MTF Services is the only company in the UK film and video industry to offer broadcast sales, servicing, design, engineering capability, and consultancy. The team consists of engineers, designers and consultants each with a minimum of 20 years experience in their chosen discipline.
As well as being able to supply equipment from some of the major manufacturers, we are also proud to offer some unique products of our own, designed and built here in the UK to the highest specifications and using the best materials available anywhere.
Mike Tapa has worked as a mechanical design engineer in the film and broadcast industry for just over 20 years. In that time Mike has worked on many projects including lens design, various lens conversions, underwater camera housings, arial camera systems, covert cameras (glasses, pens, buttons, etc...) as well as miniature cameras for sports (snooker pockets, cricket stumps, etc...)
With experience in seeing a project through from the CAD (2D & 3D) stage to personally manufacturing prototypes, collimation, projection, MTF testing and even engraving, Mike has a track record which is second to none.
Becoming familiar with many aspects of film and broadcast production from camera use, both film and video, non liner editing systems, Steadicam operation, in vehicle and on vehicle camera set ups to head and tripod servicing.
However, Mike's main area of expertise is mechanical/optical design and over the years, has been part of the development team of some award winning products. These include:
If you are looking for that special lens adaptor, someone to modify an existing piece of kit, bespoke bracketry, lens or matt box support or even a design for a completely new lens system, feel free to get in touch and discuss your ideas.