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  1. 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?
  2. it would be nice to find something that is greater than 2 bays and less than 12....:
  3. just for clarification, it was the dreamliner's own lithium battery system, not something someone else carried on board, or shipped
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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"
  7. 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: what might work for you is transcend's rda2 sd card reader with lightning connector: 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
  8. I was going to suggest the meon life pelican battery, but going to the remote audio website indicates some sort of delay:
  9. eliminating multiple dongles with one adapter: it is annoying to have apple ignore power users
  10. hand held cell phones typically max out at 600mw. in rural areas, "bag" phones are sometimes used and can go up to 3 watts.
  11. also:
  12. 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
  13. 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:
  14. 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.
  15. there is a rugged version of the zuca bag which would be handy outside. the wheels are larger and the seated surface is taller:
  16. 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....
  17. 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.
  18. I believe the list is $1995. will confirm when I get invoiced for mine.
  19. 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.
  20. i believe you can buy direct from inspired:
  21. send a picture to eric toline and see if he can do better
  22. I am against glomming things together, but would this help?:
  23. 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.
  24. fast charging an ipad pro:
  25. 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.