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    Hey guys! I just got my Pocket Camera and have yet to do any real world tests with it yet. Before I get started I'm wondering what most people are setting their screen brightness to? I have a small hd dp-6 I will probably use when I'm not in "ultralight" mode but would still like to go. I know judging exposure from a tiny LCD is not ideal but in some real world situations that and zebras are the only options. The screen brightness setting plays a huge role.

    Way back I remember reading a Shane Hurlbut blog post about setting up 5d's and how he used his LCD to eyeball exposure (when he didn't have calibrated monitors available) and how important it was to keep the brightness settings consistent.

    Shane Hurlbut talking about setting his 5d/7d's up for maximum movie making ability:
    http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2...w-your-camera/
    Now we’re going to go the Wrench with 2 dots. Go up to LCD Brightness. I always have that on Manual, and I always have it either around 4 or 5. The LCD screen is not milky at 4 and 5. It gives you the best contrast and dynamic range that you can see that you’re camera’s actually capturing.

    Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wright View Post
    Hey guys! I just got my Pocket Camera and have yet to do any real world tests with it yet. Before I get started I'm wondering what most people are setting their screen brightness to? I have a small hd dp-6 I will probably use when I'm not in "ultralight" mode but would still like to go. I know judging exposure from a tiny LCD is not ideal but in some real world situations that and zebras are the only options. The screen brightness setting plays a huge role.

    Way back I remember reading a Shane Hurlbut blog post about setting up 5d's and how he used his LCD to eyeball exposure (when he didn't have calibrated monitors available) and how important it was to keep the brightness settings consistent.

    Shane Hurlbut talking about setting his 5d/7d's up for maximum movie making ability:
    http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2...w-your-camera/
    Now we’re going to go the Wrench with 2 dots. Go up to LCD Brightness. I always have that on Manual, and I always have it either around 4 or 5. The LCD screen is not milky at 4 and 5. It gives you the best contrast and dynamic range that you can see that you’re camera’s actually capturing.

    Thoughts?
    Sad news is that the BMPCC LCD screen really sucks and you are better off using your Small HD DP-6 while turning the brightness of the BMPCC LCD to Zero to conserve power. The LCD doesn't even compare to DSLR LCD's even from that of an ageing 7D. Since the DP-6 has peaking and focus assist you can use that instead of the BMPCC LCD. However, on "ultralight" mode the BMPCC really begs for a viewfinder/loupe which manufacturers should be coming out real soon.
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    Already own an Alphatron EVF which is outstandingly good but for something to carry around :-

    Option 1 - http://procam.com/lcd-viewfinder-sun...-cinema-camera (Am waiting for delivery)

    Option 2 - http://www.kayellaustralia.com.au/ki...er-p-3066.html (Havn't ordered it yet)
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    Or this solution from Kinotehnik. I used a prototype at IBC and it is really nice! Shipping any day now...

    IBC 2013 Review here

    Available at B&H Photo in 7-14 days
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ates_soft.html

    KinotehnikLCDVFBM.jpg
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    I'm waiting for this as well. I asked and they said about a week. The hoodman isn't cutting it for me.
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    Thanks guys, I definitely plan on grabbing one of the LCDVF's and will probably grab a hood too http://procam.com/lcd-viewfinder-sun...-cinema-camera
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