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Bouke

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    I'm a developer of software tools, both ''off the shelf' as custom work.

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  1. eehm, I'm a bit late at the party, and did NOT read the entire thread, and did NOT read the 1300 categories, but from the GearSlutz post: 85437005 Portable battery operated electronic readers for recording and reproducing text, still image or audio file: 50%. I don't think a SD recorder is able to reproduce an audio file. Otherwise, strip the playback function and put that into a $1 add-on module sold seperatly. Seems food for lawyers. Back to regular nonsense now.
  2. I totally do not understand what you are saying. Avid has mono or stereo tracks (And stereo is only used for already finished mixes). You cannot put multiple input tracks in one track. Could post make screenshots like we're in 1998 or something? Do send me a testfile, I'm a seasoned Avid editor, and I highly doubt this is a bug.
  3. Eeh... if not, it would be a mixdown, right? So I fail to see the problem. Mono or poly is not important, should behave the same. What you can do is a little trick with file names on mono files. sound_04.wav will end up on track 4 in Avid, no matter if it was recorded as track 1 in the recorder. But, don't you have one of the older (known good) files to compare?
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    Delivering files from multiple recorders

    Had a look at the code, and filenames are retained if the do not conflict with existing files, in which case they get a _new addition. (So indeed to never overwrite existing files, as that would be bad...) Then, today I've added an option to the patch function to omit (leave out) specific channels. (It's more, not include in output.)
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    Syncing Audio und Video via Metadata TC in Premiere Pro (Tentacle)

    well, there is my LTC convert app that can do so, but that will be at file level (thus, creating new files. Depending on the source / preferences there does not have to be a video transcode.) How many clips are we talking about?
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    Wave Agent split track with TRACK INFO Name?

    The _number is only for track assignment. (At least in Avid MC) The metadata defines if files belong to a group. (Why the track assignment is not in the metadata is a mystery to me.)
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    Syncing Audio und Video via Metadata TC in Premiere Pro (Tentacle)

    If the Tentacle was used to feed the TC input rather than the sound input it will be no problem. (Of course if framerates match, otherwise it's still possible but will require some serious cursing.)
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    Wave Agent split track with TRACK INFO Name?

    That would be a bad idea, as you can't see the track assignment. (And that IS important sometimes.) AFAIK (can't test now), the track names are preserved in the metadata.
  9. Over here these plastic boxes are very popular: https://www.utzgroup.com/en/products/stacking-containers/ Look for the Rako series with lid. (grey / dark grey.) Lightweight and cheap. They are way more sturdy than they look, you can stand on them. The el cheapo looking white plastic closure clips are actually really good. No need for a lock. If you want to ship something, just two tie rips will do the trick. They come in a lot of sizes, all Euro sized, so they stack well in a lot of combinations, also with half open crates from other brands. Foam sized to fit is avaialable in varous thickness. Problem with Pelicase is that it does not stack on anything, and everyone who sees a pelican immediately knows there is something valuable inside. (While the caterer on the job also has these cases for his coffee cups...)
  10. Thank you for that! (I for one do fly my colours.) Bouke
  11. Hi John, Since you're not interested in making it interesting, let me piss over it; In the last 12 years I've only seen slates when shot by the clueless. Every DSLR has an internal clock, that can be synced (up to half a second accurate) to the sound device. That is quite some backup. Now, how much video post experience do you have? (Do not answer, this is an arrogant rhetorical question.) Bouke
  12. Hi John, Call me arrogant if you like, and you'll probably be right. But, with 30 years of experience in post, and with all major studios / broadcasters as clients for my software, 'clueless' is not the exact right description. Now, go shout CAMERA / SPEED / ACTION etc in front of a nervous person, then clap, then hand me 2 hours of material on 1 PM that has to air at six. And no, I do NOT want to start a pissing contest, but I am very happy to give my perspective from the post side of things. Bouke
  13. I totally second that. Clap is so 1970... And it's free with the stuff you have, except you perhaps have to create a cable to get BNC to XLR, perhaps attenuated a bit. (Do remember the BNC outputs an ugly blockwave that we call LTC.) Do test, do NOT record too loud, -18 is more than loud enough. (Volume has no influence on the signal, loud causes crosstalk and is highly annoying for anyone who accidentally listens to the track.) When you test, look at the waveform. It should be blockwave. If it is spikey, you have an attenuation problem. (It might still be readable, but it's a road to disaster.) To read the numbers and do other magic, you can use my software: LTCconvert (https://www.videotoolshed.com/product/ltc-convert-auxtc/ ) (For testing your setup the free demo is good enough.) Bouke
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    Marry takes on 664

    Be aware that BWF sequencer currently does NOT create RF64, so if you're doing more than a few channels, the 4 gig limit will byte you very quickly. (I could add RF64 if needed though.) Another thing, Bwf does NOT have timecode, it has a timeSTAMP. (sample counter)
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    NEW: Timecode Systems | UltraSync One

    It is probably 100% sync. You can also switch to another format and stay sync. BWF does NOT have timecode, but a timestamp. (48000 samples per second. And a second is a second in all framerates. Calculating that to TC in NDF or 23.976 does give other TC values, but that has nothing to do with sync.) LTC does have a framerate baked in, but a reader will look at the sync word at given time, then calculate the TC belonging to that and calculate the timestamps. (Hence LTC lock is way more accurate than one would expect.) Bouke
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