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Phil Rosati

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    Sound guy based in NY. Local 52 member.

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  1. Phil Rosati

    How to attach axle to 8020?

    No prob. They are thinner than the 1” 8020 stanchion mounts, so you need a flat piece of something to help them sit well against the 8020 profile you’re mounting to. The math/measurements works out with a 20” bike wheel and 6” caster (7.5” mounting height) to have a piece of 1050 profile (1/2” spacer) between the axle mount and the profile. hope they work for you!
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    How to attach axle to 8020?

    I’ve been using linear motion rail guides from Amazon: uxcell 4pcs SK16 Aluminum Linear Motion Rail Clamping Guide Support for 16mm Dia Shaft https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0742B18JW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_gRTnBbB0ZX5ET i drill out the holes to accommodate 1/4-20 bolts and use a short piece of 1050 profile as a spacer. I use the 16mm with a 5/8” axle and Skyway Tuffwheels with 5/8” hubs.
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    SD688/CL12 Maximum Allowed Power Consumption Warning!

    I've had the same warning pop up as well as another one saying I have "exceeded maximum allowed power consumption." They both have happened at totally random times. I unplug/replug the CL-12 and it goes away, or plug in the DC boost and it goes away. For information's sake; my headphones are always plugged into the 688. I've never plugged a keyboard or light into the CL12. Only other cable into the CL12 is the DC Boost. I've been told to try a different USB cable, I just haven't had the time to do tests. But, that seems to be everyone's advice; change the USB cable.
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    Suggestions on compact support carts easy to fly with

    What about one of the bigger "suitcase carts" or whatever they're called, where the whole thing is self contained; the "lids" of the suitcase are the top and bottom shelves, middle supports and wheels live inside suitcase for travel? Or getting production to rent you a cart at your destination, if such things are available? I've done two travel shoots (Puerto Rico, and Ft Lauderdale) recently where I traveled with a bag platform similar to your bag shelf. Bag sits on top, little pull out shelf for the control surface. On both occasions I've had production rent me a bigger cart; in PR it was a bigger rubbermaid with 8" pneumatic casters, in FL it was a suitcase cart. I put the bag shelf on top, secure it down, and use half the bigger cart as mixer, and half as utility cart. It takes some clever packing and arranging, but it's a possibility. And, the bigger cart gives you more horizontal workspace, and the big wheels help with rough terrain.
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    Handle for cart, 12" or so, sources?

    I have this handle on the front of my 80/20 cart, and have added it to other carts I've built: https://www.grainger.com/product/MONROE-PMP-Steel-Pull-Handle-with-Polished-4KZZ5?internalSearchTerm=Steel+Pull+Handle+with+Polished+Chrome+Finish%2C+Silver%3B+Hardware+Not+Included&suggestConfigId=8&searchBar=true&suggestConfigId=8&searchBar=true
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    Sound Devices 688 external slate mic *low gain?

    I've been running a Denecke 48v phantom power box with a Senn 416 plugged into it just to get enough level with the gain maxed. It would be awesome if this were a firmware fix.
  7. Phil Rosati

    Electronic sound reports

    I've been using Sound Report Writer for about two years. I have an old ass ipad and Movieslate won't run on it. But, I really love it. Even with a newer ipad I'd still choose SRW. I like the ease of use, and layout of the program. It's all very straight forward. I, too, have my ipad mounted in a RAM mount and then mounted to the 80/20 of the cart. I can move it around and adjust it to see if I'm sitting or standing, or move it out of the way altogether if need be. No clipboard to locate or stow anywhere. No pens constantly getting lost. It's worked really well for me, and productions have all been happy with them. My handwriting is downright shameful, so it's been a real lifesaver/timesaver for me, and like Jan said it enables me to write more and expand on situations more than I normally would on handwritten notes.
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    PSC PowerStar Euro LiFE

    I couldn't figure out a way to elegantly make the pieces fit on my cart with the ears on the battery being the way they are, so it wasn't for me. They are very specifically designed pieces, so not easily reconfigurable. But I upgraded to the LiFE pelican batts and they work tremendously well. I have two on my cart, and they still weigh about half as much as my old SLA's..
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    Clip on Light for Carts

    The clip light could be cool for folks that work off sides a lot. Mount the clip to a piece of plexi, or some rigid service, mount the plexi to your cart, use the clip on the light to hold your sides, and the light to illuminate them. Might have to try that myself..
  10. Just wanted to throw a plug in for the Sanken CS3e. It's a good overall mic. I've been booming with them almost exclusively for the last year and a half. Sounds crisp indoors, lots of rejection for outdoors, and plenty of pull for wide shots. It can be a little finicky in small and/or echoey spaces, but I think, overall, it is a good all-in-one choice. The mic is not without it's flaws, but what mic is. All do some things well, but not all things. I second going to a rental house and trying them out. It's the best way to see what sounds best to your ears. Good luck. Phil
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    NY Sound guy visiting LA

    Hey LA sound folks. My name is Phil Rosati. I am a sound guy based in NYC. I'm a local 52 member, and have recently been considering a bi-coastal work scenario for myself. I am coming to LA to visit friends April 6-10 and would love to stop by and hang out with a few sound crews, if possible. I know some jobs are quite particular about set visits, but if I can, I'd love to find two or three to come check out, hang out.....test the commute . I'll be staying in Venice but will have access to a car and am certainly willing to travel. I mainly a sound utility and boom operator, and have worked on features and a few television shows. I am looking to get a feel for how things run, if at all any different in LA. I know every set has its own vibe, and flow, so I certainly don't expect a drastic difference, but just want to see what it's all about in a different place. I am also trying to see what its like to drive to and from work.....for the majority of my career its been courtesy vans and mas transit, so a commute is somewhat foreign to me. So, if any folks are into making new friends, let me know and we'll work out the details! Thanks everyone, good luck out there! Phil Rosati
  12. Phil Rosati

    Movie Reviews - New & Old

    Since Virgin Megastore in NYC hads been going out of business, I find myself there every week or two trolling the $10 dvd bins. I just wrapped a feature with David Strathairn, a great actor, and very personable, so I went on a little kick. Watched GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK. A great historical biopic, and beautifully shot. The mix of new and archival footage is superb. I also tried to pick up SNEAKERS. A great ensemble film, and fun to boot. Last movie I saw in the theater was WATCHMEN, and I saw it twice. I love the book, and thought it was very well done. Sticking to the story was the only way it could be done, and it was great. I guess I've found myself picking up dvd's to watch at home, more than making the trip to a movie theater! Great idea, can't wait to hear more suggestions/reviews. Phil
  13. Phil Rosati

    QRX100 4 channel receiver

    Looks like a nifty devise indeed. There is quite a lot going on in that little box, but it looks promising. Would something like this be able to interface with a Red camera? Not that I am trying to encourage recording anything more than a scratch track on that thing, just imagining what a producer will think when they find out its capabilities. if it were to be used in a bag, or if two were to be used in a bag, or on a cart setup, would the antennae be gangable? It would be interesting to be able to get eight wires into two receivers. Phil
  14. Phil Rosati

    Sitcom Live Audience Setups

    Hey group, I'm curious about setups that people have found successful with live studio audiences, whether it's sitcom, or imrpov (Chappelle Show) type shows. I'm curious about how you capture audience laughter, within the show, and what you do to try and separate the laughter from the performances. Also, do you place speakers for the audience to be able to hear the performance better, and if so how do you make sure to have minimal bleed from speakers to audience mics. Just curious, I might be working with a setup like this soon, so I'm just wondering what the pitfalls are, so we can try and be prepared. Thanks everyone! Phil Rosati
  15. Phil Rosati

    Tax Time!

    I believe health insurance as well...or maybe any health related charges...