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  1. 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.
  2. ZMT3 & PowerRoll

    Thanks for the clarification Glenn. For us end users, the documentation is all we have to go on when making our purchasing decisions, so the accuracy of those documents is important in avoiding surprises or disappointments.
  3. ZMT3 & PowerRoll

    Interesting. I've heard back from Zaxcom and they told me it is not capable, and are now going to remove the feature from the website and the manual. Have you tested if power roll is working on your transmitters, and not just an in active menu item?
  4. Red Weapon 8K Audio Issue

    I have had very mixed results sending audio to this camera. Same body, different days, different results.
  5. DPA 4098 - first impressions

    Rado, thanks for the feedback. I'm glad to hear that they hold up better than u expected. I was always worried about the rubber suspension, but it sounds like a non issue. I will be reaching out to dpa again to request a flat response version
  6. Zaxcom Nomad notch filter

    They would be easy to see on a spectrogram. I agree they shouldn't be a concern for post though, as they are very shallow and do not significantly alter the overall sound.
  7. DPA 4098 - first impressions

    I demo'd the 4080 and also found the low end roll off too extreme for my taste and intended purpose. I would welcome a flat response version of this mic.
  8. Zaxcom Nomad notch filter

    Nope. The compressors show the amount of reduction, but HPF and notch filters can only be checked in the channel setup pages.
  9. Zaxcom Nomad notch filter

    Channel setup menu has an on/off toggle and a frequency setting for each analog input.
  10. Wireless - Is the sky falling?

    I saw the same article, and it seemed a little alarmist to me, but with merit. If T-Mobile is actually on track to deploy and activate there 600mhz purchases this year, it could come as a surprise to some markets, but these rollouts don't happen everywhere all at once. Admittedly I am not ready for my 7 channels of 600mhz to go offline tomorrow, so I just have to hope that I have enough time to go through with my transition plan before it's a problem.
  11. OR311 - For Zaxcom TRXLA transmitters

    Thanks for the kind words about the clips. Unfortunately it is true I am not currently making them and I don't have any left. It's not just because I'm too busy with work, buying a house, and getting engaged, but the vendor I was working with has closed up shop and with those other things I haven't found time to find a new vendor to work with. As I get settled into the new house and the new studio I hope to find time to update the design a bit and find a new vendor to work with. Unfortunately I can't say exactly when this will happen. I think the Orca pouch will make a good alternative, and won't scratch the sides of your trx like my clips do
  12. Cart building day!!!

    Hint, hint..... Enjoy your day off.
  13. RED Helium

    So far I've had mixed results trying to feed reference audio to the helium. Sometimes I can't get any signal and just lots of noise, sometimes I can get signal covered with noise, and I have gotten it to work just fine. Also seems like there are a few bugs in the firmware, like recently I found the headphone out to be muted until I change the volume, so I have to turn the volume up and back down to the level I wanted to get the return feed to work. What are folks using to feed audio to a helium? With what kind of results?
  14. Cart building day!!!

    Yeah! That's my cart. I have since upgraded those 12" wheels to 16" wheels, and I change things around every 6 months, or make sweeping changes for specific jobs, like adding an 01V96 and a 24 track Boom Recorder / Pro Tools setup, then back to a normal dialog system, but the basic structure is the same. I really love how quickly and easily I can make major changes to the cart in between jobs. The printed labels are made by Redco Audio. http://www.redco.com/Redco-DP-LABEL.html Worth the $2 IMO.
  15. Cart building day!!!

    Beautiful cart! My big cart is a very similar style and has been wonderful to work on. I also inset the wheels (16") and have had no stability issues. It keeps the working width of the cart as wide as possible while easily fitting through small doorways. It took me a few iterations to find the right balance/tipping point, but once I did it wheels through terrain and up stairs quite easily. Great work.
  16. Soundfield/Ambisonics delivery workflow

    I will offer to add time to do the B Format conversion, but mostly I end up delivering A Format. When I do I make notes as much as I can, and send an email stating that the files are A Format and need to be converted. It doesn't always get through though. I also audio slate my takes with the mic orientation as a permanent record of how it was recorded cause notes get lost, and metadata can easily get erased somewhere along the process. I try to align the mic front to the camera default, but I've found it a very hard sell to convince people to keep that orientation static throughout the process. I usually end up hearing, we'll just put everything where we want it when we get to audio post, and there is some reason to that. It's helpful if a clap or some sort of slate is used to sync the cameras, as that can be used to orient the mic in post when the image default has been shifted.
  17. audio track names premiere pro

    I was under the impression that premier does not show the channel names entered into a field recorder. I went through this a while back on a project with an editor who wanted me to label my sound report in a way that corresponded to how premier was showing them when he imported, which was to rename each track A1, A2, A3, etc. So he had a reference of A2 is boom etc.
  18. I'm in Sweden for a job this week and our plans are changing. I am in need of an xlr line level input cable for a lectrosonics transmitter. Are there location audio dealers in Stockholm? Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks
  19. Farewell innovation?

    I would be very interested in the patent stories surrounding the Nagra and other recorders, regardless of what opinions I hold currently, it's still an interesting story. Please do share. I also find David's patent stories interesting, thank you David for that bit of history. I'm not sure I believe that support for the legal process of defending a patent, and support for the companies you choose to work with are mutually exclusive things. We can all have feelings/opinions around this process, but those don't (can't / shouldn't) interfere with the legal process, or the end results of such.
  20. Location audio dealer in Stockholm

    Thanks Olle. I have a couple days left, I'll look those up. I did find Akkurat? the other night, which was fantastic. One of the few places I've had Cantillon on draft.
  21. Farewell innovation?

    I also think the scope of the patent is too broad. Of course a broad patent is legal dillagence, and time will tell what the court thinks. Patenting a transmitter with a recorder built in is protecting the invention and is reasonable imo. But it seems the patent covers the idea of using multiple recorders on each sound creator, that could be combined, wireless or not, and that doesn't seem like an invention as much as a workflow. Patenting a workflow doesn't make sense to me. I fully support the protection of innovators and their inventions, but I also feel there are some deep issues in how US patent law is implemented. This may be a necessary move for Glenn, but I think it's quite possible to have a negative outcome for us, the end users of these niche products.
  22. Location audio dealer in Stockholm

    Thanks everyone. I'm all set. Lots of figuring it out as we go on this one, but having a lot of fun too. I'm enjoying Stockholm very much. Olle, thanks for the beer offer. Any local brewery suggestions? I've tried a couple so far, finding local breweries is one of my favorite travel hobbies.
  23. DPA Slim or 4060/61?

  24. Location audio dealer in Stockholm

  25. DPA Slim or 4060/61?

    I default to the 4060 these days. I have never had an issue with loud actors on them.