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#1 anroop mri

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:34 AM

Hello everyone,can anybody please tell me wht is the pipe like thing which is used by directors on a set ?is it used to to see the frame ,but why that tube if they can directly see from cam viewfinder?what does it do?does it give u the accuracy ,or how do u use it?
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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:16 AM

It's a director's viewfinder. They give an approximate angle of view for a lens and framing for various aspect ratios.

If you need something more accurate there are viewers that allow you to mount a lens from the camera and uses a ground glass with a camera type viewfinder.

The advantage it that it doesn't tie up the camera while angles are being checked. A 35mm camera is pretty heavy, so it's awkward and time consuming to carry this around looking the many possibilities within a scene.

Edited by Brian Drysdale, 05 December 2010 - 05:17 AM.

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#3 Edgar Dubrovskiy

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 06:37 AM

Here are some varieties: http://www.google.co...ved=0CCwQrQQwAA
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#4 Raj Kumar Macwan

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 07:16 PM

I have never used a viewfinder but use the good old style of two thumbs touch making 35mm frame to look at he camera positions/angles.

Is this tool worth the investment ? I pretty much on shot films mode and in HD format which is easier to move around if needed accurate frame/angle positions.
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