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  1. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    prior to giving up on 2.4Ghz, I would run audio cable, to video village, and place my ifb100 on the monitor cart. I would place my other ifb100 to another side of set, on another frequency. the erx receivers were set in voting mode, to go between the two frequencies. this was not foolproof. there was often one or more people that would be left out. on one show, the director had been a dp and he would leave the village and be with the technocrane operator. being between the two ifb100 transmitters and having the spread spectrum transmissions from the telex comms of the crane crew interfering meant that he couldn't hear program material from either transmitter. as soon as you remote an ifb100, you are also giving up being able to remotely control the body pack transmitters....which is one of the very reasons to buy into the zax system
  2. on more than one occasion, we needed a local "partner" that was named as part of the project. do check: http://www.dubaifilmcommission.ae/filming-in-dubai/how-to-film-in-dubai
  3. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    larry, many thanks for your detailed response. I had entertained getting the lectro vhf ifb system, but the price for 2 transmitters and 20 receivers was high for a system that I could not audition. about a month after I purchased the sennheiser ifb system, the duet was announced....
  4. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    I found that an ifb running 2.4Ghz is not a bag friendly solution. Needing to power, and use a booster to get sufficient "punch" is arduous. It was somewhat useful for me for cart use, for about a year. Then came the flury of other 2.4Ghz bandwidth hogs - telex headsets for technocrane crews (using spread spectrum transmission), wireless dmx boxes for lighting, preston iris control and preston follow focus units, Qtake video broadcasting and cellular internet hubs for the mucky mucks The perfect storm is on a three camera day when you have six preston units, and all of the above. As wonderful as the audio quality of the Zaxcom Erx units is, video village is willing to hear something, continuously than something better, intermittently. I did seek guidance from the mothership, and the response was "use another frequency". Wise words. I have been using Sennheiser ifb units this year, on another frequency.... band. No boosters and no interference, and I can transmit in stereo, if that need arises.
  5. the feature is mentioned in this advert. perhaps there is an online manual that mentions the part number of the circuit: http://en-ca.sennheiser.com/closed-headset-tv-radio-broadcast-hme-26
  6. Any solution for Files backup with Ipad?

    well, the production you are with will be using one of the companies in kenya to help with entry. two of the ones I have worked with, have workstations that can back-up your work, if it is onerous to travel with your laptop. when I click on the .wav file, using the transcend app mentioned in my previous email, it plays. did you need something more than that?
  7. New Zaxcom small transmitter - ZMT

    it would be nice to find something that is greater than 2 bays and less than 12....: http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/Categories-listing/product/529-chs12lb50.html
  8. just for clarification, it was the dreamliner's own lithium battery system, not something someone else carried on board, or shipped
  9. DPA SLIM for ZAXCOM

    I got a response in october from the dpa product manager that a zax version of the slim was some time off, if they were going to do it at all. if this position has changed, that would be good news
  10. in the past, I have had the occasion to talk with the director and script about intelligibility, with little traction. pointing out that the audience won't have the script in front of them, sometimes gets them thinking
  11. Do you use this rubber paste in the USA?

    I am guessing it's a version of clear butyl, often seen on set. a commercial version that is available in many places that sell expendables is "joe's sticky stuff"
  12. Any solution for Files backup with Ipad?

    with my cantar, I use this thumbdrive with lightning to access my pdf sound reports and send them with my iphone. you need the transcend iOS app to browse files and help you send files: https://ca.transcend-info.com/apple/jetdrivego300 what might work for you is transcend's rda2 sd card reader with lightning connector: https://ca.transcend-info.com/apple/rda2 should allow you to pop in the sd card from the 688 and load the files on to your ipad. you will need the correct ios app to use with reader. if you decide to try it, please follow up here, so we know what does and does not work
  13. cart power opinions

    I was going to suggest the meon life pelican battery, but going to the remote audio website indicates some sort of delay: http://remoteaudio.com/products/power/life-box/
  14. eliminating multiple dongles with one adapter: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hyperdrive-thunderbolt-3-usb-c-hub-for-macbook-pro#/ it is annoying to have apple ignore power users
  15. Zaxcom Wireless and IFB Range

    hand held cell phones typically max out at 600mw. in rural areas, "bag" phones are sometimes used and can go up to 3 watts. http://motorola3watts.com/
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