Jump to content


Photo

What is this gadget?


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Petr Berger

Petr Berger
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts
  • Student

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?

 


  • 0

#2 Paul Salmons

Paul Salmons
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 46 posts
  • Cinematographer

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


  • 0

#3 Petr Berger

Petr Berger
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts
  • Student

Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:23 PM

Thanks. I saw it on Alexa too.


  • 0

#4 Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski
  • Sustaining Members
  • 7373 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, Ca

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.


  • 0

#5 Matthew Parnell

Matthew Parnell
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 289 posts
  • Electrician
  • Brisbane, Australia

Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

What a lot of ACs refer to as a 'Jobsaver'.
  • 0

#6 Petr Berger

Petr Berger
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts
  • Student

Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:28 AM

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


  • 0

#7 Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski
  • Sustaining Members
  • 7373 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, Ca

Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:20 AM

it will read the object closest to it.


  • 0

#8 Vadim Joy

Vadim Joy
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 209 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, London

Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:50 PM

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


  • 0


Aerial Filmworks

Metropolis Post

CineTape

CineLab

Visual Products

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Paralinx LLC

Glidecam

Technodolly

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

rebotnix Technologies

Abel Cine

Rig Wheels Passport

Tai Audio

The Slider

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Ritter Battery

Willys Widgets

Wooden Camera

Broadcast Solutions Inc

FJS International, LLC

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

CineTape

Broadcast Solutions Inc

rebotnix Technologies

Aerial Filmworks

Paralinx LLC

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Ritter Battery

Glidecam

Abel Cine

Visual Products

The Slider

Technodolly

FJS International, LLC

Wooden Camera

Tai Audio

Willys Widgets

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Rig Wheels Passport

Metropolis Post

CineLab