[Tig] DSX 16mm gate focus

Espino, Manny manny
Fri Dec 9 02:55:02 GMT 2005

Thanks to oktobor for supporting the TIG
Hi Rob,

I'm not sure if it is an endemic problem.  But in our case, our telecine
started as a C-Reality and its 16mm focus was fine.  It was upgrade to a DSX
and the new gate design showed focus issues that could not be resolved by
simply closing the gate aperture to increase depth of field.  A few clients
complained which made life difficult for colourists.  A loaner gate was sent
& a few skidplate designs were tried to find a resolution without much
success.  We have not had any complaints from colourists or clients since
installing Brian Brown's skidplate.  

A couple of years with focus issues was quite a problem for us since in our
part of the world, 16mm continues to be used by a substantial portion of the

Best regards,
Manny Espino
Digital Pictures - Melbourne
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