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    Rain protection sound bag

    I use $20 backpack rain covers from REI for both my bags. They compress down smaller than a can of soda and are permanently hooked to the sides of my bags. The elastic draw string helps secure the cover. Only downside is you can't see through it, but for $20 it's not really an issue for me. The 20L size fits over my Petrol PS602 no problem.
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    Canon C100 timecode synch

    In my experiences with consumer cameras, post is always fine with a TC slate and clap. There's been only a handful of instances in my career where audio TC has been requested and I'm happy to oblige. I just don't want to give an editor a nasty surprise when they first hear that TC audio track with headphones on.
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    Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    From SD: "The MixPre-10T is expected to ship by the end of October"
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    Reality TV Gear Setup/Worflow

    Although reality tv is a different beast, approaching a shoot like this is like anything else. Find out what type of camera(s) they are using and how many, find out how many wireless mics and how many IFB's you will need. It's pretty standard to send a wireless reference (mono) mix to all the main cameras, as well as a decent camera-mounted mic and timecode sync between audio and all cameras. Any secondary cameras without timecode should be slated with a TC slate. When dealing with lots of mics in reality, automix is your friend. Also good to have an A2 that can run around with a light boom rig and help with miking cast(booming all day with a 788 rig strapped to your chest is asking for back problems). Finally, talk to someone in post to find out their preferred delivery formats and file types and as always, name your tracks and create sound reports.
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    cable wiring question

    Hey guys and gals, Bit of a noob question, but I'm having some trouble figuring out how to wire my cable. I want to run a Lectro R1a as a wireless reference track to camera(Arri Amira) I need to wire a 3.5mm trs to XLR. I'm concerned that the R1a will output a dual mono signal because it thinks stereo headphones are plugged in. I just want a balanced mono signal from R1a to single XLR input on camera. Is this possible? Thanks for your input and or output
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    RIP - Haskell Wexler

    Sorry for everyone's loss. He leaves much to celebrate and remember.
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    What 9 volt rechargeables do you use? Li-ion or Nimh?

    I've purchased NiMH 9v's in the past, used them for about a week before I bought the iPower 520 9v's and I've never looked back. Definitely stay away from NiMH. Lithium batts are lighter and generally last much longer.
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    I hate sound!

    It's only when everyone quiets down and you're focusing on sound when you can hear the airplanes, leaf blowers, big diesel engines etc.. The noises are usually there, but much more noticeable when everyone shuts up and you put on your headphones. My favorite is when I ask for room tone and I can hear people breathing, shuffling their feet, whispering, crinkling a plastic wrapper... I have a 2-stroke leaf blower and I LOVE it. Yea it's noisy, but it's way easier than raking. I have a tree on my property that drops really tiny leaves that my rakes don't like to gather. Leaf blower gets them no problem. And I use my leaf blower to gather leaves and put them in refuse bags, not blow them onto my neighbors lawn.
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    Best Batteries for the 788T?

    I use two Swit NP-L60 batteries at a time. One of them feeds 788 only, the other feeds 4x SRb, 2x LMa and a T4. I can make it through most days with 4 NP1's, but If I'm running 7 wires, a boom, dual channel camera sends and IFB, 6 NP1's will easily get me through a 12-hour day.
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    Show me your bag

    My two rigs
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    Stereo files that need to be dual mono

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    Boom Operator video on YouTube

    I remember watching that video and I think it was French. Footage from an actual BTS camera, very impressive skills and sparked debates on wind/handling noise. Been searching the web but unable to find it either..
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    Consensus on battery standard

    Check out the Build thread.
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    Happiness & Success

    Yep, worked a TON this year and my body is physically drained. So much it got me sick twice this year and I'm not one to get sick very often, maybe a sniffle once every 3 years. I complain and complain but then I look at my bank account and I shut right up.
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    8 Channels of Wireless with Stick Mics $499

    I never reviewed any of these products, just made the easy no-brainer assumption that 8 channels of wireless($499) from a company that makes karaoke machines is not something I'd ever consider for my line of work. Having used quite a few wireless systems from Zaxcom, Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Sony, Shure and Micron to name a few, I have a pretty good idea as to how the VocoPro's would perform compared to say a Sennheiser G3. At that price I can't expect it to come even close to the Sennheiser's performance. I'm a Lectro user, so looking at these VocoPros I can't help but brush them off. Not judging JUST from the price either. I'm judging by this company I've never heard of who specializes in karaoke.
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    8 Channels of Wireless with Stick Mics $499

    Probably not, but you can still judge a wireless product by it's price. I'm sure it's great for those late night karaoke parties when your so drunk you keep tripping over the microphone cables!
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    UM200C Damage

    Try to find someone local with an ultrasonic cleaner for electronics. That might be your best bet.
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    8 Channels of Wireless with Stick Mics $499

    Well, here it is again.. Generally speaking, you get what you pay for.
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    Have a little complaint

    800 hours of proven position experience(doesn't have to be union). I think Jan is pointing out that 800 hours will most likely prepare you better than a sound class would.
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    On Prepping

    So you use Tubigrip in place of something like Neopax for a smaller footprint?
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    Sennheiser MKE2's

    You mean the cable doesn't wrap easily? I've heard some people hang them with a small weight at the bottom, some say to lay them in the sun for a bit. In my experience, new lav cables are a bit stiff(even the Sankens) but they will break in nicely after a bit of regular use.
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    Lavish stuff...

    Can't decide what's worse, the mic job or the outfit..
  23. Contact Doug Schiete, (cine-tik.com) remisound@me.com Doug is a great friend of mine, been in the business for decades and knows his stuff. Very reasonable rates. Sanken CS3e AKG 414 Neumann u87 Avalon pre Telefunken V72 pre Apogee converter Pro-Tools HDX Avid C-24 Genelec monitors A great room with an ADR booth(with monitor)
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    SR powering - alternatives to SRBattsled?

    I use two of these wired together to power my SRb when there is no power source on the camera rig. Two iPower 9v's will last me until lunch. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/301575514680