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#1 Paul Brenno

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:17 PM

How do you adjust brightness of viewfinder ?

I was shooting this past weekend, never could get the brightness up.....


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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:43 PM

You don't. There are no brightness or contrast controls for either the EVF or Red Monitors.

 

I have no idea why.


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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 02:49 PM

There are controls for brightness on the Red Touch LCD and Bomb EVF. The little triangle user keys on the side of the LCD are mapped to brightness up/down by default, and the Bomb EVF you should be able to adjust thru the menus. I haven't used the original Red EVF or Red One/MX for several years, but as I recall you can adjust the brightness through the menus as well.

 

You should really go to Red.com and download the user manuals for this type of question.


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#4 Paul Brenno

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:01 PM

I already did....


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#5 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 03:27 PM

There is no menu control for EVF brightness that I have ever been able to find, either on the RED One or the Epic.

 

The touch screen LCD does have a Brightness control. The original RED monitor did not.


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#6 Paul Brenno

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 01:24 PM

I looked and the left side of viewfinder, see circlular controls for B/W, CU focus check, but third circle (on top) appears to do nothing (??)

I also looked at viewfinder menu; DAR, VAR, plus ISO and Ch 1 and 2. This is all I see....this is the first time using RED ever, so very new to it...


Edited by Paul Brenno, 08 September 2014 - 01:26 PM.

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#7 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 10:56 PM

Paul, there is no way of adjusting the viewfinder. RED, in their wisdom, decided that it wasn't necessary for people to have an accurate representation of what they were shooting...


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#8 Freya Black

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 05:43 AM

... because they are shooting raw.

 

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#9 Paul Brenno

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 10:30 AM

I emailed a RED rep, he said you needed to adjust brightness of viewfinder in the control menu, the buttons on viewfinder are for the external monitor....


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#10 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 12:44 PM

... because they are shooting raw.

 

Freya

Which is monitored in some variant of Rec.709, which should be viewed on a calibrated monitor or VF.


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#11 Paul Brenno

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 02:50 PM

Thanks for all your inputs.....I've seen many shooting on RED, they ALL use monitors....frustrating to NOT be able to use the viewfinderm since I'm an eyepiece shooter


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#12 Paul Brenno

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 03:24 PM

I did find the brightness control on my RED. It's in the camera menu, Viewfinder, Intensity.....finally !!!


Edited by Paul Brenno, 09 September 2014 - 03:25 PM.

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