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Everything posted by Shastapete

  1. Zaxcom TRXLA-series Protective Case

    Any progress update on this?
  2. 2.4ghz is a frequency not a protocol. Wifi, Bluetooth, Zaxnet, and hundreds of other communications protocols operate within that spectrum
  3. The IFB200 can control parameters of the receivers through the menu system on the IFB200, it can also transmit commands sent from a Zaxcom recorder by sending additional data over the LTC timecode stream. If you went with a QRX235 with the IFB board (or QRX100 with IFB) there is a bluetooth dongle and ZaxMote iOS software... but after the initial release it has all but been forgotten.
  4. BDS connectors

    The Tensility connectors are too short, they'll fit, but they'll have a lot of play as the shank needs to be 12mm long, not 7.5
  5. Roland R88 b and h today only

    It is now marked Discontinued, must have been a firesale to clear old stock
  6. BDS connectors

    I'm in the middle of a bag rebuild/rewire. You can get molded right angle BDS (and Zaxcom QRX) connectors with attached power cable. They are part number CARA761KS07984 from Switchcraft. They are $17 each, which stings when the regular connector is just $3.50, but I've been in a buy once cry once mood lately and I'd rather pay the premium to have exactly what I want in my bag
  7. Recording 160dB?

  8. Recording 160dB?

    Not so much music as burst of LF sine wave
  9. Recording 160dB?

    so you'll want a dynamic mic, the SM58 is allegedly good up to 180dB but you'll need an inline pad as well as treat it as a line level signal. The electrical output of the SM58 at 160 dB SPL is +10 dBV or 3.2 volts. For reference 0.775 volts is equal to 0 dBu or -20 dBFS. That and usually in these "dB drag racing" situations the car needs to be air tight, so you won't be able to sneak an XLR out the door. So if you "need" the sound inside the car, you'll want some sort of recorder that can sustain that environment and vibration. What is most likely is you'll just need audio from outside the car. It'll still be loud as hell, but significantly lower than inside the car, You'll be pushing the limits of your gear but you won't need anything special (other than an inline pad) I'd suggest something like this on your boom, just incase "all the way down" is still too loud - http://www.sescom.com/product.asp?item=SES-MULTI-PAD
  10. Folding Bag Cart v1.0

    What cart? I don't see any carts
  11. Zuca Boom op cart

    I've had this zuca case for a couple months now and it has worked well when traveling around NYC for small eng and boom op gigs, but I wanted a secure place to put my pole on set as well as give it bigger wheels to better navigate crappy sidewalks. So I finally put some pieces I've been collecting together. Switched out the 4" skate wheels for 8" scooter wheels, sawed off the original front feet and added casters. Attached 2 boom holders on the back using broom holders from the container store (elfa system) and 2" pvc caps protected in the radius of the back wheels.
  12. Android vs Iphone. Samsung s5.

    I also just got the iPhone 7, it replaced an iPhone 4S that reached software EOL this fall. But after years of hard use it was ready to be replaced new software or not. My whole house is apple. Air Tunes speakers, appleTV, iphones, ipads, and macbooks. so staying in the eco system was the main reason for my update. But the big reason I've stuck with apple for the past 15 years is that their stuff lasts a long time. 5 years with the iphone 4s, 5 1/2 years on my laptop, 4 years on the ipad mini. With any PC or android phone I feel like they have 2 year clock and they are totally done when it runs out
  13. Headphone Switcher

    recently stumbled across this thing. It is a 4 input switcher (with 4 headphone outputs) only about $30. Reviews say it is susceptible to ground loops, but shouldn't be much of a problem unless you are also feeding in hardwired camera returns https://www.amazon.com/LINE5-Multi-channel-Headphone-Switcher-Amplifier/dp/B00HA11KFQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477363348&sr=8-1&keywords=headphone+switch
  14. What's going to be new?
  15. The "official" cable is $16 on amazon. Stereo in on a 1/8" jack. Then you can slap a comtek, erx, tentacle sync, whatever on the camera. Not worth $100 for the kit. $16? Maybe. https://www.amazon.com/GoPro-3-5mm-Adapter-Official-Accessory/dp/B00A3MY7L8
  16. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/release/20160909-02 I wonder how long it'll take before they make moves towards production sound
  17. TA3 (or 5) F right angle connectors that don't suck?

    Where did you order these from? they look great
  18. IPS TV at IBC Amsterdam 2016

    I always enjoy your videos Simon, looking forward to watching them.
  19. DPA MMP-G Preamp

    Woke up to an email this morning from DPA showing off their new MMP-G active preamp. http://www.dpamicrophones.com/accessories/mmp-g-modular-active-cable-microdot?utm_source=DPA+Complete&utm_campaign=a95453c69f-d%3Adicate+launch+_14-6-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a141748c6e-a95453c69f-317165797&mc_cid=a95453c69f&mc_eid=5df15c2087 Looks like DPA's version of the Schoeps CMR. I would love to see some tech specs on it and certainly would like to know if it will work with Zaxcom
  20. Remote Audio MEON Hi-Q batteries

    The Remote Audio Hi-Q batteries (OEM Inspired Energy) look to now be available from Trew Audio, and they actually beat the direct Inspired Energy price by a few dollars for the 98wh size. $160 vs. $163. Well done guys. They also have a single bay charger for $117, but details are scarce.
  21. Remote Audio MEON Hi-Q batteries

    SMBus I2C is just serial communication. You'd need something to decipher it and something to display the decoded information. Arduino is an application and compiler that runs code on common microprocessors. You could use a $3 ATtiny85 chip that's a centimeter square driving some status LEDs, so "size" is as big as you make it.
  22. zoom F8 extended knob

    Nice knobs! Kishor, friend, you need to work on your posting. Not sure if it is a translation issue, but you keep using the 'tags' field for your content
  23. I've literally said it 100 times now, the worst thing with this recorder is the name printed on the top of it. You won't find any other company offering an 8 channel recorder for $1000. The preamps are good, the options are decent, the timecode clock (when powered) is stable. This does not replace higher end equipment offered by Sound Devices or Zaxcom, but this is a huge leap forward for the low-mid range professional market. It has faults, but it is leaps and bounds ahead of anything else even close to its price range.
  24. There is no battery/capacitor/power source that remains active if the Zoom F8 is powered off. This isn't something that can be fixed with a firmware update. the RTC is not timecode accurate. The "solution" is to put some AA batteries into the recorder to keep it alive between battery swaps. OR Connect a sync box to the timecode in and not have a problem.