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Taofledermaus

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HDMI port - has anyone hooked up an external monitor?
« on: June 29, 2017, 02:50:06 PM »
My eyesight sucks and I am wondering if anyone has tried to hook up an external monitor to their camera?   I film everything in bright sunlight and
it can be difficult for me to just verify if I have focus, etc.  ideal for each shot.   

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Re: HDMI port - has anyone hooked up an external monitor?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 04:02:10 PM »
Jeff,

I believe the HDMI port isn't activated yet. I've tried connecting my desktop monitor but to no avail.
I've been looking at cheap ebay HDMI viewfinders to solve the brightness probem. So far I've been using a jacket draped over my head and the camera to do adjustments. I suspect a proper shade will help but a viewfinder would be ideal.

Love your Youtube channel, by the way :-)

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Re: HDMI port - has anyone hooked up an external monitor?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 05:25:25 AM »
My eyesight sucks and I am wondering if anyone has tried to hook up an external monitor to their camera?   I film everything in bright sunlight and
it can be difficult for me to just verify if I have focus, etc.  ideal for each shot.

HSC seems to be quite pleased with the sunshade: http://www.hispeedcams.com/chronos-1-4-mods-make-improvements/

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Re: HDMI port - has anyone hooked up an external monitor?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 10:28:47 AM »
Matthew is making some decent progress on the software side towards getting HDMI working, so that update shouldn't be all that far off.

Taofledermaus

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Re: HDMI port - has anyone hooked up an external monitor?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 10:38:42 AM »
My eyesight sucks and I am wondering if anyone has tried to hook up an external monitor to their camera?   I film everything in bright sunlight and
it can be difficult for me to just verify if I have focus, etc.  ideal for each shot.

HSC seems to be quite pleased with the sunshade: http://www.hispeedcams.com/chronos-1-4-mods-make-improvements/

I made something similar with a piece of black cardboard.  It does help.  Draping some dark cloth over the camera like an old timey photographer helps too. 

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Re: HDMI port - has anyone hooked up an external monitor?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 08:06:00 PM »
The stretch goals Wifi dongle & Android live viewing will help a lot here too, as the more expensive smartphones have screens that are visible in strong sunlight. That's the problem with things like the sunshield - they only rid the brighter objects being reflected on the screen. Our pupils are still constricted outside unless we go the full drape over the head.