viewfinder glasses at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > The View: Video Display Hardware and Software

The View: Video Display Hardware and Software
Video Monitors and Media Players for field or studio use (all display technologies).


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 21st, 2007, 12:12 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cph Denmark
Posts: 136
viewfinder glasses

Does anyone have experience or recommendation for wearable displays such as:

http://www.myvu.com
http://www.porta-jib.com/eyetop-centra.html

Im looking for something that can replace the on camera viewfinder completelly, since I find it unpractical to use the XL2 viewfinder while on steadycam..

Prefferably something that only covers the right eye, like the eyetop, but quality rules... how is the eyetop anyways... can it be used to focus?
Nik Skjoth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21st, 2007, 08:02 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 94
Depending on your budget, Tek Gear carries a range (budget and tech-specs) of HMDs. I've bought the occasional device from them for VR and wearable computing applications.
__________________
"The future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed." - William Gibson
Andrew Plumb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22nd, 2007, 03:59 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cph Denmark
Posts: 136
cool thanks..

So which of those are any good?

My budget is around 1000$'ish
Nik Skjoth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22nd, 2007, 05:25 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 94
For a $1K budget, you're probably best off trying something like an Icuiti M920-Video. That will at least get you a 640x480 colour display @ 60Hz.

The Eyetops and MyVu are only QVGA (320x240).

Icuiti does have a couple of 640x480-based stereo/binocular HUDs in various degrees of availability:
- AV920
- DV920
- VR920

Manuals can be found here.
__________________
"The future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed." - William Gibson
Andrew Plumb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22nd, 2007, 08:02 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cph Denmark
Posts: 136
the Icuiti m920 looks interesting. To bad its only for NTSC... There goes one customer down the drain...
Nik Skjoth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22nd, 2007, 08:58 PM   #6
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 94
Send Tony at Tekgear a message, see what he says.

Knowing how these things are often designed, the M920-Video may be "only" NTSC because there's a jumper or something on the inside that needs to be changed to put it in PAL mode. The other binocular displays appear to do both NTSC and PAL automatically, and most interface chips are quite capable of delivering either format, so it's quite possible the M920 can do it too.
__________________
"The future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed." - William Gibson
Andrew Plumb is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > The View: Video Display Hardware and Software

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:05 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network