ENG viewfinder on camcorder?
Posted 03 July 2005 - 05:13 AM
Does anybody know how you could feed the video-out of a camcorder to a ENG viewfinder? I am aware that an external 12V power source would be needed.
Do adapters exist? (except for the Canon one for the XL1)
Thanks for any info....
Posted 03 July 2005 - 09:06 AM
Mostly they just take power and video signal, yeah, but the connectors can be type specific. I have the workshop manual for the Panasonic AG-DVC200 camera here somewhere, and the pinout for Panasonic standard ENG viewfinder connector is in it if you're interested. I don't know what style the connector is, though - you might have to chop it off and refit some other type.
Edit: Or, you could just google for "viewfinder pinout":
I suspect Sony viewfinders would be more available on the secondhand market. With a bit of ingenuity you could make the tally and battery warning lights work too.
Edited by Phil Rhodes, 03 July 2005 - 09:09 AM.
Posted 03 July 2005 - 10:41 AM
S'what I'd do. Just be aware it'll probably draw twice as much current as the XL1 - I hope you have the PAG battery mount for it. If you don't and you're really dedicated, you could get hold of one of those black-box inverters that will take your 7.2V Canon power and give you 12 for the EVF.
Posted 11 May 2006 - 11:57 AM
Edited by Markus, 11 May 2006 - 11:57 AM.
Posted 12 May 2006 - 05:39 AM
thanky you phil!