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    Audio Engineer // Documentarian

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  1. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    My $0.02 of the whole thing is that you have to figure that if you are in a situation where you are choosing to record to the body pack rather than transmit wirelessly, I'd imagine that's a "we just need to get whatever we can get" kind of situation? On the Zaxcom I get that it's a great "backup" but with these transmit OR record packs, clearly it's not just a "backup" kind of situation. Lectro was showing off the PDR's with a guy going down a hill on a mountain bike where you wouldn't be able to have range for a wireless pack. These kind of extreme scenarios probably at least half the time are where you just want to get any sort of discernible sound! I do a little bit of post sound for documentaries and we convert 44.1khz music tracks to conform to our 48khz timelines all the time. I've never encountered anything odd from it but I highly suggest NOT telling that to an audiophile as they might try to sell you a $13,500 power strip after cussing you out for using SRC...
  2. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    I can't imagine 44.1 vs 48khz being discernible? I guess the jury is out till someone demo's it but 24bit/44.1khz audio sounds great so much so that a lot of music studios still record at that exact rate.
  3. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Aha! Lectrosonics Wideband Tumbleweed QV transmitter confirmed?
  4. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    Seems for the MixPre line they are pushing the Wingman app as a solution to this.
  5. PSC RF Multi SR Six Pack

    Looks like a nice unit. On that final picture, are those SMA connectors on the side just redundant to the BNC antenna connectors on the front?
  6. Needs a period appropriate 8 track deck... In all honesty, anything is an improvement over stock in vehicles from say 1990s on down. My 1970 Wagoneer has just an AM radio with a mono speaker in the dash (passenger side) which is pretty crummy sounding to say the least. The beauty of analog audio / old cars although is that you have so much flexibility in being able to replace everything. I plan on replacing the mono speaker with a modern speaker and then wiring up a 12v bluetooth amp to it (can be had for as little as $10 on parts sites these days). As for my 2015 Grand Cherokee with a big touch screen / proprietary interfaces and plugs, doubt that will last 50 years like the Wagoneer's system has!
  7. All Round Shotgun Mic MKH8060??

    My 8060 has been a work horse. Love how it's gentle when it comes to off axis sound you want but still is great at killing a lot of background noise (to a point).
  8. Using G3's in the USA

    Oh dang, looks like Sennheiser is only showing the 470-608mhz range now despite the rest of the 600's being legal for the time being. Bummer!
  9. Running the Set

    I remember when I was just starting off I had countless producers on low budget projects say when I asked to bring on one of my trusted boom ops to set "Oh no we'll have PA's on set, I'm sure we can just have one of them boom for you." If they really refused to pay for a proper boom op, I ended up just mixing/booming as a one man band as there is just no way you can trust some random person to boom for you and get good results. Thankfully those days are behind me and I have several ops I trust and always want to be on set with me!
  10. According to Lectrosonics, looks like the Los Angeles deployments (or at least the changing around of the TV stations) starts on December 1st, 2018. http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/images/FCC-documents/New_City_by_City.xlsx Block by Block changes for major cities are posted here http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/images/PDFs/POST_AUCTION_CITIES-Detail.pdf Seems like according to that spreadsheet, there's only going to be 24mhz of space left for mics all in the Lectro A1 band (nothing in B?). If correct, wouldn't that be a problem for Zaxcom users since most of their stuff doesn't start until the 500mhz range?
  11. PSC Powercon/Speakcon

    I'm looking at redoing my current power distro setup on my cart. I noticed a lot of PSC products have battery inputs via Powercon/Speakcon connectors but I don't see any ready made products for v-mount/d-tap to powercon connectors. I'm assuming this would be something I'd have to make myself? Any reason it would be a bad idea? I already have a few 190wh V-Mount batteries I could use if the AC were to shutdown so I'm thinking the Cart Power II would be fine for me rather than investing in one of their products that has it's own battery.
  12. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    If true, I know what I'll be upgrading to...
  13. Echo Park Horrible RF

    Yeah I have been here with shark fins in the past but today I am bagging it with whips only. Good news is that the coverage is all tight and and there's only a few lines (commercial) so I am just staying close and making it work!
  14. Echo Park Horrible RF

    This is my third time in the last ~2 years filming at Echo Park Lake. Does anyone else just get practically zero reception here regardless of frequency block? Seems like it is just constantly bombarded by RF (see 470-698mhz scan attached).
  15. DUNKIRK: Too Loud?

    I saw Dunkirk on 70mm in the Cinerama Dome on Sunset. I went with a buddy who had already seen it at the Universal City Imax where he said his ears were ringing afterwards. I am pleased to say though that the Dome screening of it was great and even though my friend had seen it before, he said the movie made a lot more sense (LOTS of characters and moving around in time in this picture...) since he actually could hear the dialogue proper and not be overwhelmed by just SFX.