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  1. ryanpeds

    6 series trim knob -CL12

    What size are the end caps you are using?
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    Rycote Baseball

    I’m not sure anymore because I have one of each size and they are both red.
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    L.A. Soundies: Mileage "zone" question

    Hi Jeff, I’m local to SLC and have worked shows where I get mileage as well as shows where I don’t and wouldn’t expect it. Union shows have a bunch of different rules for mileage based on location and other factors. Non union shows usually follow the union show rules in SLC. Would be great to meet you sometime. I live in Sandy and I’m always up for a lunch meetup. PM me if interested. We can chat more about working as a mixer in SLC and mileage if you’re up for that. I start a show May 14th but I’m mostly free before that.
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    NEW: Ambient | NanoLockit

    Cheap and authentic doesn’t exist. Only Lemo makes authentic connectors and they aren’t cheap. There are knock offs that are cheaper.
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    When Production doesn’t rent your kit

    I can see them as both needing to be provided and as personal items. I also think that without any kit rental that the provided equipment should have everything included that would be needed, harness and HP. If you want to use your own for personal or hygiene reasons then that is your option but it should be included with the rental. When I bring my kit I don't expect headphones and harness to be provided by someone else. I bring them because they are part of a kit rental.
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    Nomad Cart NEBTEK

    Awesome I will have one in my Sun Valley location soon. Are you building these in SLC or SoCal? I'm up in SLC and can easily stop by NEBTEK.
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    When Production doesn’t rent your kit

    I’m the same as AFMY. If you don’t want to rent my kit then I’m not the man for the job. That’s usually the first sign of this job is going to be a headache because they are cheap. Usually means they are going to cut corners elsewhere and I don’t want to deal with that.
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    Wireless upgrade Lectrosonics?

    Yes, any quality equipment costs a decent amount of money but there are lots of reasons why. There are lots of threads here describing the different wireless systems including Lectrosonics. Try doing a search on what you are looking for. Also try going to one of the usual suspects and use and listen to them. You’ll know why they cost more money but hopefully understand what they will offer in terms of quality and reliability.
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    Nomad Cart NEBTEK

    Gaylan, I’d love to come by your shop and check that out. Some cool features I like on it.
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    Sound Devices acquires Audio, wow!

    It sounds like from the announcement that Sound Devices and Audio Ltd will remain as 2 separate companies. They state that the headquarters for Audio will remain overseas along with their directors. I would imagine that allows them to still have recording transmitters. However, I could also be completely wrong.
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    Mics on women

    I have mixed feelings on the hide a mic bra holders. I’ve used them a bunch and I find that the mic doesn’t usually come out if placed firmly into the holder. I have had it come off the bra however. That is the bigger issue. The clips are also susceptible to bending too much to the point where they are almost broken. If placed gently on the bra in the right spot it shouldn’t come off if the person isn’t doing anything super physical. I have found that they are ideal for people that don’t have any experience putting a mic on themselves. It’s hard to not get it in the right spot. If it seems to come off I will have them put a piece of tape at the bottom to help hold it to the bra or their skin. Overall they are great to have in the kit.
  12. I'm heading to Atlanta next week to start my move to the area and I am hoping to network a bunch while I am there. I fly in Tuesday and would love to meet and get together with as many people as possible. I'm going to hang out at Trew Audio a bunch but can meet anywhere. I plan on joining local 479 as a boom operator and will be available for work immediately although union membership will take some time to get finished up. I'm sure a bunch of you are currently working on shows and if able I would love to even visit you on set. I've been based in Salt Lake for the last 7 years and feel like it is time for a move and something new. You can message me on this forum or email me at ryan@soundspeedingut.com
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    BLK 24

    I also did the same as Jon. Got good prices for everything and sold overseas. Most people have US addresses and they take care of all of the customs stuff. I have noticed that most block 24-26 stuff is selling now for less than other blocks.
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    Ideas for equipment

    I’ve heard of productions giving larger sums up front in order to purchase gear for use on the show. My my biggest advice is be careful about going into debt to purchase gear. You most likely pay more through interest and can put yourself into a tough situation financially. There are are lots of differing situations though that we adjust to in our profession.
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    Comtek “compand” switch missing

    I checked mine and they don't have switches
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    Why won't my 633 jam TC to Alexa Mini

    You should be jamming the Alexa using the TC out Port of the betso not the word clock Port. Make sure Timecode rates are the same and also that the camera is in regen mode.
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    TentacleSync E review

    Totally agree it's not nearly as cheap and simple but it works well and gives lots of info
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    TentacleSync E review

    The ambient ACN network allows you to see the entire set if using a master lockit.
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    North Korea microphone surplus.

    Surround Sound setup or the sound guy is paranoid of getting shot for not being able to hear the supreme leader
  20. Martin, I assumed you you ask politely as well. You don’t get far with the AD staff if you’re not. It seems to really depend on the show. Some shows it was never a problem getting room tone at the end of the scene. More recently there was a show where it was the last priority for the AD and director and I was constantly shutdown when it came time for room tone. I eventually stopped asking and if there was a location that I felt room tone would be useful to post I would go back some other time and get it even though it wasn’t 100% the same but usually really close.
  21. I should rephrase and say I talk with the 1st AD and say I need RT. I go about it politely. Usually talk with them early at each location. Maybe I should switch and say we should do it first thing instead of last. Still doesn’t fix PITA directors though. Fully agree with phil about priorities and mike that it should take less than a minute usually.
  22. I’ll ask for roomtone but 9 times out of 10 I’m told there is no time. I was on a shoot and the director was previously an editor. I got the go for RT and rolled and about 5 seconds after rolling the director yells cut and no one moves because they were so confused since roomtone lasts longer than 5 seconds. Director ruined the roomtone and I never asked for it again.
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    OT: Best all-round DI box?

    I’ve used both and prefer Radial these days because of the diverse range of DI boxes they offer. Although I have no issues against countryman. Passive vs active really depends on your source.
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    NEW: Ambient | NanoLockit

    I asked them when at NAB and they said you would have to send them in and have them replaced. Not user replaceable. But they can be replaced which is good and not a throw away device.
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    Lithium batteries on board

    I recently flew out of Oakland and they stopped me at security and said I couldn’t take the batteries on board. I tried explaining the rules and they sent it up to their supervisor. She had to call the airline to see if they would allow them onboard. They eventually let me through after asking if they were for a hover board. They didn’t are about capacity and didn’t even know the rules concerning lithium batteries in flights. I even showed them the rules and they didn’t care. They really need to train their employees (airlines and TSA) on what the rules are. Ive noticed that it really depends on which airport as some don’t care at all.