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Lancashire soundie

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    location sound, mostly tv

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  1. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    Open your mixer and check the Nomad antenna socket is still connected securely. They can come loose. I have two ERX's, I love them. Good for IFB in most situations, but also great for sending scratch audio to DSLRs and other things. On a shoot recently I had one providing audio and timecode to a roving camera, and the other providing IFB to a boom op so he could hear his mic. Worked very well.
  2. Rates in UK / Europe

    I think you should charge whatever you normally expect in your locale. What UK mixers charge isn't particularly relevant, although they're lying if they say that everyone charges £350 all in. Tell them that it doesn't matter what UK mixers charge, they're not in the UK now, they're in Brazil and will have to pay whatever Brazilians charge.
  3. Prototype BEC bracket for F55 Documentary Dock

    I find my universal plate works very well, on just about every camera ever made:
  4. sound devices media prices in UK

    Sounds like Sound Devices are sticking a sticker onto normal memory cards and charging a premium for it. I'd just buy whatever cards they say are compatible from Amazon and spend the difference on beer.
  5. 600mhz equipment resale?

    Perhaps a manufacturer has to jump through certain hoops before selling their equipment in the EU, but as far as I know, provided it transmits at 50mW and is in a legal band there's nothing to stop a private [licensed] buyer using whatever he likes in the EU.

    If you're visiting as part of a job then I suggest you buy the licence and invoice it - no cost to you. I've only ever once seen anyone checking radio frequencies, and that was for a practice event before the Olympics. But the risk is always there.
  7. Cheapo boom pole

    I occasionally get asked to provide a long boom pole. Not enough, however, to justify spending a decent sum on a quality one. So at the risk of inviting much ire, has anyone any experience of these? Squeaks and creaks are solvable issues IMO. The last time I turned up on a job and the client wanted a long boom pole, I found myself spending money in a fishing tackle shop... https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Miliboo-portable-carbon-fiber-microphone-Boom-pole-Handheld-Grip-Support-Rod-Flash-Light-microfonos-Holder/32744962343.html
  8. Bag/Ditty for wires and transmitters

    For lapel mics I use fishing tackle boxes. They're ideal - strong, weigh nothing, perfect size, transparent.
  9. troubleshoot TC issue with Zaxcom rx200

    I have a Nomad and a CL and connect the two with Zaxnet, you have to change the frame rate on the CL manually. You don't have to set anything on the RX200, that's all automatic.
  10. troubleshoot TC issue with Zaxcom rx200

    Perhaps I'm reading this wrong but this sounds more like an issue with either your Maxx or CL than the camera. The CL should receive timecode from the BNC connector on the back (or Zaxnet if you have a compatible transmitter). You have to set the frame rate manually on the CL but it should receive the correct TC number without intervention. The RX200 will receive timecode over the UHF link (not Zaxnet), and it will also receive the frame rate over that same channel, so you don't have to set anything there. Once you've got the link between those three working correctly, then it's time to move onto the camera. The RX200 has selectable TC levels of .01V, .2V, .5V, .9V and 1.5V. Which is yours set to?
  11. Interesting new wireless system

    I wonder if the system reduces bandwidth, or increases compression, when signal quality is low.
  12. Interesting new wireless system

    It isn't YouTube. Listen to the main presenter, she sounds ok. The other two, by comparison, sound - well, awful to my ears.
  13. Interesting new wireless system

    Perhaps it's just me but the audio quality on the two presenters positioned very far from the receiver is awful. Hardly any sibilance, their voices sound artificially limited in frequency range.
  14. New Boom Pole at CineGear

    I like the strap option, that's a good idea. Might be better if it was a piece of elastic string attached to your harness (or bag strap) though.
  15. iPhone audio question

    I'm trying to get them to use one of the SKM 100-835 G3 stick mics I bought for the job in place of the Beyer, with the RX feeding the iRig, but that still leaves the problem of monitoring. Asking them to carry all that kit (I'm not there while they're doing it) is too much. Too expensive. Just need a cheap and easy way to plug headphones in, quality not a concern. Not a bad shout, but a bit too expensive (budgets are tight). Is this really teh cheapest option? Would be a shame if it is. No headphone socket though. Nice, but way, way too big.