Izen Ears

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About Izen Ears

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  • Birthday 05/25/1972

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    New Orleans, LA
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    I love non-capey comics, experimental noise music, and horror movies. And I once played guitar in an instrumental surf band in Boston, we rocked.
  1. This looks awesome!!
  2. Apparently also called "Thunderbolt 3" connectors. Has anyone used these with Thunderbolt 2 HDs? Should I wait for G Tech to make USB-C HDs or take the plunge on the Thunderbolt 2 drives? Seems dumb to have to use an adaptor for brand new stuff. Thanks! Dan Izen EDIT: Nevermind no one has Thunderbolt 3 and it might be a while... USB 3 seems like the fastest for now...
  3. Philip you gotta use the quote function, I want to see the offending post! If someone spoke to me that way I might laugh at first (even though that would not be the best response), and then tire of it very quickly. I'd do what I do now with difficult talent - hand it off to the producers. I'd tell them to mic him themselves, and complain to HR about a hostile work environment. I agree with John B. btw.
  4. I guess I've been asleep, this looks badass! You don't need a computer and you get the touch screen. Sounds brilliant, can't wait for more info! Like the price... Dan Izen
  5. Great thread! My show uses at least four Teradeck transmitters and even with PW helicals they mess with the sound txs. Moving the antennas to a better line of sight helps a lot, but changing freqs does not. I'm on Lectro blocks 22 - 26 and 24 seems to be the worst one. Luckily the Comteks @ 216 are fine. I'm not fancy and don't use an rf scanner so I don't know what freq spray there is. The worst is when the cranes come out and they're on their coms. Those coms are death! Dan Izen
  6. Thanks for the tip but I'm loving the six SB3s I've got! I hope they will be available for a while...
  7. If you want 100% waterproof tx + wire, go the route that reality shows do - liquid electrical tape. It's like a plastic paint that you paint on and shortly thereafter it hardens, making a water tight rig. Paint around all connectors and seams, really you can just paint the whole thing. When you need to change batts you have to cut and peel it off. I have not used this stuff, but my boom op was just telling how he was on a reality show where the talent kept jumping in the water. Apparently it worked like a charm... Wire must be a B6. What I could really use, is something to keep sweat off the element. Mid-take and the voice gets more and more bass, the highs disappear and eventually the voice is muffled or if it's a B6, all sound ceases. Last night our actor kept dripping sweat onto the element of a COS-11, so my third went and put a little paper towel buffer between the mic head and the body and it worked. But not a sexy rig!
  8. Deck #1 should reach its home tomorrow, and I asked if instead of repairing the lemo, they can just move the i/o to the BNCs. I'd love to not have to suss that out myself ha! UPDATE: Deck #1 is fixed and modified as dreamt of! Should be back in my arms Monday or Tue. They made it happen, after Glenn's attention Howy graciously took time out of his busy schedule to pull it off. Hat's off to you. This whole thing with both going down at the same time made me realize just how much I adore and rely upon these Devas! Seriously, I'm running these into the ground. They're going home as many times as they need to because I love them so much. Thankfully it's not very often at all, and there are backups for when they do. Even for this episode, there was a Deva 16 available to stuff in the bag. It would have been crowded with the addition of that fatass output cable, but would have worked great. Anyhoo, thanks fer watching and I'll see you all on the next emotional roller coaster! Dan "Say No To Lemo" Izen
  9. Johnpaul you da man!!! I'm going to even do one up and use BOTH BNCs for an in and out! I do not need the WC OUT for the bag rig. I'm excited to have tc in and out via ole' reliable BNCs...
  10. Being a mini lemo connector hater, I hate this box. What is wrong with the 1/8" in and BNC out? Throw in the lemo if you must, but forcing that connector on us just sucks. Otherwise it looks great. This has nothing to do with my recent lemo connector problems with Devas. Dan Izen
  11. Right! And there I am staring at the unused full sized BNCs for the word clock and wishing they were tc. I have always, always hated the mini lemos connectors. Deck #1 is sent off, as soon as it comes back deck #2 will follow.
  12. I will! But, I just spoke to Glenn and he said it's a common problem with the lemo connector's ground. Since it shares the ground connection with the power connector, sometimes the unit tries to power up through the lemo, and that blows out a component. The fix is easy and they add a short so it can't happen again. He said it happens when one pulls the EXT power plug just the right way while the deck is on. Which makes zero sense because I power the 5.8s through BDS, but he was still pretty sure of it... I asked about the internal connector and he didn't think that was it. When I asked about the "phantom timecode" he attributed that to ground loops. So I'm sending it in tomorrow and in the meantime, I'm screwed! Can't get anything in or out of the lemos.
  13. Ah! That's definitely something to check before sending out, thanks! Continuing the weirdness to an even deeper level, the deck now thinks it's receiving incoming timecode when the tc cable is plugged in but connected to nothing! It's like a horror movie where the tv is on but not plugged in.
  14. I plugged in the SB3 like usual, and no incoming tc was detected. The green numbers were still. I swapped SB3s and tc cables with the same result. I did a factory reset too. Then I swapped Devas and the second deck did not receive anything. The most likely suspect of course is the cables, but the second cable I tried was brand new. I have never, ever plugged in a sync box and not had the tc show up. Help! Dan Izen
  15. Wow awesome read thanks!! Mr. Ramallo - that is some crazy numbers thing you've got going on there. Care to explain? What the hell is an ATM?! Why would over 1 ATM be truncated? This thread went way over my head! Dan Izen