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16x9 Inc.Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device
 
4.1

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Professional quality (7)
  • Fits well (4)
  • Improves performance (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (5)
    • In the studio (5)
    • Complex projects (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (5), Business owner (3), Quality oriented (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great quick release for multiple uses.

    The Cine Lock is a quick release device that mounts to various pieces of gear. It comes with 1/4 20 and 3/8" screws. I use this with a USB follow...Read complete review

    The Cine Lock is a quick release device that mounts to various pieces of gear. It comes with 1/4 20 and 3/8" screws. I use this with a USB follow focus from OKII systems and a Sachtler 3986 viewfinder attachment for mounting it on a rod in a similar place to a normal follow focus. I also use these things on an Anton Bauer battery plate, for quick set up.

    The unit comes with everything you need to get a device connected and attached to a mounting hole.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Absolutely Terrible.

    I have NO idea how everyone else is giving these 5 stars. The design is a failure on SOOOO many levels.

    First, the wedge, (the gray half). The...Read complete review

    I have NO idea how everyone else is giving these 5 stars. The design is a failure on SOOOO many levels.

    First, the wedge, (the gray half). The holes for the mounting screws are threaded... Who's boneheaded Idea was that??? That means that you're completely at the mercy of how the threads line up between your Camera/Monitor and the wedge. For any given pair of wholes this will only be one way, which in my case was diagonal. The wedge will not go on in any other orientation then the one in which the threads line up. Had the holes not been threaded, the wedge could be mounted any way you like, just like every other quick release ever made .

    Second, the mounting hole in the release, (the maroon half) is part of a second piece of metal. The idea is that you remove the metel if you want to put the screw in the other way. However, this means that you can never really get a screw truly tightened into the release. You can tighten it into the metel completely, but it'll still be loose because the little bit of metel moves in the socket. Using a washer pressed against the outside I was able to get it sotra tight, but not tight enough to hold against an accidental bump to the connected equipment.

    The only way I can see using this quick release is to use it, as I would consider it, backward: Mount the articulated arm into the holes in the Wedge. and sticking the screw out through the hole in the bottom of the release.

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    4.0

    Didn't realize how much I needed these

    By David S

    from Hamilton

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

          These are amazing, well built, and designed pretty well.

          I have them mounted to my steadicam and to my shoulder rig so that I can easily use my monitor on both without much effort.

          My only gripe is that the one bottowm piece only has one screw hole, so it has a tendency to come loose if I twist the monitor much. I'm generally pretty careful to keep it tight though so it's not a big problem.

          these things are expensive for what they are (or so I thought when I was a poor college student wondering why anyone would ever buy these) but they're worth the investment and they should last a very very long time and be very useful across all your equiptment.

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          5.0

          Excellent

          By TAG

          from Palm City, FL

          Pros

          • Compact Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

              I normally don't write reviews, but I almost returned this item thiking I couldn't mount it tight enough but if you buy it as a kit it comes with a 1/4 stud (set screw) that can be used instead of trying to tighten using the standard screw. It is very simple, but easy for some to mount wrong. This is a great way of quickly changing out recorders / monitors / led lights to a single hotshoe or base. The reviews which say it only mounts loose or to flip it upside down to get it to mount correctly are WRONG. It just takes a little common sense to use the correct approach on the base and the quick release.

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              5.0

              Expensive but amazing

              By NZGREEN.TV

              from New Zealand

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                I wish I had thought of it and made these myself. A very versatile product and a must have for anybody who wants their gear broken down in a hurry. Id buy 3 more if I could afford it.

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                4.0

                Faster setup times

                By Eugene

                from Chicago

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design

                Cons

                • Lacks Functionality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                  It would be nice to have some surface grip if the piece of equipment you are attaching this to is not able to utilize the locating pin. Without the pin, you have to crank down the pieces to minimize spinning and you may end up with an orientation that is not favorable (e.g. a small monitor where you would want the Cine Lock to be mounted parallel to the length of the monitor).

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                  5.0

                  Quick Release for Your Accessories

                  By JD

                  from Cedar Rapids, IA

                  About Me Cinematographer, DP, Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                  Often working as a one man band, there are many aspects that require my attention. I am always looking for ways to simplify tasks, and focus on what matters. This item is a lightweight timesaver, that gives me an edge setting up and tearing down modular DSLR / DV rigs.

                  I especially like using these in conjuction with articulating arms made by 16x9 Inc. Before owning this quick release, I had to screw the arm onto my rig, then carefully screw the accessory onto the arm. I was always concerned that I would crossthread an accessory's screw receiver, or drop an expensive item. Now I just screw the arm into the accessory, then slide and lock the other end of the arm right onto my rig. On a side note, I find the 5" arms work best with displays, and the longer arms are best for mounting lights.

                  This item comes with various screws, washers, and adapters to make it work in every situation I've ever needed.

                  This is my new standard for mounting accessories, and I will be buying more of these quick release mounts in future. They are a bit pricey, but what isn't in this industry. Plus, your clients will be impressed at how effortlessly you can modify your rig, and get to the real work.

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                  3.0

                  The lesser of all evils

                  By Happy Wasteland Studios

                  from Northampton, MA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well

                  Cons

                  • Loose Clamp

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                  $ for a bracket this size makes me want to cry - especially after shelling out $4k for an Odyssey 7Q and a couple batteries, firmwares, etc...It's small, doesn't weigh down the camera rig linking the 7Q to my FS700, and locks together securely. Still, the screw going into the back of the 7Q on one side of the thing doesn't have any kind of lock mechanism, and sometimes the monitor will swing itself counter-clockwise into a loosened position. It makes my heart drop a little bit each time.Still, it appears to be the best option there is for a quick mount, which is what we need.

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                  4.0

                  Foolproof way to attach noga/magic arm

                  By Shooter

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                      These 16x9 cine locks give me a foolproof way to securely attach a noga/magic arm to my camera. If I put a monitor on the end of it, I can quickly remove it when putting it away or I can add multiple locks on the camera so I can move it to a better position for shooting. They are solid and strong. Great gear.

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                      5.0

                      Cine Lock is a great solution...

                      By Tom

                      from Huntington Beach

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                          Simple, Elegant & effective. Used with Noga arm to attach Pix240i with PMW-F3. A great time-saving solution - very well made.

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                          4.0

                          Gets the job done, but not perfect

                          By Taylor

                          from AZ

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Speed
                          • Strong Clamp

                          Cons

                          • Lack Of Angle Variation

                          Best Uses

                          • Video

                          Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                          I use this lock to attach my alphatron monitor to both my steadicam rig and shoulder rig. For that purpose it works (as you would expect it to with the price!), I am able to switch between the two quickly and easily.

                          My only drawback is these can be difficult to articulate into the correct angle tightly. For instance, I have to use a variety of washers and extra screws to attach my monitor so it wont 'wiggle' or shift to a different position while shooting. While this isnt a huge problem and there is a work around, I wish (for this price) it would have some sort of "articulating arm" mechanic built in to allow me to position/reposition, then tighten down.

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                          4.0

                          Great but expensive

                          By thedavelam

                          from Toronto, Canada

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Good Stability
                          • Strong Clamp

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                              This thing is great for quick swaps on items.
                              I use this to quickly change my monitor from handheld mode, studio mode and steadicam mode.

                              It gets pretty expensive cause you need to buy a dock for each use, but I figure it pays off in the long run because you'll be faster than the rest, and you'll get hired again.

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                              4.0

                              Very useful!

                              By Guido

                              from Argentina

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fits Well
                              • Solid/Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                                  I have owned 2 of these gadgets for years, just bought a third. I find them very useful, nothing comparable in size, weight and make. Needs some thinking when installing, and some use to "wear" a little bit, but has many possibilities.

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                                  1.0

                                  Confused about why these get 5 stars!

                                  By Sharpie The Wondercat

                                  from San Francisco, CA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Loose Clamp
                                    • Poor Design

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Tableweight

                                    Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                                    I bought two of these based on the high reviews.I share the sentiment of some of the negative reviews here. I was using this with a Zacuto Z-American arm and a small-HD monitor. It's possible to get it to work properly in terms of screw alignment, but it's loose. I mean, both of them, and there's really no fix. It's so loose, it shakes when the camera is behind handheld, affecting image. Absolutely flawed design.I would recommend this unless you're buying it for the thrill of spending money, because once you actually try to use the product, you'll regret spending $ on a couple of useless pieces of metal.I love 16x9 products, and their baseplates are amazing. But this product is a complete and total failure.

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                                    1.0

                                    Would be great if it worked. It doesn't

                                    By Bart from Oakland

                                    from Oakland Ca

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Small Footprint

                                    Cons

                                    • Awkward To Mount
                                    • Twists

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                                      Tried using this with a Marshall LCD monitor, but there was no way of locking it down so the monitor wouldn't twist. I tried using it in reverse as suggested by others here, but that seemed awkward as well.
                                      I think this thing could be perfected by adding an anti-twist protrusion and some alternate mounting methods, but right now I can't recommend it, especially at that price.
                                      Would be nice if it came with mounting instructions/suggestions or a link to same.

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                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      Great product works well.

                                      By MixMasterMike

                                      from Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Pros

                                      • Lots of Mounting Options
                                      • Saves time
                                      • Stable Base

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • On Camera Monitors

                                      Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                                      Love these little locks! They make removing monitors, lights etc. quick and easy.

                                      Some people have complained about mounting issues - we had a similar problem at first, but it was easily rectified by flipping the unit over and mounting the dovetail plate to the monitor arm, and the lock to the monitor. Works great that way.

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                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      1,002 Uses

                                      By Steve

                                      from Anchorage, Alaska

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adequate Weight Capacity
                                      • Small Footprint
                                      • Stable Base

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Improve viewing angle
                                        • Instant reconfigure
                                        • Organization

                                        Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                                        Cine Lock Quick Release is my new favorate gadget. I originally ordered one-- now I own six. Super-speedy mount/dismount of mics, onboard lights, EVFs, onboard monitors, Teradek, flags you name it. Highly recomend to any run-and-gun small crew that needs to be nimble. With a little imagination and half a dozen of these your reconfigure time is reduced from minutes to seconds. Only downside: I can better do the work of two crew members but still only be paid as one.

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                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        Quick Release

                                        By jonny

                                        from vancouver bc

                                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Complex Projects
                                          • Independent Films
                                          • In The Studio

                                          Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                                          Strong quick and extremely useful. Placed on the bottom of my samurai and quick release allows me to move around without knocking off my monitor. Used with a monitor and external recording device.

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                                          1.0

                                          Absolutely Terrible.

                                          By JM

                                          from Central Virginia

                                          About Me Business Owner

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Lacks Functionality
                                            • Limited Compatibility
                                            • Poor Design

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                                              I have NO idea how everyone else is giving these 5 stars. The design is a failure on SOOOO many levels.

                                              First, the wedge, (the gray half). The holes for the mounting screws are threaded... Who's boneheaded Idea was that??? That means that you're completely at the mercy of how the threads line up between your Camera/Monitor and the wedge. For any given pair of wholes this will only be one way, which in my case was diagonal. The wedge will not go on in any other orientation then the one in which the threads line up. Had the holes not been threaded, the wedge could be mounted any way you like, just like every other quick release ever made .

                                              Second, the mounting hole in the release, (the maroon half) is part of a second piece of metal. The idea is that you remove the metel if you want to put the screw in the other way. However, this means that you can never really get a screw truly tightened into the release. You can tighten it into the metel completely, but it'll still be loose because the little bit of metel moves in the socket. Using a washer pressed against the outside I was able to get it sotra tight, but not tight enough to hold against an accidental bump to the connected equipment.

                                              The only way I can see using this quick release is to use it, as I would consider it, backward: Mount the articulated arm into the holes in the Wedge. and sticking the screw out through the hole in the bottom of the release.

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                                              4.0

                                              strong, nice and neat

                                              By A-cam

                                              from The blue one

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Reliable Performance
                                              • Small Footprint

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                                                  mounting to camera or any cine size plates(cheese) small quik release with great strength and no wobble. Pro gear --rest assured on set.

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                                                  • Business

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Very solid - a nice product

                                                  By Bwinke

                                                  from Iowa

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                                                        I didn't expect this device to link up this solidly. Very good precision machining. I use for attaching cine-arm to camera and for attaching monitor to cine-arm. Works great. I recommend it.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Business
                                                        • Computer Platform:
                                                        • PC

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Fast and secure

                                                        By Ahing

                                                        from Philadelphia, PA

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Use
                                                        • Improves Performance
                                                        • Professional Quality

                                                        Cons

                                                        • EXPENSIVE

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Professional Video

                                                        Comments about 16x9 Inc. Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device:

                                                        I have heard bad things about these locks, but upon trying them out, I can't find any fault with them. I use them to quick mount monitors, articulating arms, and Frezzi light studs. Just as secure as if I screwed it in, makes setup and break down very fast.

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