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#1 Alex Donkle

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 08:03 PM

Just watching the BTS on Titanic, I noticed Cameron using an interesting director's viewfinder that had a wireless LCD attached to it. He has it in this video between 2:16-2:40 (shooting the dance scene)

http://au.youtube.co...h?v=cM3x4qAc0Dc

Closest thing I've found is this...
http://media.panavis...pvau_finder.pdf

But that appears to be strictly on the Australian Panavision website and it also doesn't look like it's the exact same thing. Partly just curious what Cameron was using, but also curious if anyone knows of a non-Panavision viewfinder that could be bought for a shoot? (looking for lens approximations, so just using a regular DV camera isn't what I'm looking for)
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#2 John Thomas

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 10:37 PM

Kish makes a nice one: http://www.kishoptic...iewfinders.html
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#3 John Brawley

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 02:09 AM

Just watching the BTS on Titanic, I noticed Cameron using an interesting director's viewfinder that had a wireless LCD attached to it. He has it in this video between 2:16-2:40 (shooting the dance scene)

http://au.youtube.co...h?v=cM3x4qAc0Dc

Closest thing I've found is this...
http://media.panavis...pvau_finder.pdf

But that appears to be strictly on the Australian Panavision website and it also doesn't look like it's the exact same thing. Partly just curious what Cameron was using, but also curious if anyone knows of a non-Panavision viewfinder that could be bought for a shoot? (looking for lens approximations, so just using a regular DV camera isn't what I'm looking for)



There are several that have this video tap option. He may have also added a transmitter. Do you want a PV mount finder or just a finder with PL ?

If you want PV then there's something like this

http://www.thedopsho...;products_id=70

or in PL mount

http://www.thedopsho...;products_id=50

or this one can take a DV camera

http://www.visualpro...t...t=3&Cat2=43

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