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Steve Foy

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  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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  1. Playback rig

  2. MixPre 10t output level

    Hmmmm, maybe post on the Sound Devices Facebook page for further clarification........... +7.8dBu Max Output does seem low, the 633 for example has Max Output (Line Level) at +20dBu.
  3. MixPre 10t output level

    Which camera are you referring to ?
  4. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    Yes, well noted....... I probably should have pointed out that I was speaking relatively in regard to most common headphones used for IFB's.
  5. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    All this talk of range problems, Antenna's and Mods etc really only confirms that I made the right choice with the R1a's. For Timecode I use Tentacle Boxes. My IFB Kit works hard and often and I am very happy to say that I never have range issues, failures or complaints. Yes the entry price is high and yes the battery life is not as good as Comtek, but you normally get what you pay for and if you change batteries at lunch time you will be fine. One thing to note is that choice of headphones is important as the R1a's prefer higher impedance for optimum sound. I use the Williams Sound HED 021's which are 32 Ohms. My IFB Kit consists of: 1x Lectrosonics UM400a Transmitter 3x Input Leads 14x Lectrosonics R1a Receivers 14x Williams Sound HED 021 Headphones This all fits into 1x 1520 Pelican Case with TrekPak Insert. Cheers, Steve
  6. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    Gave up on Comtek years ago. It's R1a's for me........... rock solid and consistently good sound. That's what matters. Steve
  7. COS-11D SMQV transmitters gain issues

    Even 'Red Dots' don't need that much gain !!!
  8. Camera Hops

    I use a Lectrosonics LT and LR's for Mono Camera Links.
  9. Ground plane antenna

    Beautiful work !!!
  10. Boompole's cable options for SILENT run&gun

    Ah yes, you're probably right......... I wasn't that interested, I already use a HMa.
  11. Boompole's cable options for SILENT run&gun

    Could have sworn I saw one at Lemac last week.
  12. Boompole's cable options for SILENT run&gun

    ........... or you could not have a cable at all and go wireless !!!
  13. Sound Devices Vatican version

    That is just wrong !!!
  14. Quick question about tentacle sync

    Ok, so I decided to go directly to the manufacturer 'Tentacle Sync' to seek some clarification on this........... a little surprised that the original question wasn't directed to them in the first place as they have a 'Contact' page as well as a 'Forum'. Anyway the answer from them is: "Yes it blinks on the 1st frame for exactly 1 frame duration. If you want to test it, you have to use genlock on your camera." So there you have it, straight from the horses mouth.
  15. Quick question about tentacle sync

    Brent, that's all good and well......... except there is absolutely no where in the Tentacle Documentation, either in the Operating Manual' or on their Website, that suggests the flashing/blinking light on the Tentacle flashes on 'the top of the second' !!! Whilst my experience with Tentacles would suggest that they do flash/blink on 'the top of the second' and that multiple Tentacle units will Flash/Blink synchronously, in the absence of any official statement to support that, you would be making an assumption. There is an old saying about how if you 'Assume' it will make an ASS out of U and ME. As your original question was in relation to this, I think it is important to note, not to take issue with others but as a general warning as this is exactly how urban myths or misinformation spreads. Clearly, as a quick visual check the flashing/blinking light serves that purpose well, but to reiterate it should only ever be used in the capacity it was designed for.......... a 'Status LED' which indicates the 'Mode' the Tentacle is in and the 'Condition' of the Battery.