Cinetics CineSquid™

Suction cups for Gorillapod Focus™ or Cinetics SkatePlate™ mountings

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CineSquid suction cups in action (shown with camera, Gorillapod Focus tripod, and ballhead, not included)

CineSquid suction cups in action (shown with camera, Gorillapod Focus tripod, and ballhead, not included)

Capture the chase

Cinetics' own literature for these tenacious suction cups says, "field-tested with a .5 lb. camera at over 200mph outside an airplane." While we don't recommend this for your first shot, we'd be comfortable trying it out on the hood or the door of a car any day. The CineSquid includes three heavy-duty suction cups that combine with either a Gorillapod Focus flexible tripod or a Cinetics SkatePlate to form a reliable mounting point for a tripod head and camera. The innovative triple suction cup design uses pump action to create a firm, solid seal on smooth, non-porous surfaces like car bodies and window glass. It'll be perfect for your first indie-film chase scene.

Why Cinetics?

Smooth moving shots are one of the primary building blocks of fine motion picture production. They put us into the scene on the screen, because they mirror how we experience the world. Our bodies act as a big shock-absorber for our eyes, plus our brain does internal image-stabilization along the way. So it's no wonder we like stable, even moving shots in our on-screen entertainment and no surprise that we can feel distracted by shaky handheld footage. A tripod often isn't enough for convincing movement, because it can only help for shots where your camera stays in one place. And moving the camera does more than make the experience seem real; it makes your camera a character, a participant, a narrator.

So consider what Cinetics gear can bring to the table for your next video project. Whether it's a simple home movie, a film school exercise, or a full-blown professional production, good camera mounting can make a world of difference in how your audience will experience what you've captured.

Product Highlights:

  • three suction cups for attaching to Gorillapod Focus portable tripod or Cinetics SkatePlate camera mount
  • triple suction cup design features pump action for securely attaching cups to clean, smooth, non-porous surfaces
  • weight capacity: 5 lbs. (tripod head and camera together)
  • 3-3/16" diameter x 1-3/4" height (each suction cup)
  • mounting, tripod head and camera not included with system
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What's in the box?

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  • 3 CineSquid suction cups
  • Storage pouch
  • Instruction Guide

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Features

Overview: The Cinetics CineSquid is a set of three adjustable suction cups that is designed to be used with the SkatePlate or the GorillaPod Focus tripod. Each CineSquid attaches to the SkatePlate via Cinetics Connect. The rounded ends of the GorillaPod Focus' legs fit into the mounting cups on each CineSquid, and can be tightened down for a secure fit. The 3-1/8" diameter suction cups let you attach the tripod/camera mount to most any non-porous flat surface. When not in use, the CineSquid suction cups can be stored in the handy storage pouch.

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Stick cameras anywhere

Written by Zak Billmeier, Staff Writer - Creative, on 9/27/2013 11:00:00 AM

I had tons of fun with these suction cup mounts. I used them along with the Cinetics SkatePlate, but I think you really want the Gorillapod for maximum flexibility. In either case, these cups work really well.

Man, are they ever strong. At first, I was a little nervous when mounting an expensive camera to my car's hood and windshield, but those fears quickly melted away. These are very strong mounts; I felt like I could pull out small dents in the car's body if I had to. And I had cameras ranging in size from point-and-shoots to SLRs to professional 3-chip models on there. The CineSquid mounts held them all with ease.

Make sure you have a flat surface to mount upon — there are lots of slight angles on your car's exterior you may not notice until you start sticking suction cups all over it. This is where the Gorillapod would come in handy. But I had plenty of success using the SkatePlate and the CineSquid mounts in a variety of places inside and outside the car.

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