I did consider those EVFs, but the resolution put me off. My E-M1 MkII has an LCD with approx 1280 x 800 resolution and when I place my Hoodman loupe over it, the quality isn't much chop; it distorts and doesn't make viewing that great. The Hoodman loupe was 'the' quality loupe of the day. The EVF, on the other hand, is excellent (approx 1820 x 1200) and there are even higher resolution ones about nowadays.
At the moment my Blackmagic VA 12G is working quite well (at half power) and with the monitor hood I cobbled up for it, may suffice come summer.
And yeah, I’m not sure why I can’t buy something like this but with a power and video input. It’s tiny and sells for less than $250, so even if it was double the price it’d still be more reasonable than anything out there.
Bonus points if it had a small lemo-type locking connector and you could choose if it had SDI or HDMI on the camera side. I bet we’d all buy one...
I 100% agree. I generally use a Red 4.7” touch and a SmallHD 702 on my Scarlet-W, and am good with that 90% of the time. Occasionally I just want an EVF for shoulder work or the rare occasion it’s just so bright that the monitors don’t cut it. It’s not so much of a need that I'm going to spend $1000 on a huge ass EVF that’s waaay over engineered for my needs. I want something I can carry with me just in case that is just small and basic for framing and focus. Something I kinda forget I even have until I need it.
I searched and came up empty when I tried to find a true EVF, but the tiny monitor with a loupe thing might work for something not critical. I’ve used some of Feelworld’s stuff and they pretty much specialize in no frills, cheap gear but is good where it counts, and I found this one on eBay just now. Might fit the bill at about $350 shipped.
That one has SDI, which I’ll always prefer, but this one is even cheaper at $246 and is HDMI only:
I may go with the SDI Feelworld...
I went the Google Drive route and have over 110Tb uploaded so far. We have 7 drive users so we have unlimited space. They don't seem to throttle you after 1000Gb from my experience, although they only allow a single user to upload 750Gb per day. So my work around is logging into multiple accounts on a single machine and just making sure to not upload more than 750Gb per day to each account. The whole cloud route is a bit tedious and slow, so its not our sole backup solution, we still have another physical backup but since were using G-suite regardless we mine as well utilize the free G drive space.