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Z-Finder EVF User Manual
Precautions and Care
Sunlight Precautions
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Table of Contents
Z-Finder EVF User Manual
Precautions and Care ................................................................................... 01
Table of Contents.......................................................................................... 02
Included Components................................................................................... 03
Optional Accessories .................................................................................... 04
Physical Features ......................................................................................... 05
EVF Controls ......................................................................................... 05
Connecting the EVF to your camera ..................................................... 06
Connecting the EVF to an external monitor .......................................... 06
Attaching the Hot-Shoe Mount .............................................................. 07
Adjusting the Hot-Shoe Mount .............................................................. 08
Using a rechargeable power source...................................................... 09
Using an external power source ............................................................ 10
Attaching a Z-Finder ...............................................................................11
Operating The Menus ................................................................................... 12
Brightness ............................................................................................. 13
Contrast ................................................................................................. 13
Chroma.................................................................................................. 13
Blue Only ............................................................................................... 14
Monochrome ......................................................................................... 14
Color Bars ............................................................................................. 14
Battery Level ......................................................................................... 14
Scaling................................................................................................... 15
Frame Lines .......................................................................................... 16
Anamorphic ........................................................................................... 17
Focus Assist (Peaking) .......................................................................... 17
Focus Assist (Red-Line) ........................................................................ 18
Exposure Assist (Zebra) ........................................................................ 18
False Color ............................................................................................ 19
Image Flip.............................................................................................. 20
Pixel to Pixel (Zoom) ............................................................................. 21
Audio Meters ......................................................................................... 21
Miscellaneous........................................................................................ 21
Frame Store .......................................................................................... 21
Feature Location ................................................................................... 23
Assigned Function Buttons.................................................................... 23
Update ................................................................................................... 24
About ..................................................................................................... 24
Possible Error Messages.............................................................................. 25
Frequently Asked Questions......................................................................... 27
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Limited Warranty .......................................................................................... 30
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Included Components
3
1
Zacuto EVF Unit w/ Dust Cover
5
18” HDMI to HDMI Mini Cable
2
Li-ion Battery Pack
6
Extender Frames
3
Li-ion Battery Charger
7
HDMI Right Angle Adapter
4
1/4”-20 Hot-Shoe Mount
8
3 AC Plug Adapters
Optional Accessories
*
External Battery Attachment
with D-Tap
*
3ft HDMI to HDMI Cable
*
Pincher HDMI cable mount
*
EVF Cheese Plate Bar w/ Screws
*
Zacuto Z-Finder Pro (Standard
with Z-Finder EVF Pro) or
Zacuto Z-Finder Jr. (Standard
with Z-Finder EVF Pro)
*
Zacuto Axis
*
Zacuto Tri-Mount System with
Zud and additional 7” male rod
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Optional accessories may be purchased from the Zacuto web
store at www.Zacuto.com or from any Zacuto authorized dealer.
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EVF Controls
1
Front
2
OUT
3
IN
Right
4
Bottom
5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
HD LCD Screen
HDMI Out
HDMI In
1/4”-20 Screw Hole
USB Port
Battery
Function Buttons
Power Button
7
F1
F2
6
F3
8
Back
5
Left
Connections
1
Plug the included HDMI cable
into the input of the EVF unit
2
Plug the mini end of the HDMI
cable into your camera
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Camera to EVF
EVF to Ext. Monitor (Optional)
1
Plug the optional HDMI cable
into the output of the EVF unit
2
Plug the other end of the HDMI
cable into your external monitor
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We recommend using the right
angle adapter for best performance
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Attaching the Hot-Shoe Mount
7
1
Screw the Hot-Shoe Mount into the bottom of the EVF unit
2
Slide the mount into your
camera’s hot-shoe
3
Tighten the knurled knob to secure
the mount in the hot-shoe
Adjusting the Hot-Shoe Mount
Loosen the knob on the Hot-Shoe
Mount to free the apparatus
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Loosen
Tighten
2
Position the EVF to your desired
position and tighten the knob
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Using the Included Battery
A
A
Insert the battery into the compartment
on the back of the EVF and slide it to
the right to lock
B
When battery power is depleted,
slide the battery into the included
charger
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Note: Only use LP-E6 type
batteries with the EVF unit.
Doing otherwise may damage the unit and cause a
malfunction.
B
Using an External Power Source
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Optional equipment required
- External Battery Attachment
with D-Tap
- Compatible battery source
A
Insert the male D-Tap end into
a compatible power source
B
Slide the battery adapter into the
back of the EVF unit
A
B
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Attaching a Z-Finder
A
Align the Z-Finder to the EVF unit
and snap onto frame
B
If using an EVF Flip, the Z-Finder
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way by releasing the red lever
near the bottom of the unit
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See Z-Finder instructions
for complete installation
and operation.
F1
F2
F3
Press
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Operating the Menus
Current Setting
(Numerical)
Current Selection
(In Red)
Current Setting
Sub-Menu Indicator
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MAIN MENU
BRIGHTNESS
57
CONTRAST
85
CHROMA
BLUE ONLY
OFF
OFF
MONOCHROME
COLOR BARS
ON
OFF
BATTERY LEVEL
SCALING [Preset - 4]
FRAME LINE [1.66:1 (15x9)]
Current Video
Display
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1
2
The menu screen reveals itself over the current video display to
show real-time updates of changes made.
Menu Button
- Display home menu screen
- Return to top menu at any point from
within the menu tree
Selection Button - UP (F1)
- Navigate up within menu
- Activate the function assigned to F1
F1
F2
F3
3
Selection Button - DOWN (F2)
- Navigate down within menu
- Activate the function assigned to F2
4
Selection Button - CONFIRM (F3)
- Select the current highlighted option
- Activate the function assigned to F3
1
2
3
4
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Menus
Brightness
MAIN MENU
Press the select button to
reveal the contrast scale
Use the up and down buttons
to modify the current value
Brightness ranges from -20 to
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Contrast
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
CHROMA
BLUE ONLY
MONOCHROME
COLOR BARS
BATTERY LEVEL
SCALING [Preset - 4]
FRAME LINE [None]
10
-2
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
MAIN MENU
Press the select button to
reveal the contrast scale
Use the up and down buttons
to modify the current value
Contrast ranges from -11 to
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BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
CHROMA
BLUE ONLY
MONOCHROME
COLOR BARS
BATTERY LEVEL
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FRAME LINE [None]
10
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OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
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Select SATURATION to modify the overall amount of color in the image
Select the RED, GREEN or BLUE options to modify the amount of
color in each individual channel
Your settings may be saved and recalled with the SAVE PRESET and
RECALL PRESET functions
MAIN MENU
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
CHROMA
BLUE ONLY
MONOCHROME
COLOR BARS
BATTERY LEVEL
SCALING [Preset - 4]
FRAME LINE [None]
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CHROMA
10
-2
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
SATURATION
RED
GREEN
BLUE
RESTORE DEFAULT
RECALL PRESET
SAVE PRESET
MAIN MENU
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Press the select button to
toggle this setting ON or OFF
Use this setting to obtain proper
calibration of your monitor when
using color bars
Monochrome
Press the select button to
toggle this setting ON or OFF
Use this setting to obtain
proper calibration of the EVF
when using color bars
Color Bars
Press the select button to
toggle this setting ON or OFF
The color bars may be used to
check the calibration of the EVF
Battery Level
Toggle this setting ON to
constantly display the battery
meter on the screen
If turned OFF, the low battery
icon will appear when a battery
change is necessary
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
CHROMA
BLUE ONLY
MONOCHROME
COLOR BARS
BATTERY LEVEL
SCALING [Preset - 4]
FRAME LINE [None]
10
-2
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
MAIN MENU
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
CHROMA
BLUE ONLY
MONOCHROME
COLOR BARS
BATTERY LEVEL
SCALING [Preset - 4]
FRAME LINE [None]
10
-2
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MAIN MENU
Blue Only
ON
ON
ON
OFF
MAIN MENU
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
CHROMA
BLUE ONLY
MONOCHROME
COLOR BARS
BATTERY LEVEL
SCALING [Preset - 4]
FRAME LINE [None]
10
-2
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
MAIN MENU
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
CHROMA
BLUE ONLY
MONOCHROME
COLOR BARS
BATTERY LEVEL
SCALING [Preset - 4]
FRAME LINE [None]
10
-2
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
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AUTO / PLAYBACK allows the EVF to scale and format the image by
automatically detecting the cameras output (Default)
Choose CAMERA PRESETS to activate an included camera preset
MAIN MENU
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
CHROMA
BLUE ONLY
MONOCHROME
COLOR BARS
BATTERY LEVEL
SCALING [Preset - 4]
FRAME LINE [None]
SCALING
10
-2
AUTO / PLAYBACK
CAMERA PRESETS
CREATE USER PRESET
RECALL USER PRESET
OVERSCAN
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
VIDEO FORMAT: 480p
SHOW SCALING
MAIN MENU
Non-scaled 5D image
CREATE USER PRESET
CAMERA PRESETS
ACTIVE VIDEO SCALE
ACTIVE VIDEO LF/RT
ACTIVE VIDEO UP/DN
FRAME LINE SCALE
FRAME LINE LF/RT
FRAME LINE UP/DN
DEFAULT
PREVIEW
SAVE USER PRESET
SCROLL
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CANON 7D
CANON 1D MK IV
CANON T2i (550D)
CANON 60D
NIKON D7000
NIKON D3S
NIKON D5100
NIKON D300
PANASONIC AF100
PANASONIC GH2
SONY F3L
Auto
Camera Presets
PREVIOUS MENU
MAIN MENU
When creating a user preset,
the ACTIVE VIDEO (Red Line)
represents what will be shown
full frame on the screen while the
FRAME LINE (Green Line) tells
the EVF where the picture area of
the recorded video image will be
PREVIOUS MENU
MAIN MENU
User Presets
ACTIVE VIDEO
FRAME LINE
1
60
F4
ISO
100 [198]
Frame line type is selected in the FRAME LINE menu
Creating a user preset may be useful if you are trying to view camera
data on the screen while it is scaled
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If your camera outputs a different format during standby and record, ie:
Canon 5D (1080i/480p) the scaling must be set and saved to the same
preset for both modes. The EVF will detect the input signal and use
Your can PREVIEW and SAVE a user setting while in the CREATE
USER PRESET menu. After saving you can recall a preset in the RECALL USER PRESET menu
OVERSCAN can be toggled ON or OFF from the scaling menu
Frame Lines
Choose the frame lines that you wish to display on screen
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Within each selection you are able to toggle On or OFF the frame lines
and/or action safe
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When not using a camera preset, a USER PRESET is necessary
for the frame lines to be correctly displayed (see scaling on pg.15)
FRAME LINE
MAIN MENU
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
CHROMA
BLUE ONLY
MONOCHROME
COLOR BARS
BATTERY LEVEL
SCALING [Preset - 4]
FRAME LINE [None]
10
-2
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
1.33:1 (4x3)
1.66:1 (15x9)
1.78:1 (16x9)
1.85:1
2.35:1
FRAME APPEARANCE
CENTER CROSS
3x3 GRID
MAIN MENU
LINE
OFF
OFF
1.33:1 (4x3)
ENABLE
ACTION SAFE
PREVIOUS MENU
MAIN MENU
ON
ON
LINE FRAME
APPEARANCE
BOX FRAME
APPEARANCE
FRAME APPEARANCE can be toggled to either LINE or BOX
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Menus
Anamorphic
Choose the correct anamorphic setting for your lens from the list
MAIN MENU
ANAMORPHIC [Normal]
FOCUS ASSIST (Peaking)
EXPOSURE ASSIST (Zebra)
OFF
FALSE COLOR
OFF
IMAGE FLIP
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
OFF
OFF
AUDIO METERS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
ANAMORPHIC
NORMAL **
1.33x
1.5x
2x
MAIN MENU
Uncorrected
Corrected
Focus Assist (Peaking)
Press the select button to enter
the peaking menu
Toggle ENABLE ON or OFF by
selecting it from the menu
FOCUS ASSIST (PEAKING)
ENABLE
LEVEL
ON
2
MAIN MENU
Select the LEVEL option and
use the arrows to choose the
peaking intensity
Peaking OFF
Peaking ON
The EVF uses a sharpening method to enhance hard edges to aid
in focusing the image. When an object is in focus the edges will be
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Focus Assist (Red-Line)
Press the select button to enter focus assist menu.
Toggle ON or OFF by selecting it from the menu.
FOCUS ASSIST (PEAKING)
ENABLE
LEVEL
ON
2
RED-LINE ENABLE
ON
Exposure Assist (Zebra)
Choose “Enable” to turn on the exposure assist feature
Choose the zebra detection IRE value appropriate for your needs
MAIN MENU
ANAMORPHIC [Normal]
FOCUS ASSIST (Peaking)
EXPOSURE ASSIST (Zebra)
FALSE COLOR
OFF
IMAGE FLIP
OFF
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
OFF
OFF
AUDIO METERS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
EXPOSURE (Zebra)
ENABLE
ZEBRA DETECT 1
ZEBRA DETECT 2
ON
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100
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Note: A value below 1 or
above 109 disables that zebra
Note: Zebra detect 1 must be
a lower value than detect 2
Exposure Assist ON
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False Color
Select FALSE COLOR to toggle the setting ON or OFF
Use False Color to aid in obtaining the correct exposure of your scene
MAIN MENU
MAIN MENU
ANAMORPHIC [Normal]
FOCUS ASSIST (Peaking)
EXPOSURE ASSIST (Zebra)
OFF
FALSE COLOR
OFF
IMAGE FLIP
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
OFF
OFF
AUDIO METERS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
ANAMORPHIC [Normal]
FOCUS ASSIST (Peaking)
EXPOSURE ASSIST (Zebra)
ON
FALSE COLOR
OFF
IMAGE FLIP
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
OFF
OFF
AUDIO METERS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
The chart below may be used as a key to determine which areas of
your frame are overexposed, underexposed, or exposed properly.
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60
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Properly Exposed: Objects will display in PINKS and GREENS
Underexposed: Objects will display BLUE to DARK BLUE
Image Flip
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ANAMORPHIC [Normal]
FOCUS ASSIST (Peaking) OFF
EXPOSURE ASSIST (Zebra)
FALSE COLOR
OFF
IMAGE FLIP
ON
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
OFF
AUDIO METERS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
MAIN MENU
MAIN MENU
ANAMORPHIC [Normal]
FOCUS ASSIST (Peaking)
EXPOSURE ASSIST (Zebra)
OFF
FALSE COLOR
IMAGE FLIP
OFF
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
OFF
OFF
AUDIO METERS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
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Menus
Pixel To Pixel (Pixel to Pixel not active while in 480p)
Press the select button to toggle Pixel To Pixel ON or OFF
MAIN MENU
ANAMORPHIC [Normal]
FOCUS ASSIST (Peaking)
EXPOSURE ASSIST (Zebra)
OFF
FALSE COLOR
IMAGE FLIP
OFF
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
OFF
OFF
AUDIO METERS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
Audio Meters
*
Press the select button to toggle the Audio Meters ON or OFF
Audio meters are only active during playback with most DSLR cameras
MAIN MENU
ANAMORPHIC [Normal]
FOCUS ASSIST (Peaking)
EXPOSURE ASSIST (Zebra)
FALSE COLOR
OFF
IMAGE FLIP
OFF
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
OFF
AUDIO METERS
OFF
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
-20dB
-12dB
0dB
1
2
Miscellaneous
Press the select button to enter the Miscellaneous menu. Select HDMI
OUTPUT and cycle up or down between AUTO or YUV 422.
MAIN MENU
FALSE COLOR
IMAGE FLIP
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
AUDIO METERS
MISCELLANEOUS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
FUNCTION BUTTONS
UPDATE
MISCELLANEOUS
HDMI OUTPUT
YUV 422
OFF
MAIN MENU
OFF
OFF
Engage if the Y’UV color space signal is the desired output to interface
with analog or digital devices conforming to the Y’UV standards.
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Press the select button to enter the Frame Store menu. Select STORE
NUMBER and toggle through each number with the selector arrow to
select a stored frame memory bank.
MAIN MENU
FRAME STORE
ANAMORPHIC [Normal]
FOCUS ASSIST (Peaking)
EXPOSURE ASSIST (Zebra)
OFF
FALSE COLOR
OFF
IMAGE FLIP
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
OFF
OFF
AUDIO METERS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
STORE NUMBER
1
SHOW
SHOW STYLE
CAPTURE
OFF
OPAQUE
OFF
MAIN MENU
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Frame Store
Toggle SHOW ON or OFF to display the stored frame in the selected
memory bank. If no frame has been stored in the selected bank, a
warning message will appear “Frame (X) has not been stored!”
FRAME STORE
STORE NUMBER
SHOW
SHOW STYLE
CAPTURE
FRAME STORE
1
ON
OPAQUE
OFF
MAIN MENU
STORE NUMBER
SHOW
SHOW STYLE
CAPTURE
1
ON
TRANSP
OFF
MAIN MENU
Within SHOW STYLE you may choose for the saved frame to be overlaid as OPAQUE or TRANSP allowing you to match up your live video
with the stored frame.
Toggle the CAPTURE function
to ON and you will be prompted
with a message “Press any
Function key to store frame...”
Press a Function key on the side
of the EVF and a frame from
the current video on screen will
be stored to the next available
memory bank
FRAME STORE
STORE NUMBER
SHOW
SHOW STYLE
CAPTURE
1
OFF
OPAQUE
ON
MAIN MENU
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Feature Location
MAIN MENU
FEATURE LOCATION
ANAMORPHIC [Normal]
FOCUS ASSIST (Peaking)
EXPOSURE ASSIST (Zebra)
FALSE COLOR
OFF
IMAGE FLIP
OFF
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
OFF
OFF
AUDIO METERS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
AUDIO METERS
BATTERY LEVEL
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MAIN MENU
-20dB
0dB
Select the feature you want to place and scroll through the options with
the selector arrows. Once one feature is placed, press the select button to back out of the selection and choose another.
Assigned Function Buttons
FUNCTION BUTTONS
MAIN MENU
CURRENT SETTINGS
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
To change the function assigned
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button you wish to change from
the list
From the subsequent menu,
choose the desired function
and select it. It can now be
activated by pressing the appropriate function button on the
side of the EVF unit without the
use of the menu system.
F1 FOCUS ASSIST
F2 EXPOSURE ASSIST
F3 FRAME LINE
MAIN MENU
F1
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
CHROMA
CHROMA PRESET 1
CHROMA PRESET 2
CHROMA PRESET 3
CHROMA PRESET 4
BLUE ONLY
MONOCHROME
COLOR BARS
BATTERY LEVEL
SCALING
PREVIOUS MENU
MAIN MENU
SCROLL
FALSE COLOR
IMAGE FLIP
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
AUDIO METERS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
FUNCTION BUTTONS
UPDATE
ABOUT
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1
2
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MAIN MENU
FALSE COLOR
IMAGE FLIP
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
AUDIO METERS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
FUNCTION BUTTONS
UPDATE
ABOUT
UPDATE
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
Format your USB thumb drive
to FAT32 for compatibility
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from zacuto.com, click on the
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your thumb drive
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EVF Version X.XX.XX
USB Version X.XX.XX
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Insert the thumb drive into your EVF, select UPDATE from the menu
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FALSE COLOR
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PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
AUDIO METERS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
FUNCTION BUTTONS
UPDATE
ABOUT
ABOUT
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OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
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Version X.XX.XX
www.zacuto.com
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Possible Error Messages
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You may receive these messages if there is a error during the
update process. Contact Zacuto customer support If your problem
persists after following these recommendations.
Problem:
Invalid USB Drive
Your USB drive has been detected
but the EVF cannot recognize it
CONTINUE
Solution:
Remove the drive and re-insert
or attempt to use a different USB
drive that has been properly
formatted
Problem:
No USB Drive Detected
Your USB drive cannot be detected
by the EVF
Solution:
Check if the USB drive is completely inserted and/or attempt to
use a different USB drive that has
been properly formatted
Problem:
No Valid Image Detected
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been detected on your USB
Solution:
Your image has been corrupted.
Try downloading the image again
and retry. Use a different USB
drive if the action continues to fail.
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Solution:
If possible set the output of your
camera to a higher format than
480p to be able to use the PIXELTO-PIXEL zoom feature
Problem:
You have attempted to set the
Zebra 2 value below the Zebra 1
value
Solution:
Set Zebra 1 lower than Zebra 2 or
increase the level of Zebra 2 so
that it is higher than Zebra 1
Problem:
You have attempted to show a
stored frame that doesn’t exist in
the EVF’s memory
Solution:
Use the capture option to save a
frame of video into the selected
memory bank
Problem:
The EVF is unable to detect a
signal from an input device through
the HMDI cable
Pixel-to-Pixel not available in 480p!
MAIN MENU
ANAMORPHIC [Normal]
FOCUS ASSIST (Peaking) OFF
EXPOSURE ASSIST (Zebra)
FALSE COLOR
OFF
IMAGE FLIP
OFF
PIXEL TO PIXEL (Zoom)
OFF
AUDIO METERS
FRAME STORE
FEATURE LOCATION
Zebra 2 must be higher than Zebra 1!
EXPOSURE (Zebra)
ON
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ENABLE
ZEBRA DETECT 1
ZEBRA DETECT 2
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Problem:
You have attempted to use the
PIXEL-TO-PIXEL (zoom) feature
while in 480p standby or record
MAIN MENU
Frame 6 has not been stored!
FRAME STORE
STORE NUMBER
SHOW
SHOW STYLE
CAPTURE
1
ON
OPAQUE
OFF
MAIN MENU
No input signal!
Solution:
Make sure the HDMI cable is securely plugged into your camera
and your camera is in video mode
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Will this EVF have HD-SDI?
A: Not this version. We hope to make another version or converter with
HD-SDI later down the road. Adding HD-SDI does add cost and we
wanted to keep the cost as low as possible. Only a small majority
of users are interested in HD-SDI so it doesn’t make sense to have
everyone have to pay for a feature that most will not use. Since every
camera, including the new Sony F3, AG-AF100 and DSLR’s, has
HDMI we went that way. The future model or converter will allow you
to come in HDMI and cross convert to HD-SDI for output to an HD-SDI
monitor. It will also allow you to accept HD-SDI as an input.
Q: Will I be able to use my Z-Finder EVF and Z-Finder EVF Pro
straight out of the box without buying anything else?
A: Yes, it will come with everything you need: a hotshoe ball mount,
rechargeable battery, battery charger, HDMI cable & case. You can
start shooting with it immediately. If you already own a Z-Finder Jr or
Pro, you can purchase the EVF snap or EVF Flip Up and be ready to
shoot straight out of the box.
Q: Why is anti-fog so important?
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unusable. Zacuto spent a lot of time coming up with our Zacuto antifog formula. Z-Finder version 1 owners complained about fog more
than any other issue. Your normal body temperature is almost 100
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and then you can begin to shoot again. This is a huge problem when
doing shots over 30 seconds. You must have anti-fog to really have a
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and inexpensively be upgraded to anti-fog with the addition of the antifog protective upgrade kit.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why can’t I get a picture sometimes when I plug-in the HDMI cable
while the EVF is on?
A: This is not unique to the Zacuto EVF. If the EVF is already on, you
must plug in the HDMI cable in one swift movement with no stopping
or hesitation. It has to do with the communication between the two
devices, the “handshake”.
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Q: Why does my EVF have excessive strobing while panning?
A: We have tested the EVF for what people have complained as excessive strobing while panning and have discovered that our EVF does
not strobe any more than any other monitor. It appears that way
because you are magnifying the image with the Z-Finder.
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EVF both situations apply. When the Z-Finder is on the EVF screen, we are
magnifying so dead pixels become more noticeable and with the EVF up we
are not magnifying so dead pixels or dots are unnoticeable.
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Limited Warranty
Z-Finder EVF User Manual
Zacuto USA electronic devices come with a limited one year hardware
warranty. The limited hardware warranty covers defects in workmanship
and materials of our products for up to one year. This warranty does not
cover any damage to this product that results from improper installaWLRQDFFLGHQWVDEXVHPLVXVHQHJOLJHQFHQDWXUDOGLVDVWHULQVXIÀFLHQW
or excessive electrical supply (if applies), abnormal mechanical or environmental conditions, dust or any unauthorized disassembly, repair or
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Zacuto USA, Z-Finder and Z-Finder EVF are trademarks of
Zacuto USA
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