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MartinTheMixer

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  1. Hi All, Yes, this sounds like a lot of quality couch time, maybe Gilligans Island playing in the back ground, while sitting there for many hours learning the new system, just like I had to do with Nomad. But, here is my take on it. In my experience, it's rare to have a transmitter "emergency" gain adjustment. With Zaxcom, I personally use the trim much less than the transmitter gain control. That leaves faders. I will have to sit there for many hours training myself as to what color equals what fader bank. That won't take long, I believe. Now, and I am serious here, after I have memorized the colors of banks and the buttons for trim, zaxnet and fader, I will have someone, probably a P.A. , make little flash cards that have, for example Z6,T4, F16 printed on them, meaning zaxnet gain control transmitter number 6, Trim for track number 4 and of course fader for number 16. Then have the cards held up and see how fast I can get that done. Maybe compare that with doing the same thing on Nomad, and time both events. One thing of course, the FP8 has no knob 16, so on the Nova, it will not only be faster, it will be possible. Thank you, Martin
  2. Hi, Do you want me to see if I have it? I can send it to you. Thank you, Martin
  3. Patrick, I believe Brent was comparing one model of Arri with another model from Arri. I don't think that was a Red Weapon comment, but Brent can clarify. Thanks, Martin
  4. AO, was that what you meant, the power roll function. I would like this to get cleared up, just to make sure that there is not some actual problem with his, or anyones sleep function. Thanks, Martin
  5. Someone done stole that man's low power function. What version are you guys on that don't have the sleep feature? Thanks, Martin
  6. Bouke, Everything said by everyone on this site is what they said. You are correct. Thank you, Martin
  7. Hi, But what does matter, the time code was connected and working and the warning indicator was flashing indicating it was not working properly, and it was not Zaxcom. We also know: Arri Alexa Mini= Zaxcom erx use indicates a problem with time code when there is not a problem. Arri Amira= Zaxcom is great and the Arri says all is great. Thanks, Martin
  8. Exactly, the moon is not in phase, it just has the correct polarity.
  9. Wandering, I don't understand what you mean. I can send track 2 to out 1. I'm too tired to go dig the mixer out, but, are you saying you can only send certain tracks to certain outputs? Maybe I'm just tired, but that is not making sense to me right this minute. Thank you, Martin
  10. Hey guys, as for Bouke, I don't have a beef with that company, if they want to show goofy warnings for Zaxcom, and at least on that day, on that camera, goofy warnings for tentacle sync, who am I to say anything to them. If they were not aware, that would be a different matter. As far as the D.P goes, the one time I have had this problem, he was the one telling me he was aware, and when he had the problem, it was tentacle sync, not Zaxcom. If I want to show him all is fine, he can look at the slate, which is in sync. As for Patrick, a shorter response, the tentacle sync showed the same problem, at least on that one day with that one camera with that one Tentacle sync box. Thanks guys, Martin P.S. Bouke, thanks for all your time you took to provide us with all the info. M.W.
  11. Bouke, Hi. My take on all this. If Zaxcom time code is good enough for all the other camera's, then it should be good enough for all of Arri's cameras. Since the Tentacle sync, something I don't own, also had problems on that same type camera, Alexa Mini, then it is a camera problem, and I am not a camera repair technician. I can't imagine what Arri could say to me that could possibly improve the my set life, or the set life of any mixer, as it pertains to Arri dysfunctional time code issues. I like those camera's. If I make a movie tomorrow, I'm shooting it on an Arri. Thank you, Martin
  12. Osa, This question hit me later. If any brand, whatever brand, is not "good" enough for the Alexa Mini, does that mean, since it works fine on the Amira, that Arri decided sub par time code was acceptable for the Amira, but not acceptable for the Alexa Mini? I showed the D.P. a picture of the tentacle sync, and he said that was the one that was giving warning readings for him last week. Thanks, Martin
  13. Hi all, I talked to the DP this morning, DOP for the blokes out there, and we talked some more about him having TC warning issues on the Alexa mini last week in Miami, he says it was definitely not a Zaxcom erx, he knows what they looked like, he described it as small like a cigarette lighter, I am guessing tentacle sync? So anyway, here attached is a picture of the firmware version that is a problem. Thank you, Martin
  14. R.patterson, Hi. I understand you are probaly referring to a technical description when you talk about the "jitter rate", but all I use is Zaxcom and I never get a call saying my files are not in sync. If it works on all the other cameras, then Arri is just being to picky, that's the word I'll use. If Jack is still single at 98 years old, I think Jack is being to picky about finding a wife. Thanks, Martin
  15. Bouke, I think this is lost in translation. I don't even know what were not agreeing on. Sorry. Thank you, Martin
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