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  1. In my bag I have an SRc in band A and 2 block 21 SRb's. If I wanted to run everything through an RF distro like the PSC RF MULTI SMA, which sized whips could be used for best performance for all blocks involved? (470, 19, 20, 21) Thanks, Ben Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  2. Whip Antennas across multiple blocks

    Thanks guys. So for me, it looks like I'd want something halfway between 19 and 20. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  3. "Standard" Gear Packages

    The recent "Who Brings the Slate?" thread got me thinking about what kind/amounts of gear are expected on what kinds of jobs in what regions and for what rates. We always talk about a "standard" package but I'm of the mindset that the factors above really affect exactly what gear the mixer brings to the job. For example, I've heard for ENG type gigs, a mixer, boom and 2 wires is standard. Any additional gear (timecode, additional wires, comteks) incurs additional charges. On larger narrative cart-based projects, I've heard from quite a few people that they negotiate a daily kit fee with the producer, and from there on out, they provide whatever gear is needed on a shot by shot basis to get the production what they need (additional slates/timecode boxes for additional cameras, additional wires, comteks, even certain playback functionality) with the only exception I've heard of really being earwigs. I assume what happens in these scenarios is that the mixer agrees to a rate he feels more or less is fair for his entire kit and then if production needs something he doesn't have, he'll consider charging extra. Does anyone here do this? How many wires/comteks/slates is the limit? I'm somewhat skeptical that when we talk about standard packages, we don't always mean the same thing. What really is standard in a basic package for these different kinds of gigs? And the other question is, if you are adding additional items a la carte on set, how do you get away with that without pissing off the producer? I've had to have an awkward conversation or two with producer types on shoots where extra gear was required that wasn't previously discussed. The money people don't always understand the creative/sound needs and the creative people don't always care about the production's financial needs, they just want the job done. Isn't it sometimes better to forgo the extra $$ (especially if it's something as small as 1 additional wire or comtek) to show production you're a team player, rather than piss them off with what they might consider to be pettiness and risk them not wanting to hire you again?
  4. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Larry, I received the package a few days ago and I just have to say again how blown away I am by how classy and amazing Lectro is. I want to thank you and the rest of the crew over there for the kindness and the awesome products. I'll be purchasing 2 of the new transmitters for my next big job. Best, Ben Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  5. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    What we really need is a receiver that records. So the talent wears the wideband transmitter which legally cannot record, but they're ALSO wearing a receiver, that can record. You don't get dropouts because the receiver is so close, and you're still receiving it at your cart. It's win-win. And for redundancy, put a Zoom H4n in their other pocket, hardlined to the receiver, so you're recording a clean backup, but make sure to connect a comtek transmitter to the Zoom's headphone jack so they can hear at village. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  6. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Of course. SRC is the answer there. I'm talking purely about sound quality. I was wondering if a file recorded at 44.1, correctly resampled to 48, would or could pose any problems down the line. I was curious if anything aesthetic was lost. If not, then the 44.1 doesn't seem like a deal breaker to me, so long as I can SRC. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  7. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Thanks for the info. That's kind of what I was expecting to hear. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  8. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    As far as sound quality goes, obviously lower sample rate means less data but for on-set dialogue, what would really be missed by recording at 44.1? Anything discernible? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  9. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    For big budget narrative, if you had to use the 44.1 kHz recording of one actor in a scene for whatever reason, acting against other actors whose voices were recorded at 48kHz, what are the potential problems that arise? Is it really a deal breaker? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  10. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Could adding timecode be possible with a firmware update too? I'm thinking no. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  11. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    96,000 files per second recorded sounds reasonable Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  12. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    You are simply the best. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  13. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Ah jeez. I'm sorry. Thanks for being so cool about this. I deleted the post, not that it makes much difference anymore. I never considered those kinds of ramifications. That's my bad. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  14. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Larry, I'm sorry if I jumped the gun here. It might be too late but I'll delete the post if that's the right thing to do. I should point out that this is a public link that anyone has access to. I'm very excited about the prospect of using this product and appreciate that Lectro has not publicly announced it yet as it is still early stages. Best, Ben Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  15. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Link please. I'm dying over here. Drowning in RF. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  16. Deal Memo after the shoot

    ALWAYS before. No exceptions. Do not sign it. *On the NY union stuff, it's on the first day of the shoot or prep/scout, but the point is, it's at the beginning of the process, not after you're done. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  17. IT (2017) Sound

    I noticed it whenever the kids were on the bikes or outside in general. Two kids in particular. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  18. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    For me it's just form factor. The LTs are just a biiiiiit too chunky for my taste. Not as easy to hide. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  19. Wingman on Android

    Crashes on my Android Galaxy S7 Active as soon as I try to do anything. Android version 7.0. Works perfectly on my ipod touch. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  20. Remote Audio Hi-Q Batteries

    I love the Hi-Q's! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  21. Schoeps MiniCMIT

    So which is the definitive mount for the mini cmit? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  22. I'm binge watching HOC with my girlfriend and really enjoying it. We're about halfway done with the current season and there were a few scenes I had technical questions about. I know the mixer frequents this forum so hopefully he sees this. I'll be vague to avoid spoilers. For the scene where the characters are in the private theater and they recite the dialogue in sync with the movie playing behind them, I was curious if this was done with earwigs or amplified in anyway for the actors. I was also curious about the "skype" calls - if they were pre-recorded and played back on set, if the on-camera actor was acting against a green screen, or if they were done live, having the callers in the next room. I was also wondering about the wide shots in the back of cars. Are there plant mics in the ceiling that are just comped out like they do with the booms? Or was it wires? Finally, the scene where Seth is prepping the podium - was that amplified live or were the effects added in post later? Thanks, Ben
  23. Using the CL-12 with 664

    I use an external cellphone battery charger. I charge it off of AC when I'm plugged in. Never had an issue. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  24. DANTE box

    So is this for people who have analog mixers and want to record to something like the 970 via Dante? I feel like this is intermediary technology. It only makes sense that manufacturers will more widely develop mixers with dante capabilities built in, like Yamaha. Would be cool if SD did that. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  25. Noisy R1a?

    Yeah, I guess make sure the transmitter is in IFB mode but I'm not sure what that does exactly. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk