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About ryanpeds

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  • Birthday May 29

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    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    Boom Operator for narrative features and TV. I mix when something good comes around and to pay the extra bills.

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  1. How to hide a Sennheiser ME 2 on talent

    Did a movie up in the snow as well. Luckily only one actor the whole time in the snow and we hid the lav in the beanie for the first couple of days until the beanie is lost, can't remember why, but everything on the boom after that. The shots were so wide that we had to be at least 10 feet up in the air. Luckily snow is forgiving. And yeah those snow goggles...
  2. How to hide a Sennheiser ME 2 on talent

    I'm working on a show right now that has been rather nightmarish for lavs. First wardrobe Dept quit or was fired less than a week before we started after I had already talked to them and they were going to be great to work with. No one told me this had happened and I showed up on set the first day very surprised at the wardrobe (not lav friendly) with no on set wardrobe because they hadn't found a replacement yet. My first encounter with the costumer Designer was not a good as she told me that she was from the "indie film world" and that she didn't care about sound I guess. Needless to say the wardrobe or lack thereof has made it extremely difficult to wire actors. As constantin said above success is minimal in getting wardrobe to change anything. You basically have to get lucky and get a costume designer that does care and is willing to help sound out. Doesn't matter the size of the show or the budget.
  3. Update on the upcoming Tentacle Sync-E

    Ambient has a cable that interfaces with a tiny Lockit via lemo and has an 1/8" female input for an external audio source such as a microphone. It then goes to a single stereo 1/8" male plug. Have used it extensively and works very well. I suppose you could use the cable with whichever sync device that has a lemo output as well
  4. Vid Chat: Whit Norris

    Great info from Whit!
  5. DPA 4061 + MKH50 compatibility

    Just because 2 microphones are both wired "in phase", doesn't mean you won't have phase issues. Phase is about the relationship each microphone shares from the point of the source. You can have a sanken cos11 wired "out of phase" and use it with a shotgun microphone wired "in phase" and have them both be in phase with each other. It's all about placement from the source.
  6. Large blimp vs smaller blimp

    The rycote blimp you reference is the same style that Rycote has had on the market for a long time. The cyclone is Rycotes newest blimp. The cyclone offers greater wind protection than the previous models. The cinela is an excellent windscreen. What other types of gear do you have? Your money may be better spent upgrading microphones, wireless, or recorders. If it is working for you is it really worth $900 plus for a new blimp?
  7. How hot do IDX NP-L7S batteries get when charging?

    I can't recall the thread or the exact cells but it is possible to recell the NP1s. And I don't believe it's that hard either. Getting the case open without breaking it is the hardest part I think
  8. Ursa Strap

    I received my order from Wendy's Broadcast in the U.K. I have to say it was quite painless and quick. After initially inquiring about shipping to the states I emailed back and forth with them about what I wanted to order. I transferred the money to them with Transferwise. I chose the faster shipping and it was here in less than a week. Anyone looking to get URSA straps in the states can buy from dealers out of the country until they become available here locally. Glen stated you can go through Trew Canada and Wendy's Broadcast is also willing. Cant wait to use them as the wardrobe on the show I'm doing is super skimpy and tight. Any help I can get will ease my daily pain.
  9. How hot do IDX NP-L7S batteries get when charging?

    I don't think that it should get that hot. Sounds like that battery needs to go into retirement or be re-celled.
  10. Deva 24 seminar

    There is a control surface that will be available to use with the Deva 24 so you wont have to use the knobs to mix.
  11. Ursa Strap

    I contacted Wendy's Broadcast and I am currently working on placing an order. Didn't seem to be any problems with shipping them to the states when I asked. I'll let you know how it goes.
  12. DPA 4098 - first impressions

    Glen, I would love love to hear a demo of the new uniflex 4080 vs 4098 vs CUB or Schoeps in a car setting. I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one. Maybe there is a possibility of a blog post on trew audio? I really like the idea of something more forgiving than the 4098 with head turns and placement. And as everyone else has stated the 4098 really only shines when placed close to talent and pointed well on axis. That is my experience. It has worked for me in instances but definitely has its limits.
  13. PSC Powercon/Speakcon

    Powercon/speakons are pretty easy to make. The main difference is that powercon is specifically rated for A/C power max 20amps and speakons are not rated for A/C power. I use several of both and they are great because they lock so you don't have to worry about them getting pulled out. I order connectors from markertek. They stock both.
  14. Tablet running Wireless Designer

    I bought an HP Spectre X2 with the M5 processor and it is running Wireless Designer quite well. Only was $440 and it came with a detachable keyboard and a USB-c to USB-a adaptor. Will see how it stands up over time.
  15. Stolen SD 688

    I sent Rdsound a private message since he hasn't visited here recently. Hopefully this reaches him.