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  1. Hi from 2020. Just a note in case anyone else is searching the same issue: If you link a 788T to a 744T via C.Link, and have the Tonmeister up and running - the moment you press Record on the Tonmeister app, your slaved 7 series will lose the auto record/stop connection. You can still name tracks/edit takes on the Tonmeister but if you want the Slave to continue with the Rec/Stop connection you need to only press Record on the recorder itself.
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    744t obsolete?

    No worries. My timecode is Time of Day. If you get the Ambient Lockit you can Jam from their built-in RTC (Real Time Clock).
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    744t obsolete?

    Yes I use my Lockit to Jam the 664. You don't even need to change the Timecode mode on your 664 to do this. Just go to Timecode > Jam Menu and Jam from external device. It's only one cable swap away. You don't need to do anything on the 744T since it's chasing your 664. The 664 will stay in its Free Run Auto Mute all the time.
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    744t obsolete?

    Hi BAB414, yes I do! I jam my 664 from an Ambient Lockit. We don't use smart slates but I employ the Nano Lockit on the cameras. Every few hours I would rejam the 664 to avoid any drift but in my experience the 664 will hold the timecode well for at least the first meal break (roughly 6 hours) Also anyone that's going to try this: Make sure you set the 744T Timecode Hold Off to at least 2 seconds. This is to ensure the 744T got the right timecode in before stamping the metadata on the file. I experimented with 0 second to get an instant record-stop trigger but I found the timecode to be wrong (the 744T needs time for the inbuilt-clock to chase timecode up-to-speed) and 2 seconds (default) is a good setting
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    RF Interference

    Nowadays I'm pretty much suspecting 4G/5G base station as the culprit of RF-issues. It's been quite frustrating. Remember 10-15 years ago RF was quite worry free (to remember that we used to work on Lectrosonics 195-without diversity and locked to single channel!)
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    744t obsolete?

    Today in late 2019 I am using my 744T as a backup AES recorder to compliment my 664. It's fantastic. Set it to Ext-Auto Rec, set the 664 to Free Run Auto Mute and it starts and stop to the 664's command. Lovely backup headphone preamp with analog dial that will never go wrong!
  7. I use the UWP (older model) as my 'Comtek' and 'Hops'. Good range and fidelity for the price. I now use the UWP-D as my team comms and camera hops. I had them already modded by Emmanuel (also a member of this forum, the original hacker). The UWP had TA3 inputs for mic and the antenna modded to SMA. Also yes the Headphone output is good to drive line-in channels So on some days where I need the extra channel, I hook it up to my Octopack / RF distro SMA connector to enjoy the antenna distribution. The only thing is that it's a bit on the fragile side (water/humidity/talent sweat).
  8. Gotten a few cables from them. Lemo 5 pin to Lemo 5 pin right angle + Alexa Mini audio cable works great.
  9. Hi, long time no post. Visits here every once in a while but I felt compelled to reply to this thread. I guess I am one of the buy a lot of times, cry a lot of times (note: situation and currency exchange forced my hand) I'll start with at least a Lectro 200 series and preferably the 211 series (top of the line for 200 series analog) The 200D, while frequency agile needs a screwdriver to retune and the 205D don't have internal battery powering. The 201 is internal-antenna only it's something to think of if you're planning to share an antenna later on. (be wary on: button issues, the membrane could stop working after a LOT of use.) The 100 series sounds too thin (tinny), freq-wise. The 400 series gave me more lower end freq but could still be expensive depending on where you're coming from. Lectro digital series onwards support backwards compatibility and some other manufacturers emulation. The SM series and LT (IINM) transmitter do have features like Lectro Remote (using your phone to control level, turn off RF, change frequencies etc) so there's that. There's also the option to pair up other manufacturer TX with a digital-hybrid Lectro receivers. Just a few days ago I used a Sony UWP TX with my LR receiver. The funny thing is that Lectro does Sony wireless better than the stock Sony receiver itself (refer photo, top is Lectro LR - bottom is Sony receiver, marker is when I start overloading the TX) Also, whatever you invest in (be it 200 series or 400 series) - get the x11 series not the x01 series receivers. The BNC antenna port allows for better antenna organization later on when your jobs calls for it and from what I read the RF performance of the x11 series are also better. Best regards, Pojam
  10. If Sound Devices would do a 'small' update on the MP-1 / MM-1 series: A SD slot for recording ability with just one button: Rec/Stop.
  11. I use a 150Wh V-Mount to power my bag/cart rig: 788T (with CL8/9 and CL Wifi - not sure if these crank up the power draw, as it should) + Lectro Venue. 2 batteries (without charging on set) can power up for a good 12 hour day. My other bag with 664, 4-5 Lectrosonics 211 and PSC RF SMA is powered by a 12V 7.2Ah SLA battery. 1 battery would last 4.5 hours if it was used continuously-on mode. Economical-mode (turning off and on) can easily give you 6 hours and more. Very similar to what a NP1 battery would give me. Moved on from NP1 because my charger went faulty, and sourcing the battery + charger in my country is impossible. Nearest I can buy them is in a neighboring country. Bought the V-Mount because as advised by a camera operator (easier to find in case things go wrong) and true enough nowadays even LED-light equipment uses it and in fact it saved me the other day (had to borrow one of their V-Mount). Commenting in case other people ever search for these to choose their battery system. If budget was no problem get V-mounts. Only thing about them is the standard issue charger is big and bulky. There is a 'travel charger' that uses the standard laptop powering adapter to 2 d-tap connectors but I just can't put my faith in that kind of charger if I was on a travelling shoot. If brought along as a backup, then yes. If you're only starting out and cost-conscious, the 12V SLA is a great bang for your buck and can easily be found (when sourcing for new batteries / charger). I use a 150Wh V-Mount to power my bag/cart rig: 788T (with CL8/9 and CL Wifi - not sure if these crank up the power draw, as it should) + Lectro Venue. 2 batteries (without charging on set) can power up for a good 12 hour day. My other bag with 664, 4-5 Lectrosonics 211 and PSC RF SMA is powered by a 12V 7.2Ah SLA battery. 1 battery would last 4.5 hours if it was used continuously-on mode. Economical-mode (turning off and on) can easily give you 6 hours and more. Very similar to what a NP1 battery would give me. Moved on from NP1 because my charger went faulty, and sourcing the battery + charger in my country is impossible. Nearest I can buy them is in a neighboring country. Bought the V-Mount because as advised by a camera operator (easier to find in case things go wrong) and true enough nowadays even LED-light equipment uses it and in fact it saved me the other day (had to borrow one of their V-Mount). Commenting in case other people ever search for these to choose their battery system. If budget was no problem get V-mounts. Only thing about them is the standard issue charger is big and bulky. There is a 'travel charger' that uses the standard laptop powering adapter to 2 d-tap connectors but I just can't put my faith in that kind of charger if I was on a travelling shoot. If brought along as a backup, then yes. If you're only starting out and cost-conscious, the 12V SLA is a great bang for your buck and can easily be found (when sourcing for new batteries / charger). Also the 12V SLA have this new chemistry available called LiFePo. Seems to be quite a big improvement to the previous chemistry but I can't find one in my country yet so no feedback from me. Would love to try it once it's here.
  12. I started with 19x-2xx Lectrosonics series, and only got my Digital Hybrid a few years ago. The difference is exactly like you said, more lower end frequencies on the 400 series Lectro. Couldn't stop smiling once I heard it (paired with COS11). As for the UH400 - I try to run wired (cabled) as much as I can and only use wireless when the situation needs it. That said I only use it with the CS3E. I've found that my CMC641 lost most of its magic to be used directly with the UH400. Also, if you're not satisfied with the sound of the UH400 you can also use another preamp (SDMM1/MP1) as a front-end to the TX.
  13. I really love how good the pre-amp sounds on that mixer (CS104). Chanced upon using the mixer where I was employed before I freelance. From my memory, the only problem was this one time where the fuse burnt (probably some fault with the 12V SLA we were using, but that was a simple fix). Sound wise I'd rate CS104 > 664 > 788T (but this is all from memory, I haven't had a chance to do a 1-1 comparison now that I don't have access to that CS104). To this day I wish they made something similar to the Kortwich VCP series (2-3-4 compact preamp) So I can use Channel 1-6 Line In on my 664 and that Cooper sound on Channel 7 & 8. If you do get the CS104 I'd suggest getting that Vark Audio 1-4 Direct Out to further expand the power of that mixer.
  14. Calling my boom op to come back from his island vacation asap! (Not really) Shooting the last bits of the magic hour for a feature film.
  15. Oh man, it's been a long way since I have been here. Here's a video to show the Kaltman's CP antenna in action. Few things to keep in mind: Transmitter is UH200D (boom tx, up in the air) You will see the Lectrosonics ALP antenna is mounted but if you freeze frame you can see that the BNC is unpatched Distance measured in Google Maps is roughly 130 meters / 427 feet (over water) and I was behind a shack The phone was in Airplane mode Hope this helps some of you make your decision. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDlcMkyWwxE My non plussed opinion on the antenna is the mounting style. It's not very rigid. The build of the whole antenna is plastic, and I would prefer a male BNC port embedded on the body itself instead of a wire coming out (more points of failure in terms of wear and tear). This antenna would be great for fixed indoor venue/stadium or any set that doesn't require you move/relocate position as much. Still, I am glad I own one. Cheers.
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