Feelworld FW597 Field monitor – DIY AV Cable pinout

I got myself a Feelworld Field monitor since I want to improve my Youtube video game a bit.

But first I needed to build a AV Cable to connect my Olympus Pen camera to the (legacy) 3,5mm, 4 ring AV jack of the FW597 since olympus Pen camera do not support live video HDMI output.

Long story short, the pinout:

1, Ground
2, Video in
3, Right audio channel
4, Left audio channel
(1 being the ring at the base of the plug and 4 the tip of the plug.)



Electronic viewfinder (EVF)

(This is the English language version of this posting: EVF)
What is this all about? Many old video camera (VHS era) are equipped with tiny black and white CRT screens as viewfinders. It is exactly these this posting is about. Many of them can be hooked up to a BAS or FBAS (Yellow RCA connector). Such as CCTV cameras or a Raspberry Pi to be used as a tiny screen or with the magnifying viewfinder assembly you can put it close to your eye and have a much larger image.

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Another Infrared comparison

I made another Infrared vs. RGB comparison but this time with different wavelength Infrared-cut filters.

I took this pictures on 14th Nov. 2015 at the Alte Donau subway station in Vienna/Austria.

You can click the knob (< >) and move the slider. By clicking the buttons you can load different wavelength images and their description texts to compare.
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EV calculated usind this Calculator


Backing paper of some rolls of 120-type film

Some times when I load a roll of 120 type film into a camera I’m not sure what the numbers on the backing paper look like. Do the lines I see in the peephole on the back of my cameras represent a “1” or are they just some mark on the backing paper and I have to wind a little bit further?
Wouldn’t it be nice to see what these numbers are supposed to look like?
Well, if you had this problem in the past, looking for an answer right now or just for any reason want to see what the backing paper of 120-type of film looks like here you go!

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I modified my Olympus Pen E-PL1 to take Infrared pictures.

A little info on what this means and some example pictures

Comparison of an Infrared picture vs. a RGB picture on the basis of a phtograph of Vienna by night. Pay attention to the fog in the distance. (Drag the vertical bar to compare the photos)
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