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Repositioning a 2000lb Gazelle even a few inches takes a couple of minutes. Add that up over a week, and you're talking hours. Factor in overtime, a 700$ Viewfinder saves 10's of thousands of dollars. Whats that saying? Penny wise, pound foolish...
Yes the DIY viewfinder is not cheap, but it saves HUGE time. Yes i know where i want the frame, but with the situation as it is (not just on this shoot, but many involving Stedicam, Movi, Dolly, Jib etc... ) finding your frames without tying up the whole crew moving the camera apparatus, is efficient.
you can, but cropping in on a wide angle image doesn't really give me a sense of the geometry of the shot. id rather see it through the lens.
It works great! Been using it for a few days now. The coolest part is that you can literally draw on the paused footage, and point out problem areas quickly and efficiently in realtime.
Thank you Benton!