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Chris Hipp
Phenomenal Film Handler

Posts: 1462
From: Mesquite, Tx (east of Dallas)
Registered: Jul 2003

 - posted 07-23-2004 11:13 PM      Profile for Chris Hipp   Email Chris Hipp   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I am not a big fan of auto focusers but I have to install them. Only problem is that I cannot figure out how to set the flat and scope position. I couldn't find anythign in the manuals section about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Joe Redifer
You need a beating today

Posts: 12859
From: Denver, Colorado
Registered: May 99

 - posted 07-24-2004 02:18 AM      Profile for Joe Redifer   Author's Homepage   Email Joe Redifer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Make your company technician do it. You are but a lowly projectionist.

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Dan Lyons
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 698
From: Seal Beach, CA
Registered: Sep 2002

 - posted 07-24-2004 04:15 AM      Profile for Dan Lyons   Email Dan Lyons   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Good point Joe. If they're aren't paying you extra or a "tech rate", you shouldn't be installing equipment for them. [evil]


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Chris Hipp
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Mesquite, Tx (east of Dallas)
Registered: Jul 2003

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I wasnt asking for permission, just wanting to know how to set the position for the flat and the scope.

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Richard Hamilton
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Evansville, Indiana
Registered: Jan 2000

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What is the current "Tech Rate"?

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Dave Macaulay
Film God

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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: Apr 2001

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If yours are the same as the ones I worked with, as I recall there are hall effect sensors on tiny circuit boards that are held with tiny screws and a magnet on the carriage. You move the boards together or apart to get the travel required, I had to file the mounting holes and even the edges of the cards (they hit with too much travel) to get the right amount of motion. If the sensors are too close together the thing goes screwy, it whirs around a long way then gets stuck because the magnet goes outside of the gap between sensors. I adjust for the best light in flat and then set the focus motor to drop the scope light level to a reasonable level. If yours don't have the loading springs on the posts then get them as that makes the movement much more repeatable - new ones have these but the early ones do not.

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