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  1. Tentacle sync e + nomad at 29.97

    I recently bought a couple tentacle sync e and have not been able to get them to take a jam from my Nomad at 29.97. 23.976 works fine. I have an email out to support and waiting for a reply, thought I'd check and see if other tentacle owners have the same issue.
  2. Tentacle sync e + nomad at 29.97

    Interesting. Support told me specifically it does not have that feature yet. Guess they were mistaken.
  3. Tentacle sync e + nomad at 29.97

    Turns out I was mistaken, there is no auto frame rate detection implemented yet in the tentacle sync e. That is a planned feature for the future.
  4. Tentacle sync e + nomad at 29.97

    I have asked for the ability to turn off the auto detect. So far their only suggestion is to use the tentacle as the master and jam Zaxcom devices from the tentacle.
  5. ZMT3 & PowerRoll

    I just received 2 ZMT3.5 transmitters, and I was very surprised to find that they are not capable of PowerRoll. I figured with the short battery life this would be a critical feature. Was this included in other versions of firmware? Does anyone have PowerRoll on the ZMT3's? Or is this just incorrect info on their website? My transmitters came with V2-25 software.
  6. Tentacle sync e + nomad at 29.97

    I agree.
  7. ZMT3 & PowerRoll

    I don't have any 2.5 or 2.6's on set with me, but I looked at a ZMT3 and it seems to show the same results. The still photos freeze the RF peak level, when it's active in real time there is a fluctuation of about +-1db regularly, but it's accurate enough to see a clear shift when I change to each power level. 25mw 50mw 75mw I think I have too much free time on set today...... 4 hours of MOS so far.
  8. ZMT3 & PowerRoll

    Did you turn off power roll first (assuming a trxla)? Power roll overrides the power setting in the menu. Here is what I am seeing. It's a clear difference at each of the 3 power settings. I don't have an ssma to sma cable otherwise I would plug in directly and skip the antennas. 125mw 50mw 25mw
  9. Phonak Roger real world experience

    Any thoughts on sound quality compared to a 216mhz phonak?
  10. ZMT3 & PowerRoll

    How did you measure? Did you have power roll turned off when you measured? Power roll will over ride the tx power menu setting. Please elaborate. I just put a trx900la next to my rf explorer and I see about a 3db difference between 50mw and 25mw. About 3.5-4 db difference between 50mw and 125mw. I can also see a difference in signal level on a ZMT3 between 25mw and 50mw. That looks to me like 25mw is working.
  11. ZMT3 & PowerRoll

    Power roll only switches from 50 to 125 on the LA's, but 25mw has been a menu option for many years now. I have never measured to verify that it is an operational setting, but it's there on all LA and ZMT transmitters.
  12. ZMT3 & PowerRoll

    25,50,75 slectable in the menu.
  13. Tentacle sync e + nomad at 29.97

    Heard back from support today, they say the problem is because the Zaxcom timecode stream has a lot of jitter and that is causing the tentacle to reject sync since it believes it is seeing the wrong frame rate. They are hopeful, but unsure if they can fix it, and believe it will take a while. Guess I'll wait and see.
  14. Tentacle sync e + nomad at 29.97

    I am hoping it will be a software fix. Good to know the old model doesn't have the same issue. Still waiting for them to get settled back from NAB to see what they can do.
  15. 25 db cable attenuator scheme trs - trs

    I built an xlr cable with a pad in the xlr to take line level feeds from a console into a trx742 (mic level only). Probably took me half an hour total. It's a handy tool to have in the kit, especially since I personally dislike barrel adapters. If this is something you will use a lot, building it into a cable is an elegant and very doable solution.
  16. Tentacle sync e + nomad at 29.97

    I suspect it's not a signal level issue, but has something to do with the jitter in the Zaxcom TC stream, similar to why the Denecke slates can't auto detect the frame rate. That's just a guess on my part though. Support replied so far to say they are wrapping up NAB and will get back to me on Monday.
  17. Schoeps MK41 capsule cleaning

    That's an expensive experiment. I take it it all worked out?
  18. NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    The only issue with this is if you are transmitting "qc audio" you lose zaxnet remote control of the transmitter. For me the remote control is a much more important feature so I broadcast the boom feed from my cart. Page 2, what was this thead about again?
  19. Tentacle sync e + nomad at 29.97

    Thanks for the replies. More info will help troubleshoot once I hear back from support. I was able to jam at 29.97 from another tentacle, but not from the nomad. I didn't have anything else with me yesterday to test with. I am suspecting this is an issue between the tentacles and the Zaxcom recorders, similar to how the denecke slates cannot auto detect the frame rate from Zaxcom recorders. I will post back once/if I'm able to figure out the cause. Any other user experience is appreciated and equipment combination is appreciated.
  20. Maybe they gave away too much free sound gear
  21. Nomad Zaxnet issue

    Things to check: Input Configure mode set to 8 or higher Zaxnet set to "TX" in zaxnet menu Zaxnet channel (2.4**) set the same on both units Group code set the same on both units If you have an RF explorer or similar, check to see that you can see the zaxnet signal to ensure transmission. Honestly, if Zaxcom tech support told you it was a hardware issue and needs repair, I would tend to trust that diagnosis first.
  22. Need recommendation for Ambisonic microphone

    I love the sound of my sps200. I would highly recommend it. I'm curious to see what Rode will change with the new mic since they bought Soundfield.
  23. Np-50 storage options

    This is what I'm using. Not exactly what you described, but works well for me. Black case is charged Batts, orange case needs to be charged. Holds 6 batteries and takes up very little extra space.
  24. When Production doesn’t rent your kit

    Agreed. I think production should supply everything necessary if they are supplying. I also think it's become common place to consider a harness and HP as personal items. While I think production should have them, any time I've been asked to work without kit, I have been expected to bring a harness and HP. Never had to because I always either say no or quote a labor rate that would be the same as my usual labor plus kit and that has not been excepted to date.
  25. When Production doesn’t rent your kit

    While I don't do jobs without my kit, I see this a bit differently. Headphones and harnesses are items I consider fairly personal. I don't want to wear someone else's sweat soaked harness, or hair grease covered headphones, so I would always bring my own if I chose to do that type of work. When I boom I always bring my own headphones, and while I'm happy to provide them, everyone who booms for me brings their own hp too.
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