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Published : 27th July 2009


Dear all,
I'm testing a film camera package and missing a steadiness chart / mire de fixite.


Would someone have a file / pdf of a chart I could print and film?


Greatly appreciated,


Jean-Marc FERRIERE, DP/Cinematographer, testing in Mumbai, India.
www.ferrieredp.com



There are a few on this page:


http://konvas.org/how-to/what-camera-and-lens-tests-should-i-perform.html


And on one on this page:


http://konvas.org/how-to/how-do-i-test-the-registration-2.html


You'll have to take a look at the different charts and see which one works best for you...


Cheers,


Adam Frey
Director/Cinematographer
Crimson Chain Productions



Hi Jean Marc


Here is a standard one


http://www.panavision.com.au/PDFs/Charts/DXR_Test_Chart.pdf


good luck
Rory Moles
1st AC/DIT London



All you really need is a sheet of graph paper or other form of grid.
Mitch Gross
NYC DP
Applications Specialist



It really depends on what kind of chart shooting you want to do, but you can find a few different charts on these pages:


http://konvas.org/how-to/what-camera-and-lens-tests-should-i-perform.html
http://konvas.org/how-to/how-do-i-test-the-registration-2.html


Of course, you'll have to take a look at the different charts and see which one works best for your needs, as some are for resolution, some are for registration, etc.


Cheers,


Adam Frey
Director/Cinematographer
Crimson Chain Productions
http://crimsonchain.com



Thanks all and CML for your help


Cheers,
Jean-Marc FERRIERE, DP/Cinematographer, resuming tests in Mumbai.
www.ferrieredp.com



Jean-Marc FERRIERE wrote :


>>I'm testing a film camera package and missing a steadiness chart / mirede fixite.
>>Would someone have a file / pdf of a chart I could print and film


I have always used a flat black spray painted board, about 24"x36" with stripes of white camera tape with about 4" between them. All of the procedures on the konvas web site are correct. I make the second pass with the board turned about 30deg. You must roll the film back and frame on the same perf. Projecting the PRINT is not a problem because you are only interested in the movement between the two passes which is exaggerated in the "Vee's" by turning the board at 30deg. If the registration of one of the passes is different from the other by .0005" vertically the movement on the 30deg. angle will be .001", which relates to more than 1/8" on a 10' or 1/4" on a 20' screen. You must stand close to the screen but it is easy to see.


Bob Micheletti


Engineer (ex-camera tech)
Universal Pictures, (over the hill from) Hollywood