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  1. Thank you. I greatly appreciate Lectro's ability to share this info. I find the open and honest disclosure to be reassuring and it bolsters my confidence in the brand and its products. Thank you.
  2. I have been interested in an answer to the same question. ^Bump^.
  3. Hi Mark, Thank you for the helpful information.
  4. I tried reading through the entire thread for information, but there is so much energy spent on debate that I find it exhausting to search for an answer to what seems to be a relatively simple question. Can someone who has had a license for a while please help out?: Is the Call Sign your effective identification as a license holder or do you end up with some sort of ID card to carry with you? Thank you. Thank you.
  5. Hello, I just received an email with a link to a two page .pdf file that verified an official part 74 license has been granted. Should I expect some sort of printed, or hard copy, identification card to be sent in the mail or is the call sign what is used in the field to identify the license if a question is raised face to face? Thank you.
  6. Thank you for the replies. The jam on return to 24fps is what we are doing now. Thank you.
  7. When we are shooting multi cam docu-package b-roll of live action our producers have started interrupting the flow by asking one or more of the cam ops to quickly switch to a higher frame rate for slow motion highlights. We usually just jam sync the cameras at the start but lately have been considering using some of the new mini lock boxes. How can we integrate these boxes into our workflow and accommodate a mid stream change of frame rate on a portion of the cameras in play? My concern is that we may be attempting to evolve with use of technology just as our production practices are devolving. I was thinking perhaps we could have an extra box preset to the other rate. e.g. have a set of boxes at 24fps and an extra at 60 or 120 and quickly swap it in. The key is that we are covering action that happens without our control. We can not call cut, and any time we waste making changes, is a lost opportunity for making pictures. Post never complains about time code issues but I'd like to do the best we can with the circumstance we find ourselves in. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you.
  8. Thank you for the information.
  9. Well, I have seen a few claims that users have had their SRc swamped with RF despite clear scans and normal precautions. These observations have caused me to go back and forth on choosing 411s or SRc on an impending purchase. Why does it matter to me where the issue is? It seems as if the front end is using state of the art tech, so I am wondering if there is potential for improvement that has been identified elsewhere or if Lectrosonics feels that the SRc is on par with 411 with regards to the circuit layout, shielding etc. I suppose some people upgraded from SR(a) to SRb simply because the performance was better but other people probably appreciated knowing why the performance was better. I think Lectrosonics did a great job of providing explanations. Thank you.
  10. I agree. I meant to express the idea that it is probably better to just set my gear up so it works ok and stop trying to over think it.
  11. I agree that the question is best answered by Lectrosonics. I suppose they must have some way of making distinctions and employed some method when developing the improvements in the earlier SR products. Thank you.
  12. Yes I did read this thread, and then I asked my question. Perhaps I should have worded the question more specifically. Reading here and elsewhere I have learned that: UCR411a have a tracking filter 11MHz wide while the SRc have a tracking filter 15Mhz wide. I have also considered that UCR411a have a IP3 of +8dBm, SRc have a IP3 of +0dBm, and UCR210d have a IP3 of +12dBm. I have read quite a bit about how the original SR(a) evolved into the SRb and appreciate how developments in the pcb layout and construction resulted in remarkable improvements. I am fascinated with the new broad band SRc but also scared off by a few reports that some users have had them swamped by interference. I am wondering if the SRc may be such a new design that it will evolve in a manner and timeline similar to the SR(a) to SRb transition. I am grateful that Lectrosonics is clear about the comparisons between the 411a and the SR series. My specific question is asking if there are any issues with RF interference that may occur after the tracking filter. I am asking if any interference picked on the internal circuit but not necessarily via the antennas can be compared between two appliance designs. I am asking how the SRc compares to the 411a (with its enormous metal case/shield) and if there is any way to quantify the difference. I realize that tacking this question on the end of a thread about the "front end" may have been a poor decision. I have been avidly reading everything I can find about the SRc. Thank you.
  13. Thank you for the comments and posting the link. It is obvious to me that I don't think about the actual frequency value enough because Larry's comment about the first harmonic being beyond the entire UHF range we work in was a revelation.. For example;. 2 x (the lowest frequency available to us) > (the highest frequency available to us). I have never considered this specifically but now it seems obvious. The information about inter modulation between two blocks was informative but I reminded myself that as you add frequencies the interaction gets more complex and this is a reason for considering pre coordinated frequencies as suggested by the Lectrosonics page: http://www.lectrosonics.com/europe/images/PDFs/precoordwebver.pdf The more I thought about that I realized that Larry's advice "set up a test situation with transmitters at real world distances, both near and far, and make sure everything operates the way you think it should" is the best way to address my concerns. Thank you.
  14. I guess I was reading too much in to it and thinking that there was perhaps a technically inspired strategy to prioritize the talent signal reliability over the camera hop. I was imagining that harmonics, reflections, and possible intermod problems attributed to the lower frequencies may step on the camera hop with less repercussion than having the camera hop cause mishaps with the the talent signals.
  15. Hello, Are there any official specifications on how the SRc and 411s reject stray RFI? Anecdotes describing how the early SR series was more susceptible than a 411 to RFI have me wondering if the SRc is as good as the 411 in this regard. Thank you.