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Sony's newest high-definition viewfinder provides production professionals with a versatile eye-piece that delivers higher levels of colour accuracy and reproduction than previous models.
The new viewfinder, model HDVF-C30WR, is designed for use with many of Sony's professional HD cameras and camcorders. These include Sonys CineAlta F23 and F35 digital cinematography cameras, XDCAM HD422 optical camcorders and HDCAM camcorders, the HDC-1500 / 1000/ 1550/ 1400/ 1450 series of multi-format studio and field cameras and the HDC-3300 Super Slow Motion camera.Add to kit list
The viewfinder is ideal for production professionals working in a range of applications, including television, motion picture production houses and rental houses.
The new viewfinder has a 2.7-inch LCD screen (view-able area, measured diagonally), a pixel resolution of 960 by 540, and a new image processor - the same one used in Sonys BVM-L230 LCD Master Monitor. It provides comfortable and accurate framing and focusing operations by enabling more faithful colour reproduction, with newly added and enhanced focus-assist functions.
A flexible mechanical design minimises interference between the lens and the viewfinder, especially when attached to the F23 and F35 cameras.
Improved focus assist features include 2x (dot by dot) magnification to smooth out diagonal edges and a colour peaking function. Luminance levels are easily indicated by colour. Improved luminance transition (panel gamma compensation) and 3D LUT colour space compensation help to provide more natural-looking luminance and colour accuracy.
The viewfinder includes an image inversion function (top/bottom and right/left), and selectable colour temperatures are 6500K (standard), 5600K and 9300K. A new mechanism protects the LCD panel in direct sunlight, and a polarising filter and IR cut filter attenuate the energy of sunlight.
2.7-inch* Colour LCD
Large 2.7-inch 16:9 quarter HD (960 RGB x 540) colour LCD.
LCD panel protection mechanism
Suppresses sun-beam burnout of the LCD panel, delivering superior durability.
Natural Peaking function
Allows focusing with sharper peaking in a life-like image.
Colour Peaking function
A newly developed function which shows the shooting object's focused area in actual colours.
S-LOG gamma support
S-LOG mode can be set by simply touching a switch.
Colour space matching with the F35/F23
The HDVF-C30WR can be set to the camera's colour space setting automatically or manually.
Allowing users to view the LCD directly.
Dot-by-dot Picture Magnification
This function gives six-selectable areas, keeping a high resolution even in the magnified image.
Luminance Level Indicator
Allows the user to check the luminance level of a signal. Individual designated signal levels (from 0% to 105%, in 10% increments) can be easily monitored in colour.