We are always looking for ways to accessorize cameras so they are even more functional for our clients. Our latest design for the F3 is a ProVFM Viewfinder Mount Kit that enables the use of a professional electronic HD viewfinder with the camera.
The ProVFM Viewfinder Mount Kit allows a Sony or Panasonic 1920×1080 HD viewfinder to be mounted to the F3. Using a proper HD viewfinder on the F3, you can comfortably handhold the camera, as well as judge focus and exposure.
With the ProVFM kit, your existing viewfinder attaches to a Berkey F3 Top Mount Plate and receives its signal from the F3’s VIDEO OUT port, keeping the HD-SDI and HDMI ports free for other uses. When using a Sony color viewfinder, the HD-SDI port is fed to a Blackmagic Design box, which outputs Component HD for the viewfinder, and HD-SDI for other monitoring devices. The viewfinder system uses a common P-Tap connection to power off any 12v source. The mount retains the viewfinder’s left to right adjustment and adds front to back adjustment for maximum comfort.
In the video above, you’ll see a prototype of the ProVFM Viewfinder Mount Kit. It integrates seamlessly with the complete camera system, which is also accessorized with our Element Technica F3 Riser and Shoulder Pad Kit.