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EVF not working

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:22 am
by Jimmy Tan
Hi guys not sure if any of you has experienced this before, i was using my cineroid EVF4RVW (Retina Display) and half way during the shoot the screen just went blue. Its like there was no signal and its just displaying a blue screen. It was a sunny day but my eyeloupe was up.

Re: EVF not working

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:09 am
by sean mclennan
did it display a picture after the shoot? Did you try it again? Did you try different EVF or LCDs? Is it the camera's output or the EVFs input?

some more details would be nice...

Re: EVF not working

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:24 am
by João Gomes
Jimmy81 wrote:Hi guys not sure if any of you has experienced this before, i was using my cineroid EVF4RVW (Retina Display) and half way during the shoot the screen just went blue. Its like there was no signal and its just displaying a blue screen. It was a sunny day but my eyeloupe was up.


I've had that happen to me with the same EVF and it turned out that the camera's SDI out burned both itself and my EVF's SDI in. Had to send the camera to Blackmagic and the EVF to B&H where they exchanged it for a new one.

Since then i bought a new BMCC and i haven't had the chance to test it with my new EVF.

Re: EVF not working

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:35 am
by Jimmy Tan
sean mclennan wrote:did it display a picture after the shoot? Did you try it again? Did you try different EVF or LCDs? Is it the camera's output or the EVFs input?

some more details would be nice...


It had a display during the shoot but i turned it off after one of the scenes and when i turned it on for the next scene it just went blank. I am going to try it with another EVF later on hopefully it works.

João Gomes wrote:
Jimmy81 wrote:Hi guys not sure if any of you has experienced this before, i was using my cineroid EVF4RVW (Retina Display) and half way during the shoot the screen just went blue. Its like there was no signal and its just displaying a blue screen. It was a sunny day but my eyeloupe was up.


I've had that happen to me with the same EVF and it turned out that the camera's SDI out burned both itself and my EVF's SDI in. Had to send the camera to Blackmagic and the EVF to B&H where they exchanged it for a new one.

Since then i bought a new BMCC and i haven't had the chance to test it with my new EVF.


Ouch...

Re: EVF not working

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:39 am
by sean mclennan
Jimmy81 wrote:
sean mclennan wrote:did it display a picture after the shoot? Did you try it again? Did you try different EVF or LCDs? Is it the camera's output or the EVFs input?

some more details would be nice...


It had a display during the shoot but i turned it off after one of the scenes and when i turned it on for the next scene it just went blank. I am going to try it with another EVF later on hopefully it works.

João Gomes wrote:
Jimmy81 wrote:Hi guys not sure if any of you has experienced this before, i was using my cineroid EVF4RVW (Retina Display) and half way during the shoot the screen just went blue. Its like there was no signal and its just displaying a blue screen. It was a sunny day but my eyeloupe was up.


I've had that happen to me with the same EVF and it turned out that the camera's SDI out burned both itself and my EVF's SDI in. Had to send the camera to Blackmagic and the EVF to B&H where they exchanged it for a new one.

Since then i bought a new BMCC and i haven't had the chance to test it with my new EVF.


Ouch...


keep us posted!

Re: EVF not working

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:45 am
by Jimmy Tan
Ok an update....

Tested with Atomos Samurai Blade with new SDI cable, no input detected. But when i connect the Atomos with another camera with SDI input it was working fine. So i contacted Blackmagic and they agreed to do a 1 to 1 exchange for my set.

As for the EVF i think i will be using for my new set and hopfully (Fingers crossed) nothing goes wrong this time.

Re: EVF not working

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:21 pm
by João Gomes
Does your EVF work with another camera?

Re: EVF not working

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:10 am
by Jimmy Tan
João Gomes wrote:Does your EVF work with another camera?


I haven tried it out yet, update you once i get the chance to try it out.