Kinotehnik Electronic Viewfinder

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What's in the box:

  • Universal 90° Rod Clamp
  • 15mm Rod to Hot-Shoe Adapter
  • 15mm Carbon-Fiber Rod with Safety Stoppers (for Offset Mounting)
  • 2 x Battery Cartridges for AA Batteries (batteries not included)
  • D-Tap DC Cable
  • Printed User Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty

The LCDVFe is a universal production style electronic viewfinder with Retina-like display, superior ergonomics and realtime response unique to the industry. 

Altera Cyclone FPGA Processing

We chose Altera Cyclone FPGA line for its very high memory-to-logic and DSP-to-logic ratios, enabling lightning fast startup and HD video processing at highest possible picture quality, while retaining exceptional energy efficiency. This amount of firepower is usually seen in sci-fi movies. So welcome to the dark side.


  • Reposition and shoot in no time: over the crowd, waist level or on your shoulder - no time lost when re-configuring the EVF. Can be fully operated with just one hand - opening the flip, changing battery pack etc.
  • Live video processing features for precise image evaluation: Focus assist via color peaking, user adjustable exposure assist zebras, 1:1 pixel zoom feature with positionable recall
  • Real-time image processing: virtually no latency
  • Hardware supports jitter-free panning
  • Optional remote control via external USB joystick (availability TBA)
  • On-board interchangeable batteries (4xAA)
  • Universal power supply for unmatched powering flexibility from 4V to 17V – reverse polarity protected.
  • Economy mode for extended battery life, intelligent sleep option built-in with LED indicator light
  • Run time up to 6 hours
  • Encased battery compartment to avoid battery drain in extreme cold
  • Super crisp 24bit 3” LCD screen with 800x480 resolution (1.2 megapixels)
  • Sleek yet rugged physical design and maximised usability after hundreds of hours of testing
  • Optical construction offering generous diopter compensation. Vacuum laminated double element achromatic lens, utilising ULD glass element for perfect image quality
  • Separate HDMI transmitter for untouched HDMI loop through with audio for recording uncompressed video to external devices. The HDMI transmitter can be switched off for conserving battery power
  • Weight 350gm, including mounting system, excluding batteries



Size 3-inch TFT LED
Resolution 800x480
Pixel count 1.2 megapixels
Pixel density 311 PPI
Color depth 24bit 16.7M colors


Input Full-size heavy-duty HDMI
Output Full-size heavy-duty HDMI
Loop through Yes, including audio
PC/Mac connection Mini-USB
Dedicated remote connection Mini-USB 

Supported Video Formats

SD 480p59.94, 480pH59.94, 480i59.94,480iH59.94, 576p50, 576pH50,576i50, 576iH50, DMT0659p59.94
HD 720p24, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60,1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98,1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25,1080p25, 1080PsF29.97,1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30,1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60


On-board Universal 4x AA batteries
Runtime on batteries ~6 hours (on 2600mAH batteries)
External power 4-17V, reverse polarity protected
Power drain 1.9W

Physical Properties

Weight 350g
Dimensions 168x86x64 mm
Diopter range -2 … +2. Additional 46mm filter threads for individual diopter correction
Removable flip-up eyepiece Yes

Software Features:

Boot-up time < 1.5 seconds
Auto-scaling for 480p Yes
Blackout while switching resolution < 0,5 seconds
Focus assist: Color peaking Yes, fully configurable
Focus assist: Zoom Yes: repositionable and recallable
Exposure assist: Zebras Yes, fully configurablee
Exposure assist: False color Yes, zone system
Anamorphic stretch Yes
Frame lines, crop guides Yes
Safe area guides Yes, configurable, automatic to crop guides
High resolution audio level metering Yes, with ballistics and peak hold,L/R
Histograms Yes, RGB, luminance
Brightness, contrast, saturation, RGB adjust Yes
HDMI loop through with audio Yes
Updateable firmware Yes, via USB on Mac or PC
Users presets Up to 5 fully customizable presets
LCDVFe Manager (Mac/PC) For easy user preset management and sharing, software updates
Remote control Yes, with proprietary remote controller (optional)
Power saving options Configurable automatic suspend, and wake-up on signal, power-off
Eco-mode Yes, backlight dimming
LED-indication light Yes, avoids unwanted battery drain, provides user feedback


The Kinotehnik Electronic Viewfinder ships with a one year warranty.


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