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Redrock Micro microTape Sonar Rangefinder

B&H # RE80260001 Mfr # 8-026-0001
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You Pay: $795.00
Product Highlights
  • Measures Focusing Distance Up To 21 Feet
  • Sonar/Echo Measurement Technology
  • Powerful Yet Harmless Sonar Beam
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Configurable Double-Sided LED Display
  • Remote Readout W/ Redrock's microRemote
  • Laser Guidance
  • On Camera/Off Camera Operation
  • Low Power Consumption

By shooting a sonar beam at a subject, and then measuring the returning "echo", Redrock Micro's microTape Sonar Rangefinder helps measure the focusing distance of a subject up to 21 feet away from the camera.

The measurement is accurate to within an inch, and it updates and returns in real-time on a beautiful display on the side of the unit. The minimum distance the microTape measures is six inches, but it is nevertheless not designed for short distances, such as those shorter than an inch, or for distances between parts within a subject.

The sonar beam is powerful but it is harmless -- it can safely be directed at people and animals. However, what should be used with caution is a laser available on the microTape. A laser is available and can be switched on and off to help determine where the sonar beam is pointed at. This laser should not be pointed near a person's eys or an animal's eyes.

The microTape's display is a double-sided LED and is configurable. It can be set to read out feet and inches or centimeters. If the microTape is combined with Redrock's microRemote, the readout gets displayed on a wireless handheld that can be viewed remotely.

The microTape has a 1/4"-20 female thread at its bottom for mounting a camera rig or other support devices. It can also be used off camera, whereupon the offset from the camera can be programmed to ensure accurate measurements.

When used as a standalone, the microTape can be powered via an included 9V battery cable that has a 9V battery case on one of its ends, or via optional cables by a D-tap battery or AC power. The 9V or D-tap batteries are not included. The microTape draws very little power -- a single 9V battery will last over 24 hours. When connected to the microRemote basestation, microTape draws power from the basestation directly.

The microTape is a valid addition to productions that would benefit from accurate focus.

Measures focusing distance up to 21 feet by shooting a sonar beam and reading returning echo.
Accurate to within an inch.
Updates and returns measurement in real-time on a double-sided LED display.
Powerful but harmless sonar beam.
Readout can be configured to display feet and inches or just centimeters.
Can be combined with Redrock's microRemote for wireless remote handheld readouts.
Very low consumption power. Can be used with 9V battery, D-tap battery, or AC power. A 9V battery cable with a battery case on one of its ends is included.
Range Approximately 21' (6.4m)
Display Double-sided extra bright blue LED numeric readout
Display Unit User selectable feet/inches, inches, centimeters
Mounting 1/4" 20 female tap on bottom of microTape
Can also be used off-camera with range offset for accuracy
Power By 9V battery/D-tap battery/AC power via respective cables when used standalone (9V battery cable included with a 9V battery case on one of its ends is included), or from Redrock microRemote basestation when used with microRemote
Weight 12 oz (366 g)
Redrock Micro microTape Sonar Rangefinder
  • 9V Battery Cable
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Redrock MicromicroTape Sonar Rangefinder
     
    4.0

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    5.0

    Great value

    By Jared Wilson

    from Everywhere

    About Me First Assistant Camera

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • A little large

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Pulling Focus

    Comments about Redrock Micro microTape Sonar Rangefinder:

    I love this thing. It's accurate right down to the inch. It's a great tool that helps me pull focus. I used to be able to just go off floor marks, but I've been doing a lot of MoVi work and since the camera is now moving in addition to the talent, this is an indispensible tool.

    My unit's display CAN be dimmed though, maybe there was an update down the line, and I usually do have it dimmed indoors as it's brightest is clearly made for seeing outdoors.

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    3.0

    Good for the budget level

    By B-Roll

    from Orlando, FL

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Redrock Micro microTape Sonar Rangefinder:

      Obviously not a Cinetape, but it does have a pretty good response. Lots of testing is necessary to understand how the beam projects. I think "Micro" should be taken out of the name, nothing small about it! DIsplay cannot be dimmed.

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      Duracell -  9V Alkaline Battery (Coppertop)
      • You Pay: $1.95
       

      Cables & Cable Management

      Redrock Micro -  18" microTape to microRemote Basestation Cable
      • You Pay: $95.90
       

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