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Fabio

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Started out as a focus puller 8 years ago, I shot movies and commercials in Italy, Spain, Turkey, Uk, Bulgaria, Morocco and USA. Love everything camera related, gear porn and sharp lenses. Sharpness is not debatable.

Fabio
On 7/19/19, 11:31 PM

Hi Eric, there is a guy in England called Jack O’gara (you can find him on Facebook) who did what you say, with a Kickstarter campaign. He did a rangefinder that costed 200 GBP. I backed the campaign and I own one of those. It’s not bad, but at the same time doesn’t have the precision you need in real set situation and also has quite a few issues (pulsating noise) with the sound dept. I use it in low cost projects, videoclips and such. 

I think is also based on an Arduino. If you need more info I’ll be glad to answer your questions

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ERIC UGLAND
On 7/20/19, 4:57 PM

Oh interesting! I had seen that online, didn't know it was arduino based. This essentially is the idea, although I think serial output would be better than a display. That one doesn't have a serial out, right? I suppose those issues come down to the quality of the sensor used. Perhaps all the more reason to look at using lidar or laser based sensors. 


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Aidan Gray

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Aidan Gray
On 4/13/20, 8:52 AM

Realizing this is an old thread but I’d be lying if I were to say the thought hasn’t crossed my mind... Most rangefinders on the market are either based in I2C or started their lives that way - the Sniper and CineRT coming to mind. I don’t think finding the right ToF or Ultrasonic sensor has ever been the difficult challenge when building something like this (MaxSonar have great units I’ve used in the past) - what’s been stopping me is having a usable output that can be sent to a handset...  I’ve looked for any information on what the Cinetape, CineRT, or UDM are sending out in terms of a signal to be read by the LCUB and I have a feeling those are all pretty well kept industry secrets specifically to damper projects like this :) But if you find anything, let me know! 


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Rafael del Campo
On 4/13/20, 4:38 AM

Hi guys. About Jack O’gara, finally has the product for purchase. I never use it but look like fine. https://ogara.studio/userguide/


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