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Cineroid EVF4RVW with Retina Display

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Cineroid EVF4RVW with Retina Display
Key Features
  • 3.5" Retina LCD Display
  • Metal Housing
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI and HDMI Input
  • Loop Through Via 3G/HD/SD-SDI
The Cineroid EVF4RVW with Retina Display features a 3.5" Retina LCD display with 960x640 resolution and a metal housing. The EVF has 3G/HD/SD-SDI and HDMI inputs, and a 3G/HD/SD-SDI output enables loop through. The optical loupe has an adjustable diopter and can be detached completely or flipped open to view the display as a monitor.
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Cineroid EVF4RVW Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Retina Display
  • 33G/HD/SD-SDI and HDMI
  • 4Detachable Loupe with Adjustable Diopter
  • 5Waveform and Vectorscope
  • 6Peaking, Clip Guides and False Color
  • 7Crop Guide and Anamorphic Conversion
  • 8Pixel-to-Pixel, Flip and Monochrome
  • 9Multi Vendor Battery Support

The Cineroid EVF4RVW with Retina Display features a 3.5" Retina LCD display with 960x640 resolution and a metal housing. The EVF has 3G/HD/SD-SDI and HDMI inputs, and a 3G/HD/SD-SDI output enables loop through. The optical loupe has an adjustable diopter and can be detached completely or flipped open to view the display as a monitor.

The EVF4RVW has a comprehensive set of confidence features, including multiple waveform and vectorscope display options. Peaking is available in red or white, and various clip guides include color and a range of zebra patterns. Two types of false color displays translate exposure values into 6 different colors. Crop guide superimposes darkened bars on the screen to aide in framing shots that will be cropped in post, and the screen size can be changed for use with anamorphic lenses. Other features include pixel-to-pixel, screen flip and monochrome mode.

The EVF4RVW has a mini XLR power input and includes a mini XLR to D-Tap (P-Tap) cable for connecting to an external battery. Interchangeable battery plates for Canon LP-E6, Sony NPF and Canon BP911 batteries are also included.

Retina Display
The centerpiece of Cineroid's EVF4RVW is the 3.5" Retina LCD with 960x640 resolution and metal housing. The screen supports 16.7 million colors and viewing angles ranging 140° HxV.
3G/HD/SD-SDI and HDMI
The EVF's 3G/HD/SD-SDI (BNC) and HDMI input connectors support Full HD 1080p, and the 3G/HD/SD-SDI output connector enables loop through.
Detachable Loupe with Adjustable Diopter
The optical loupe has an adjustable diopter and can be detached completely or flipped open to view the display as a monitor.
Waveform and Vectorscope
There are three waveform and vectorscope display options. Style 1 superimposes a semitransparent, horizontal waveform at the bottom of the screen. Style 2 superimposes a semitransparent, horizontal and vertical waveform and a small vectorscope. Style 3 minimizes the video image and displays a large horizontal and vertical waveform and vectorscope.
Peaking, Clip Guides and False Color
Peaking outlines the edges of objects that are in focus with red or white highlights. Clip guides can be displayed as color, zebra or both. The zebra pattern can be moving or fixed, and the range is selectable among 3, 5, 8, and 11%. Two types of false color displays translate exposure values into 6 different colors.
Crop Guide and Anamorphic Conversion
Crop guide superimposes darkened bars on the screen to aide in framing shots that will be cropped in post, and the screen size can be changed for use with anamorphic lenses.
Pixel-to-Pixel, Flip and Monochrome
Pixel-to-Pixel mode displays the center of the image at its native resolution. Screen Flip can rotate and/or mirror the image. Monochrome mode displays the image in black & white or isolates the blue channel, red channel, or green channel.
Multi Vendor Battery Support
A mini XLR power input provides an interface for the D-Tap (P-Tap) power cable. Interchangeable battery plates for Canon LP-E6, Sony NPF and Canon BP911 batteries are also included.

Cineroid EVF4RVW Specs

Display
Display Type
3.5" Retina LCD
Display Resolution
960 x 640
Display Colors
16.7 million
Viewing Angles
140° (H) x 140° (V)
Display Area
2.74 x 1.64" (69.6 x 41.76 mm)
Interface
Inputs
HDMI (x1)
3G/HD/SD-SDI (x1)
Output
3G/HD/SD-SDI (x1)
3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack (x1)
Input/Output Resolutions
HDMI: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
3G/HD/SD-SDI: 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Power Input
Mini XLR (x1, DC 6~17 V)
Multi vendor battery support
General
Speaker
x1, mono
Power Consumption
3.5 W (3 hours with 2200 mA battery)
Operating Temperature
14 ~ 158° F (-10 ~ 70° C)
Storage Temperature
-4 ~ 158° F (-20 ~ 70° C)
Dimensions
4.02 x 2.64 x 6.18" (10.2 x 6.7 x 15.7 cm)
Weight
14.11 oz (400 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.5 x 7 x 5.8"

Cineroid EVF4RVW Reviews

Awesome

By Markus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-09

The first one I got didn't work with my C100 but it did with my LS300, it was strange, so I returned it and B&H sent a replacement and the second one worked perfectly. Its very clear and sharp and bright and works great as a viewfinder. The battery power makes it even more practical and awesome.

Better than Zacuto

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-04-04

We have both the Cineroid and Zacuto Z-Finder EVF Pro and prefer the Cineroid. The image is higher res and having SDI in/out and HDMI in makes it usable with many cameras. Plus the ability to transcode from an HDMI signal in to an SDI output is very handy when using with a C-100, or any other camera with only HDMI. Having a 1/4 mount on both the top and bottom makes for flexible rigging. One thing the Zacuto excels at is battery life. One LP-E6 on the Zacuto lasts all day. The Cineroid includes several brackets for mounting various batteries, but using LP-E6 batteries on the Ceneroid is not good. They barely power the unit and last only a few minutes. We're using Sony NPF-970 batteries, and although they are a bit heavier, they work well and last several hours. One complaint I've read is that is doesn't look very cool because it's plain gray. I prefer it plain, but adding a red or blue $6 eye cushion should solve that kind of petty issue. Overall the Cineroid is a very good EVF for the money.

Perfect EVF for BMCC setups

By Travis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-04-03

I got this EVF primarily for use with my Black Magic Cinema Camera. It powered up and previewed like a charm right out of the box. It will display focus peaking, and grid overlays from the camera via SDI, and also has it's own focus peaking, false color, and exposure info settings as well. I also frequently shoot with Canon DSLRS (I own a 7D MK1), and my LP-E1 batteries powered this guy right out of the box (All adapters needed are included). This EVF allows me to shoulder mount my BMCC and keep the weight of the camera directly above my shoulders (previously I've had to mount the camera way out in front of me in order to see the back screen of the BMCC). It's allowed me to operate way steadier, for way longer. And since the large BMCC camera monitor is now past my shoulders, it allows someone to follow behind me and pull focus using the in-camera monitor (With a FF and wip of course). Overall, this has performed exactly as I hoped it would, and seems like its going to be pretty versatile between different camera setups.

Very Useful EVF

By Steve
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-02-19

Using this with a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and it works very well. It has modes for 1:1 pixels, focus assist, false color, exposure and vector scope. I was having trouble judging exposure and focus using the back LCD of the camera, especially outdoors, but this nails it. The eyepiece hood comes off and you can view the 4 monitor without it. You can adjust the position and size of the scopes, etc. in the viewfinder too, so set it up the way you want it. I like this better than the Zacuto which I've also used. Some nits -- it's kinda bulky and could be visually more sleek. Using with a Canon LP E6 battery and the battery gets really hot when you run this continuously, so much so that the battery case expanded and this battery no longer fits in the battery compartment of my 7D. Runs for about two hours on one LP E6. There is a mini-XLR for external power and comes with an XLR to D-Tap, but my external batteries don't have D Taps. So think about how you're going to power it. Would prefer a straight up 2.5mm DC jack as input since that's kind of a standard. It would also be nice if the focus peaking were confined to the image. As it is, the peaking color also appears around the frame counter so hard to see how long your shots are. Suggest getting an HDI cable with some flex to it -- the one I bought is stiff which makes it hard to loop it around my shoulder rig down to the output on the Blackmagic. The function buttons are in a vertical row on the left side of the finder, but they're very small and had to find by feel. Make them more tactile. Overall, this wasn't cheap but it works well and I would buy it again.

Designing for intuitive DP use

By Jean Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-11-18

Good definition, good construction whit all you need (tuning) on all menu (adjustable crop mark, focus peak, waveform, clip guides etc ..) I simply love it (real buyer review here).

Very Good BUT not

By JAH SEN MI COME
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2014-08-17

I work in the professional film industry with lots of high quality and very expensive equipment (Film, RED, ALEXA etc). For my own personal low-budget projects I have recently been using the Nikon D800 in a Run & Gun style for small projects and documentaries. This EVF is extremely useful for focusing and getting spot on exposure with a camera that has limited dynamic range and relatively lousy lenses (for motion picture anyway - great for stills).I am happy with the price.I am extremely disappointed with the engineering as far as the strength of the body especially the 1/4-20 female jacks. It is like an afterthought. Attached to the body with very tiny screws (look at the picture carefully). If you tighten an Israeli arm or ball-head with just a little too much force those screws with shear right off. Secondly the battery plates are weak plastic and the Sony batteries I have been using are loose on the plate, I have to tape it up or use small bungees to keep it tight.Finally Cineroid customer service is NON-EXISTENT. I have been trying for months, I cannot find the battery plates anywhere and they have basically told me good luck (chum).Well Good luck to you folks out there. The product has amazing potential and I like it very much except for those annoying issues.

Amazing focus peaking; finally died 2 years 11 months later.

By Aaron
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-03

PROS: -Amazing focus peaking! Used to verify focus on dozens of shoots since bought in April 2014. -Features waveforms; SDI; various battery mounts. -Small, but sharp screen. CONS: -Small screen. Have to be pretty much right up on it to see the details. -Screw on 1/4-20 mount isn't the most stable -Battery plates are weak point - battery can get dislodged easily. -Possible weak connection via SDI (screen will blank out at random sometimes then re-appear) -Monitor finally died 2y11mon after purchase (and don't expect any customer service from them - they are overseas).

great viewfinder

By Martin E.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-10-09

I was testing the Alphatron EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder and the Cineroid EVF4RVW with Retina Display and I ended up to buy the Cineroid because of his features and size. The Alphatron is a great Viewfinder, but two of them that I ordered broke in the first week. The Cineroid feels like well made viewfinder that will last a long time. The only thing that I don't like is the Waveform and Vectorscope Display. It shows 3 different Waveforms and I would rather have just one that I could select. Also a big plus is, that it come with a lot of batterie mounting options. So at the end the Cineroid works a little bit better for me then the Alphatron, but there almost on the same level.

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What kind off attachment points are there to ...

What kind off attachment points are there to attach to camera/cage?
Asked by: Anonymous
This has a 1/4"-20 thread under it for mounting.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-18

question

New or used?
Asked by: Andrey Z.
This is a new product. If we are selling an item that is used, it is labeled as such and in our Used Department listings.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does it support 1080@60/50p?
Asked by: Piotr W.
Yes, it supports 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 at both Levels A and B.
Answered by: Tim
Date published: 2019-10-24

will this work on the canon c300 iii?

will this work on the canon c300 iii?
Asked by: Jimmy
Yes this EvF will work on the c300 iii
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2021-01-21

Are there diopters available for the Cineroid?

Are there diopters available for the Cineroid?
Asked by: Nino
No. the following unit offers no diopters but does offer a adjusting diopter,
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-10-24

will it work with the FS7 sdi out if i output 4k?

will it work with the FS7 sdi out if i output 4k?
Asked by: Anatoly
No this will not, the camera output will have to be set to 1080p
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-09-08

will it work with the fs7 sdi outputting 4k?

will it work with the fs7 sdi outputting 4k?
Asked by: Anatoly
No this will not, the camera output will have to be set to 1080p
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-09-08

How loud is the fan? Any fan noise?

How loud is the fan? Any fan noise?
Asked by: s
there have been no fan noise complaints on the viewfinder
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-06-10
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