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#1 Petr Berger

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:30 PM

Sometimes I see a little display with changing numbers on professional cameras:

http://img825.images...5/5327/g36z.jpg

What is it? Light meter?

 


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#2 Paul Salmons

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:53 PM

Hard to tell from the picture but it looks like a cinetape. What is does is tell the focus puller how far a subject is. Kinda like an invisible, laser tape measure!

 

http://www.cinemaele...tapemeasure.php


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#3 Petr Berger

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:23 PM

Thanks. I saw it on Alexa too.


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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:29 PM

That's a cine-tape. It measures distance to what is in front of the lens for the ACs.


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#5 Matthew Parnell

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

What a lot of ACs refer to as a 'Jobsaver'.
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#6 Petr Berger

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:28 AM

What if the subject is behind some object that is closer to the lens?


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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:20 AM

it will read the object closest to it.


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#8 Vadim Joy

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:50 PM

That's very cool device. I didn't knew one even exists. Thanks for posting. 


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