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  2. on a recent set, we were shooting with 3 cameras. each camera had a wireless focus unit, wireless aperture control, wireless dmx controller (not cintenna), wireless video feed from the qtake operator to various crew members watching on ipads. there are usually 2 or 3 crew members tethering their laptops to their cellphones. it is also common to have at least one cellular wifi hotspot for the video village crowd. the erx receivers somehow worked for quite some time. the breaking point came when the supertechnocrane crew set up with their telex headset system. it is a 2.4ghz channel hopping system that makes it hard to stay ahead of. the only way to make the situation workable was to remote the ifb100 to the monitor cart. by doing so, I gave up remote control over frequencies and gain. I have 20 erx's, for the moment. I don't see an easy fix. more devices all the time squeezing into an ever shrinking spectrum. preston systems published a paper on the grim picture in 2009
  3. hey brian, according to the location sound corp website, the weight with batts is 8.8lbs(4.01kg). without batts - 7.8lbs(3.55kg). I don't have an accurate scale to double check for you, but LSC is a dealer and would know. curiously, at a quick glance, I did not see the weight in the most recent manual:
  4. you did not mention which wireless system you were planning to use the power supply with. I used an areitec pico48 with my zax wireless, before the 742 plug-on was available. lightweight, one 9volt battery.
  5. there is a rugged version of the zuca bag which would be handy outside. the wheels are larger and the seated surface is taller:
  6. my unit arrived last week and I am looking forward to using it. in my market, there is a 1st ad that likes to listen to the ifb all the time and often uses a "voice of god". eliminating one pack means one less unit clipped to his belt. my other application is using it with costumes or prosthetic devices that make it difficult for an actor to listen to cues from other actors. I can send that actor the lines from all the other actors in that scene. where size is not an issue, it is simply another transmitter that I can use. the only downside for sets that I have been working on is how many things are running on 2.4ghz. I have been working on sets with a lot of crane use, and I find the telex coms that the crane crew and grips working with them, interfere with my zax ifb units. getting complaints from video village is a huge drag since I have 20 ifb receivers....
  7. I used to buy blocks of coat check numbers from a stationery store to provide an arbritary but distinct number on the bloop slate. years later, psc made a bloop slate with numbers that lit up and could be advanced by clicking a button on top.
  8. I believe the list is $1995. will confirm when I get invoiced for mine.
  9. the trxfb would be larger than an trx lt. you can get a used trx900aa for $500, which would be more cost effective. mute switches for the trx900aa are still available.
  10. i believe you can buy direct from inspired:
  11. send a picture to eric toline and see if he can do better
  12. I am against glomming things together, but would this help?:
  13. conventional powering does not get you ahead of the power curve. charging overnight and being connected to ac from time to time during the day might get you through the day.
  14. fast charging an ipad pro:
  15. are you running your power through a power star or meon distribution/back-up system? that sometimes adds a few tenths of a volt. vin seems to be running his x3 on 12v without any adverse effects, but the manual does specify 13v in the appendix. my psc powerstar supplies my cart with 12.5v on batts and 13.5v on ac. if you ever ran into problems with your power, using a remoteaudio juicer would be a solution. I used to run a juicer with my analog mixer, which was happiest at 15v.