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Brian Maier

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  1. Working in Canada?

    Oh and forgot to mention to look into a good cross boarder tax person because even if all your income in the future is Canadian you will still need to file US taxes in addition to your Canadian taxes. You will also need to file FBAR and FACTA forms.
  2. Working in Canada?

    Generally speaking you will need a status like "Permanent Resident" to live and work in Canada. You will need essentially 4/5 years as a PR before you can start the citizenship application process. I agree Michael, talking with a immigration lawyer is a smart thing to do. On a practical note, if you are planning on getting married to your fiancée which I assume you are, having that piece of paper saying you are married will make your "status" much clearer in the eyes of the government. When I was applying for PR back in 2010-2011 it took the better part of a year from the time I sent the application in to the time I got my status and was able to work again. Supposedly they have been trying to speed things up, but who knows.
  3. Camera Hops

    900CL and RX200 on most jobs.
  4. CL900 and 664 RF Bleed

    I had the same whine issue with my 664 and 633 when using the CL900. But in addition to the 2.4 Ghz Zaxnet whine I also get a 600mhz (blk26) whine with the standard whip in the bag. Firmware has made no difference in my situation. Unfortunately I got the same run around with both Zaxcom and Sound Devices. Both whines can be reproduced separately, independently powered, with zero cables connected. Proximity is the only variable that makes a difference. At the end of the day I gave up on Zaxnet and remote the Blk 26 antenna onto my shoulder.
  5. Equipment wishes for 2017

    It seems like a natural progression as processing power increases that the Cedar software would be included into future mixer/recorders.
  6. Buy a new wireless

    I know you are looking to purchase a new system, but resale value is also something to consider.
  7. Identify this Slate

    I had one of those Triax Tools Timecode Slates when they first came out(#013) . It worked, it was what I could afford at the time. The battery compartment door broke on mine, thankfully I was able to get a replacement before things went south for the company. Eventually I sold it for a Denecke. There is a reason that Denecke is still around and they are not.
  8. Soundbag Dashboards

    Simon do you want to borrow my QRX100/200 and Camera link over the holidays? I can bring them to the Mixer Mixer tomorrow.
  9. XF305 hops ground loop

    I have had ground loop problems trying to use a Dtap/Ptap on with both the c100 and c300, had to resort to a external battery for my hops. Definitely adds to the bulk but it works.
  10. Announcement from Lectro: April 1st, 2015

    I know its April 1st and all, but I see no reason that this couldn't be real. Is that the joke...
  11. New Zaxcom Products announced!

    The internal batts get my attention! Eliminates so many problems.
  12. Shipping expenses examined

    When I lived in the US UPS and Fedex were fine, but since moving to Canada I have stopped using UPS for anything that crosses the border. Their "broker" fees are nuts. I have been very happy with Canada post and USPS.
  13. I think the AO 1.5XB and the AO633 are technically the same bag other than the name(marketing?), Adam can clarify though. It is unfortunate about the quality issues you experienced. Porta Brace is a good company, i'm sure if you contact them they will rectify your problem.
  14. They didn't remix Interstellar did they? I just saw it a second time a few weeks later in a different theater. I didn't notice any of the sound issues that stuck out like a sore thumb for me on the first time around. No one that was with me noticed any issues either. I assume it is the difference in theaters or maybe I already knew what was coming so I didn't have to concentrate as much? Not sure, but it was definitely a much more enjoyable experience that the first time.