karlw

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About karlw

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  • Birthday 10/28/1966

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    Rio Rancho, NM
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    Music, good books, astronomy, audio.
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    business development at Lectrosonics, Inc., amateur classical musician, and generally a nerd.
  1. Hi Henchman, One thing to keep in mind with pack mounting on bodies is that you'll want to keep the antennas away from skin, so that most of the RF is not absorbed. There are various tricks to doing this, including using a neoprene sleeve as already mentioned above, covering the antenna with a straw or aquarium air tubing, or using a thin foam pad. Also be mindful of limbs covering the packs (i.e. don't put them in someone's underarm) and be careful of metallic fabrics covering them. Most packs should be protected from sweat either by (again) using the neoprene sleeves or by covering them with an unlubricated condom or plastic bag if they will get damp from condensation or sweat. The antennas should generally be oriented vertically for best reception. "Antenna down" is the preferred method in musicals/theater, while "antenna up" is what most of the film and TV community does.
  2. audiofp, your plan looks solid to me. I would suggest keeping your com and cam feeds at the top of the Senn. G band (as close to 608 as possible), and then keep your B1 units in the low part of block 21 as much as possible, or possible the low part of 22. That should give you adequate separation.
  3. Inspiring story, for sure. Thanks for the links!
  4. I got the rest of the production sound team info from IMDB: Shanti Burn and Sue Kerr were the boom ops, Dan Sharp was sound mixing technician, and Tania Payne was sound assistant on this production. Congrats, all!
  5. Congratulations to Kevin O'Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, Peter Grace, and the Hacksaw Ridge team for winning the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing!
  6. The Lectrosonics HH and HHa handheld transmitters have a programmable button, FWIW. It can be set up as Mute or Talkback. I could see either being used for a VOG mic.
  7. If anyone here is missing an HM-26 transmitter and may have left it at the Newseum in Washington, DC, please contact Anne-Marie Kaczorowski there, verify the serial number, and retrieve your transmitter. 202-292-6543
  8. We do make the case ourselves.
  9. At the very least, put things at opposite ends of the band. For instance, if you have IFB on 23 and you're using B1 talent mics, put the IFB at the top of 23 and the talent towards the bottom of B1. And, physically separate everything as much as you can. A handy tool for that is the coax antennas we make, both with BNC and SMA connectors. These can help get your IFB or hop transmitter antennas out of the bag and away from your talent receivers.
  10. Keep in mind that we went to the extreme low end of the gain to illustrate this point. I was actually surprised how little it appeared to affect the sound - the noise floor was not as high as I expected. But it did affect the range to have such a low level of modulation.
  11. There is probably low-level, wideband RF coming from the mixer, which then interacts with the IFB transmitter by generating intermods. This is one reason why we (and others) generally recommend having your IFB and your talent transmitters on two different frequency blocks.
  12. Check out the latest firmware! http://www.lectrosonics.com/Support/category/93-firmware.html
  13. Should be 8-9 hours or so. Hopefully some users can chime in to confirm or deny this estimate.
  14. It will be very interesting to see what happens with the 4th round auctions! We're getting close: they are supposed to close on Jan 13th (this Friday). If anyone is interested in following the auctions, here's a link: https://auctiondata.fcc.gov/public/projects/1000 And if you want a quick tutorial about how the auctions work: http://wireless.fcc.gov/auctions/1001/resources/reverse_auction_new_stage_tutorial/presentation.html
  15. Hear Hear!