Constantin

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  1. If I may ask, what's water rubber?
  2. I have not tried this myself, but I remember the Tentacle guys telling me that their boxes are precise enough for this. You could ask them, I think they are upfront enough about things to tell you honestly. And they may know someone who would have done this or maybe they can set up a test.
  3. There is also Cedar DNS 1500 which can reduce reverb to quite a degree. Possibly the other DNS's can do this, too, but I have only tried it with the 1500
  4. Not if it's exactly one frame all the time
  5. Rado should do it. He got them to design a whole new mic
  6. I bought them at Wendy's Broadcast in England. Audiosense in Belgium sells them, too, if you don't like to convert to Sterling....
  7. I have to second the glowing reviews. And someone was criticizing the fact that the protector straps weren't included with the belts. That's true enough, but the tx pockets are sewn in such a way that they close a bit around the top and to me even the Lectro SSM is quite secure in the pocket, and the protectors aren't even really necessary. They come in two different versions, regarding the pockets. Large and small.
  8. Let's hope got his answer in the six years since asking that question
  9. I have not heard of such a high rate of TC failures, but then there is the slate as backup as you say.
  10. You mean this in doco-type situations, right? In my work, I never include a scratch or even a cable to camera, because there is never going to be a cable. If production wants a scratch, of course they'll have to pay for it and of course the appropriate camera end is included then
  11. I have occasionally use a bit of foot foam as an impromptu suspension under the transmitter. Works reasonably well. Nearly lost the foam (not the foot foam), too, and have since attached it with a tiny bit of topstick.
  12. I feel like the ABox is a luxury version of an adaptor cable. If you use an adapter cable from the A Box to the camera you'd be giving up that luxury and then you might as well just provide an adapter cable to begin with. I don't include a scratch, but if requested I will ask them which camera they have and charge according to the adapter needs. I would not feel threatened by someone else using the A Box. It's just a fancier way of getting the job done.
  13. Yes, I had that with my TRX742, which had terrible range. It felt like the antenna wasn't connected properly. And it turned out that actually was the case. Not the antenna to screw on, but inside a connection had come loose. Luckily, a trip to the mothership was not required, this could be repaired by the distributor. For us in the EU that makes a big difference in terms of time and money Funny, why I didn't remember earlier to tell this episode instead of the other one..
  14. I would definitely stay away from BLMs, like a CUB. They pick up way too much table noise. I think one or two hanging mics ( even lavs which would be quick to deploy) would be useful as just-in-case mics. If you have 8 people around a table and a conversation between two ends of the table it'll be terribly difficult to get it all. The hanging mics could help you there. Otherwise I second Philip's post
  15. It was probably already (almost) broken before
  16. I'm not the most feverish Zaxcom supporter, but 30 feet range suggests something else is wrong with your setup. A few years ago I was working in a remote countryside location. No mobile phone connection whatsoever. Started with my Lectros block 30, but couldn't get any decent reception even at a few feet. Switched to Zaxcom block 24 and suddenly I got what felt like hundreds of meters of usable range.
  17. Yes, you're absolutely right, Vin. There is the apwpt.org which I believe sits in on the WRC, but I'm not sure. While the APWPT seems to be a bit euro-centric it has "ambassadors" in many countries and I believe it attempts to represent both wireless gear makers as well as users. They try to speak with a louder voice by speaking for all of us. They haven't been all that successful this far, though.
  18. No. I still have a chair with me which I pull out of the van if I feel like it. I also have a foldable "standing chair". But, ask any doctor, sitting is the new smoking
  19. Sure why not? Or just get the adapter cables for each camera....
  20. If course, that might be a good option. I have a HawkWoods adapter with two np-f type batteries (doesn't have to be the 970, you can use smaller ones). It provides 4 Hirose outputs which are regulated at 12V, so good for your AD mixer. And then you have one flying lead unregulated which you can use with the 744 and it will show you the battery depletion status. Not as exciting perhaps as an SMBus setup, but for me it's all the info I ever wanted, easily available, fairly cheap, and the batteries can be replaced easily in an emergency
  21. I would avoid stepping up the voltage. It's not the most energy effecient option and you won't have any means to monitor your battery's voltage, i.e. you won't know when it dies. Use two as suggested above, or one of the other optins mentioned
  22. But is that because of you or because of your new toy?
  23. That could be a problem. I have been able to kill my home wifi just with a larger antenna for the ifb100. If I'm not mistaken you could use a 5ghz wifi?
  24. This is the one I've got: https://www.ebay.de/itm/381697981592 Considered this as well, https://www.huberlab.ch/Sortiment/%EF%BB%BFQualitätssicherung/Probenvorbereitung/Glaswaren/Stativmaterial-%26-Bauelemente/Laborständer-Swiss-Boy/p/cat_8241 but the motorized version is very expensive, and I don't know how well it would work, so I am reluctant.... I know very well how your thumbs feel! Took me forever to finally find (and decide on) what I've got now
  25. No it's basically being held by the lifters. But for moving I'll add a strap that provides additional safety. I have three lifters. I started with two, but the upper case wasn't stable. I can assure you these three lifters can lift 150kg each. They were designed to open/close windows or solar panels. They are very sturdy and waterproof to a degree. They are not the weak link, your mounting system will be. In my case, it felt strange at first, but after a few up and down trips of my upper case I feel confident that everything holds up. But the three motors are very noisy. They are controlled from the same unit, but are not really synchronized. I had another lifter before, which built to lower a special chair with a person on into a bathtub. That's sturdy, and very quiet, but I couldn't really mount anything to them. The ones I have now have two mounting points, which helped a lot. But I am still on the lookout for something quieter and faster.