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Cinetape Measuring System

Cinematography Electronics
Abel Code: cinetape
The Cine Tape Measure is a lightweight, compact, ultrasonic distance measuring system.
Key Highlights
  • Ultrasonic
  • Lightweight
  • Compatible with all lenses/cameras


The Cine Tape Measure is an ultrasonic distance measuring system from Cinematography Electronics. This versatile system continuously calculates the distance between a subject and the camera's film-plane/sensor. By continuously measuring distance during a shot, small or subtle subject movements are no longer a problem. With non-stop measurements, focusing a camera lens is simplified, which saves time, avoids retakes and reduces production costs.

The main components of the Cine Tape system are the CINE TAPE MEASURE CONTROL and the SENSOR ASSEMBLY. The control displays accurate distance measurements from the constant stream of data that is received by the sensors.

The Cine Tape Measure is compatible with all lenses, film cameras and video cameras.

Specifications (Cine Tape Measure Control): 
Size:Inch: 3.0 x 3.0 x 1.2   mm: 76 x 76 x 31
Weight:7 oz. (195 Grams)
Construction:Machined Aluminum (Not Cast)
Finish:Black Anodize, Engraved
Measurement Units:Feet & Inches or Meters & Centimeters
Measurement Resolution:1 inch; 1 cm
Film Plane Offset Range:-9 to 99 ft; -3 to 30 m
Close Focus Range:12 to 30 inch; 30 to 90 cm
Sensitivity Range:0 to 99 %
Sensitivity Adjustment:5 % Increments
Select / Adjust Switch:Red Knob
FT-in / M-cm Switch:Toggle
Power Connector:Fischer 3 Pin
Sensor Connector:Fischer 5 Pin
Remote Connector:Lemo 6 Pin
Numeric Display:Bright Red LED
Sense Indicator:Bright Green LED
Film-Plane Adjust Indicator:Bright Yellow LED
Sensitivity Adjust Indicator:Bright Yellow LED
Circuit Protection:Auto Reset Fuse
DC Power Requirements:9 to 32 Volts
Current Consumption:50 to 150 mA


Specifications (Sensor Assembly): 
Size:Inch: 3.5 x 5.4 x 3.6   mm: 88 x 137 x 92
Weight:6 oz. (170 Grams)
Construction:Machined Delrin and Aluminum
Sensor Connector:Fischer 5 Pin
Pan Rotation:360°
Tilt Movement:180°
Pan and Tilt Lock:Twist Lock Knob (2)
Mounting Hole:1/4-20 Threaded
Mounting Stud:3/8-16 Threaded
Mounting Diameter:5/8 inch, 15 mm, 19 mm

What's in the Box

  • 1 x Cinetape Measuring System.


Key Highlights

  • Ultrasonic
  • Lightweight
  • Compatible with all lenses/cameras
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