Originally Posted by gobrigavitch
I'm looking at making my own side masking system at some point in the future. I like the look of the masking that Scott has come up with. The motor control looks a little too time consuming and involved for my liking. I would rather spend 30-40hrs watching movies then getting my masking to move to the right spots, etc. Has anyone found an easy to use motor control option. Something where the control and the motor are fairly well integrated from the factory and don't require quite so much fussing and experimenting. Is the Goelst stuff like that?
Yes I believe the Goelst product is like that, which is why I'm going to use it.
A lot of people have used motorized curtain systems for side masking but I like a cleaner look with a straighter edge for masking. Luckily Goelst offers an automated, sliding panel system which uses their curtain motor.
You have up to 5 remote controlled pre-set stopping points, so you can have up to 5 pre-set image width aspect ratios (plenty for the typical side masking requirements, e.g. of a 2:35:1 constant image height system).
The panels are made of a fabric of your choice - essentially they are fabric panels with a straight weight through the bottom which holds them into the taught, straigt panel shape. Frankly I'm surprised more people aren't jumping on this system. Looks like I'll be the first to try it though and I'll certainly report how it works.
Links to Goelst Panel system:http://www.gsoft.nl/index.php?id=15&LAN=9
Short video of system working:http://www.gsoft.nl/index.php?id=35