mradlauer

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About mradlauer

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  • Birthday January 1

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    http://www.clearcutaudio.com

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    Arizona
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    I am a sound mixer in Arizona
  1. RIP LOON

    I have 2 Loon poles. I love them and probably wouldn't use another pole. I had called him a few times for some replacement parts. When I finally got him on the phone we talked for almost 2 hours... The amount of knowledge was unbelievable and he was just a really nice guy. He told me a little bit of his back story in regards to moving to CA and back to Montana and how he was a basically a one man show at the moment. I had always hoped he could restore his reputation with people who had a bad perception of him. His contributions to our industry will be sorely missed. RIP Don.
  2. DIY external bag cart battery

    When I get a few minutes I'll draw a diagram. It's fairly simple. Everything is either soldered, spade connectors or Anderson Power Pole...The only part that is kind of convoluted is the wiring for the V/A Meter. The box with the bigger battery has a P-Tap jack on it. It came from Wooden Camera for some modular system they have. I rebuilt it with more solid wires.
  3. DIY external bag cart battery

    Its really not that bad. The bigger one i built for my friend, he uses on a vtr cart... That one is heavier. They do make smaller capacity batteries but not sure if it's worth it to save a lb or 2. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  4. DIY external bag cart battery

    So I built this a few months back for a friend. This has a Bioenno 60ah LiPo battery. The plug selection was what my buddy wanted but it works great. This weighs about 16lbs. I built a similar one for myself with their 40ah LiPo..It weighs about 12lbs. I can run my loaded 633 bag(3SRC, ZAX CL, RF distro) for like 3 days! Plus charge my phone etc.. I don't have any pictures of it, but I also built a 40ah LiPo rackmount with a switching power supply so that I can use mains power or battery. It lives in an SKB box and powers my cart. Thanks for JW for pointing me in the direction of Bioenno Batteries!! They have great products and excellent customer service! www.bioennopower.com www.powerwerx.com
  5. troubleshoot TC issue with Zaxcom rx200

    Frame rate on CL is manual.. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  6. Using the CL-12 with 664

    I use CL-12 with 664. A long time ago before Remote Audio came out with a BDS with USB, I purchased one of the USB to BDS adapters. I swapped the BDS connector with a 4pin XLR and plug it into my HotBox....Works like a charm! You could put a Hirose or whatever connector on it your want. Also, both my cart power supply and my pelican battery case (both of which I built) I have incorporated USB ports for charging devices and running CL12. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&O=&Q=&ap=y&c3api=1876%2C{creative}%2C{keyword}&gclid=CNelvK_evdQCFU9sfgodfvgMMQ&is=REG&m=Y&sku=793086
  7. Control surface vs mixer

    I use the 664/CL12 combo. Prior to that I had a Cooper and for a short time I used a Soundcraft board. I much prefer the combo of CL12 to the front end of another mixer... Mainly because the 664/688 is already a mixer. Dont get me wrong, a Sonosax or a Cooper is obviously superior but maybe not the best combination with the 6 series. Gain staging, extra patching from RX to mixer to 664. So many fail points. I am obviously missing out on key features of the CL12 by still using the 664 but it's been a great combination for me. CL12 is still a fairly new product for SD. I use it with my 633 as well. And I'm looking forward to using it with new 6 series products down the road.
  8. Hot pins?

    I have seen this before and have actually done it myself without melting the plastic. I don't remember exactly what it said, but in reading the Neutrik pdf on their connectors, the plastic is rated for some insane amount of heat. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  9. PS-1A to Lectrosonics LT

    I stand corrected.. You want the MC41 pin out. This will do what you want perfectly!
  10. PS-1A to Lectrosonics LT

    Use the mic level wiring.. I believe its the mc35 cable. I use that configuration. Look on lectro website under audio cables. Find xlr to ta5
  11. Sound Devices 633 Mixer/Recorder Timecode Drift

    I decided a long time ago that I wanted to go the zaxcom route to do TC and Scratch. I also have the UHF RX so I have options for doing ENG work or even production work where they want main audio on the camera as well. I wanted to keep my bag rig simple so the ability to use 1 TX for two separate system capabilities has been great. Plus the ERX is super versatile especially when working with DSLR or even with big cameras. Downside is range...in the bag is not the greatest. I have a directional antenna for the TX when I work on the cart, and it works great. When I work on my cart, I pull the TX out of my bag and go from there.. I am considering an IFB200 but I can't justify right now, and it's easy to switch back and forth. Regular sync boxes are on my list as well. There is always a need especially in situations where 2.4ghz is not allowed.
  12. Sound Devices 633 Mixer/Recorder Timecode Drift

    I use my ERX's as much as possible to avoid this type of situation...SO I can't tell you how much, if any drift is experienced in that regard. When I am unable to have an ERX on the camera, I re-jam as often as I can. Usually at lunch or any kind of location change, battery changes/Power downs. It's probably over kill but I'd rather CYA if they don't want a sync box, and it only takes a second. You have to really stay on top of the C300's although the MKII is a little better. I've noticed the Sony F7 doesn't hold TC very well either. F5, F55 and most of the ENG type cameras usually do pretty well.
  13. Zoom F8 Beginners Question(s)

    I'm not putting this site up on a pedestal or anything, but being able to even participate in a forum such as this...with all of the talent and experience is a luxury. I've solved more problems than I can count, on my own just by reading this site. There are different levels of knowledge here on this board...but for the most part (its kind of expected that) everyone here has a basic level of audio...Signal flow, gain structure and common audio terminology. Had the OP known these basic principles, along with the manual, he could have probably figured it out on his own. One of the things I learned...even before I got into this business is that you have to get really good at figuring out things on your own...Especially when your in the trenches and you have a job to do. No ones got time to wait for a response from JWsound! lol No ones trying to beat the guy up...I just think it catches people off guard when someone shows up here seeking help in the very basics of this field. Honestly it would have been way worse if The Senator was still participating. He takes no prisoners!
  14. Zoom F8 Beginners Question(s)

    Signal flow, gain structure and standard audio terminology...JonG was being polite...
  15. 664 LCD Screen problem

    Is this a new firmware!?! Sweet!