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  2. Installing an SSD in Mac Mini.

    You can use an app like SSD Fan Control to get around this. It's necessary on some iMacs if you replace the drive with an aftermarket unit because the drive heat sensor is built into Apple's OEM drives.
  3. Lectro SRc field reports?

    Hey All, Just wanted to keep this thread going and updated as I recently had issues with an SRC-C1 and interference with Walkies and much lower range than my SRC-A1 and SRB block 26. I contacted Lectro for service and received this reply few days ago: Hello, unfortunately it has recently been discovered that some SRC-B1 and SRC-C1 receivers are exhibiting unusual RF anomalies. Our engineers are working tirelessly to come up with a resolution. Please keep checking in with us every week or so for updates. Rene Rodriguez Sales & Technical Consulting Lectrosonics, Inc. Has anyone sent theirs back and gotten it fixed or did you get a similar reply? If anyone hears anything please keep us posted. Thanks!
  4. Production Mix Structure

    Totally agree. A complex production with a budget will get the opportunity to do this, whatever I do with delays, as there are the isos from which they will work. Less budget, less chance of decent PP, they still have isos and I'm still doing what i think sounds best for a mix they may well use. If delay makes blending the boom with radios sound better to my ears (n cans) and I'm not making a 'destructive' decision in doing this (aside from isos, I usually mix boom and radios on 1 side of the mix only, so there is also a 'dry' radio mix to which they can add as much boom whenever they want), what is the risk? My attempt will still sound better than a summed (without delays) boom/radio split. Most times i'm using delays it would be in a locked off situation and easy to manage. If I'm 'booming' and mixing/tracking (OMB) a complex dynamic shot (which should have a boom op but doesn't), the chances are i'm pretty reliant on the radios. The boom will be 'loose' for 'contextual air' (and smoothing) so I think about isosceles triangles :-). If you're running digital/hybrid radios, latency and delay is already a factor, 3ms equates to a differential distance of c.1 metre (3'5"). On the 633 you can increment delay by 0.1ms (which equates to 34mm), I'd rather monitor a mix of blended mics with as minimal time difference as possible (achieved through visual and audible estimation in the field) than monitoring a very phasey mix and wonder how well it'll sound after the 'magic' of post. As QC monitor, it'll give me a better idea what can be done with my tracks in post and probably makes me more adventurous with the (non-destructive) mix, Eg. add more boom (air) whereas before i'd back off much sooner, as the phasing exaggerates the feeling of air (in a bad way).
  5. QRX200 internal PSU introduces noise

    using the regulated 12V from an Audioroot and using the 2 TA5 for 2 TRXs is ok under most circumstances. Thats what I still do ... Using it for radio mics (lavs) only though.
  6. QRX200 internal PSU introduces noise

    Sorry for bringing up this old topic, but I am currently considering to buy a QRX200. Matthias, have you been able to resolve this issue? If so, how? Thanks...
  7. Production Mix Structure

    What Jim said.
  8. Betso slate WTCS-1

    Yes, I've used it. It was the first sold Betso. I like it. It has all what you need from slate. The brightness is good. I haven't discovered any cons. Haven't used the new Ambient slate. In compare with old Ambient and Denecke.
  9. On My Radio

    FWIW... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Boss_Man_(song) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd-o_kLONVI From this: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq8xgh5PmcXN6J5QUV_CNSpgWlG93ZnEI
  10. looking for a sound mixer in Costa Rica

    If you want to fly me to Costa Rica, I'll go!
  11. How to hide a Sennheiser ME 2 on talent

    Did a movie up in the snow as well. Luckily only one actor the whole time in the snow and we hid the lav in the beanie for the first couple of days until the beanie is lost, can't remember why, but everything on the boom after that. The shots were so wide that we had to be at least 10 feet up in the air. Luckily snow is forgiving. And yeah those snow goggles...
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  13. Show me your bag

    Oh my God my phone is small. It looked like petrol to me
  14. How to hide a Sennheiser ME 2 on talent

    I recorded an American show some years ago set on a snow covered mountain. I had a brief meeting with the producer and director before hand and warned them that outdoor clothing was usually pretty noisy for lavs so wardrobe dept should be aware I traveled to location some weeks later to find noisy outdoor clothing and.......... when we start shooting "oh dear" we can see the boom in the ski goggles !!!!!! mike
  15. How to hide a Sennheiser ME 2 on talent

    I'm working on a show right now that has been rather nightmarish for lavs. First wardrobe Dept quit or was fired less than a week before we started after I had already talked to them and they were going to be great to work with. No one told me this had happened and I showed up on set the first day very surprised at the wardrobe (not lav friendly) with no on set wardrobe because they hadn't found a replacement yet. My first encounter with the costumer Designer was not a good as she told me that she was from the "indie film world" and that she didn't care about sound I guess. Needless to say the wardrobe or lack thereof has made it extremely difficult to wire actors. As constantin said above success is minimal in getting wardrobe to change anything. You basically have to get lucky and get a costume designer that does care and is willing to help sound out. Doesn't matter the size of the show or the budget.
  16. Sennheiser Ek 3041 headphone mod

    Maybe call up Sennheiser in CT and ask them to send you the service manual.
  17. Production Mix Structure

    I think that trying to correct timing with a moving boom and moving actors is best left to post, because the timing relationship of the boom and personal mics is always changing anyways. my 2 cents
  18. Production Mix Structure

    This mostly applies to wide shots.
  19. I'm going SOLAR!

    Published on Aug 4, 2017 Richard Engel looks at how countries like India are pushing for a greener future, and China is leading the way in wind and solar manufacturing and the jobs that come with it http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/china-looks-to-restore-blue-sky-with-green-energy-1017954883617
  20. Production Mix Structure

    So after reading a few replies, (thanks all) it appears to me some of you are using the delay function of the mixer on the lavs when adding a boom to the mix. Quick math check... sound travels at 1088 ft per second, if the boom is 5 ft above the head of the actor and that would be a 5ms delay? Seems like 5 ms would not be a issue with phasing. I read that some of the lav transmitters that are digital 2.4 Ghz (they A to D in the transmitter before sending it to the receiver) say there is a 25ms delay. Am I Incorrect in the above statements, or have I fallen asleep and am dreaming? Ha!
  21. Show me your bag

    I think Rado was referring to the petrol 607 bag.
  22. Was the release of the Nagra Stereo recorder anything like the anticipation some people have for the next new Apple product back then?
  23. Sennheiser Ek 3041 headphone mod

    Hi. Does anyone know how to modify the stand alone adapter Ga 3041-C to send out from the headphone out from the EK 3041 receiver? The manual say it's possible, but not how to do it.
  24. Production Mix Structure

    Really cool to hear about ambient booming, Mike. Another technique in my toolbox.
  25. Production Mix Structure

    Good comment Daniel! Years ago when mixing two radio mikes to a mono Nagra 4.2 I would add a little bit of boom to level the b/g (and help mask any clothing noise) by getting my boom op point at trees or some light noise. The big lesson outdoors is of course if you use a radio mike then never point a boom at is as well as the time lag of the sound reaching the boom becomes very obvious. mike
  26. How to hide a Sennheiser ME 2 on talent

    Eh, I’ll give it a shot anyway. I doubt this guy cares but I’m just trying to CYA at this point, making sure he knows that he’s getting this kind of sound out of this mic. Oh, I don’t doubt that at all. I’ve had tractors, hunters’ gunfire, and fireworks at some of the rural locations I’ve done, as well as the inescapable problem of airplanes. But there tends to be less noise in my experience.
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