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  1. Padded Mic Storage Roll

    At $150.00 with shipping I'd be interested but $300.00 is a bit steep. Though it is very cool
  2. Wireless Distortion Issue - UCR211 & OST 801

    Via my macbook air speakers I am not really hearing any distortion. It sounds thin when your voice peaks but that isn't distortion
  3. Presenting Whitney and Becky Ince

    Thank You Al for the great pictures and post. You have been a great friend and mentor to me over the years. You taught me that being a sound mixer is so much more then just turning a knob and how to remain calm no matter what. To many more years of collaboration together.
  4. Staffmeup Reviews

    I get a couple decent jobs a year but 90% of the people want to pay less then market value
  5. Do you all still voice slate

    Always on my current show they have already told me the Voice Slates have helped them sort out a few things
  6. Robert Lewis is close to Pittsburgh http://www.lewisproaudio.com
  7. Help finding source for this wheel

    You need to call BackStage and talk to them they have a bunch of stuff that isn't listed well on the site
  8. Service Turn Around Times?

    Sound Devices has been about 5-7 days every time I have sent something in but as Mark says they will provide a loaner for $75.00 plus shipping. Lectrosonics was 4 days last time and 6 days the time before Denecke was 5 days last time and 3 days the time before Mozegear was 5 days but offered to send a loan or expedite it if it was urgent ( I have 3 boxes so it wasn't urgent) Ktek- 4 Days
  9. Help finding source for this wheel

    You may want to talk to Back Stage carts http://www.backstageweb.com or Northern Tool makes many of the wheels on things like the PSC carts http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/category_tires-wheels
  10. Review of my Nissan NV-200 Van

    The Nissan NV-200 is Nissans answer to the Ford Transit Connect and smaller option then the Dodge Ram Pro Master. The Nv-200 was also first to the market in late 2013. I took delivery of mine two weeks ago and have already driven it about 1000 miles. Below are my impressions. Performance and Passenger Cabin The NV-200 is a 4 Cylinder 131Hp powered van this is the only engine option I had concerns that it might be under powered however I am happy to report while fully loaded with pretty much everything I own including a Rubbermaid follow cart, Loaded PSC Vertical sound cart, Rock N roller eng cart, 50lbs of shot bags and other assorted gack I had no issues on my 600 miles trip this past week and found the van to be fast enough for my needs and very easy to drive. It drives more like large SUV then a van and had no issues going anywhere I needed to go including a tight parking garage and a very narrow alley. I also averaged between 24-25MPG on the trip while fully loaded which exceeded my expectations and is important as getting full mileage in the ENG world is very rare. The Passenger Cabin feel more like a SUV then a commercial van. The seats, trim and controls are all very comfortable. I bought the technology package that includes XM, Blue Tooth, Nav, back up camera and Cruise Control which are all working as advertised. There are plenty of storage bins and spots to put everything I need close by. It is a very comfortable ride for larger passengers as well I am 6’4 and close to 300lbs I find it to be very spacious so if you’re a smaller framed person you will have a ton of room. Cargo Area The Cargo area is well laid out as well with 6 built in tie downs dual sliding side doors and 180 degree rear doors it is easy to get to all your gear. I can access all the items on my follow cart from drivers side sliding door and my Rock N Roller ENG cart from passenger side. The floor comes standard with a rubber mat which seems to do a good job at keeping the ride quiet. It also came with a wire mesh bulkhead included for security and to protect you from your gear. The rear door is only 19.5 in off the ground so lifting things in or in my case using a ramp is easy. As you can see in the attached photos I can reach all my items without climbing into the van. I don’t even need to climb in to un ratchet the carts or remove them. The van is currently in ENG mode. My PSC vertical cart will fit behind the Rock N Roller if needed but most of the time I will remove the Rock N roller and place the PSC near the front and use the extra space for my tent, rugs and 2 more tubs of stuff I only use on features though will good packing I can fit everything I own in the van it is just very tight. Final Impressions I think this van is a good price point and fit for any sound mixer who works the kind of jobs I do. I do 50% corporate/commercial 35% reality/eng and 15% union features and commercials. It is the perfect size for 85% of my work and I can make it work for the other 15%. I still have a personal car but could easily have this van as my every day driver if I needed to. Overall I am very happy with my purchase so far and look forward to driving this van for the next 10-12 years. If any has any questions I am happy to answer them.
  11. Which Megaphone to Buy?

    Looking to buy a Megaphone to add to my package. Fanon seems to be the brand everyone sells but wanted some user feedback on recommendations on which model I should buy. thanks
  12. Which Megaphone to Buy?

    Thanks for the feedback. My upcoming project has a number of scenes in a hard to access wooded area with 150 BG I am pretty sure the VOG will be hard to get set up. I had a member offer me a used Fanon for $75.00 shipped so I think i may just do that to have another option.
  13. On set Metadata question

    I do track names and scene take numbers along with movie slate to do a report
  14. RED Weapon - Red's new body

    How hard would it have been to have the timecode be BNC IN? Genlock is BNC in but Timecode is still lemo?
  15. Comtek compatible transmitters

    Not well IMHO buy a comtek brand transmitter
  16. Redesigned FUZE Ti Timecode Slate!

    Slates and IFB are the top two things that I need to get serviced regularly because they are out of my control during the day and often abused. 1-2 of my Comteks have to go back a year for cracked cases or busted volume knobs. This past year one of my slates was rolled over by a dolly requiring a new front and rear panel. Another slate was dropped numerous times onto concrete requiring service and a new backlight power supply. Denecke has put my slates back together many times over the years quickly and fairly cheaply it is a big thing to consider when buying a slate.
  17. IDX NP1 Battery Refurb.?

    Just as an update I just got a recelled NP1 from . Looks like new and working great
  18. A very bad day in GA

    While she is clearly negligent on Midnight Rider she had worked as a AD for many other companies http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0777245/ Her IMDB Trivia now says " First assistant director Hillary Schwartz was found guilty of criminal trespass and involuntary manslaughter in March 10, 2015 and will receive 10 years probation and no prison time. Under terms of the deal, she cannot be a director or assistant director, but she can be a producer in a capacity other than overseeing the safety of others." Safe to say her career is over but it was a legit career in the film business for many years which is more then I can say for some commenting on this thread Jim for someone who hasn't worked on any of there movies I don't think your qualified to discuss the "errors in judgement" on them. I mixed another movie that Randy and his company did in Savannah called "Savannah in 2012" There was nothing unsafe on this movie that I witnessed. Randy was pretty easy to work with and I had a good time on the film. I may have been on Midnight Rider except a mixer Randy had a relationship with from LA was available. Clearly serious errors were made on Midnight Rider though.
  19. More 664 woes

    What firmware are you on? Does it record Poly Wav ok?
  20. Today March 27th is last day to get it for free then they want $25.00. It is free so if you think you want attend reserve one link below has all the info http://filmtvsound.com/index.php/112-news/309-nab-2015-free-pass-codes
  21. Need More FreqFinder Beta Testers for iOS

    Working fine for me on my Iphone 6
  22. Sharknado 3 Strike

    I have worked on 3 movies that started non-union and then over 95% of the crew voted for union. 2 of the 3 movies had less then a 2 hour work stoppage. The union approached them and they immediately decided to start negotiating so we went back to work and had a contract with retro active pay and benefits within 48 hours. The 3rd movie ignored the union after 2 days so we walked off the job for 1 day and we had a contract by 8:00am the next day. No one wants to strike but sometimes it must happen. It doesn't sound like Sharknado 3 wants to make a deal though so I hope the strike prevents them from getting this movie made.
  23. Equipment hopes for 2015

    +1 I am happy with my current SRB/ MM400/ HM set up. When they have a wide band SRB type RX I will consider upgrading for flexibility. After talking to Gordon at Length about it last year. He felt I had 5-6 years of good use out of my current set up at minimum so I will continue to cash my checks with the current set up. What I would buy ASAP if it came out would be a purpose built Stereo Camera Link TX
  24. I was sold a fake MKH-416

    I love the 1/4in plug built in
  25. Credit where Credit is due.

    Only once have I felt this way too. I was on a reality show for 4 years and busted my butt daily to get great audio. Season 4 the show got a new show runner and producer they didn't like me but the talent did. So they started picking apart everything I did and sending me emails complaining about audio. ( I asked to see clips of there issues and the refused to show me any). When the show took a few week hiatus they told me "we will let you know when we will start filming again" instead of telling me they were going in another direction they just never called again. When show aired I watched all the episodes they complained about and the audio was fine. Ever since then I have always kept my distance on a job and not gotten attached to anything.
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