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  1. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    I've owned and used Lectrosonics R1a receivers in years past and currently own and use Comtek PR-216 receivers, but its time for a change in that the Comteks just aren't performing as reliably as needed. The signal needs to be consistently clean and clear as the client's opinion of my work is influenced by what they hear over IFB. R1a receivers are rock solid and sound fine, but I want to get away from using 9v with a battery life of 8 hours per alkaline. The several days a Comtek will go between battery changes is exceptional, but the 10mw M-216 Option P7 transmitter and plastic case on the receivers have been weak points. So I'm considering Zaxcom for IFB because it's the other option I don’t have experience with, and maybe I've been missing out all this time? What's your experience with an IFB200 to ERX3TCD? In particular, is the range reliably up to 100’ with Zaxnet using 2.4Ghz? Seems like there are so many devices using 2.4Ghz with everyone having a smart phone etc etc that interference could be an issue.
  2. Hi Guys. I have the recommended Lemo FVB.00.303.NLA connector and need to make up an XLR (F) line level cable for my Zaxcom TRXLA3. Besides patience, anyone got some words of wisdom on how to do this. I'm assuming both resistors will be wired in the XLR as the lemo is too tiny. Also, how do you attach the screen to the Lemo connector body? Many thanks, Sebastian
  3. Zaxcom QRX100 - battery Power

    Hi guys, hope you're all well. Has anyone had any luck powering a Zaxcom QRX100 from batteries? I made a battery cable - 2x9v batteries termination in the QRX DC plug. Works for about 20 minutes then doesn't work. I can't work out if the power is being drained from the 9Vs too quickly, or if it's a different problem. Would appreciate any insight - or product links that I could buy to make this work. Many thanks
  4. I wanted to post a link to this video. It was recorded with 30 Zaxcom recording transmitters and ZFR recorders. Each track was synced via Zaxnet and was verified with wireless QC. Each transmitter/recorder was switched on and the show began. All tracks were taken from the transmitter/recorders recorded cards and combined in protools.
  5. Farewell innovation?

    Litigation is once again the topic of the day. I see from https://search.rpxcorp.com/litigation_documents/12428564 that Zaxcom has decided to sue Lectrosonics over the PDR unit claiming infringement of their U.S. Patent No. 7,929,902, 8,385,814 & 9,336,307 all entitled “VIRTUAL WIRELESS MULTITRACK RECORDING SYSTEM.” Members here I imagine will likely naturally take one side or the other. Personally, I am a former Zaxcom and current Lectrosonics and Wisycom user. I am a supporter of patents as they offer much needed protection to innovators and inventors when used in the correct manner. However, my own view (which I am aware others will disagree with but we are in a democracy with freedom of speech so lets keep things civil) is that this patent is far too broad and should never have been issued in its current form as it is stifling the industry and advances in radiomic technology. Like many, I see recordable transmitters as a natural evolution of the humble radiomic and would like to see other manufacturers (I know Audio Ltd already have a working system available outside of North America) adding features such as this to their equipment ranges. I was hoping that following the launch of Superslot the industry had seen the light and would work towards a greater open-standards (or at worse cross-license patents for the benefit of the end user). This clearly shows those days are not yet here. This topic last came up with Zaxcom sued Tascam over the launch of their DR10's. Tascam withdrew their product from North America rather than enter a lengthy and costly legal battle (who knows what Lectrosonics will decide but my guess is that they took legal council prior to launching the PDR) so to my knowledge this patent has never been tested in an actual court. Questions for the group are: 1.) Would you like to see Zaxcom, Lectrosonics, Wisycom, Audio Ltd create an open standard or cross license their technologies for the benefit of end users? 2.) Does anyone know if Zaxcom offer a license for their patents (Recordable transmitter)? If not, why not? 3.) Does anyone know if Lectrosonics offer a license for their patents (Digital Hybrid)? If not, why not? Finally, let us have a sensible discussion about this and the wider topic of open standards and NOT drag this thread down with inappropriate language or insults please!!
  6. Mic plexer 2

    Hi one question about mic plexer 2 can I set the variable filter to use it with 2 QRX200 one High (trxla2.5s) and one low (2 zmt3.6) ? is it possible ? make sence ? thanks
  7. Hey everyone, This is my first post on this forum so hopefully this is the right place to post this. If not, let me know. I'm excited to have found this online community and I've already learned a ton from reading through the forum. I'm having a weird issue with my Zaxcom Maxx and RX200 and wondered if anyone had any thoughts on how to resolve the issue. Here's what's going on. Zaxcom Maxx with built in transmitter (Block 23) sending audio and timecode to a brand new RX200. It locks signal and works perfectly as long as the Maxx is being powered by the power supply or internal AA batteries but as soon as I plug in an external battery distribution system it drops signal constantly (every couple of seconds). I've tried a Remote Audio BDS with NP1 system that powers our Nomad system perfectly, and my new Audioroot esmart battery system. Both systems cause the RX200 to instantly drop signal; unplug it and it locks back in. Waiting on a call back from Zaxcom but I've got a shoot Monday so I thought I'd see if anyone had any ideas.
  8. NEW: Zaxcom ZFR400

    New from Zaxcom, ZFR400 More: https://zaxcom.com/zaxcom-unveils-the-zfr400-miniature-recorder-its-smallest-one-yet/ Video from Gotham Sound
  9. New from Zaxcom, RX-12R More: https://zaxcom.com/zaxcom-adds-to-its-receiver-line-with-new-rack-mountable-rx-12r/ Video from Gotham Sound
  10. Hi all! Lurker. First time posting. I'm a sound fella working in the bay area. I'm hoping to get the advice of you talented folks. I've been doing location sound for a few years now.. mostly very minimal corporate stuff (sit down interviews mainly). I've gotten along fairly well with Sennheiser G3's, as most of my work is stationary. I am now wanting to upgrade my wireless tools and I've decided to go with Zaxcom due to the feature set. I'm wondering if anyone is willing to chime in on my current plans. Any blind spots that you see? Any pro tips? I use a Sound Devices 633 setup. I'm considering the following: -QRX235 with QIFB upgrade -2 ZMT3 Transmitters with Sanken Cos-11d mics. -ERX3TCD reciever to use as a Camera hop (timecode and scratch audio) My questions/concerns: the QRX235 is not wideband. the QRX200 is ideal, but you can't add the QIFB upgrade to that unit, so I'd have to buy a dedicated Zaxnet transmitter or the Camera Link. Any of you Zaxcom users with experience...If you were me what would you do? IS the single band of the 235 too limiting for your work? Which Transmitter? the ZMT3 is the newest and smallest, so I just presume it'd be the best choice. Anyone have strong opinions in the contrary? I've heard that you can mody the ERX3TCD to have a BNC timecode out. that sounds great for my purposes. Who can do that for me and anyone suggest that I dont? thanks! Blake
  11. Hi I'm new on zaxcom world and there are some things that I can't find on the manual (V7.77) I read all the manuals and search in many sites with no lucky. Maybe some one here can help me thanks. First I was trying to figured out how to do Re Recording playing the bkuped tx audio (micro SD) into the original file (no zaxcovert and mix injection or post work) If i'm not wrong it's suposse to be possible (like deva) Was announced in 2012 by Glen so I'm sure I'm doing something wrong or missing some things Zaxnet functions? for examlpe on the zaxnet menu of each ID I only have the posibility to change freq and gain It's posible to turn on/of the transmiters? Can I control any other parameter? other confussion I select dinamic power roll starting at 25mw on the first recording went to max (75mW on zmt3 and 125mW on trxla) good, but when stop return to 50mW instead to 25mW it's mean never return to 25mW Once testing the ZHD worked well, but I loose the dual mode I bought Stereo line in Custom cables and stereo mic level in customcables from Remote Audio to feed stereo signal into the TRXLA2.5S and on stereo mode only feed audio from the red connector into the 2 channels The cable was made and double check from remote audio under the block diagram from The trxla2 manual so What im doing wrong ? I'm happy, but a litlebit worrie about wireless range and the "fine print" please any tips are wellcomed and realy apressiated Sorry for my bad English Nomad 10 Soft ver 7.81 audio rev 15 main rev 57 zaxnet ver 0.36 2 qrx 200 V3-73 pld 62 AA V04-06 pld 62 AA 2 ZMT3.6 V159 dsp:27(zhd) opt=03 2 TRXLA2.5S V9-34T
  12. Hi, I'm a new Zaxcom user and I purchased a Maxx recently. It is possible to record and monitor encoded MS in the Maxx? If so how? I have checked the forums and I'm seeing some mentions of M/S monitoring but I'm not seeing any detailed info on how to encode MS in Maxx in 96kHz. I emailed support and they told me I should be doing this in post. I was hoping Zaxcom could perform a simple MS task like most audio recorders do like a Sound Devices, Zoom, or Tascam.
  13. Hi I will admit but I'm a new Zaxcom user and I purchased a Maxx recently. It is possible to record and monitor encoded MS in the Maxx? If so how? I have checked the forums and I'm seeing some mentions of M/S monitoring but I'm not seeing any detailed info on how to encode MS in Maxx in 96kHz. I emailed support and they told me I should be doing this in post. I was hoping Zaxcom could perform a simple MS task like most audio recorders do like a Sound Devices, Zoom, or Tascam.
  14. Zaxcom Wireless and IFB Range

    Hello! How do people feel about the range that they get off the zaxcom units? Is 50/75 mw good enough compared to lectros 100/250?. I really need don't like to fight to get range in my wireless. I know its all digital but some zaxcom units I have used in the past didn't impress me with there range. Maybe I was using their older models... Also wondering about the IFB's and using them for camera hops. I'm curious about the range of them and the audio quality, are then better than the lectro ifb's?
  15. Zaxcom and Lectrosonics both get an Oscar, I call BS! Not to be rude to Zaxcom or Lectrosonics but when a company like Zaxcom and Lectrosonics both get Oscars for “Technical Achievement” you look at what they have achieved. Zaxcom created full digital wireless with on transmitter recording systems, Lectrosonics developed ½ of ½ of that and called it a hybrid digital wireless system. Please, Zaxcom has clearly advanced motion picture technology in a profound way and deserves a Scientific & Engineering Award from the Academy. This choice by the Academy cheapens the award because of the obvious inequity of the achievements. This is like giving an award to Ford for its parallel parking assist system when the Tesla is searching the next parking lot finding a space without a driver at all. The integrity of the Academy has taken a step down. David Thomas, Lawrence E. Fisher and David Bundy for the design, development and engineering of the Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless Microphone System. The Lectrosonics system has advanced the state of wireless microphone technology by developing a method to digitally transmit full-range audio over a conventional analog FM radio link, reducing transmitter size, and increasing power efficiency. Glenn Sanders and Howard Stark for the design and engineering of the Zaxcom Digital Wireless Microphone System.The Zaxcom system has advanced the state of wireless microphone technology by creating a fully digital modulation system with a rich feature set, which includes local recording capability within the belt pack and a wireless control scheme providing real-time transmitter control and time-code distribution.
  16. Zaxcom Emmy Party Invitation

    Who doesn't love an excuse to party? Zaxcom are honored to receive the Engineering Emmy for our wireless technologies and would love for you to help us celebrate! The cocktail party is at On The Thirty in Sherman Oaks on Saturday, October 29th from 7:30PM until... ? Please join us for food and drinks in the private party room in the rear of the bar. There's parking directly behind the building off Cedros (2 hours free with validation). It's Halloween weekend, so if you feel inspired costumes are welcome Please RSVP HERE.
  17. I would appreciate some help in understanding this system. I will likely buy either Zaxcom or Lectrosonics. I haven’t been able to reach anyone in Zaxcom Sales or Tech Support for two days. I don’t want to start a debate on the two systems. They are both top quality professional systems. I have a decent understanding of Lectrosonics L Series and just need the same understanding of Zaxcom. The initial use will be very simple for commercials/promos/documentaries, with expansion for indies later: - A DPA 4060 lav mic wired to the transmitter (as an option to our Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun mic). - The receiver will be wired into a Sound Devices 702 recorder. - The 702 will record, and also will output its input to a RED Weapon camera to facilitate syncing waveforms in post. - Questions - As I understand it, Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid technology converts analog to digital in the transmitter, encodes in digital, converts back to analog and then transmits analog FM, along with the digital encoding. How does ZHD differ? - I would want to buy the TRXLA3.5 transmitter, correct? (It provides 100mW capability for only $100 over the TRXLT3). - The dedicated ZHD receiver is not yet available. Any ETA? Any description? - If I buy now I would need to buy the QRX200 receiver if I want to use ZHD modulation, correct? When the dedicated ZHD receiver is available, will I being missing out on any capabilities if I just hold on to the QRX200? I worry about buying just before the new receiver is released. - What is the latency of the ZHD system? - What is the bit rate and sample rate of A-to-D converter in transmitter? - What are the major advantages Zaxcom claims for its system, in addition to a recorder in the transmitter? Thank you. Wonderful to have choices between great equipment.
  18. This Saturday, June 18, Trew Audio Toronto will be hosting a Zaxcom for a day focused on the new Zaxcom HD wireless. Both Glen(n)s will be there -- me and Glenn Sanders. Looking forward to seeing the pros in Toronto again!
  19. I also posted this in the official zaxcom forum, but thought I would double my chances for a quick answer. I had a client call me today about a single one of my files (out of several) sounding slow. I was sure it was an import problem on their part, at worst a mirroring problem, but when I went back and listened to the original .marf file on the nomad it does sound as if it were stretched or slowed down. I have never experienced anything like this. I have had the nomad since it was first released and have been on version 7.27 for at least a few months with no problems. The file was 24bit 48k 23.98. No other files sound like this and no setting changes were made for that take. I need to know why this happened so I can prevent it and know if I can I save this file for my client. I will, of course, start by updating firmware. Any suggestions?
  20. Zaxcom Nomad - Very low level on input 2

    I encountered a weird problem on my Nomad. One morning, I wasn't able to get a decent level out of input 2. Even with trim and fader maxed out, I was barely able to get enough level to work with. I was testing with my voice, yelling progressively louder and louder in the mic, and I could see the level going up, and when it was getting close to -8dbfs, the signal was suddenly going very loud and distorted. I tried different cables and mics, same problem. I finished the shoot without using this input, and I performed my regular maintenance on it this morning. I started by opening the Nomad to change the internal battery, I did a factory reset, I updated the firmware, and then I performed the trim calibration procedure. Everything went back to normal for about an hour, and then suddenly, the levels went super low again. I performed trim calibration a second time, but this time I couldn't see the levels "creeping up" during calibration on input 2. When calibration was over, I was able to get a normal level of signal in input 2, but now the preamp is VERY noisy. I hear a very annoying buzz that wasn't there before. My guess is that the calibration was performed when the input experienced the "low level" problem and it compensated by maxing out the trim setting. That's why I can hear the noise from the preamp now. I also guess that by some chance, I "fixed" the problem before the first calibration, either by updating the firmware, or by opening the Nomad. My nomad is now read to ship for repair, but I'm still posting here to see if anyone ever had this problem. I'm also curious on what I did the first time that seemed to have fixed it for an hour!
  21. I was wondering if you do a stereo line cable for a XFR300 and input audio on one channel and timecode on the other, can it accept both or you have to select either?
  22. Is there a way to delay the audio that I am sending out of my Zaxcom Fusion? I am going to be feeding an XD deck with XLR from my Fusion. The camera that is recording to the deck via SDI will not have embedded audio. I need to adjust the audio to be synced with the video. I know I can adjust the dealy on my input, but I wantd to know if I can adjust the output also.
  23. Audio Department, DPA Microphones and Zaxcom present: SOUND DRIVEN - An exploration into automotive miking techniques for dialogue and SFX. We will have a car on stage rigged for sound in various ways. You will be able to independently listen to the differences between diverse types of microphone placement. We will also be examining the importance of flat frequency response and wide dynamic range when recording dialogue and SFX with an array of mics from DPA Microphones. Zaxcom's NeverClip (tm) technology and belt-pack internal recording capabilities will be investigated as well. Food and beverages will be provided. Come join us for a fun hands on experience! Please RSVP at sound-driven.eventbrite.com so we know how many to expect. You can also join register for the event on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/events/574998729342981/
  24. ===UPDATE=== We're all set for January 9th, hope you can meet us there. Special Guest: Colleen Goodsir - Zaxcom Jack Norflus - Zaxcom Guru Pedro Rocha - DPA Jan. 9th Only Promotions: - Audio Dept pays Sales Tax on Zaxcom purchases - Audio Dept $50 Zaxcom Discount Card (valid until 1/31/16) - 10% off DPA Free Food & Drinks: - Tacos Hell Yeah and Rasta Rita Margaritas On January 9th, 2016, we will be having an event to familiarize YOU with the Zaxcom Oasis. Come join us for some personalized hands on training. Tacos and Margaritas will be provided! If you want to be entered in the raffle and win some free stuff, please RSVP at the link below (must be present to win). Special event deals and promotions to be announced! Please RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovering-oasis-tickets-19941326043
  25. Clutch Synchro is proud to announce availability of the ERX line of Interconnects. The cables are specifically made for either the ERX-3 (Locking) series of ERX-1 (Non locking Right angle) to specific cameras. Our first shipping product in this series is a standard ENG setup with XLR (mono) for audio and BNC for Timecode. We also have specific cables for the Red Epic/Scarlet and the Arri Alexa series that are both 2 weeks from shipping. All are available for direct purchase at www.clutchsynchro.com Hit me directly with any questions of course. brian@clutchsound.com
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