Cinetape 2

a small, rugged, lightweight, and quiet ultrasonic range finder

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Cinetape 2 makes measuring distance easy.

This versatile ultrasonic system from Cinematography Electronics Inc. continuously calculates the distance between a subject and the camera’s film-plane.

By continuously measuring distance during a shot, small or subtle subject movements are no longer a problem.

These non-stop measurements make focusing a camera lens simple. This saves time, avoids retakes and reduces production costs.

Now, the industry standard Cinetape has been redesigned to now include built-in wireless communication. The new Cinematography Electronics CINETAPE 2, is smaller, lighter and faster. Same great features and quality, plus more.
The main components are the Cinetape 2 measure control and the sensor assembly. The control displays accurate distance measurements from the constant stream of data that is received by the sensors.

It is compatible with all lenses, film cameras and video cameras. In addition, the system is easy to set up and use. This makes it the first choice of professional filmmakers.

The CINETAPE 2 Control is lighter and smaller than the original CINETAPE. It continuously calculates the distance between the camera’s film plane and the subject. All of the original CINETAPE features are included in the CINETAPE 2. In addition, there is a 2-way wireless radio, that communicates with our AIR Mobile 2 at a strong 500 foot range. It also adds BlueTooth compatibility which connects the CINETAPE 2 to an iPhone, via the CineTape Air App. Our App adds many additional features to the new CINETAPE 2.

The CineTape 2 has a variety of camera mounting options. In addition to the dovetail-mounting slot, we have added two ¼-20 threaded mounting holes, 90 degrees apart. These holes and our new lightweight Mini Dogbone Bracket provide numerous attachment possibilities.

CineTape Measure Control

The stylish Cinematography Electronics Cinetape Measure Control is the brain of the system.

  • The Cinetape continuously computes the distance between the camera’s film plane and the subject.
  • A simple one-time Film-Plane offset adjustment programs the relationship of the film plane to the sensor position.
  • When the control detects a subject, the green Sense LED glows.
  • The calculated distance is shown on the LED display in either feet-inches or meters-centimeters.
  • Adjustable brightness levels for the large red LED display offers comfortable viewing under different lighting conditions.
  • The digital Sensitivity adjustment feature fine-tunes the system range. This is also helpful with different subject reflectivity.
  • The Close Focus feature sets the minimum sense distance. Objects within this area are disregarded.
  • All of the functions are set and stored digitally. This safeguards against accidental changes and provides accurate repeatability between units.

Sensor Assembly

The innovative Cinematography Electronics sensor assembly consists of

  • two small cone-shaped “horns,”
  • a miniature pan tilt mechanism,
  • a mounting stud,
  • and an electrical connector.

The horns send and receive ultrasonic signals that are used to calculate the distance measurement. Mounting the sensor assembly onto a camera package is simple with the combo stud.

With its pan and tilt adjust/lock knobs, aiming the horns towards the subject is quick and straightforward.

The sensor assembly interfaces to the control via a short detachable Sensor Cable.

A spring-loaded holder permits laser pens to be attached parallel to the sensors, providing a visual reference during calibration.


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Glasgow, City of Glasgow, Scotland G51 2SN
United Kingdom (UK)
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Additional information


Size: Inch: 3.5 x 5.4 x 3.6 mm: 88 x 137 x 92
Weight: 5.6 oz. (160 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
Size: Inch: 3.45 x 2.67 x 1.02 mm: 87.6 x 67.8 x 26
Weight: 6 oz. (171 Grams)
Construction: Machined Aluminum (Not Cast)
Finish: Black Anodize, Engraved
Measurement Units: Feet & Inches or Meters & Centimeters
Measurement Resolution: 1 inch; 1 cm
Focal-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
Connect Indicator: Bright Green LED
Antennas: Integrated and Internal
Wireless Range: 500 Feet (170 Meters)
Wireless Channels: 40 Selectable
Power / Channel Switch: Red Button
Bluetooth iPhone Range: 25 Feet (6 Meters)
Bluetooth Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod
BT-APP Connection Indicator: Bright Blue LED
Power Connector: Fischer 3 Pin
Remote Connector: Fischer 4 Pin
Sensor Connector: Fischer 5 Pin
Numeric Display: Bright Red LED
Sense Indicator: Bright Green LED
Focal-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
Mounting: 1/4-20 Threaded Hole (2)