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#1 John Waterman

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 02:20 PM

Hello fellow ACs,

I just took delivery of a Cinetape Measure System, and noticed that the display has a wedge shaped cavity on the back to connect to a bracket or arm or something. I asked Cinematography Electronics about it, and they said that they were going to make a bracket for the display, but never did. I know I've seen this type of connector before somewhere, Panavision maybe?

Any ideas what can connect to this? I've attached a picture of the back of the cinetape.

Edited by John Waterman, 21 February 2010 - 02:21 PM.

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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 02:54 PM

The machine shop term for that kind of attachment point is a "Gib lock". There aren't standard sizes or shapes, except that mostly they're done with a 45 degree angle milling cutter. They're so easy to make that most machinists just roll their own. Any shop that has a vertical mill can make some mating parts for you.




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#3 John Waterman

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:31 PM

It also has a small notch where a spring lock can click in place. I have some vague recollection of a noga arm where you press a button and lock it into an on-board monitor with this type of mating connection. Anyone know of on-board monitors or noga arms with this type of a connection?
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#4 JD Hartman

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:48 PM

I think he means dovetail, usually the angle is 45 or 60 degrees.
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