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Fauzan

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    I normally roll atmos when no one is around.

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  1. Equipment wishes for 2016

    If Sound Devices would do a 'small' update on the MP-1 / MM-1 series: A SD slot for recording ability with just one button: Rec/Stop.
  2. V lock battery in sound bag etc

    I use a 150Wh V-Mount to power my bag/cart rig: 788T (with CL8/9 and CL Wifi - not sure if these crank up the power draw, as it should) + Lectro Venue. 2 batteries (without charging on set) can power up for a good 12 hour day. My other bag with 664, 4-5 Lectrosonics 211 and PSC RF SMA is powered by a 12V 7.2Ah SLA battery. 1 battery would last 4.5 hours if it was used continuously-on mode. Economical-mode (turning off and on) can easily give you 6 hours and more. Very similar to what a NP1 battery would give me. Moved on from NP1 because my charger went faulty, and sourcing the battery + charger in my country is impossible. Nearest I can buy them is in a neighboring country. Bought the V-Mount because as advised by a camera operator (easier to find in case things go wrong) and true enough nowadays even LED-light equipment uses it and in fact it saved me the other day (had to borrow one of their V-Mount). Commenting in case other people ever search for these to choose their battery system. If budget was no problem get V-mounts. Only thing about them is the standard issue charger is big and bulky. There is a 'travel charger' that uses the standard laptop powering adapter to 2 d-tap connectors but I just can't put my faith in that kind of charger if I was on a travelling shoot. If brought along as a backup, then yes. If you're only starting out and cost-conscious, the 12V SLA is a great bang for your buck and can easily be found (when sourcing for new batteries / charger). I use a 150Wh V-Mount to power my bag/cart rig: 788T (with CL8/9 and CL Wifi - not sure if these crank up the power draw, as it should) + Lectro Venue. 2 batteries (without charging on set) can power up for a good 12 hour day. My other bag with 664, 4-5 Lectrosonics 211 and PSC RF SMA is powered by a 12V 7.2Ah SLA battery. 1 battery would last 4.5 hours if it was used continuously-on mode. Economical-mode (turning off and on) can easily give you 6 hours and more. Very similar to what a NP1 battery would give me. Moved on from NP1 because my charger went faulty, and sourcing the battery + charger in my country is impossible. Nearest I can buy them is in a neighboring country. Bought the V-Mount because as advised by a camera operator (easier to find in case things go wrong) and true enough nowadays even LED-light equipment uses it and in fact it saved me the other day (had to borrow one of their V-Mount). Commenting in case other people ever search for these to choose their battery system. If budget was no problem get V-mounts. Only thing about them is the standard issue charger is big and bulky. There is a 'travel charger' that uses the standard laptop powering adapter to 2 d-tap connectors but I just can't put my faith in that kind of charger if I was on a travelling shoot. If brought along as a backup, then yes. If you're only starting out and cost-conscious, the 12V SLA is a great bang for your buck and can easily be found (when sourcing for new batteries / charger). Also the 12V SLA have this new chemistry available called LiFePo. Seems to be quite a big improvement to the previous chemistry but I can't find one in my country yet so no feedback from me. Would love to try it once it's here.
  3. I started with 19x-2xx Lectrosonics series, and only got my Digital Hybrid a few years ago. The difference is exactly like you said, more lower end frequencies on the 400 series Lectro. Couldn't stop smiling once I heard it (paired with COS11). As for the UH400 - I try to run wired (cabled) as much as I can and only use wireless when the situation needs it. That said I only use it with the CS3E. I've found that my CMC641 lost most of its magic to be used directly with the UH400. Also, if you're not satisfied with the sound of the UH400 you can also use another preamp (SDMM1/MP1) as a front-end to the TX.
  4. Cooper CS-104 - Current Opinions

    I really love how good the pre-amp sounds on that mixer (CS104). Chanced upon using the mixer where I was employed before I freelance. From my memory, the only problem was this one time where the fuse burnt (probably some fault with the 12V SLA we were using, but that was a simple fix). Sound wise I'd rate CS104 > 664 > 788T (but this is all from memory, I haven't had a chance to do a 1-1 comparison now that I don't have access to that CS104). To this day I wish they made something similar to the Kortwich VCP series (2-3-4 compact preamp) So I can use Channel 1-6 Line In on my 664 and that Cooper sound on Channel 7 & 8. If you do get the CS104 I'd suggest getting that Vark Audio 1-4 Direct Out to further expand the power of that mixer.
  5. View From The Office:

    Calling my boom op to come back from his island vacation asap! (Not really) Shooting the last bits of the magic hour for a feature film.
  6. Kaltman Reactions Circular Polarization Antenna

    Oh man, it's been a long way since I have been here. Here's a video to show the Kaltman's CP antenna in action. Few things to keep in mind: Transmitter is UH200D (boom tx, up in the air) You will see the Lectrosonics ALP antenna is mounted but if you freeze frame you can see that the BNC is unpatched Distance measured in Google Maps is roughly 130 meters / 427 feet (over water) and I was behind a shack The phone was in Airplane mode Hope this helps some of you make your decision. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDlcMkyWwxE My non plussed opinion on the antenna is the mounting style. It's not very rigid. The build of the whole antenna is plastic, and I would prefer a male BNC port embedded on the body itself instead of a wire coming out (more points of failure in terms of wear and tear). This antenna would be great for fixed indoor venue/stadium or any set that doesn't require you move/relocate position as much. Still, I am glad I own one. Cheers.
  7. New Ambient Tiny Mike Sets

    Hi Timo, Is there a difference (on the performance level of the mic itself) between TinyMike and TinyMike II? Best, F.
  8. http://cms.tvtechnology.com/europe/0104/gsma-calls-on-the-european-commission-to-adopt-vision-for--uhf-spectrum/272146 London — Spectrum-hungry cellular operators are not only found in the U.S. With American telecoms ready to extend their operations into the UHF band that was for decades the domain of television broadcasters, European telecoms don’t want to fall behind the capabilities of the Americans. An association of European telecom operators has requested that the European Commission examine the UHF spectrum above 470 MHz with an eye toward re-allocating large swaths of it for telecom (i.e., cellular) operations. Although the European Commission was already considering some re-allocation for completion in 2020, that is not soon enough for the GSMA’s members. Anne Bouverot, director general of the GSMA, commented on the release of a report to the European Commission on the future use of the UHF spectrum band (470-790MHz). Pascal Lamy, president of Notre Europe, produced the report in his role as chair of the High Level Group, which consists of top executives from Europe’s mobile operators, broadcasters, the wireless microphone community, network operators and technology associations. “We appreciate the European Commission’s efforts to address the future of this important spectrum and welcome the call for the 700MHz band to be repurposed for mobile broadband in the European Union by 2020,” Bouverot said. “To close the gap with North America and Asia, we believe it is essential that member states have flexibility to move sooner, preferably between 2018 and 2020 and potentially earlier, to respond to the sustained growth in mobile data traffic and the dramatic change in the way citizens across Europe are watching news and entertainment content, relying more and more on the Internet to access programming.” European broadcasters and telecoms are regulated much differently than in the U.S., so comparing the two regions’ spectrum use and regulatory environment can be confusing. However, it’s clear that Bouverot and her telecom clients think that they need more spectrum and the best spectrum for their purposes is that used by UHF broadcasters. “We are concerned that the report’s recommendations on the sub-700MHz (470-694MHz) band could put Europe at a competitive disadvantage compared to other regions,” she said. “Limiting Europe’s flexibility on the possible co-existence of mobile and digital broadcast services until 2030 will discourage investment in world-leading mobile networks. We respectfully ask the European Commission to adopt a long-term strategy for the sub-700MHz band that allows individual Member States to decide whether to keep traditional broadcast services in the spectrum or to provide more spectrum for mobile broadband to expand social and economic opportunity throughout Europe.” Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. View From The Office:

    Last month I worked on a wild rainforest exploration inspired cooking show. This was in an orphaned elephant sanctuary, the staff (and hosts) were giving the baby elephant a shower. This is Nigel Marven wrangling a mangrove snake on a boat. This was us shooting the with wild Bornean pygmy elephants in the background! Borneo is a wonderful place for the wild. I had one of my best moments in my life there, when we had our night river safari (wild animal sightings). Highly recommended if any of you end up in this part of the world. Best, F.
  10. comtek 169

    It's similar to the 216 model only that the frequency range is different..
  11. Also thanks for the reply Rick and the mini review of the lipo batts. Something to keep in mind in future. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Studiomprd: thank you sir! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks Marc, would look into that but wondering what made it swell? Heat? Edit: oh sorry I thought it was an AA battery holder. Yeah now I know what you mean by swelling.
  14. Hey Bernie thanks for the reply! Yes I am preparing the external powering cable as well... Just making my own battery pack for cameras that does not have hirose or dtap system output... Or when the camera don't let you tap their power... Interesting to read that 1.5V rated are around 1.2V... Now I remember I have a multimeter at home. Will check it out when I get home. Sent from my C6502 using Tapatalk
  15. Hi all respective mixers and JWSound members that might be reading. I have a Zaxcom stereo wireless receiver I am thinking of making an external battery pack for it. The maximum voltage input for it is rated at 15V. If I were to get a 10AA battery holder (15V out) to power the receiver as external power and knowing rechargeable battery circuitry - will there be a risk of overloading? I am asking because I have blown a Surefire flashlight bulb before using rechargeable battery (perhaps it was overcharged? It was a CR123A rechargeable system). Would I be better off with a 8AA battery holder? So even if it is overcharged when fresh coming out of the chargers, it won't exceed the maximum voltage in. By the way, making this external power since the 4AA internal batteries will only last about 3 hours. Hoping to get longer runtime so I only need to change the battery around lunch time, same as my other systems. I am using Sanyo Eneloop XX 2500 mAh with Maha Powerex 8AA charger. Please advice, and thanks in advance! Good day. Best regards, Fauzan. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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