The Cinematography Electronics Cine Tape Measure System is a small, rugged, lightweight, and quiet ultrasonic range finder. 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 –  saving time, avoiding retakes, and reducing production costs.

 It is compatible with all lenses, film cameras, and video cameras. We also offer the Interface Cine Tape Cable that allows the Preston F+I+Z Wireless Control to obtain the Cine Tape read-out on its LCD display, facilitating remote focus control. 

Technical Specs


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

Mounting: Velcro



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

Our Kit

Our rental kit includes:

  • Cinetape Measure Control 
  • Cine Tape Sensor Assembly
  • Sensor Power Cables (x 2) 
  • Power Cables (x 2) 
  • Short Arm 

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