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16x9 Inc.Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (13)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Professional quality (12)
  • Improves performance (7)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Independent films (7)
  • Complex projects (6)
  • In the studio (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (5), Pro photographer (5), Professional artist (4), Quality oriented (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quick Release for Your Accessories

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The lesser of all evils

$ 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...Read complete review

$ 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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5.0

Not Cheap But Works Perfect...

By GregF

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Professional Artist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I use one to attach a medium Noga Cine arm to the handle of my Canon C100 MkII. Light weight, well crafted and most importantly, does precisely what it's made to do. Attach and detach with ease. Holds tight.

      Expensive? Maybe, but think about how much you paid for the two items you're going to attach and you decide.

      As for me, I'll be ordering a couple more.

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      5.0

      Great quick release for camera accessories

      By fltvcrew

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Director Of Photography

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Professional Filmmaking

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

      This is a great quick release for camera top cheese plates to quickly mount monitors and accessories on my PMW-F5. It works well with my short Noga articulated arm.

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      5.0

      Must Have!

      By Clearlight58

      from Boston Ma

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

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

        This little product is one of my favorites. Now that we all use external monitors on our cameras, which I never use to used in my beta cam days, being able to take a monitor on and off the camera, quickly, without unscrewing the monitor is a blessing! I use this on my Small HD DP7 pro, mounted to an extension arm, and it is perfect. Great product, must have in todays film world!

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        5.0

        Cine Lock QR

        By HDMan

        from NC

        About Me Professional Cameraman

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Too Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Eng Camera Work

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

        Clean effective QR device for mounting on camera monitors and other equickment. Clean design that lasts.

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        5.0

        perfect quick release

        By Filmmaker

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Business Owner, Filmmaker, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films

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

        Professional grade, extremely versatile and an essential part of any filmmaker's kit.

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        4.0

        Didn't realize how much I needed these

        By David S

        from Hamilton

        Verified Buyer

        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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                • No

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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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                • No

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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.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • 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.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • 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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