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  1. danelonsdale

    Sonosax SX-R4+

    Always run a backup recorder. Even in the bag, even if it's 16bit, or even compressed. So you have at least something.
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    Zaxnet whine VS Comtek BST-75-216

    I have an IFB200 and bst 75 in the bag and it is whine-free. The two units are very close to each other and both sound great. Cannot say the same about the m-216.
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    Bag RF Distro custom cabling

    I've got one for sale. Basically brand new. Email me at danelonsdale@gmail.com if you'd like to buy it Dane
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    SRc leaked on Dutch site

    I too am waiting for the SM style Wideband gear to make the switch, Larry. SSMs are cool, but not having the 250mw or even 100mw in your back pocket in a jam makes it tough. Agreed, LTs are just too big in this day and age.
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    Sonosax SX-R4+

    Yes this would be perfect!!
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    Sonosax SX-R4+

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    Waterproofing an internally cabled boom pole

    The idea of running an internal cable inside the pole and all the way thru to the mixer seems like it would be great. You may just want to come up with a way to fasten a loop or two of the cable to the opening of the rear of the pole to beat the noise of the coiled cable sliding in and out of the back of the pole. Ideally I suppose you'd have the same amount of coiled cable inside the pole as the original ktek had to maintain the ability to fully extend and fully collapse.
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    Red Epic TC display frame discrepency.

    I definitely wouldn't trust the display on the epic to be up to speed. I know when the camera is outputting greater than 4k there is a delay on the actual video signal output so who knows what is going on with the onboard display. The same way you shouldn't use the display on a 788T to test true timecode, I wouldn't use the epics. The best thing to do is have the DIT or downloader take a look at the slate from the downloaded footage and check the embedded with the slate in picture. (or have post do it if you can't)
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    Boom operators - Cool photos

    Many VTR ops using Qtake these days can stream video through a Wifi plugin that allows anyone to connect to their system via iPhone or iPad etc. Perfect for a reference frame while booming.
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    Schoeps CMIT 5U As Wireless Boom

    Yes, it goes without saying you should watch the modulation from the venue or 411 etc and adjust accordingly. I tend to start at 25 and go from there.
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    Schoeps CMIT 5U As Wireless Boom

    I tend to live around 25 on the HM with a CMIT for normal level dialogue.
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    ERX2TCD version 1.30

    It is their job, but it also sometimes falls in our laps as well. Especially considering every shoot has different manpower and a different workflow. Nobody likes to point fingers after a mistake happens! It's best just to nip it in the bud and let the box ride.
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    ERX2TCD version 1.30

    Glenn, Thanks for addressing this issue. I have also noticed this issue with multiple Alexas. Specifically, with the ERX2TCD riding the camera at 23.97ND, "incompatible frame rate" error in the information window (while in pro res 4444 and 422 formats), and "break in timecode" error (while shooting arri raw with Alexa XT). I've never seen this issue using Denecke SB-3's on these cams.
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    Red Dragon does not sync...

    I have experienced this issue with both Red Epics and Dragons while attempting to use ERX2TCDs Additionally, I have seen errors on an Alexa. Specifically, "incompatible frame rate" (while in pro res 4444 and 422 formats), and "break in timecode" (while shooting arri raw). I've never had an issue using Denecke SB-3's on these cams. Makes me wonder how far off SMPTE the ERX's may be? Most likely a combination, as mentioned above, of zaxcom and red both being slightly off the mark. I do love the concept of the ERX's though!!
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    Red Epic failed to see timecode

    Had a similar issue. Shot an entire day with Alexa PLUS, two ERX2TCD, jammed code and ran scratch track perfectly all day. Shot the same evening with Epics, and was unable to get code to lock on two epics, using multiple cables, multiple ERX2TCDs and different voltage amplitudes ranging from .125V to 3V on the ERX2TCDs etc. Put a denecke on the epic and it immediately jammed. I was also able to jam a denecke box using the ERX2TCD. Seemed to me the Epic specifically didn't like the code from the Zaxcom units. I spoke to RED and they said they have heard of the epics not getting along with the zaxcom units. For what reason he did not know. If the Denecke SB-3 jams it perfectly, either Red or Zaxcom isn't following SMPTE spec?
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    Mumblecore + Red Epic....

    Be sure the RED fans are set as low as possible per the DIT and DP. I've found they can roll for ages set to 40-50% and not overheat. Absurd we have to deal with this kind of technical issue on a professional (hardly) camera. Or you can convince them to look into this... http://www.mecasax.ch/products/fanplate
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    boom mic with wide pattern: mk4, 416,

    The 50 is very similar in terms of a pattern to the 641. I also agree I think you need to try better suspension if you are having handling issues with the 641, try the orange banded PSC mount, for one. Or the Cut 1 as others have described. I don't think changing the capsule on the cmc6 will help with handling noise as much as improving the pole and/or suspension. Maybe you should have a look at the switchable schoeps head: the MK5
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    Sonosax SX62R Mixer/Recorder

    I have a Sonosax SX-ST8D with an internal 8-track recorder and the latest external remote. I must say it is not a flawless recorder. I have had about 5-8 total lockups on the unit in about two years. While the A/D converter continues to perform and my 788T master continues to record, it hasn't been a total loss issue, but it is rather frustrating especially considering the price point. If it was a flawless recorder, I would consider getting the SX62R to run a total Sonosax system both off the cart and over the shoulder, but because I cannot completely depend on the Sonosax internal recorder, I use it as a backup and use Sound Devices as both my master over the shoulder and off the cart. The mixer and A/D converters have been 100% flawless. Really an amazing unit unfortunately aside from the recorder.
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    The new Alexa XT Fan

    I've worked with them a couple times. They are definitely close to silent!
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    788T Firmware 3.0 Now Available

    Had a total lock up yesterday when I attempted to roll. Informed sound devices they said it was the first case. Lucky me!
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    788T Firmware 3.0 Now Available

    Have been runnin V 3.00 for quite a few days now, all digital inputs, limiters enabled, it's been awesome. Love this. No issues.
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    Boom operators - Cool photos

    This is awesome
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    788T Firmware 3.0 Now Available

    Digital limiters! Lovely.
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    Source for TA3/TA5F

    Definitely go with the Rean connectors. I recently finished soldering a bunch of TA3's and 5's from switchcraft. You need to do an actual crimp on the strain relief, as opposed to the Reans which have a pressure fit like a normal Neutrik xlr. I find the Reans to be easier to connect and disconnect as well...