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About chris_bollard

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  1. Like I said dailies are CF. All sorted there. 64 Gb are kind of in between for me. Maybe get 4 days on it. Would be nice to get a whole week and do the dump to back up hard drive at the end of the week. And it seems that the list of approved media hasn't changed or expanded for a long time - some of what is on it is no longer available.
  2. Thanks Chris I mate has confirmed that the Lexar 128 Gb 600x SD card works. I bought the 633x and that most definitely does not work ; freeze and locks out that drive
  3. I've been looking at getting 128/256 Gb SD cards to use in my 688 and 633 to use as the back up media. The approved SanDisk 128 appears to be no longer available. Is anyone successfully running larger capacity Non Approved SD cards?
  4. +1 At the risk of being controversial I think the 788 sounds better than the 6xx. But the 6xx is lighter and more power efficient.
  5. Yes Phil, mic pres would be nice and solve the problem. The size is convenient so I guess that is what drove not having them. Limiting at the transmitter isn't suitable as I don't like the sound of that. It was an issue on one series ; the post dept specifically asked for the ISO levels to be higher. And then you risked clipping. Also, not super happy about ISO levels not being consist across all the tracks. Sorry if I offended any one with my "more professional" comment. Of course SD make professional gear, just don't really understand the thinking behind what was done at the design stage.
  6. Yep, Im on peak metering. Been that way since before I got my first 442. And yes the "solution" is to under record the ISO tracks. Back to my initial post, I would have preferred to pay more for each unit and have hardware limiters on 4-6/7-12, so that all tracks are equal. I can understand that maybe other users don't see this being that important.
  7. I have noticed this on both my 633 and 688. Kind of makes those inputs unusable. I would have preferred to pay a bit more to buy and a more professional unit.
  8. Good point Rado. The F5/F55 is better than some in keeping sync. The current fashion is to "go off speed" for transitional elements and this throws the F5 timecode out, with reference to the sound recorder. I now have a Lockit on the camera as a general bit of kit; it saves on the aggravation to the cameraperson and myself that otherwise is needed with the need to rejam after each trip off sync speed.
  9. To confirm the firmware needs to be 6.5.1 or higher to input LTC on the BNC, even though the 6.5 manual says that will take LTC. Had this very issue a few weeks ago - had the camera ops telling me timecode is your (sound) problem so please sort it out!
  10. F5/55 are computers with a lens on the front. As mentioned going off speed drops out the audio and timecode, sometimes the camera needs "rebooting" or power cycling is some functions don't reappear. That's why I consider the audio on the camera is an editorial scratch track with production sound being recorded separately. That way I can concentrate on recording sound not on getting my sound to the camera.
  11. Like the hair, Jeff! Age doesn't seem to be an issue if it isn't creating a problem. If you enjoy it and the calls keep coming why not.
  12. What a year it has been.... And it's not yet half over
  13. The airlines war on batteries is certainly ramping up. The best place to check online current state of play in your country, and where you are travelling to, is your national Civil Aviation Authority. Here in Australia it's CASA. From their website it's pretty clear: Batteries under 100Wh rating The batteries that power your phone, laptop and camera are usually under the 100 watt-hour (Wh) rating. If you're carrying a spare battery that's not in one of these devices, it must be in your carry-on baggage only. Spare batteries, regardless of their size are not to be carried in checked luggage. Lithium Ion batteries 100-160Wh rating These are more powerful batteries, and can be found in industrial equipment such as power tools and mobility aids between 100 and 160Wh. You must have approval from your airline before flying. If the battery is installed in a device, it can be carried in either checked or carry-on baggage. If the battery is a spare - that is, the battery is by itself and not contained in equipment - it must be in your carry-on baggage only. Spare batteries, regardless of their size are not to be carried in checked luggage. There is a limit of two spare batteries per person. These batteries must only be packed in carry-on luggage and should have their terminals individually protected to minimise the risk of contact other metal objects in your luggage. I would think most of our batteries would be less than 100Wh so it's a matter of taping the contacts and taking them as carry on. This unfortunately includes 9v rechargeables to so they have to go as hand luggage as well. CASA has a handy pdf of their what can fly and hazardous items brochure. I usually have a copy with me to show check in staff if needed. Also worth remembering that apart from CASA it's at the airlines discretion as to what can and can't travel on a particular flight. Best charming behaviour is always handy when checking in (and elsewhere) at the airport.
  14. Camera tape across the contacts.
  15. I use Lectro for my IFBs so not really an issue.