TCS | New York City

Prep Bays at TCS
18 Opti-Glide System + Opti-Glide Reticle

TCS new rental house has an extensive array of Opti-Glide systems. They are strategically located around the facility to enable the staff to quickly provide equipment and support to each bay.

The main area with eight 24ft Opti-Glides faces the Manhattan skyline, the Williamsburg bridge, the Brooklyn Navy yards and Steiner studios. Each lane is equipped with the Calibration-free instant distance digital read-out module and the hand-crank system.

Calibration-free instant distance digital read-out with Hand-Crank
Calibration-free instant distance digital read-out with Hand-Crank
Hand-Crank System
Hand-Crank System

Three private feature rooms are equipped with three 18ft Opti-Glides, each fitted with the same modules as in the main bay area.

For the lens department, a very busy one at TCS, A uniquely fitted projection was customized to answer the need to check lenses with a projector and back focus on the same track.

A 24ft Opti-Gide Reticle fitted with two Pedestals and two Carriages allows for:
  • A 4 X 8 ft screen board and a Chroziel projector to check out lenses.
  • The Pedestal also allows for a camera to be mounted in front of the projector to use the system as a camera check-out with the custom frame that can be mounted in front of the projection screen board.
  • An industry-first dual back-focus chart frame and a Pedestal fitted with a custom Slider to accommodate two cameras simultaneously.
  • The cameras can also be moved to the center of the Pedestal when the need for a single chart is required.
4 X 8 ft Projector Screen Board
4 X 8 ft Projector Screen Board
Slider Pedestal in front of dual chart frame
Slider Pedestal in front of dual chart frame

TCS was adamant about optimizing the check-out process for its customers throughout every aspect of the rental process. The management team also felt it was imperative to support its team of Lens Technicians with all the necessary tools to handle their workload.

With the MYT Opti-Glide camera check-out systems and the MYT Opti-Glide Reticle custom solution with the projection screen board on one end and the camera dual back focus check-out on the other end, TCS has created an exceptional working environment in the professional camera rental realm that is uniquely suited for the most demanding productions.

TCS Distant Digital Readout
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Double board with Projector Board
Double board with Projector Board
24 ft Opti-Glide System
24 ft Opti-Glide System
Projector Board
Projector Board

TCS was established in 1978. Since then, it provides cinematographers and camera crews with proven technical support and the trusted equipment they need to capture astonishing moving images, even in the most demanding of environments.

TCS has an extensive array of cameras and lenses and is considered one of the top camera rental facility in the US.