Jim Feeley

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About Jim Feeley

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  1. I just re-read the RF Guidelines. It says the restrictions run "approximately four days (beginning 01/16/2017) before the Inauguration, until conclusion of the Inauguration on January 20th within 25 km of City Center." The Women's March is on Jan 21st. So you're probably OK for the march itself ("probably" because there still might be plenty of RFI flying around), but before the march no such luck in central DC...
  2. I've covered plenty of marches, protests, and uh non-nonviolent disobedience. Others know more, but a couple things: Here's a PDF with basic RF guidelines for the event. Note that the Women's March starts near one of the RF control points. Looks like using wireless mics anywhere around where you want to be might not work, at least not without risk: http://broad-comm.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/rf-guidelines-for-2017-presidential-inauguration.pdf Read through the march's FAQ to get a sense of what you will be allowed to bring...and what might get you kicked out of the march. For example, items not allowed in the rally area and presumably along the route include Backpacks and Bags exceeding size restrictions (8"x6"x4"). And boom poles are probably out: "Flags are allowed, but not on a pole. Posters and signs are allowed, but not with the use of wooden sign posts." https://www.womensmarch.com/faq/ This page, from the sadly defunct Digital Media Law Project, about the 2009 inauguration might be helpful: http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/documenting-2009-presidential-inauguration So if you don't have press credentials, you may need to keep things down to a hardwired handheld mic...maybe a handheld short shotgun mic (don't call it a "shotgun" mic during the events...I'm not kidding) and the smallest recorder you have in a bag that fits the size restrictions. Then as Phil says, perhaps TC on camera (which should also have its own mic). Or two cameras with mics on each camera. B camera mainly/frequently used to primarily capture sound...i.e, you'll position the camera as you would your mic if it wasn't attached to the camera and don't worry about the picture it's getting. So you'll have two "nothing to be scared of" cameras, which could be handy, no scary "is that a bomb?" audio equipment, and you'll still be able to get decent voxpops... Good luck and let us know how it goes!
  3. Not sure I can make it mid-day Monday. But I will say that Sightglass is a good choice. Good coffee, easy to get to, space to gather/hang... Thanks for setting this up Paul. Hope I make it and see a bunch of you there!
  4. Not just a B&H thing. Location Sound in LA sent out an email offering the same one-day price. And IIRC, someone here or somewhere got the same price from Pro Sound Services in NYC.
  5. > no sales tax. In California and at least some other US states, there's a "use tax" on online sales made through merchants that don't collect sales tax. I always pay that because I write off my equipment, I don't want to get audited (and don't want problems if I do), and it feels like the right thing to do. So that narrows the price "advantage" of some online retailers... Also, that $600 price was offered by at least one of our usual-suspect location audio dealers (Location Sound), and I heard some others price matched without stress. But I wonder: Why the large short-term price cut? These don't seem to be Rio Olympic leftovers, and I kinda don't think a 416mk2 would really fly (wasn't that the MKH60 or 8060?), and um... Anyone know, have an educated guess, or fun conspiracy theory?
  6. Reviving an old thread for a new (but quite related) question. So I read this SD tech note from four years ago: Replacing the Internal Hard Drive in 722 and 744T Recorders https://www.sounddevices.com/tech-notes/replacing-the-internal-hard-drive-in-722-and-744t-recorders Key line for me: "Units produced before May 2009 used a parallel ATA (PATA/ IDE) interface and hard drive. The accessory product XL-SATA enables installation of SATA drives in these units." I recall someone here (probably Phil) saying he had mixed/negative experiences using some PATA-SATA adapter, but I don't recall if he was using SD's adapter. And I see the note from SD Casey up above in post #10 of this thread. So my four questions: 1) Have people in general had good luck with SSDs in their 744T recorders? (In my small world, the answer is, "yes." But I don't want to be too parochial). 2) Have people here had good or bad luck using PATA-SATA adapters to fit SATA SSDs into their earlier-run 744T recorders? If good, what model adapter? 3) What's a good source for PATA SSDs? Usual suspects (NewEgg, Amazon, etc)? NOS on eBay? 4) Any particular models/brands that have or haven't worked? Thanks a bunch!
  7. Oh, the AO-4 is big... I lived with a smaller but nice AO-1.5 for quite a while....But you know Portabrace will customize bags for you. They talk about that somewhere on their site. Drop them a line: http://www.portabrace.com/contacts/ Or maybe check out Kortwich...I think several people here have custom bags from them: http://www.filmtontechnik.de/en/bags/ And a friend had a custom rain cape made for his camera by camRade...they do audio bags, too...maybe they could customize this: https://www.camrade.com/products/carrying-bags/audiobags/audiomaster
  8. Going through one of these?
  9. Ah. Cool. Just a goof. I look forward to your post.
  10. This is a quote from post #6 in this thread: http://jwsoundgroup.net/index.php?/topic/28968-super-cmit-and-wireless-phase-issues/ So Jeff, what's up with that? User error, someone logging in as another user, someone with superuser/admin access run amok, an IPS bug? Anything we or you can do to avoid this sort of thing in the future? Or do I need (even more additional) enlightenment about something?
  11. red camera

    OK, on listening to more of the segment above, I agree. So today, different room (I think), different mics (non-US folks: NPR is primarily/originally a radio syndicator), different issues. Dig the mics in frame :-)
  12. red camera

    http://www.cc.com/full-episodes/dd2z7w/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-december-12--2016---president-barack-obama-season-22-ep-22036 Ya, that's pretty loud. Does sound RED like, too. Or camera like, at least. But this past month we've been rolling a couple REDs on a bunch of interviews around the US (at various temp and humidity levels). Weapon and Raven with, iirc, the latest (or almost latest) firmware. No waiting on fan for us. Same for the last couple of years, pretty much. Maybe that looping slider they're using is noisy (probably sounds different)? But your guess, camera fan noise, seems pretty good. I'd guess Obama gave them 30min max; no way they were going to stop to hunt through menus... :-)
  13. There's some discussion of the F-Control hidden away in this F8 thread: http://jwsoundgroup.net/index.php?/topic/25217-zoom-f8/&page=16#comment-326221
  14. Awesome points to you for not reacting at all... :-)
  15. There's some good basic info in this article by a lawyer from Nolo.com, a great resource for small business (and other) legal issues: Get Clients to Pay Up What to do if a client won't pay. http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/get-clients-pay-up-29988.html The article's not long, so be sure to get to the "When to Give Up" section. Good luck! Jim PS- at the end he recommends a book he wrote, "Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants." That's a good book, imo.