It was as much performance as information. There were probably 100 people in the room. It was classroom theater style seating and he was on the stage. They had a very high end video camera and Operator filming and projecting close ups on the big screen. Imagine the stylus tip 5 feet high! Very cool.
With MF involved, performance is unavoidable. I hope information was decently thorough.
Hi end camera etc to allow the students to see the stylus from their classroom seats i$$$ the only problem...
No need to imagine stylus tip 5 feet high - I am accustomed to look to normal TV screen size monitors for stylus orientation, VTA, etc - from Benz Micro Switzerland, where I used to work . 20" or so diagonal monitor(s) with lines for each degree of VTA for checking each and every sample is not only cool, but above all -
useful and absolute necessity.
Although it can be all done under stereo microscope(s) I own, it is much less strain on the operator with more elaborate and easier to use dedicated optical equipment.
The very business end of the Audio Technica ML150 OCC Micro Line stylus -
the small scanning radius is 2.5 micrometers
Edited by analogsurviver - 5/7/14 at 5:46am