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Old November 8th, 2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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Zacuto EVF Upgrade and Zebras

Just an FYI for those using the Zacuto EVF Pro and planning to do the firmware upgrade to firmware 2.0. I updated the firmware on my EVF Pro. I use both sets of zebras when I shoot with my Sony F3. Previously I had the zebra 1 set to 100 and zebra 2 set to 70 on the Zacuto EVF. This way, the direction of the zebra lines mimics the direction of the zebra lines as they appear on the F3 LCD.

After upgrading the firmware in the EVF today, when I tried to set up the zebras in the EVF to match the pattern in the F3 like I had before, a message comes up in the EVF that essentially says "zebra 2 must be higher than zebra 1." If I set up the EVF with zebra 1 at 70 and zebra 2 at 100, the zebras are reversed from the direction they appear on the F3. This is extremely confusing and I do not want to operate my camera and EVF with 2 non-matching sets of zebras from different sources.

I contacted Zacuto and they said they did this to correct an issue with the zebras. I suggested that they should at least give the option to choose the direction of the lines so that they could match any camera. Don't know if this is an issue for anyone else, but if it is, please contact Zacuto and let them know this is an issue.
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