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Re: Settings on Cinetape

jeffrey truong
 

From the manual: It's is a rounding system.
 
Adjusting the Display Resolution (Starting at Version 1.06)
The Display Resolution is the amount of distance rounding-off that is shown on the Cine Tape Measure
display. Reducing the resolution (Increasing the rounding-off) is useful when a more stable display is
desired. The resolution setting is the third item accessed through the Power-up Menu. This setting shows
as “rE x” or “rE –x” where “rE” is the abbreviation for resolution and “x” is the amount of rounding-off. The
displayed minus sign (-) is the graphical representation for plus or minus (+/-). The four resolution settings
are; 1, 2, -1 & -2.
The ‘1’ setting is the normal (maximum) setting and maintains the displayed distance
until the actual (physical) distance change is greater than 1 unit.
The ‘2’ setting maintains the displayed distance until the actual (physical) distance
change is greater than 2 units. Only even numbers are displayed.
The ‘-1’ setting maintains the displayed distance until the actual (physical) distance
change is plus or minus (+/-) 1 unit.
The ‘-2’ setting maintains the displayed distance until the actual (physical) distance
change is plus or minus (+/-) 2 units. Only even numbers are displayed.
To access the display resolution adjustment, unplug the power cable, then plug it back into the Cine Tape
Measure while pushing and holding the Select / Adjust knob. The brightness setting shows initially.
Momentarily push (click) the Select / Adjust knob twice to advance past the close focus adjustment to the
display resolution adjustment. Adjust the resolution to the desired level by turning the Select / Adjust
knob. Then lock the setting into memory and return to normal operation by momentarily pushing (click) the
Select / Adjust knob


Settings on Cinetape

Saul Oliveira
 

Hello:
how do you use the -2/+2 setting on the Cinetape?, what does it exactly do?

Best Regards
Saul Oliveira
First AC 
Spain


Re: Tv Logic VFM-055a Aperture

Saul Oliveira
 

They say the new F-5A is closer to the 58 than de 55 is, in terms os peaking, aperture, focus capabilities. 
Have you tested it?


Re: Tv Logic VFM-055a Aperture

Zachary Kertesz
 

It really depends on the camera, some people prefer to have it heavily cranked up but I find this gives a false sense of security for super critical and shallow work. 
Arri cameras I keep mine at -4 to -6 just to the point where a spectral will vibrate the eyes. 
Other cameras have other levels. 


Re: Tv Logic VFM-055a Aperture

Saul Oliveira
 

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 02:58 PM, Steven Bailey wrote:
Go “Old School”, run a tape measure & get marks?
 
Steven i’m not taking about methodology, i’m Talking about an specific monitor and it’s adjusments. But since you asked, yes, I still run a tape, a laser, mark the actors, the dolly and get space references across the set, but I also use a cinetape in some cases and a monitor to quick check focus in some positions, mostly on wide open long telephotos when not having DoF for both eyes can ruin a take if you try to do it only by judging measures by eye or when even the cinetape isn’t useful; or to quick check a finished shot if in doubt of the focus. I use the monitor as another tool like thousands of asistants in a world where the sensors are becoming larger than monitor screens itself, and even Preston Light Ranger is a tool to exclusively use looking at a monitor. 

Best regards. 
Saul Oliveira 
AC
Spain


Re: Tv Logic VFM-055a Aperture

Eoin
 

You can zoom on the image without degradation as well 

Eoin McGuigan
Ac
Mpls


On Jun 25, 2019 at 4:57 PM, <Steven Bailey via Cml.News> wrote:

Go “Old School”, run a tape measure & get marks?




On 26 Jun 2019, at 06:44, Saul Oliveira <oliveira_saul@...> wrote:

Hi guys. 
Forced to work with this monitor now and looking for ways to see focus more accurately, boost the aperture or something.
Any having the same problem with it?.

Best regards
Saul Oliveira
First AC
Spain 


Re: Tv Logic VFM-055a Aperture

Steven Bailey
 

Go “Old School”, run a tape measure & get marks?




On 26 Jun 2019, at 06:44, Saul Oliveira <oliveira_saul@...> wrote:

Hi guys. 
Forced to work with this monitor now and looking for ways to see focus more accurately, boost the aperture or something.
Any having the same problem with it?.

Best regards
Saul Oliveira
First AC
Spain 


Tv Logic VFM-055a Aperture

Saul Oliveira
 

Hi guys. 
Forced to work with this monitor now and looking for ways to see focus more accurately, boost the aperture or something.
Any having the same problem with it?.

Best regards
Saul Oliveira
First AC
Spain 


Re: Steel vs Carbon Fibre vs Aluminum rods

Trevor T
 

I use aluminum whenever I can because they're lightweight (and cheap). But I've experienced aluminum rods being a little more flexible than steel, so if for instance I have to mount 3x Preston motors under my lens for a zoom that doesn't have a lens support… I would prefer steel. (Ideally though, I'd rather use aluminum rods, use a lens support, and separately mount my motors above the lens so gravity works in my favor.)

@Phil's idea of Titanium is great, I hadn't heard of those and I'm excited to try them out.

Trevor T
trevorkt.film@...
Local 600
LA, CA


Re: Steel vs Carbon Fibre vs Aluminum rods

Jonathan Bowerbank
 

Carbon fiber slips, bends & flexes, so marks can be inconsistent and takes get blown from motor slippage.  Brackets tend to slip on some brushed aluminum rods, but not as much on black anodized rods.  Steel never fails, they’re just heavier if you’re doing a lot of handheld.
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Re: Steel vs Carbon Fibre vs Aluminum rods

Eoin
 

I tend to prefer aluminum.  Light but no flex 


On Jun 8, 2019 at 7:17 PM, <Saul Oliveira> wrote:

Hi everyone, just wanted to check your preferences:

which material do you prefer for the rods on which you mount your follow focus motors?

Steel, Carbon Fibre, Aluminum?

Cheers everyone

Saul Oliveira
First AC
Spain


Re: Steel vs Carbon Fibre vs Aluminum rods

Philip Holland
 

I don't use aluminum oddly.  I do use Steel, Carbon Fiber, and more recently Titanium from Bright Tangerine.

Carbon fiber I wouldn't recommend for real long lenses. Steel and Titanium however can be used with anything.

Phil

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http://www.phfx.com
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818 470 0623


From: cml-ac@... <cml-ac@...> on behalf of Saul Oliveira <oliveira_saul@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:17 PM
To: cml-ac@...
Subject: [cml-ac] Steel vs Carbon Fibre vs Aluminum rods
 
Hi everyone, just wanted to check your preferences:

which material do you prefer for the rods on which you mount your follow focus motors?

Steel, Carbon Fibre, Aluminum?

Cheers everyone

Saul Oliveira
First AC
Spain


Re: Steel vs Carbon Fibre vs Aluminum rods

Marque DeWinter
 

I have short and Medium CF and go to steel when they get 18”+ maybe its in my head but I just feel like the steel is stronger.

Marque
ATL, NYC


Steel vs Carbon Fibre vs Aluminum rods

Saul Oliveira
 

Hi everyone, just wanted to check your preferences:

which material do you prefer for the rods on which you mount your follow focus motors?

Steel, Carbon Fibre, Aluminum?

Cheers everyone

Saul Oliveira
First AC
Spain


Re: Cinetape sensor cable pin connection details.

Saul Oliveira
 

Got this kind answer from cinematography electronics: 

5 pin male to 5 pin male

The pin-out for the 5 pin connector cable goes pin 1 to 1, pin 2 to 2, etc.. and importantly connector shell shield to shield."

 

but here is extra information.
 

 

Pin 1 is top left of red mark and then goes clockwise

1 Red (Tx)

2 Blu/Green (Gnd)

3 White (Gnd)

4 Black (Rx)

5 Yellow (Horn detect)

In case anyone find it useful. 

Best regards 
Saúl Oliveira 
first AC 
Spain 

 


Re: Cinetape sensor cable pin connection details.

Emmanuel SUYS
 

On 30.05.19, 16:47, "Saul Oliveira" <cml-ac@... on behalf of oliveira_saul@...> wrote:

 

I was thinking in fix then myself to avoid sending them from Spain with the extra cost takes. 

 

Hi Saul,

 

Did you contact Cinematography Electronics? They should give that information.

Cheers

Manny

 

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Re: Cinetape sensor cable pin connection details.

Saul Oliveira
 

I was thinking in fix then myself to avoid sending them from Spain with the extra cost takes. 


Re: Cinetape sensor cable pin connection details.

Robert L. Cunningham
 

Saul
Just went through this myself. Contact Cinematography Electronics (the maker of Cinetape) directly. They can take your old cables back (for a partial credit towards new ones)  and repair or replace. 

I was unable to locate any other place to get the specific cables “after-market”. 

All the Best,

-Rob

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Robert L. Cunningham

DP/Atlanta 


from here, there, or in the air, so please excuse my brevity, and any errors or autocorrects I didn't catch! 


On May 30, 2019, at 05:53, Saul Oliveira <oliveira_saul@...> wrote:

hi there, have to repair some sensor cables for my classic cinetape and can’t find the pin connection details anywhere. 
Any of you have this information maeby?
best regards

saul Oliveira 
first AC
Spain


Cinetape sensor cable pin connection details.

Saul Oliveira
 

hi there, have to repair some sensor cables for my classic cinetape and can’t find the pin connection details anywhere. 
Any of you have this information maeby?
best regards

saul Oliveira 
first AC
Spain


MATCHING SENSOR SIZES!!

Art Adams
 

Has someone considered the fact that Sony and RED color are completely different? I’d say there are bigger issues than matching sensor sizes.

 

Art Adams

Cinema Lens Specialist

 

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