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  1. The winter edition of Production Sound & Video is online!http://www.local695.com/Quarterly/
  2. The latest issue of Local 695's magazine, Production Sound & Video has an article on Fences written by Willie Burton CAS. I'll link to the online version as soon as we have it online.
  3. Yup, seen it thank you. Will try it...
  4. I have a Mac Mini (2012) and the power button has become intermittent. The mini will start after maybe the 10th or the 20th push of the power button. A while ago I replaced my internal drive with an SSD, using the OWC step by step video. The power button functioned perfectly after my installation, but now it's' problematic. Any local Mac whizzes in the L.A. area? Many independent computer repair places are either reluctant to do it or charge too much money. I'm sure the Mac Genius Bar will try to sell me a new logic board and it would be easier to just buy a new or refurbished Mac-Mini. Any help would be appreciated.
  5. The summer edition of Production Sound & Video is onlinehttp://www.local695.com/Quarterly/
  6. This is from Simon Hayes: The Adaptive preview quiet mode set to 25% WILL NOT allow the camera to overheat- why would red design it if it did? It's design is specifically for sync sound. We are shooting on VERY hot sets right now with 4 cameras set to this setting with NONE of them overheating.(Jungle sets - no air con and no extracts to keep the smoke in). [Tarzan] The setting constantly assesses chip temperature while rolling and in idle and controls fan speed to keep the chip at the user determined chip temperature (60 degrees for us- the Red default). A lot of the time the fans will not even spin up to 25% unlike the old manual settings that used 25% even if it didn't need to. With the adaptive preview you also do not get the loud idling fan noise on rehearsals etc because the camera is constantly assessing what is needed. Don't worry that a constantly changing fan speed will mean less consistency and more difficultly notching it out in post. At 25% and less it is almost as quiet as an Alexa and you will be good unless in tiny room shooting super close up. If one of your Reds is noisier than the other it points towards one of the 2 fans in that specific camera being broken or full of dirt and not running properly resulting in the other fan having to work harder to keep the temperature at the desired level. Regarding a cameras temperature reading going 'Amber' on a long take- that will happen but the adaptive fan speed will just increase gradually to keep it from overheating- that is EXACTLY the difference between the adaptive setting and the old manual settings where if a camera became too hot it would kick in the fan at maximum speed. The chips are so happy running hot that there is actually a heater built into the cameras to keep them up to temperature when shooting in cold climates. What the chips do not like is to be constantly changing temperature. They like to have a target temperature that is achievable for working conditions set, the black balance set for that chip temperature and then the adaptive preview quiet settings 'job' is to keep the temperature within the correct parameters for the specified chip setting. The adaptive preview quiet is constantly assessing and reacting to stop overheating happening. Things should be fine but I would be interested to know what temp the chip temp is set to? It is on the same menu screen as the fan speed. Remember your ammunition on this subject is that 65 degrees is the red default setting ie how they come out of the box and the setting after a "restore factory settings" situation. If your DP is running say 50 degrees in LA if course the fans will have to work too hard. Again- so long as the black balance is set for the required temp it's all good. Hope this helps.
  7. The Spring edition of "Production Sound & Video" our new name for the Local 695 magazine is available on line http://www.local695.com/Quarterly/
  8. Very nice and well thought out.
  9. Two questions; 1: Where is the power conditioner in the chain? For me the Furman is what receives the A.C and the Xantrex (the charger part) is powered off the Furman. 2: The battery may have reached it's maximum re charge cycles and thus drains immediately? I have a 79Ah Glass Mat that can still power all of the a.c. powered items even down 11.7 volts for an hour or more.
  10. Joshua, if this is about an environmental concern, switch to rechargeables.
  11. The packaging of the lithium batteries with the caps and the molded plastic is all designed to prevent a fire. I assume that the 'enormous' packing for 10 batteries is so they can be shipped by air? Lithium battery fires have brought down several airplanes. "In October 2010, the FAA issued a Safety Alert for Operators highlighting the fact that the cargo on board Flight 6 contained a large quantity of lithium type batteries.[10] The FAA issued a restriction on the carrying of lithium batteries in bulk on passenger flights." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPS_Airlines_Flight_6
  12. Studio Manager has a version for El Capitan Studio Manager V2 Host V2.3.5-2 for Mac OS X 10.7-10.11 http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/global/en/downloads/firmware_software/studiomanagerv2host/sm2352mx.jsp
  13. Phil, I have the same issue and sent a support request to Yamaha and am waiting to see if they can also answer this question.
  14. Jan McLaughlin had a similar thread on this about a year ago where she was experimenting with different pdf apps. I've used Notability, which is pretty versatile. Here is part of Jan's thread
  15. You can read all about it here in the 695 Quarterly: "Mad Max: Fury Road" by Ben Osmo