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Jose Frias

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  1. Jose Frias

    Gear Appraisal

    Would another sound mixer qualify as an objective 3rd party?
  2. Jose Frias

    Farewell innovation?

    For the most part, I doubt the public will get any actual news or information from either of the parties regarding the status of the suit until the case is done. Unfortunately not much can be done except for letting it run its course.
  3. Jose Frias

    Zaxcom TRXCL3

    ZHD will only be available as a single channel of audio. If you wish to have two channels of audio you will need to use the "Stereo" modulation scheme. As you probably can already imagine, not possible unfortunately. Very different guts.
  4. Jose Frias

    Sound Report Writer app

    Tyler Faison is indeed the creator of this app (along with the TV Timecard app). He's also a working sound mixer based in Dallas. Great guy. I'm sure you can email or call him. His contact info is on his website: http://tylerfaison.com He also roams around these forums every once in a while.
  5. Jose Frias

    Boom Pole Quick Connect

    Copy that, thanks for the correction. I can't tell a difference in weight, but I had assumed that because it's smaller it was also lighter. I totally agree with your last sentence.
  6. Jose Frias

    Boom Pole Quick Connect

    I'm using the Orca Bags quick releases. Smallest and lightest of the bunch, and very easy to snap in. http://www.orcabags.com/product/orca-boom-pole-quick-release/
  7. Jose Frias

    16-Channel Analogue to Dante Location Mixer

    Hey Jeff, as I mentioned on the Facebook post, didn't intend to sound dismissive about the Deva 24. Just not the solution I'm looking for (digital mixer with Dante and DC power). Unless it's changed, Dante will only be available as an option through the Mix-16 control surface, which would then interface to the Deva24 via it's connector. While definitely a solution, not what I would personally want as it means you need both the Mix-16 and the Deva 24 to get Dante running. At least when it was the Deva 32, you'd really only need a PC computer to set up the interface software, which you would require anyway to setup Dante, and with something like the Kangaroo PC you could get an inexpensive yet small and powerful solution to do just that, also with DC power.
  8. Jose Frias

    16-Channel Analogue to Dante Location Mixer

    I've been talking about this for at least two years since Zaxcom announced the now defunct Deva 32 concept. It would've been the first Dante-enabled digital mixer with DC power (and built-in recorder too). Unfortunately for those of us wanting such a product, the Deva 32 transformed into the Deva 24 instead, which is no longer the same thing. I so desperately would like a digital mixing surface with at least 12 banking faders (for most situations, enough, especially considering I only have 10 fingers to mix with, so that should be enough) that fits within a 19" rackmount space (and doesn't weight 50lbs), is DC-powered, and is Dante enabled. P&G faders would be nice, but not a requirement; it would need to be motorized, though. Infinity knobs for trim and settings. I'd be okay with a "Touch-and-go" knob a la Yamaha for trim and other settings. I think having some analog and digital I/O may be useful to connect to other pieces in the cart that are not Dante-compatible (say IFB transmitter), but I don't see having any phantom power mic inputs on the mixer necessary. Most inputs would be via wireless (so Dante), I would only really need one input for my talkback mic, but phantom isn't necessary for that. And if I actually did need phantom power, I could easily interface any Dante I/O unit separately depending on how many mic inputs I need, all of which could be powered easily over ethernet. So in essence, all I would need at the back of the unit is maybe 2-4 mic/line inputs, 4 mic/line/AES outputs, and you could even throw a bigger AES I/O count (8 in / 8 out) via multi-pin connector just in case. Any other serious I/O I would do via Dante. This would hopefully keep the size and weight of the unit down. Flexibility is the most important thing. Being able to do custom routing with multiple buses is key, otherwise Dante is useless. Built-in DSP can be a big plus; EQ, compression, limiter, gate, delay, phase, even an automix algorithm would be welcomed additions. To that end, having a decent sized screen to be able to see settings, routing, effects, etc is essential. I do like the idea of small LED screen per channel that will display channel / track naming, as well as values for variables that are being affected on that particular channel. Unfortunately, as many others have mentioned, I don't know that there are many companies that would be willing to make such a product considering that it wouldn't be many of us buying (I've asked). It's definitely a niche product.
  9. Jose Frias

    Advice On Record & Playback Setup in Nomad 10

    Assuming that the director wants video playback as well, not just audio, then just depending on your Nomad won't do the job. In fact, it is actually another person's whole job to do this exact thing, record takes to playback for director. Usually it means feeding audio via XLR to either camera directly, or to the Video Assist who then dials the proper delay to match and record with video.
  10. Jose Frias

    Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Good to know. Thanks Paul!
  11. Jose Frias

    best preamps in a small 2 track recorder?

    I also think the MixPre-3 would probably be your best bet.
  12. Jose Frias

    Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Tom, I think you keep inferring things from my comments that I'm not implying. All I keep saying is that a camera's clock (as you stated in professional video cameras usually less than 10ppm) is in general less accurate than a recorder's clock (In my experience, professional recorders will have less than 1ppm). Until now, I hadn't stated any specific accuracy values, nor any specific examples. The Canon C300 is considered a professional video camera by many standards, however as you probably already know, it will start drifting very quickly in comparison to a recorder like Sound Devices 6-series. There's obviously exceptions to everything. Arri Alexa is extremely accurate at 0.2ppm. Anyway, the point of all this here being that the Sound Devices MixPre-3/6 could likely work well with professional cameras as well as DSLR-types by having a timecode generator feeding it timecode via Aux In, and having a sync box feed timecode and genlock to the camera (i.e. Canon C300).
  13. Jose Frias

    Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    I never stated any reasons. Just that in general, video camera clocks are less accurate than those of recorders. I do agree with your statement regarding TC stamping not being enough even with pro video camera when doing longer takes.