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Everything posted by codyman

  1. 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!
  2. BDS Battery + AC

    Very cool! Does your company sell direct or just through dealers/OEM (noticed the Hi-Q Remote Audio batteries).
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. Boom Stand

    Tablet for sides?
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. BDS Battery + AC

    That seems up to code...
  10. 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!
  11. 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).
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. LA movie theatres

    Any Arclight would be good, especially the one in Hollywood. Bonus is that they don't tolerate talkers and texters...
  15. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    Oh please. Here's this amazing piece of technology that basically costs the same as one iPhone these days yet everyone thinks they are entitled to something even more amazing as though they are owed something. Ten years ago, do you know what you would have got for the same amount of money? Two tracks of this ($399 4GB CF card not included)
  16. new low cost radiomic

    If they sold the transmitters/receivers separately, it might make a decent scratch audio system (nice that both the transmitters and receivers are switchable to mic/line inputs) although the antennas do look a bit bulky on the receiver. Nice that they have detachable BNC antennas on the receiver at that price point though.
  17. DPA core, an update for the d:screet line.

    Just a hair under $43,000 (excluding tax - adapter not included) ;-) Nah site actually says $550 once you select the options.
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Aha! Lectrosonics Wideband Tumbleweed QV transmitter confirmed?
  21. 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.
  22. 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?
  23. 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!
  24. 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).
  25. 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!