixel displayed on the monitor is a pixel captured by the camera
Monochrome Function
Many camera operators prefer a viewfinder that displays a black & white image; for those folks, the EVF Metal offers a monochrome function
Underscan
Underscan shrinks the screen image slightly, so you can be 100% certain of what's happening at the edges of the frame
Audio Functions
The monitor offers both a monaural speaker and a mini jack output for headphone monitoring of your captured audio. You can also choose to display captured audio levels on screen
Custom Keys
Buttons on the side of the monitor allow you to allocate major functions of the EVF to any key you choose, for convenient execution of operation without needing to navigate the menu system
Screen Flip
For alternative mounting options, you can choose to flip the image both horizontally and vertically, or just one of the two, resulting in a rotated and/or mirrored image
Included Accessories
The EVF Metal includes a mini ball head that attaches to the monitor's 1/4"-20 thread. The head features a shoe mount at the bottom for attaching directly to your camera's accessory shoe. The package also comes with a short HDMI cable, a battery, a charger for the battery, a battery plate, and a bag to carry everything
Application On-camera monitoring
LCD Size 3.2"
Video System NTSC / PAL
Resolution 800 x 480
Colors 16.7 million
Viewing Angle Vertical: 180°
Horizontal: 180°
Display Area 2.74 x 1.64" (69.60 x 41.76mm)
Input and Output Connectors Input: 1x HD-SDI
Output: 1x HD-SDI
Supported Standards 480i, 576p, 720p, 1080i
Audio Output 1x 3.5mm stereo mini jack
1x Internal speaker (mono)
Remote Control 1x 3.5mm input jack (remote control sold separately)
Power Requirements 6-17V DC via DC adapter (battery included; DC adapter sold separately)
Power Consumption 3.5W
Operating Temperature 14 to 140° F (-10 to 60° C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 158° F (-20 to 70° C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.9 x 2.6 x 4.9" (9.8 x 6.5 x 12.5 cm)
Weight 12.3 oz (350 g)
Cineroid EVF Metal with HD-SDI Input & Output
  • Optical Loupe
  • Mini Ball Head Shoe Mount Adapter
  • Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Plate
  • Carrying Bag
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    CineroidEVF Metal with HD-SDI Input & Output
     
    4.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    • Easy to use (3)
    • Professional quality (3)

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        4.0

        Good EVF but a few flaws

        By RobertM

        from Roswell, NM

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Limited Compatibility

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cineroid EVF Metal with HD-SDI Input & Output:

          I got this EVF for my Blackmagic 4K and for the price it doesn't disappoint, this EVF has some fantastic features but also a few minor flaws.

          Pros - 4 customizable buttons means you can set features you need on a day to day basis.

          1:1, audio meters, false colors and a customizable crop guide adds key features that my BM4K desperately needed.

          Cons - The loupe for the monitor isn't totally flush so light occasionally sneaks in but lands on the lcd itself and while its an issue it is distracting but a little electrical/gaff tape easily fixes the issue.

          The design itself feels a little clunky and while it doesn't hinder me I do wish it were a little sleeker.

          Side note - Don't bother buying the PA01 ac to dtap that shows up as a accessory as the PA01 power adapter as far as I can tell has been discontinued and if you're like me and don't want to deal with secondary batteries instead consider the 2pin lemo to dtap adapter which will cost you about another $100.

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          4.0

          good viewfinders

          By frosttaner

          from IRAQ,ARBIL

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects

          Comments about Cineroid EVF Metal with HD-SDI Input & Output:

          Great Product.black magic cinema camera and cineroid the perfect duo

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          5.0

          Way More Pros than Cons

          By Mike

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Unpleasant Menu Nav

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Cineroid EVF Metal with HD-SDI Input & Output:

          It's small, light, easy to use. Very versatile, offers several options for customization. I hang it from an articulating arm on my Sony FS-700 during handheld use.

          My only criticism is that the menu and buttons are a tad clunky and difficult to get used to.

          Great Product.

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          3.0

          Good EVF in an imperfect body

          By DanMcComb

          from Seattle

          About Me Professional Artist

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                Comments about Cineroid EVF Metal with HD-SDI Input & Output:

                This EVF works great in terms of the display, and controls, which are very intuitive. The buttons are well designed and quite tactile.

                My only complaint about this evf is the build quality. While the metal housing of the main unit is solid, the rest leaves a lot to be desired. For example, the eye cup isn't big enough or curved enough to block out light. I often find myself having to shade the eyecup with a free hand (if I have one).

                I also wish it had more than the two 1/4 20" arm mount points, which are on the top and bottom. I often want to mount on the side and wish that were an option.

                The worst thing about this unit is the battery plate. The battery is very difficult to get on and off - it sticks and has to be pried out almost every time. It's so difficult to get in and out, that I'm afraid I'm going to break the plastic housing that holds the battery.

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