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New Zaxcom small transmitter - ZMT

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great info all around guys. many thanks. how has the unit been functioning out in the field. it was mentioned that it had already been put to the test with some beta early users, but now that the unit has been out for a bit, has anyone had any additional experience with it? seems like it's very solid not only hardware wise but also on the software front....

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9 minutes ago, ivanovich said:

great info all around guys. many thanks. how has the unit been functioning out in the field. it was mentioned that it had already been put to the test with some beta early users, but now that the unit has been out for a bit, has anyone had any additional experience with it? seems like it's very solid not only hardware wise but also on the software front....

I've been very happy with it. Seems like it is as solid as the other transmitters as far as software and the clip has worked well for me too. I've actually put a small piece of Velcro on the side so I can wrap excess lav cable around the Tx and then secure it too the side. Keeps everything secure when using a clip as well. 

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17 minutes ago, PalmerT said:

I've been very happy with it. Seems like it is as solid as the other transmitters as far as software and the clip has worked well for me too. I've actually put a small piece of Velcro on the side so I can wrap excess lav cable around the Tx and then secure it too the side. Keeps everything secure when using a clip as well. 

have you run the battery all the way yet?

 

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Just now, RadoStefanov said:

have run the battery all the way yet?

 

Did a test in the beginning. Left it running with a mic and got aittle over 5 hrs at 50mW and with the lock screen engaged. But I do want to test it again. 

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4 hours ago, Jack Norflus said:

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Is this Long Island Iced Tea?

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5 hours ago, Jack Norflus said:

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Well, I can see the aerial there, and when the mic's plugged in I envisage even more problems. Could you perhaps get a plant pot from props Jack and try that?

Jez x

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47 minutes ago, The Immoral Mr Teas said:

Well, I can see the aerial there, and when the mic's plugged in I envisage even more problems. Could you perhaps get a plant pot from props Jack and try that?

Jez x

I doubt Jack was offering that photo as an ideally hidden plant.  I think it was just posted as an interesting size reference.

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I think it's basically a joke --- just there to show the size, not a real plant mic (and I agree with you, a potted plant would provide much better cover to camera!).

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2 hours ago, John Blankenship said:

I doubt Jack was offering that photo as an ideally hidden plant.  I think it was just posted as an interesting size reference.

Exactly.

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does the ZMT3 offer the same battery monitoring (R9-R0) as all other Zaxcom TRXs?

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seems to work. Display is changing now. 

Stays at R9 rather long. After going down to R7 it went down within 30min.

 

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Love the use of these tiny and [seemingly] readily available third-party rechargable batteries. At the same time, it is slightly concerning that these could go out of style and stop being manufactured at any time, making the transmitters fancy little paperweights down the line. Hoping these dong go the way of the ZPX batteries on the TRX992/942. 

With that said, has anyone found a good multi-bay charger for 4 or more of these batteries? I imagine needing to keep 3-4 of these batteries around for each transmitter, and with only single or dual chargers it could be quite a mess. 

E. 

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37 minutes ago, Solid Goldberger said:

 With that said, has anyone found a good multi-bay charger for 4 or more of these batteries? I imagine needing to keep 3-4 of these batteries around for each transmitter, and with only single or dual chargers it could be quite a mess. 

E. 

it would be nice to find something that is greater than 2 bays and less than 12....:

http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/Categories-listing/product/529-chs12lb50.html

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I'm guessing there's nothing on the market (except the Lectrosonics one) beyond a 2 bay because these things last soooo long in point & shoot cameras. That's probably also why the lower capacity knock-offs are fine for most people.
I do like that Zaxcom and Lectrosonics both use the same battery, and hope a 3rd party sees an opportunity to make something targeted at our world.

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21 minutes ago, ao said:

it would be nice to find something that is greater than 2 bays and less than 12....:

http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/Categories-listing/product/529-chs12lb50.html

Whoa! Didn't see that one!  Seems very pricey, but that is a lot closer to what I'm looking for.  I agree it would be nice to have a few lower-priced and lower-capacity options.  Thanks for the link.

e.

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The Lectro multibay unit is designed for applications such as the Broadway stage.

There is a third party vendor that is working on offering some multibay chargers.  Stay tuned.

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