Jim Rillie

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About Jim Rillie

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  • Birthday 06/16/1946

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    Halifax, NS
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    Production Sound Mixer
  1. Myk, You may be onto something. Software changes in the cameras may be contributing factors and may need a little tweaking...
  2. WE've been having the best luck with the Mini just jamming about every three hours - for us that is start of day, morning subs, after lunch, and afternoon subs, and at the 12 hour mark if necessary. In our case, nothing with a TC box constantly on the camera works as well for sync as our new method (which many crews have been using for a good while now). Post is happy with the results, even though the original workflow requested a box on all cameras all the time, which is the way we have always worked until now. You may have to find a small offset to program in. BTW, this also works well for the SXTs we are using. YMMV.
  3. 2 cameras, 2 booms.
  4. Got to say it. It depends...
  5. In my experience, the iPower 700s and 520s work easily in Comtek 216 receivers all day, if not several days.
  6. Never trusted the Uher... back in the day.
  7. Agreed, Ao. that's my usual tack. We all have read and heard the script many times over, but the audience gets to hear it only once before they give up and watch something else...
  8. agreed , Constantin - That person must have had old-school real training. So rare these days. I have always encouraged my boom ops to listen, but the best boom op I ever worked with never needed to hear - it was a distraction to his proper mic placement. He knew his mic patterns, lenses etc. We found ways around the communication issue. Today's work style pretty well necessitates boomers wearing headphones/earbuds or something for both monitoring and communication, but why not adjust to that style if the results are good? Best Jim Rillie
  9. In my region (Atlantic Canada) the bell and lights are operated by the third AD or his/her set PA.
  10. I'm with Vale on this. My thinking is that it's quicker for post in the long run.
  11. I think it's just the lavs with 2 wire connection.
  12. It's a Sanken thing. A good few years ago, I was in touch with audio post at the start of a show, and I sent him some tests. The post guy (Fred Brennan- sound supervisor) checked waveforms, and discovered the anomaly. This was with Lectro transmitters, but the problem may have to do with the requirements for two wire connections (which seem to be the most common for radio mics) and the voltage polarity on Sankens, I think. At any rate I have always reversed the phase on my body mic receivers since then. The reversed polarity was between transmitted boom mics and the sankens.
  13. In my experience, having a TX and an RX in the same block within less than 6-10 feet or so, sometimes even further can cause grief - I haven't scanned in that situation, just moved TX far enough away so gremlins go away.
  14. Hear hear
  15. Don't know if I'm normal...