Derek H

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  1. Looks great to me. It's not referenced in this thread yet but they also are showing a ZMT-phantom that has a Lemo 3pin socket and external antenna but also includes 48V phantom. I'd say it's a toss-up on which one would be best for wireless boom between the ZMT-Phantom and the ZMT-HM. I think it depends a lot on how your mic mounts are rigged. If you're working with a bunch of Cinela mounts then maybe go for the XLR version since you'd just plug it in at the base of the mount and let it hang I'd guess.. It's so light I wouldn't worry about it too much. I agree that we could use a little clarity from Zaxcom on battery runtimes with 48V powering a shotgun and what RF power level are you sending to get said runtime. Are these even capable of more than 50mW? Sure makes some of the other boom-tip-mounted wireless rigs look pretty hefty.. looking at you Ambient UMP rig..
  2. It's a removeable rechargeable battery so you'd want 3-4 battery packs and chargers to get through a day I'd guess.
  3. I don't want a mic in my timecode gear. Why bother wasting so much time and effort for low-budget DSLR workflows. 99% of jobs I do shooting on DSLR they don't have a clue about timecode and they certainly don't want to pay extra for a slate or lockits. I either don't touch them at all or feed them a decent mix with a G3 (which works perfectly btw). Back to the nanolockit... Klaus, is there some way to ensure that your lockit setup doesn't get inadvertently hijacked by other lockits that might be in use by another nearby crew? like Zaxcom uses a group code for Zaxnet. Some kind of unique lockout password
  4. Cool! I really like Sketchup though it's been long enough now I think I've forgotten how to use it. For non-DIYers BEC group makes the same thing out of aluminum and is drilled with mounting holes to attach it to a bracket. More like $70-90 though but will last forever.
  5. I totally agree with both of these sentiments. There's value in using standard connections. Lost/broken/forgotten cables? Every AC on the planet will usually have a spare shorty BNC. With this thing it's all on you. Id also rather have AAs. Even if I had to change them every day. Good for TCS for making something small with genlock though. No one else has that.
  6. 400 mode emulation pretty please.
  7. Can it record to a bus-powered USB hard drive? I suspect not but would be nice. Single card slot is not my favorite spec.
  8. Totally agree. Especially with 24 bit recording a little extra headroom is fine.
  9. Are you guys mistaking VU metering for peak metering? The 6-series can display either or both. Personally, I use peak only. I trim the isos so they peak around -20dbfs or a bit above and have no issues. Using the same gear as you. Just turn down the trim!
  10. So curiosity got me and I bought two TARA3 connectors. I can confirm that the cable can exit at noon, 1 o'clock, 6 o'clock or 9 o'clock but not in between those ranges because it's keyed. Sort of goes together like a neutrik right angle. Doesn't look like it bites down too hard so cable size will be important. Something thicker than lav cable or a few layers of shrink might be required. I can take measurements later maybe if anyone is interested. Haven't decided what I think of them yet. Kind of chunky and not going to work well on a recorder input/output where space is limited. The clamshell pieces are all made of plastic and are thicker than they would have needed to be if they used metal, all metal would have been better I'd say. I do like them them better than the Lectro RATPAC option though and the price is better than those...
  11. I'd like to see your cable crimper piece.
  12. Looks cool, does the original cable crimp fit still or are you doing something different inside?
  13. Nice work! Do you do the machining yourself or do you have use a shop? I would probably buy something like this but in the US I would need Anton Bauer version and V-lok since both types are in use.
  14. This would go great with that 8-track tape recorder Sound Devices put out a few years back...