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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