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  1. How hot do IDX NP-L7S batteries get when charging?

    Of course Trey. You're in the will. ;-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hey a random question for everybody? I'm charging my batteries for a shoot tomorrow and one of my NP style batteries, which is one of the oldest ones I have (initial charge date September 2010) , seem to be taking forever to charge. When I put my hand on it the battery, it was pretty damned hot. To be honest I don't really recall them ever getting this hot. I guess my question is: do lithium ion batteries get hot while they're charging? Thank you. I'll take my answer off the air. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. How hot do IDX NP-L7S batteries get when charging?

    To: The Immoral Mr. Tees. I swear I wasn't bragging. Just trying to qualify myself for the soldering position. It was there at the gauge company that I truly learned to solder. It was the only job I could get at the time. I was 22 and a complete idiot. Now, I'm an idiot of a different sort. Sean, I was heavily berated by the tech support people over at IDX today. They had heard of what I was proposing and thought it madness. But I now have three dead batteries now (replacement cost would be about 600 bucks) and thought I might save some money by re-soldering new cells into these packs. It might be a fools errand I'll admit. :-)
  4. How hot do IDX NP-L7S batteries get when charging?

    Speaking of Re-Cell-ing IDX batteries: I saw an earlier post on Jwsoundgroup that mentioned this very topic, on condition that you were handy with soldering your own stuff (which I happen to be -- one of my first jobs in the tech industry was soldering nuclear density gauges for asphalt --- don't ask, I was desperate for money). I remember reading an earlier post about re-celling IDX batteries using Panasonic battery cells? But after searching, I failed to find the post. Does anyone have any practical tips and LINKS to order replacement Panasonic lithium cell batteries for my attempt? I have three older batteries that need to be re-celled. Thank you for any help you can give me! John
  5. How hot do IDX NP-L7S batteries get when charging?

    Glen, I'm not sure. I try to be careful with them but that could be a possibility. I think I may need to recell this one. I've been using it for 7 years now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. How hot do IDX NP-L7S batteries get when charging?

    Yeah I felt a few of the other batteries after they completed charging and they're barely warm. I think you're right. I'll retire this one. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. AVID S3 controller has a stuck fader?

    Thanks guys. I'll give this a try. Weird thing is that I shut off the system, and let it cool down (it was a particularly hot day), and now it's behaving itself. I'll keep testing. John
  8. Hey does anyone else have an AVID S3 controller board? The 16th fader just malfunctioned and just pegs the fader at +12 (you actually hear a thunk when it does it). Has anyone else experienced this? What's so annoying is that the board is less than 2 years old. I tried resetting EuControl but to no avail. I also powered off the machine and rebooted my system thinking that perhaps the driver was being wonky. After a bit, you can hear the motor in the fader buzz just a bit, then the fader pegs back up to +12 again Thanks!
  9. iPower 520 Mah Li-Poly for FREE

    Sure I'll take some too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Hello All, I asked a few mixers whom I greatly respect to help me to apply for CAS membership. Graciously they have agreed to sponsor me. However, the application calls for a "comprehensive letter of recommendation"? Can someone tell me exactly what CAS is looking for in one of these letters? I'm assuming they want to know the work history of said applicant, but that information is pretty much covered in the actual application. What exactly does CAS want to see in that letter? Thanks for any advice you can give me! John
  11. CAS Comprehensive Letter of Recommendation?

    I see what you mean. I'll contact them and find out what they need. Thanks.
  12. CAS Comprehensive Letter of Recommendation?

    Thanks for the info! Comprehensive sounded so detailed and exhaustive. I didn't want to bog down these guys with a crazy homework assignment! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Family Guy last night

    I always have to resist the temptation to be draconian about the matter of getting RT. But to punish all those ADHD actors and crew that can't hold still for a half a minute sounds so delicious, so decadent, you could practically spread it on a muffin and call it a cupcake.
  14. Howdy Everyone! I am available for work in both Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area as well (I can work as a local up there). I have: Zaxcom 12 Track deck 4x Wireless Lavs 2 Timecode Boxes 1 Smart Slate Schoeps CMIT5U /Boom Boundary Mic DPA 5100 5.1 surround Mic Thank you! John (415) 305-1667
  15. Does anyone know of an application that can convert broadcast waves that contain time code to an MP3 that has time code embedded? I run into this problem on a shoot today. They need transcripts right away and didn't want to wait to upload the full-size wave files because the interviews are two hours long. They Needed transcripts right away because it's a sports related show and didn't want to wait to upload the full-size wave files. I'm hoping there something out there. I gave them the mix track but they wanted an MP3 with timecode . thanks for any guidance you can give me, John
  16. Thanks everyone. Much appreciated.
  17. I have a fusion 12 that feature didn't exist when I bought it. John
  18. Thank you! I searched for MP3 & Timecode but didn't see this! Exactly what I needed!!! Thanks again, John
  19. Howdy Ladies and Gents, I'm hoping to find some work for production audio. I have a kit with: Boom Schoeps CMIT5U 4 zaxcom wireless kits, (2 900LTs, and 2 ZHDs, and two stereo receivers. Fusion 12 Deck, smart slate 2x Betso TC boxes 5 Zaxcom comtecs, and a DPA 5100 surround sound mic. OR any post mixing gig you may need help with (I have a studio built onto the back of my property). I have PT 12.6HD, AVID S3, AVID Dock, and can mix in 5.1 or 7.1. Also Neyrinck's Dolby Digital 2 plugin, and a whole host of other goodies. Thank you and have a great 2017! John
  20. Removing rough sea and wave noise?

    ADR it. You'll spend less time doing it and you'll need to process the crap out of it to try and save it. Steve hit it on the head. the sound fluctuates, (it's not a steady state sound which can be more easily be fingerprinted by BNR programs) . the amount of processing you'll wind up doing will make the audio sound terrible. Re-record it and drop in a beach SFX. That way you can control the ocean.
  21. Howdy everyone, Soooo, I'm still working on that WWII movie and am pretty close to completing. however, I just hit a scene with some extreme closeups and I can hear the camera's motor/film sound pretty well. I seem to remember back in film school they used a blimp/barney to dampen the sound but I'm pretty sure they didn't use one on the shoot. I've created (more like hacked together) some Room Tone so I can cut in and out between dialog bits, but it feels clunky. Then I got thinking about it more and was wondering what the big post guys do when they want to remove the camera's mechanical sound? Short of ADR which I suspect the director would probably not be into because the performances are really good -- plus there's nothing really wrong with the sound other than the camera sound. I did try some BNR (iZotope's RX5) and that helped a little. I don't normally edit films shot on film so this is new to me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  22. Does anyone have a standard workflow they use when equalizing a thinner lav feed to the more robust boom? I'm assuming you probably use the spectral analysis in protools coupled with an eq. There used to be a bias app called repliQ that did an awesome job but they're outta business. It seems rather clunky to do it just by ear and I'm assuming those who have more experience know exactly what to do. Any suggestions? jgbsound
  23. Workflow to match Lav feed with boom?

    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try!
  24. Removing Panavision 35mm mechanical sound?

    Yeah I finally talked him into some limited ADR but we'll see how far that goes...
  25. DPA 1500 5.1 Microphone

    I bought the DPA 5100 about a year back specifically for a documentary film I'm on for recordings in Costa Rica, Panama, Hawaii, and Indonesia. Besides just being plain old fun to make surround recordings, I found it quite durable and easy to pack away in my backpack. It has a top screw mount so I can place my CMIT on top of the mic for directional stuff. I haven't given this a try quite yet but that makes for a heavier load to tote around on a pole. I really have to be careful when recording field recordings. A longer cable is necessary, or at least the mic needs to be above your head so you don't block rear channel stuff. My only complaint is the LEMO cable. It's quite expensive if you want to replace it (to the tune of 600+ bucks). And since I rent it occasionally to others, I'm always worried about it being damaged.
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