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  1. Derek H

    BDS Battery + AC

    Update regarding the PSC triple play. I heard back from Ron and he confirmed that if you have the AC adapter and an NP1 plugged in it will drain the NP1 just until it’s below the AC adapter voltage (15V) then draw just from the AC.
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    BDS Battery + AC

    I don’t know of any bag sized DC distro that is able to automatically switch from one power source to another. The Triple Play seems like it would but actually I think all three of it’s TA4 inputs are just in parallel. So even if you had an AC adapter plugged into one of the inputs your NPs would still drain... I think. Checking with Ron now. Several brands make dummy NP AC adapters but that doesn’t provide you with the functionality of a UPS. Actually, I don’t see why an off the shelf UPS from ADP or Tripplite wouldn’t work if you put that in between mains and your NP AC adapter. Might want to disconnect the alarm bell that they usually have though. Otherwise you’re looking at a PSC cart power, power star, or Remote Audio Meon and $$$. Could be worth it though. Or float a charger over an SLA lawn mower battery. That’s the cheaper, DIY option. Not bag friendly.
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    PAID 5.2 Just Released

    Yeah I’m on 5.4.2 I think but my iMac is so old it won’t take Sierra and I suspect that’s where my trouble is.
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    PAID 5.2 Just Released

    Yes I think so. The developer is mostly retired I believe. Too bad because it keeps crashing on my older iMac.
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    Zaxcom TRXLA3 Line level cable wiring

    I’ve tried, hard, to make Lemo 3-pin cables and just gave up eventually. Hint: make sure you have a good crimp-tool and the correct size crimp die. I did not. Lemo doesnt really help. They could give you info for the correct size crimp die but instead they would have you buy their crimper for like $700. No thanks. For the record anyone know the the correct size die to use? Just before I threw in the towel I was thinking I should try a crimper intended for RG174 but never ordered the part.
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    BDS connectors

    Eric, it’s been awhile since I’ve owned any Zaxcom wireless but I remember it was just the STA150 adapter that required the shorter 760k connector. Pretty sure the receivers all use the longer 761k bds style plug.
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    DPA 4098 - first impressions

    Glen, did you guys consider a right angle version?
  8. Derek H

    Lectro SRc field reports?

    Which block SRc? I remember reading that there are still known issues with the C1 block. Having to do with walkies and other interference. You should really get get in touch with Lectro directly if you have not already.
  9. Derek H

    Prototype BEC bracket for F55 Documentary Dock

    This looks great. Curious though, why not use the standard BEC side plate? The camera in this photo already has the necessary bracket installed under the battery plate. Mike Babcock at BEC is great. He made a custom QRX holder for me some years ago. What I would like to see from BEC group is some kind of universal plate that screws into 1/4-20 threads and allows you to mount any of their boxes. An abundance of 1/4-20 threads are common on most cameras. Cameras don’t seem to have the BEC side plate bracket installed these days and it would be useful to have something that could just screw down into the cheese plates that camera guys just love buying. While it’s easy to install the side plate bracket it’s not something you can really do in the field.
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    664 panic

    Put it back in the 664. Does it play ok there?
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    COS-11D SMQV transmitters gain issues

    Also huge! Look for an 1/8th watt metal film resistor, 1%.
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    COS-11D SMQV transmitters gain issues

    Snip that thing off and pay Your nearest cable maker to re-terminate it. My guess is Sanken adds a much larger resistor value than necessary.
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    Wireless blocks in Chicago

    Just avoid 22 25 is also pretty much toast except for a small chunk on the top and bottom. Enough for 2-3 transmitters at least
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    NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    Zaxcom has a patent on recording wireless. This explains the limited record functionality on this new SM
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    NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    It does one or the other not both at the same time.
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    Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    I thought there might be a rubber seal of some sort but couldn't tell from the picture. Should have known you're already on top of it.
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    Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Also, how about some black or dark grey spring clips to go with these. The blue can occasionally be seen through thin fabric. I know Lectro is partial to that anodized blue but just sayin...
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    Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Not sure why you couldn't jam via the TA5. The recorder is a a great feature to have even if it's not regularly used. I do worry a bit about the position of the card slot. That surface tends to get a bit grungy over time. Though it is the best most foolproof spot to secure the card. Maybe a rubber plug to keep it clean when the recorder isn't in use. Thank you Lectro for listening to all of us who love the SM design.
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    Coax cable for use with passive antenna?

    Why not RG58 for 10-20 foot lengths. Or RG8X which is more flexible.
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    Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Per the manual from FCC it can record or transmit but not both at the same time.
  21. Would be cool if they could use an SMQV style case to make an updated R1.
  22. I don't know if that will work but I suspect it is NOT recommended. You'll need something like this to split RF signals. You will lose like 4-6 dB of signal. http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/Remote-Antennas/product/509-zsc24.html I also suspect the cabling will be pretty ugly trying to patch this into an SL6. Why Sound Devices didn't think to add RF loop outputs on the side of the SL6 is beyond me.
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    Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    And there's a 3.5mm input that can be two more inputs, camera return, or timecode input. Only one SD card slot and it's on the bottom under the battery caddy... I suspect the USB copy function doesn't record in real time so if your single SD card has an issue are you SOL?