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    Rycote Mic Protector case

    I have seen people use concrete forming tubes to protect the Rycote windshield inside a Pelican case. You cut the cardboard tube to size and then you need to cut a little notch out of one side (Bottom/top -- who can tell in a circle?) so the handle can slide in. The handle/pistol grip does not go inside the tube. It gets folded on the outside. These types of tubes: \https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/categories/building-materials/concrete-cement-and-masonry/concrete-materials-tools-and-accessories/concrete-forming-products.html I have not used it myself, but have seen it used.
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    BDS Battery + AC

    If you're working out of a bag and power everything off an NP1 this could be a good solution: http://www.hawkwoods.co.uk/Prods/Product/AD-NP1 Thinking of this myself, however, I rarely do sit down interviews. Maybe this is better suited to your needs: http://www.hawkwoods.co.uk/Prods/Product/APD-PS Requires NP1 powering of your kit. I haven't tried either.
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    P48 to T-Power converter?

    I got a the local audio shop (Audio Services Canada in Toronto) to build a shortie cloth covered cable that has the T12 to P48 magic built into the XLR boot. Same as the barrel I imagine, but without the bulk. Cable runs from boom pole to inside of Rycote wind shield.
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    Best mic for specific location

    I found the Sennheiser MKE-2 to be a fairly tight sounding lav mic. When I used the mic it was not hidden, but clipped on a men's suit jacket/blazer. Seemed less "open" to me than a COS-11. Please let us know how it goes.
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    Favorite CF Card reader with USB 3.0 interface?

    Cheap and cheerful Transcend has been reliable for years.
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    Wireless system for film shoot in Asia

    Did some shooting in Asia. I didn't seem to have any issues with Lectro blk 21 (537.600-563.100) and blk 25 (640.00-665.500) in Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Sennheiser G3 range A (516-558) for scratch track in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
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    Comtek M72 transmitter cable

    You can try Audio Services in Toronto, Canada. http://audioservicescanada.com/ They may be able to do it. They say it's complicated but do-able. However, with shipping, etc. it may be more cost effective to buy a used one.
  8. Congratulations. Oh the lack of sleep... If it's not your first then you know the drill. If not, it gets better every day. I know it's hard to grasp in the midst of sleep deprivation during the first bit, but please try to enjoy every minute of it. As Christian said, you'll blink and she'll be 4. Get those snuggles in!
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    Please help me around!!

    My personal picks are the Sennheiser HD280 Pro, Sennheiser HD25ii, or Beyer Dynamic DT250. Just goes to show people like a lot of different things for various reasons.
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    Rain Protection, salty water

    I have the pre merger Petrol poncho. Not pretty, but can save gear. It doesn't really breathe well, and some rain drops can obscure view of equipment. Has saved me many times in the rain. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1115084-REG/sachtler_sn606_rain_poncho.html Transparent plastic garbage bags have also worked. Poncho is my go to in rain. Keeps me and gear dry.
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    COS-11 windscreen

    Audio Services (Toronto) repaired the mesh on my COS11 when it came off a while ago.
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    Lectrosonics R1a to listen to individual talent mics

    iCom products have been used in the past. Recently the IC-R6. Mic freqs can be programmed in for talent mics and (if i remember correctly) they can be tuned quickly with the turn of a knob or button.
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    Equipment question for you pros!

    Communication as to what is required for your project audio/time code wise. Most of us (if not all) own audio gear. No audio gear is required unless the sound person you're working with asks for something specific.
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    Booming with a cloth cable

    Audio Services in Toronto made me a cloth covered jumper cable for my boom mic. I think they may still stock cloth covered mic cable. It may be thinner than the regular cable used for long runs (Canare 705, etc.) You can contact them to see if they have any of the cable you are looking for. audioservicescanada.com
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    Flight "personal item"

    Have flown in Canada with Petrol Eargonizer (large) with 664, rfs, batteries (and a book) as my only carry on. No issues. Also had security turn me back to check my Li-ion NP7s. Going against all I have read, but there it is.
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    Vintage equipment

    Using my 416T stil. Still sounds nice. It's from 2001. "Only" 13 yrs old.
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    new bds for new bag!

    Maybe he meant the old school Ni Cad NP-1s which still work. I use the IDX Li-Ion NP-7s (blue) as I suspect you might (for all my bag work). Longer run time. I still call them NP-1s though. Same shape/size different chemical/technology inside.
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    664 SD slot - push to eject spring not working

    No problem like this with mine.
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    Black Magic 4k sound

    There seemed to be a way to route audio meters to the video monitor on my last shoot. Delayed though. HP out of the camera (for return) is bad/noisy.
  20. As Jason mentioned. ASC = Audio Services Corp. in Toronto. Queensway/Kipling area. Thanks for clarifying way before I did.
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    cable organization

    Just saw these bags at MEC (Toronto) for small cables. It's not one per case a la fishing binders. It'll suit my purposes. The see though mesh helps. The "window pouch 3" seems tougher to me: http://www.onsightequipment.com/window-pouch http://www.onsightequipment.com/universal-pouch Same idea as posted previously with a bit of an environmental slant.
  22. I'm going to mention ASC (again). Cables are awesome. Whatever you can dream up (or have a half baked idea), they'll make. Got a really nice time code multi cable there. They came up with a better idea than I had.
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    Black Magic 4k sound

    Have sent audio to this camera for sit down interviews. Hardwired. Mic level out of 664. Mic level in camera, input level @ 75%. Always give client 664 master audio. TC slate before each take. At line level the input sliders on the camera seem to have no effect. No meters made me lose my mind. Really? Do a test record, import to final cut to check levels. Crazy.
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    Sanken RM -11 silly ? White or Black

    The black ones seem a little thinner and softer to me as well. More prone to ripping. I agree Jason. White ones more hearty if that makes any sense. Black rm11s can help with hiding in dark wardrobe.
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    IDX NP Batteries

    Still doesn't help if you get a tempramental security oficer who may or may not know the regulations, but is unwilling to let you carry them on anyways (despite the airline saying it's fine). Not bitter.