Manios Digital and Film Showcases Kinotehnik Viewfinders

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Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:19 -- Nick Dager

Among the products highlighted by Manios Digital and Film at last week’s National Association of Broadcasters convention were newly upgraded versions of Kinotehnik LCDVF and LCDVFe viewfinders for DSLRs.

LCDVFe is a universal, production-style viewfinder that works with any camera that has HDMI signal output. It’s lightweight (12.3 oz) and features a sharp (800x480) three-inch color display and live video processing. The device has been upgraded to add a remote control option via an external USB joystick.

“We’re constantly looking for ways to make this viewfinder more ergonomic and convenient,” says Kinotehnik sales and marketing director Lars-Erik Hion. “The remote option provides camera operators with a new layer of flexibility and freedom that further sets this product apart from the pack.”

Kinotehnik’s LCDVF now includes diopter correction as a standard feature. Designed to allow photographers to take advantage of the video features of current generation DSLRs and compact cameras, LCDVF is a lightweight loupe that mounts around the camera’s LCD display via a universal magnetic mount and provides 2x magnification. The diopter correction option adds a metal thread that accommodates 37mm diopter adjustment lenses. “It’s a wonderful addition for users with less than perfect vision,” says Hion, “and we accomplished it without adding weight or compromising the ease of use that has made LCDVF so popular.”

Also on display was Kinotehnik’s HD-SHI to HDMI Convertor, a low-cost accessory that allows LCDVFe to be used with cameras that lack HDMI output such as the BlackMagic Cinema Camera. The aluminum converter fits to 15-mm mounting hole so that it can be easily installed to any rig system. 

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