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The Sidefinder has a Built In Monitor



SmallHD logoDon Baine Introduced Wes Phillips, CEO of SmallHD. The company makes monitors that sit on top of cameras. They talked about the Sidefinder, which is described as the ultimate HD viewfinder.

The Sidefinder is the highest resolution third party viewfinder in the world. It has a resolution of over 720p. It’s 1366 x 768 through the viewfinder.

The cool thing about the Sidefinder is that it has a five inch monitor built in. The monitor can flip out so that you can see a full HD view of your screen. The monitor has a 1920 x 1080 resolution picture. The Sidefinder is a true hybrid device: it is a high end electronic viewfinder and a high end full size on camera monitor in one.

The Sidefinder has a crisp, clear, image. Its pixel density prevents pixelization when magnified by the optics. The pixel density on the display is higher than the iPhone 6. The Sidefinder can connect to anything that uses 3G, HD/SDi or lower. It can also do HDMI.


Don Baine Interviews Niki Mustain from Schneider Optics



Schneider Optics logoNiki Mustain, from Schneider Optics, was interviewed by Don Baine. They discussed the new additions to the iPro Lens system.

Their iPro Lens system now includes the 6 and 6+ case. They teamed up with Element Case in order to create a more rugged case that is video and photo centric. Another reason they went with Element Case is because it is really critical that their lenses are being placed over the iPhone lens and that it stays perfectly centered.

The mini-input on the side of the case allows you easily screw in a handle. The handle is light and is where the lenses are stored when they are not in use. You can also add 1/4-20” threads on either side of the case. The cases for the 6 and 6+ range in price from $30.00 to $75.00.

They have five lenses to choose from, that range in price from $39.00 to $99.00. Those lenses include Macro Lens, Super Wide Lens, Wide Lens, Fisheye Lens, and 2X Tele Lens. You can buy the lenses individually and select the ones you need.

One of the cool things about the iPro Lens system is that as you upgrade your phones, you only need to buy the case. The lenses continue from phone to phone.