Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

The microEVF is the first electronic viewfinder designed from the ground up specifically for HDSLR cameras. The microEVF is not just a bulky repurposed LCD monitor: It is designed specifically for the needs of HDSLR emphasizing compact lightweight design, superior power consumption, and incredible affordability.

The popularity of HDSLRs such as the Canon 5D MKII for video and motion photography has skyrocketed in recent years, but the camera body is not ideal for video. The first generation of solutions for monitoring currently available –attaching an optical viewfinder to the back of the camera’s LCD screen –severely limit placement of the viewfinder and camera body and eliminate possibility of using additional monitors for camera assistants or directors. The new Redrock microEVF is an external electronic viewfinder that connects to the camera body and can be placed anywhere for maximum comfort and stability, and can be part of a multi-monitoring solution. The microEVF uses a custom made state-of-the-art backlit LED fitted in an attractive, ergonomic housing.

The microEVF is not limited to HDSLR cameras: it can be used on any video camera that provides HDMI output.

microEVF Features

Compact, lightweight electronic viewfinder
High resolution full-color display – greater resolution than the rear LCD on Canon EOS camera bodies
Fully coated optics
Adjustable focusing diopter
Built-in HDMI passthrough for supporting additional monitors
Oversized soft rubber cinema-style eyecup
standard HDMI input connector
Industry-standard 15mm rod pin: Viewfinder positioning infinitely configurable with Redrock support accessories
Lightweight design requires minimal support – can be mounted from lower rails, top rails, or shoe-mounted rails
Compatible with any HDSLR or videocamera that provides HDMI out (5D MKII, 7D, T2i, 1D MKIV, Nikon D3s, Nikon D3100, Nikon D7000, Panasonic AF100, etc.)
microEVF Advanced Electronic Assist Features*

additional features to be announced
microEVF Technical Specifications*

HDMI connection
1.2m total dots
Backlit LED, very low power requirements
Internal battery lasts 10+ continuous hours of operation
Weight: less than 6 ounces
Pricing and availability

Estimated $595 for the complete EVF – unlike other solutions with hidden costs, does not require additional viewfinder loupe.
Availability to be announced


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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