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About codyman

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  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    Audio Engineer // Documentarian

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  1. Lectro SRc field reports?

    Anyone having a problem with a flickering backlight on their SRc? My SRc just got back from the shop a month ago and now it's intermittently "flashing" the backlight. It seems the backlight will dim / shut off randomly then come back on, but then be fine for an hour or so before doing it again.
  2. Lectro Duet

    Very cool piece of kit. A little more high tech than my "poor man's talkback" setup of boom op on an MM1 + lectro transmitter + Motorola walkie borrowed from production. We've got a fancy neoprene belt thing for all the accoutrements that we've dubbed "The Bat Utility Belt" which is pretty rad at least though!
  3. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Here's the patent from Zaxcom My guess is, whenever/if ever the patent "expires", a firmware update *probably* would be provided that magically allowed you to transmit AND record at the same time.
  4. BDS Battery + AC

    Very cool! Does your company sell direct or just through dealers/OEM (noticed the Hi-Q Remote Audio batteries).
  5. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    I used to use Eneloop Pro Black's which were fine/OK but they were starting to give me issues after about 2 years of heavy use. Was curious as to what else was out there in the nimh battery world and stumbled upon all these articles about the Ikea Ladda batteries. I just got them last week so TBD on long term reliability but so far I've been very, very impressed. I bought 40 batteries and 3 Ladda 4 bay chargers for just over $100. The chargers come with really long cables but are just typical IEC320 C7 ones so I bought three one footers so they can charge easier on my cart. I start a new show this coming week so I'm looking forward to how well they work... can't beat $6.99 for four 2450mah batteries! I think the new ikea in Burbank has literally 2000+ packs on hand if any LA folks are looking to try them out.
  6. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    I just time tested some brand new, hot off the charger Ladda's in an SMQv at 100mw and got 8 hours in one transmitter and 8.5 in another for reference...
  7. Boom Stand

    Tablet for sides?
  8. I'd be shocked if bluetooth would work car to car for Wingman. Maybe someday we would be able to have Sound Devices --> bluetooth wingman --> cell network --> 2nd phone/device? That would be pretty awesome even if there was horrible latency just to be able to keep an eye on things such as recording status and levels...
  9. Seattle Frequency Coordinating

    657-663mhz for the "unlicensed" guard band of Block 25. 614-616mhz of Block 24 will be available as well. https://en-us.sennheiser.com/spectrum
  10. Can't speak for the automix on the Nomad but I always drop my 633 bag in the picture car, set conservative levels, turn on Dugan Automixing, and then monitor via R1a's in the follow vehicle. I'd rather have a mix get weird (rarely happens) than have ISO's that are fading in and out from RF issues.
  11. BDS Battery + AC

    That seems up to code...
  12. BDS Battery + AC

    Yeah at this point I should follow the "If it's not broken, don't fix it" ideology. Currently I'm using 190wh V-Mount batteries which last about 2/3rds of a day on set for me (and I have three of them). One day I might splurge and upgrade my cart to a PSC Cartpower or something similar but at this point I've been doing more bag than cart gigs so rather than forking out for an all new distro and cables, I think I'm just going to stick with what I have for now!
  13. LA movie theatres

    How did you like the film? It's a shame that it didn't do better at box office here stateside but I commend them for not watering it down, even in the marketing. A personal favorite of mine for '17 thus far!
  14. BDS Battery + AC

    I'm currently using a Remote Audio BDS which has been working great, but I'm curious if anyone has any ideas as how to maybe power the BDS off an AC adapter and then if power fails, have a battery input kick in? It would be great to do this for sit down shoots / bag cart stuff. It seems like buying a PSC Triple Play might be the only way to do such a thing but I thought it would be worth asking if anyone has any novel ways to do it!
  15. Podcast Microphones

    Depends on how much you want to spend at first. If you're on a budget, can't go wrong with an SM57 with pop filters. Key is mic placement and having talkers know the proximity effect on a microphone. At least that's what my brother and his friends use for their podcast do. Sounds "fine" but then again they are not pro's and are just recording in living rooms and get about 100 listeners an episode so they aren't exactly looking to spend a ton of coin on it.