karlw

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  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. 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!
  5. 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!
  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!
  16. Lectrosonics is pleased to introduce SRc and SRc5P Digital Hybrid Wireless® dual-channel diversity "slot" receivers with Smart Tuning and SuperSlot™ compatibility, designed for top performance in tough RF environments, making them ideally suited for field production and other applications challenged by rough conditions. More here: http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/lectrosonics-introduces-the-src-and-src5p-receiver.html
  17. For those interested, here's a video Bruce Jones and I made about using the SmartTune and IR Sync features of the SRc receiver. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-5DApspPC8
  18. I see that there's already a thread on the topic of this new product, but here's the official announcement: http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/lectrosonics-introduces-the-pdr-personal-digital-recorder.html And, I don't see it posted yet on New Endian's site, but James coded up a new app to give "dweedle" control of the PDR for start/stop, etc.
  19. Hi folks, the latest update for the PDR (v1.10) now defaults to 24 bit recording, and offers greater reliability with a wider variety of Micro SD media. Please update your units with the latest firmware, using the files and info here: http://www.lectrosonics.com/Support/category/93-firmware.html
  20. Thank you, David & Jan. Yes - pretty exciting week around here with this news! I think it is great that the Academy is giving out awards this year for audio technology - it is a rare thing, even though dialog is so central to every movie. Great job to our engineering team, and great job to Glenn & Howie, too. Well done all around!
  21. I case you haven't heard about this, Lectrosonics teamed up with DPA US to offer a $150 rebate for the purchase of an SSM transmitter and d:screet lav microphone. The offer is good through January 20 for customers purchasing these products from US Authorized Dealers. I've attached the form for anyone interested. DPA Lectro Offer Form_FINAL.pdf
  22. Just a reminder that Saturday, 12/31 is the deadline for ordering this combo if you want to take advantage of the rebate.
  23. http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/lectrosonics-introduces-the-venue-2-six-channel-modular-receiver-featuring-iq-filtering-and-digital-hybrid-wireless-technology.html New features include 75 MHz tuning (3 Lectrosonics blocks), Ethernet for control/programming/monitoring, IR sync, and iQ dynamic tracking filters, plus a few additional minor enhancements including a new high-resolution display and menu-selectable antenna power. We plan to begin shipping them in November. I'm happy to answer any questions!
  24. I see that my post (above) has been edited without my knowledge. It is actually factually incorrect now. We have seen latencies in digital wireless systems as low as 0.9 ms (Quadra IEM system - admittedly not a wireless microphone) and as much as 18 ms. Most are in the 2-4 ms range, which is a tiny fraction of a frame. However, it is still important to note that with some wireless systems, delay may be needed to be added to the wired boom if you are mixing it with a lav and the lav is on a digital wireless system.
  25. Just to clear up one potential misunderstanding here. Phase cancellations happen when a source is picked up by two mics at *different* distances. If a voice, say, is picked up by two microphones that are exactly the same distance from the voice, then no cancellation would occur. This ignores the stuff Tom brought up about reflective surfaces. And, as Johnny pointed out, for complete cancellation to occur, you'd need one mic out of polarity with the other. In most real world situations, you'll have two mics that are NOT the same distance from the source, and thus, you'll get some comb filtering, giving you the "hollow" sound mentioned above. And as either the voice moves in relation to the two mics, or one of the mics moves, the sound will change due to differences in phase interactions. Yes, if you ISO either of the mics, you won't hear it. It only happens when the signals are mixed together.