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  1. NEW: Timecode Systems | UltraSync One

    Well looking at it in more detail it turns out that these sync boxes, cameras, recorders, need to be tuned to each other otherwise they do drift, and you can't be sure how much, and the tuning is not trivial, even with a top of the range Ambient for example. The advantage of RF sync is that this is done whenever the units are in range and continue highly accurately when out of range. Personally I love this degree of accuracy and assurance, I'm not left wondering if the boxes are in tune, have lost tune, need retuning, how long was it since they were last tuned, do I need to tune these hired in units etc. etc. Or you can have this fun.....! From the top of the range Ambient ACC501 – Timecode Master Clock manual ACC501 – Timecode Master Clock This menu is used to tune (calibrate) other Lockit devices or for the Controller to calibrate its reference oscillator to an external source. The internal reference can be tuned to + - 10ppm with a resolution of 0.15 ppm per digit. The tuning number DAC is shown on the display as well as recent tuning history. The tuning process may have to be carried out several times if the tuning error is large (over 4ppm). The tune values are estimated and the final value approached and met after up to 5 tune processes.
  2. NEW: Timecode Systems | UltraSync One

    Do Ultrasyncs and master, use a choice of 3 different continental UHF bands with a choice of 14 different frequencies for each, for radio sync between each other? (not wifi) 865.050 - 923.200 https://www.timecodesystems.com/products-home/rf-channels/ I think they might.....:) and I think this is what can give exceptional line of sight range, in my experience. Wifi gets used for metadata and to broadcast info for other purposes, wifi tablets etc. This is part of what makes the whole system exceptionally excellent as far as I'm concerned.
  3. Sneak peak of the Zaxcom TRXLA protective case prototype

    These look really great, and beautifully designed. I'd be very interested in the story of how you've gone about designing, developing, and producing these? I wouldn't know where to start, and would imagine it's difficult to make it economically viable, with all the work needed, the relatively small market, and keeping the price reasonable? Thanks in advance for all the work.
  4. +1 for M-10 being really handy, two AA's, micro SD, remote control, however discontinued for some time. I found it was devilishly hard to get hold of, as I wanted it for some time for the very rare 5 second pre-roll, not usually available in a recorder of that size. I run it in parallel to my Nomad 12 to quickly record and playback selected problems for assessment on the fly, and 5 secs pre-roll is enough to catch events (hit record on the remote), without adding much weight, and saves having to mess with the rather long winded playback facilities of the Nomad, particularly for long takes. So when the director asks 'exactly which words / sentence did the motorbike, helicopter, jackhammer, angle grinder, scaffold pole, siren, jet, door slam, conflict with and how bad was it?' I can quickly playback the offending noise re-assess and confirm for myself, and give an accurate answer, or even give them headphones if they want. 'Did it really clip the last word and did it matter' etc. etc. Bit off topic, but the pre-roll might be another factor worth consideration for the OP, the D-100 is quite a bit bigger and heavier than the M-10, but does have the 5 second pre record buffer.
  5. DPA 4098 - first impressions

    Thanks Glen, I guess this could well apply to the 3 pin Lemo adapter too, and may have scope for being changed? I will have to educate myself better as I realized I don't understand how the resistors work, as Larry's contribution - "As an aside, you can vary the "gain" of the DPA mics by choosing the bias resistor in the connector; smaller values give more gain (1k) and larger values (4k) give 12 dB less. 2k is a good middling value." is the opposite of what I thought, as I thought the resistor worked by leaking some of the signal to earth, so a higher value resistor would leak less to earth and hence give more gain. I obviously need to find out how it works.......
  6. Rates in UK / Europe

    Thanks Philipp for posting this informative but rather depressing news, at those rates it has to mean two things, one, it will put experienced people out of business, and two, quality will suffer. Then as the skills required become hard to source, and many production companies have bad experiences, the realization will dawn on them that trying to save too much money, will cost them a lot more, it has to come around. "You think hiring a professional is expensive wait until you hire an amateur"
  7. Aaton Cantar X3 user feedback?

    Some thoughts, not strictly on topic, but it has been something of a general discussion, comparison... Deva 24 will have a touch screen, very good for fast configuration access, less menu scrolling. Deva 24 will have a removable front panel / control surface, which offers unique ergonomic possibilities. Deva 24 will be very capable for it's size and weight. Deva 24 has some unique and very useful capabilities like Zaxnet built in, MixAhead? Deva 24 has external SSD built in Zaxcom have shown good commitment to getting the most out of designs without complete re-designs. Will there be a Deva 16 not far behind?
  8. Thought pressurized containers including aerosols were banned anywhere on a passenger aircraft anyway, carry on or checked?
  9. Rates in UK / Europe

    Daniel interesting way of structuring the rates but for 10h first 8 @ £30 = £240 plus two @ £45 (£90) that makes a total of £330 not £340? Lots of people myself included don't do half days (5 hours), as the travel time and prep time are not halved, apart from not being able to do another half day on the same day.
  10. Rates in UK / Europe

    PSC sound recordist TV Factual, Documentary, Corporate, News 10h £340 without equipment 12h £408 without equipment I've messaged you with additional information.
  11. P48 to T-Power converter?

    Great thanks I've got a 406T which sounds great and would get a lot more use if it was P48, I'll investigate...... Further investigation - (forum insists on appending this to previous post rather than a new post?) Looks promising thanks, http://www.416tupgrade.com/416Tupgrade.com.html mention of the 406T 4.I have other microphones that are T-powered. Will you upgrade them? We also upgrade most Sennheiser 415, 435, 815 and 816T microphones. Please inquire about 406T mics.
  12. P48 to T-Power converter?

    Interesting thanks, didn't know that was possible, who offers that please?
  13. Zoom F8

    Yes, spend more money, on a machine where they've taken the trouble to work these things out? The processor needs to be programmed to deduct whatever the pre roll is from the incoming timecode and apply it, not just turn pre roll off because it's too difficult to make it work? 633?
  14. Sennheiser say this which may help? 'The HMD 26-II headset has many upgrades including a redesigned boom arm, an auto-mute boom function (shipped disabled)' but if you can find the instructions to enable auto-mute you're a better downloader (not in the manual I downloaded) or Googler than me...:)