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  1. Alexa Mini TC sync

    I've been making a fool of myself amongst the ACs on the last few jobs trying the JAM SYNC option with the Mini. The TC will read but it will keep flashing 9 times out of 10. Sometimes even an error message will appear saying the camera cannot jam to the external signal or that the signal is not valid (can't remember the exact wording). What is the jam sync option for and what option should I be using for sync from an external box? The most recent crew says to stick with REGEN. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  2. The "Best client/producer/agency quotes" thread

    "Why can't we just put a mic on the camera?" This was for vocals on a windy, snowy beach, camera wrapped in plastic. Alexa mini with line level inputs only. They originally wanted to shoot 65mm. It was just like that Sound Mixer Hell video Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  3. Lectro SRc field reports?

    With this update, is there any added benefit to getting the units re-boarded? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  4. Lectro SRc field reports?

    Does this only affect "SmartTune" or the "Scan" function as well? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  5. Excellent Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  6. Any updates from Lectro? Have they solved the issues?
  7. Another make-an-actor-say-anthing app

    I stand corrected. Thanks for the info. Very interesting stuff. A colleague of mine believes this technology will be used to recreate noisy/scratchy/unusable dialogue in post. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  8. Another make-an-actor-say-anthing app

    Still no way to program subtext/sarcasm/inflection/intention...yet Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  9. Lectro SRc field reports?

    That's so weird. I thought past a certain serial number, the SRCs were certified to be good. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  10. 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
  11. REVIEW: Schoeps miniCMIT

    I played with one and it seemed to be very sensitive to the whooshes from what I'd consider to be a normal speed boom swing. This is the only thing holding me back from getting one. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  12. 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
  13. "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?
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

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

    You are simply the best. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Link please. I'm dying over here. Drowning in RF. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk