tourtelot

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  1. It took me the longest time to discover what the cause of the audible beating that I heard in lav'd actors; this is in the 1980s, way back when. We were shooting this scene where the actor stepped out from behind a glass office partition and then moved back behind the glass a couple of times. The interference would come and go as he stepped each way. From then on, I knew what that sound was and had many, many conversations, calm to, well, not so calm, about turning the Panatape off or at least down. Sometimes it got fixed and sometimes it didn't but at least I had something to write down in my log. Often a nightmare. Oh, and trying to convince an operator that putting an optical flat in front of the lens of an MOS camera would reduce the noise. Those were the days D.
  2. Three months to turn it around is a long time to be without a mic. I send mine back two or so at a time for preventative maintenance, but it's one reason that I am more likely to use a Sennheiser (Connecticut) or even a DPA (2-weeks to Denmark and back). That's a long time. Not much of a choice, alas. D.
  3. And FWIW, many devices will start to lose headroom when the voltage drops below the "running" voltage. That means that they will appear to work but will be much more susceptible to overload and distortion due to not enough power. D.
  4. I wouldn't remember it if it is. That's a long time, and many recording days, ago. D.
  5. San Disk for me in my 788T and I don't believe I have EVER had an issue relating to cards. D.
  6. wireless

    I used 21 and 22 for years in PDX without any problems. That was a while back, so I don't know these days. Sorry. D.
  7. But. . . . Better gear will (may?) make your work days less stressful, so if you have the money. As I like to say, the most bombproof purchases are always microphones. The lose their value slowly. FWIW. D.
  8. Nagra III (bought from a NYC camera rental house. Can't remember the name of it) Outboard xtal sync box. And a Sennheiser 415. DT48s. Used it on my first spot for, wait for it, Crazy Eddie's. "He's Insane." D.
  9. Guess we'd have to go back to one camera then. No more GoPros.
  10. I bought a pair of the Chinese walkies, not because I use them all that much, but just to see what I get for $15 each Can someone provide a couple of production walkie frequencies that I can program in when I get them just so as not to be one of those guys with the business radios on the set? I look at Google but didn't really find what I was looking for. D.
  11. Hi- I signed up to beta the new app but I can't open it without an activation code. iLok is current and plugged in. Advice? Thanks. Doug
  12. I use one of mine to play movie DVDs into my mac mini, whose DVD drive gave up the ghost years ago. Works fine. Haha. D.
  13. Yeah, I worked with Pitka. Once! Some wine spot. He yelled at me, I yelled back. Finished the day and never lead eyes on the man again. Good riddance. D.
  14. Excellent technique Tom! Now you KNOW the producer won't be bothering you for the rest of the day. D.