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Everything posted by karlw

  1. Frequency Coordination

    A comprehensive program like IAS generally makes coordination quick and painless. It does cost $500, however. IMO it pays for itself in time and by the elimination of frustration, though. The program includes most makes & model ranges of the wireless you own or will encounter. I use this software almost daily to either do my own coordinations or assist others with theirs. A less expensive app for this purpose is Freq. Finder, and I know a lot of people use it as well. While not as comprehensive as AES, FF works on a mobile device and is easy to use.
  2. Lectro Power Solution

    Robert - yes, the SRAES3 can output either analog or digital. There is a switch on the side to make the choice of what comes out of the TA3 connectors.
  3. A new player in the installed wireless game.

    Looks like a really well thought-out system for point-to-point wireless audio.
  4. When lavs attack

    LOL that is.... something.
  5. IMO 2 frames out would be the max - that is already 1/12 second or 83 ms (at 24 fps), and would be noticed by some people as "not quite right", as Joel points out above.
  6. Need 3 wirless mics

    Of the bands you list from their manual, the only ones that are legal for operation in the US (assuming those units have FCC type approval) are: 518-542 572-596 620-670
  7. Lectro SMQV and dweedle tones

    Glad to hear it, Alen!
  8. Lectro SRc field reports?

    Jeremiah, for an accurate estimate of turnaround time, please contact sales.repair@lectrosonics.com and let them know how many units you have, and the serial numbers.
  9. Just in time for the NAB show! http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/Wireless-IFB/category/218-iem-in-ear-monitor.html -Karl
  10. NAB party- lost bag of equipment. * FOUND *

    Kathy Baca just received this note from the Satay staff: Hi Kathy, You're such a sweetheart! I was just going to email you this but you beat me to it! Yes! My staff found the bag this morning sitting outside our patio-- tucked away under a stack of chairs (OMG!)
  11. NAB party- lost bag of equipment. * FOUND *

    FWIW what I remember from that night is that I set up their Bose L1 Compact speaker array in about the center of the room along the wall facing the street, and used one of our SR receivers with a rechargeable battery to feed the speaker (from an HH transmitter). We borrowed an extension cable from the staff. The staff at Satay then offered the use of their microphone and cable, and I think it was a black & green bag that the guy was holding. This was while we were setting up. We let them know that we didn't need it as we were covered with our own equipment. I think they took it away at that point and I wonder if they misplaced it? There was a lot going on. I don't remember their bag with the microphone & cable being near the Bose speaker at the end of the night when I grabbed our receiver and XLR adapter cable during pack up.
  12. Lectro Nano

    We've started on the micro-DAT version - should have it ready by NAB 2019.
  13. Question about body mic pack mounting

    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.
  14. Question about RF Scans

    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.
  15. 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!
  16. Inspiring story, for sure. Thanks for the links!
  17. 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!
  18. Best Handheld For Voice of God

    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.
  19. 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
  20. Lectro PDR, not Lectro PMR

    We do make the case ourselves.
  21. Question about RF Scans

    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.
  22. Lectro Transmitter Gain Settings

    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.
  23. Question about RF Scans

    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.
  24. Equipment wishes for 2017

    Check out the latest firmware! http://www.lectrosonics.com/Support/category/93-firmware.html