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    Apps for an evolving world of film and television production

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  1. LectroRM Frequency Entry

    I have made a change to LectroRM on Android that I believe is better in the long run, but I also think it will weird people out, so I haven't implemented it on iPhone yet. Instead of pull down menus and having to scroll through the options, I've replaced them with a single text field that will gradually filter out the options as you type. Usually just typing the hex code is enough to bring the options count below scrolling through the dropdown menus, especially if 25khz steps is disabled in the settings. The idea occurred to me when I was working between both wideband and narrowband devices, which made the switching a bit cumbersome and I found myself wishing I could just type in the channel I wanted. Also, I've been considering doing something similar with FreqFinder's channel selection as well. It's a bit of an experiment, but I'd like to hear how you guys feel about it after a little use. Thank you, James
  2. Hey everybody. Just want to check in with you guys after a few months of Timecard Buddy going full scale. Let me know if there's anything you guys want to see in particular for the future. And it is important to see what kind of enthusiasm there is for different features and suggestions. Best, James
  3. Un-corrupt WAV files with Audacity

    iHex lets you read raw data from a drive. If the audio is uncompressed and you can find it, you can copy it into a new file and read it with Audacity
  4. New App!!! Timecard Buddy by New Endian

    Each template has a comments section on the Finish page, yes.
  5. New App!!! Timecard Buddy by New Endian

    Backup: Not yet. I'm a little hesitant to put a bulk export into TCBuddy as there is a lot of sensitive information at stake. Both iPhone and Android have built-in mechanisms for backing up user data, which I'm relying on for the near future. Beyond Midnight: TCBuddy will go beyond midnight if you enter an hour greater than 24 Occ Code is the appropriate place for the rerate position Let me know if payroll accepts it and if you have any other questions!
  6. Daily Time Sheet Inquiry

    I'm starting to see more and more users for Timecard Buddy! Thank you everyone who is spreading the word around. I just submitted an update that expands the Daily Email. Now many more daily fields will be included depending on whether they are used or not. For instance, if you have a 2nd Meal, those times will be added to the Daily Email. I figured the dynamically generated approach was better than pdf template approach because it is both simpler and more flexible. But if you do find there's something you want to see in the Daily Email that isn't currently considered, please let me know. In other notes, I've decided that the $1.99 introductory price for Ad-Free mode will end on June 30th, at which point the price will increase to $7.99. And I've added ads to the rest of the places where I intended ads to be, namely right before the pdf and daily emails are generated. Thank you all for your support!
  7. Daily Time Sheet Inquiry

    Could I ask my JW peeps to send me pictures of blank Daily Time Sheets? I have built into Timecard Buddy a Daily Times export mode (because, let's face it, daily time sheets are a pain), but I need to know what productions are looking for so that they will be sure to accept it. Very much thank you! newendian@gmail.com
  8. Timecard Apps

    I certainly can add more templates in the future. If you feel so inclined you can email me a scan (Color, at least 1650 x 1275 resolution) at newendian@gmail.com. Or you could snail mail me a paper timecard, my business address is on my website: www.newendian.com My other concern would be the Paycheck page. I'm reasonably familiar with American paycheck calculations. I don't know if what I've provided would be compatible with Canadian practices. Some insight on that would be appreciated.
  9. Timecard Apps

    I probably should specify. Timecard Buddy is geared directly toward the popular union payroll companies. Each template is actually attached to an image of the payroll company's timecard. For instance, Entertainment Partners template results in a filled-in Entertainment Partners timecard pdf. I'm hoping that this too will smooth over the transition to digital. I've personally had it both ways. Most productions I've used it on have been just fine with the email. Only one so far has said that receiving a ton of emails from employees would be cumbersome. I'm hoping that since a lot of departments have one person in charge of timecards, the group mode and resulting batch export will also lessen that concern. As for minimizing phone usage, a chief concern for me was that entering times could be done as fast as possible. When lunch comes, open the app and it automatically goes to the correct day. Entering the time in the Default set causes it to be entered for everyone in the department at once. I do need to know when productions do not accept it, and if there's a particular reason that I can properly address. That's where you guys come in.
  10. Timecard Apps

    Timecard Buddy is for Android as well. I do believe TV Timecard also works on Android
  11. Timecard Apps

    Hey y'all. I've been introducing my latest app, Timecard Buddy, to larger and larger groups of people, and I wanted to open up the discussion here. My aim is to completely replace the paper timecard but there are a lot of use cases out there so I need feedback. Free to download; you can find the app links as well as an overview video on my revamped website: https://newendian.squarespace.com/timecard-buddy/ And I'll ask, what do you like and dislike about the current timecard apps: TV Timecard, Crew Time Card, and Wrap Time? For those who haven't started using a timecard app, what has been your hesitation?
  12. I have a new app! Yes, it is another timecard app, but it is free up front so everybody should try it! Video Demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxkxMsfPSAU iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timecard-buddy/id1101203997?mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newendian.android.timecardbuddyfree&hl=en Also I have a new website: http://www.newendian.com
  13. New Lectrosonics SM Remote App, "LectroRM"

    Mea culpa, Olle. I submitted a fix to Google Play store. Should be available in the next couple hours. Had to do with the Enable/Disable Tones setting that I added a while ago. Thank you for pointing it out!
  14. Signing Off

    I really do appreciate the well wishes. So you all know, this really is more about me than it is about you. Sincerely, James
  15. Signing Off

    Hi folks. I've decided to leave the forums. It is my personal belief that most people in the world (at least in my limited exposure to it) take too much liberty in their assertions: make biased or illogical claims and do not show the humility that should be inherent in being human. I also believe that the best way to come to the correct conclusions is through the uninhibited "marketplace of ideas" that this forum has proven to be. But I am tired of fighting. At times it has become both an obsession and a real practice in patience and humility, but it has not always been best for me. It would be hypocritical for me not to say that I too am subject to the same biases, particularly, in this case, of loss aversion and the availability heuristic. That is to say that of course the bad conversations are remembered more than the good. I don't recommend leaving for everyone. Just for myself, right now. That said, those of you who know me know that it is very important that I address meaningfully and speedily all of my users concerns, comments, and questions. But this will no longer be a venue to do so. I encourage anyone who so wishes to reach out to me at newendian@gmail.com. I believe fully in the ever progress of our craft, and whatever stumbles I make along the way will always be in search of a better future. Sincerely, James