Monitor Hoods

Hands-on Review

The Zacuto Z-Finder is an auxiliary optical viewfinder that is specially designed for working with an HDSLR, or photographing in live view mode on your DSLR. These viewfinders encompass the LCD monitor on the rear of your camera, allowing you a clear, shaded view of your screen while working.

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2 years ago
Tips and Solutions

Off the cuff, one might think there are few, if any, differences between packing a DSLR system and an HDSLR system, but once you look beyond the basics, i.e. the camera bodies, lenses and tripod (the legs, but not necessarily the head), the differences start adding up.

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3 years ago
Buying Guide

Some accessories in video production and HDSLR filmmaking are so essential that they transcend being just add-on gear, and become part of the camera system itself. One such item is an on-camera monitor. Sometimes referred to as a “video-assist monitor,” they’re used to help the camera operator (or assistant) focus the camera.

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Tips and Solutions

Color management, the art and science of reproducing accurate skin tones, blue skies, red apples, and yellow bananas is a relatively painless process for about 90%-or-so of the human race. If you belong to the majority of the populous, own a decent monitor, printer, and a color calibration system - and actually take the time to use it – you should be able to faithfully render the color and tonality of the image you saw in the camera's viewfinder.

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6 years ago