Jump to content
Tanner Martin

Cinema Products CP-16, beginning a project.

Recommended Posts

This was posted in a different thread, but I wasn't sure what section this post would belong under better and I think it would belong better here.

"I recently found a 16mm CP-16R movie camera at a junk store for $250. Cosmetically it's in nice shape, optics seem to work fine, and it came with a few rechargeable batteries, and a 400' film magazine. However the drive belt that attaches to the magazine and camera is missing, and it did not come with a charger or power supply. Does anyone know of any suitable replacements for the belt and charger/is willing to sell those? The only parts like that I've found has been in cp16 camera sets on ebay that cost 2 grand, something as which I can not afford. I am well aware this camera might not even function properly, but I'd rather find out then let it sit here. Thank you for your time."

i would also like to add that this camera i found out that this camera was well cared for by its previous owner (according to information asked by the store owner when he bought it) but it has sat some time since about the mid 2000s. It seems like this will be a project camera, so is there any servicing that anyone would recommend i do to it before i operate it?


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Of course, a complete overhaul by a service technician. You might want to have a fresh warranty of a year or two. I give three years.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)


I too am going through the motions of discovering what works and so forth on my CP16.  I bought a belt replacement kit from Whitehouse Av and replaced the camera's belt, very easy to do.  Here is the ebay site:


There are also numerous instructional videos on youtube about the belt replacement process:




This video relates to inspecting the camera's circuit board:


This link takes you to a youtube page with several videos on acquainting yourself with the CP16 operation and use, very handy videos.


For manuals and the like, I do not have the links handy at the moment but there are lots floating around the web and available for download.  Here is a link to the user manual I just found:


Good luck and keep us posted,


Cheers, Gareth

Edited by Gareth Blackstock

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you're still looking for a cp16 battery Charger I've just listed one on ebay as well as a power supply to run the camera from the ac wall power. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


I must say I am keen on having a look, although considering the money I spent on the batteries I will try to get my money's worth.  I tried to find the wall charger but it seems either already gone or too hard for me to find.


Any chance you have a link?


Cheers, Gareth

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

    Visual Products

    Paralinx LLC

    Ritter Battery


    Broadcast Solutions Inc

    Metropolis Post

    Wooden Camera

    Rig Wheels Passport

    Gamma Ray Digital Inc


    Serious Gear

    Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

    Abel Cine

    Tai Audio

  • Create New...