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S Harber

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About S Harber

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  • Birthday January 1

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    People's Republic of Silverlake
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    I record and mix actors talking in front of cameras.
  1. Sewing Lavs into Wardrobe

    There's a great tool called a Microstitch. Western Costumes in LA sells them. Sets a quick, easily removable binding stick like a tiny price tag. Amazing tool in the right hands and circumstances. http://www.wccsupplystore.com/micro-stitch/
  2. We do a good deal of driving shots on Bosch. Seems like more or less an entire season of cell phone calls in cars. I put my bag rig in the car/pod rig, set some levels, hit roll, and monitor via Comtkes from the follow vehicle. No worries about range, cars separating etc. The mix can definitely suffer but it serves the interest of always having good isos/decent mix. Mixing from a follow vehicle is slow to rig, horrible for really monitoring well, and is rife with other issues, i.e. it will be remixed in all likelihood anyways. The BST75 throws a hell of a long way and we can monitor from a safe distance. I put a receiver through the follow vehicle stereo and pass out a few comteks. Easy. Hope this helps. Scott Harber CAS
  3. Echo Park Horrible RF

    I've shot there a good deal the last couple of years and you will find holes in the spectrum. Not stellar range but not huge problems. I'm in 21/25 mostly.
  4. Cart mixing: sit or stand?

    I stand. Way better for it when I'm just south of 3,000 hrs/yr. It took a week to really feel comfortable after sitting but I now much prefer standing.
  5. Johnny Knoxville gags and wires.

    Use your old stuff and get new stuff.
  6. NP style batteries

    So where are things regarding re-celling IDX NP batts these days? I have 5 or so that are dead and it just seems lame to be throwing them out. In the proper way and all but basically into a version of the trash. Scott Harber
  7. What Car Do You Drive?

    Once the gear's there I try to cycle or scooter to work. I always feel so much better when I can ride the bike to work.
  8. What Car Do You Drive?

    Subaru Forester or a bicycle.
  9. Transmitter Sound Comparison

    I also find wardrobe and mic rigs to be more important than just about anything in terms of quality of what you hear. Obviously if it doesn't get to the receiver or distorts beforehand all bets are off. But I'd take a well rigged G3 on a transparent piece of cotton cloth to the best of mics and transmitter under a leather coat. The dark art or putting a wire on someone well is never to be dismissed.
  10. Denecke TS-3 Mystery Part

    There's probably a capacitor bouncing around, wedged into or on the floor somewhere as well. I think the capacitor threads through the holes in that plastic piece. We've had this happen a couple of times but the slates always seem to keep working well even after this happens. My brain was thinking it may have been designed as some sort of G shock indicator much like the iPhones have the moisture indicator inside them. Charlie is the expert though.
  11. Good Carpets

    So where are you all getting good carpets these days? Not the $15 Home Depot grooved plasticy ones, but the good rubberized runners etc? I haven't bought any in a good while and we've left a few behind. I'm trying to point our show to a place that carries them at a reasonable price. Thanks, Scott
  12. Music Video TC panic

    I'd take the file, A-drop it into Wave Agent B-Look at it to see if it's truly at 30 and if so C-Change it to 23.98 and save it. I'd change the name to reflect the new version D-Bring the file back into the 788 for PB. Make sure you do NOT change the sample rate.
  13. Patents, Innovation and the Law

    Well there's ideas, and then there's the business of ideas. We all have ideas and try to implement them and even sometimes think they are marketable. But.... I already have a job that I love so why would I want to go play with lawyers and the like.
  14. Offloading Media on Site

    Either A-Loan a CF reader (cheap, you're the hero, and it should be done by the time you wrap). These work well enough so buy a few. http://www.amazon.com/Compact-supports-SanDisk-Kingston-Transcent/dp/B0030UL7IG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1440467962&sr=8-3&keywords=usb+cf+card+reader B-Sell them a CF Card (treat it like an expendable). C-Burn a DVD and figure that one out (again bill for expendable and time). D-Wring your hands about it, throw someone under the bus and act like you've never had to deal with some adversity before. I usually go with A. Once or twice gone the B route. C... it's been years now. YMMV
  15. Any Lectro rumors?

    I'd love to see the 8 channel Venue with Dante out. All doable just need to repackage what is out there more or less.