April 17, 2014

F&V Goes Big with First EVF: SpectraHD 4 Has 4.3-Inch 720P Screen & HDMI/HD-SDI

FV SpectraHD 4 1280-720 EVFF&V has been steadily cranking out quality lighting products, and at NAB 2014 they introduced their first EVF. Containing features that you'll find in higher-end EVFs/monitors, the new 4.3" SpectraHD 4 is going to come in at a bit lower price than some other options. They've also got a larger 7" monitor with slightly less resolution, which should work well as an inexpensive additional monitor on the camera. Finally, they are introducing new lights with far higher CRI ratings -- which means better color reproduction. Check out the interview below:

FV SpectraHD 4 1280-720 EVF

SpectraHD 4

  • 4.3" 1280 x 720 Screen
  • HDMI/HD-SDI with In/Out with Loop-through (Can
  • Headphone Jack
  • DC Power Jack
  • Mini XLR
  • Mini USB for Updates
  • Sony NPF Battery Port
  • ARRI Rosette and 1/4 20"
  • Vectorscope/False Color/Histogram/Frame Guides/etc.
  • Availability: Summer/Fall 2014
  • Price: $1,100 Monitor Only, $1,400 with Loupe

MeticaFM 7 HDMI and SDI/HDMI Monitors

  • 7" 1024 x 600 Screen
  • Frame Guides, Focus Peaking, Variable Scan, and More
  • 800:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 170 Degree Viewing Angle
  • HDMI & HD-SDI Loop-through (HDMI model only has HDMI loop-through)
  • Future Upgrade will have False Color and Histogram
  • Price: $450 for HDMI, $680 for HDMI and HD-SDI

Read more about their lighting products and purchase some of your very own over on their website.

Link: F&V Website

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If it falls to $800 or less, I'll definitely think about picking one up. There's way better choices available at this price range.

April 17, 2014 at 11:59AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Kaleb

Sometime I ask myself, how difficult is for the companies to give us scopes? I have been using all this features on my ML T3i for years. So, yes it is more than possible. The new cameras has disappointing me in that matter.

April 17, 2014 at 12:02PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Edgar

Wow the colors really pop in this video. Just kidding.

April 17, 2014 at 3:24PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Derek

Does this do anything that I couldn't get for cheaper from Zacuto of all places?

April 17, 2014 at 4:35PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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720p. Only other 720p Evf I've heard of is the new zacuto gratical abs that comes in at $3000.

June 7, 2014 at 7:37AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Oscar

I dont understand why all these manufacturers keep making this bulky monsters of EVFs. I personally see no reason for a flip up loupe and a screen. Why not make a much more compact EVF that is only that, an EVF. And everything is plastic with poor build quality. Everyone raved about the alphatron, and I have to say I was blown away by how poor the build was for that price after getting my hands on one. I'd love to see someone build something thats closer in size and design to a red bomb evf.

April 17, 2014 at 4:52PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Eric

Kaleb, what are better choices for $800 with SDI?

April 17, 2014 at 5:05PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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This looks awsome, But I will have to see the final price before I decide.

April 17, 2014 at 5:43PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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