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#1 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:16 PM

Ultrasonic Distance Measure UDM-1
The Ultrasonic Distance Measure UDM-1 is a small, lightweight distance measuring device. Comprimising of a sensor and control box, the UDM-1 is compatible with all cameras and lenses. Easy to set up and use the sensor bounces ultrasonic signals off objects and calculates the distance by the time taken for the reflected signal to return. The measured value is then shown on the LCD display, either in feet and inches or meters and centimeters. The UDM-1 is available now.

The price for the UDM-1 Complete (Catalog # 312510) is $6,750.00.

The UDM-1 Complete set (312510) consists of the following:
UDM Sensor Unit (312511) $3,465.00
UDM Display Unit (312512) $3,465.00
Cable UDM-Sensor (1.5m/5ft) $160.00

starts at 2:00 (german)

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#2 Ramon Engle

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:31 PM

Hmm. Sounds good. Do they make a Preston interface cable? I hope I hope.
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#3 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:30 PM

not that i know of, but it interfaces with their LDS data system/display and allows for AUTOfocus with their Lens control system....
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#4 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:56 AM

I prefere the CineTape. The UDM doesn't have a offset feature and the LCD display is sometimes hard to read when you look at it at an angle.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:48 PM

Yeah, it appears immediately inferior because its not LED- RED and bright!
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#6 James Davis

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:33 AM

Indeed, LCD....seriously Arri?

Things have moved on since the 90's....it could be a great bit of kit but if you can't see the display properly it won't be much use lol.
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#7 Ben Rowsell

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:18 PM

I own and use a cinetape but have also setup and used the arri product. They essentially seem to be the same product, same features, etc, but the "viewability" of the arri display at distance seems to be it's biggest downfall....
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