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Rory Reshovsky

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  1. I've looked into this, and most of these inexpensive systems are composite PAL, so you'd need to convert HDMI or SDI to composite PAL in order for it to work. If you want to use your normal production monitor on the receiving end (instead of a purpose-built FPV monitor with a built-in receiver), you might also need another converter if your monitor can't accept the composite signal natively. Many of these systems operate on 2.4 or 5.8 GHz, so you may experience interference if a Teradek (or similar) is in use in the area, or even just a lot of WiFi. I almost went this route, but it just seemed
  2. It's just a cheap transformer from an old RadioShack Hi-Z to Lo-Z adapter (basically a really cheap DI box). Check the SKP100 manual for the pinout on the unbalanced side.
  3. I put the transformer between the SKP100 and the MZA14. According to the manual, the SKP100 is actually an unbalanced input, so by using the transformer like how you'd use a direct box I'm taking the balanced out from the MZA14 into the unbalanced input of the SKP100. This isolates the two devices, and seems to have solved my hiss problem. The noise floor is still noticeable higher than with a cable, though.
  4. I agree with this. Even with my transformer workaround making this system function, I'd never trust it for anything where I cared about the end result. I'm actually planning on selling my MZA14 and SKP100 in favor of an SD MP-1 going into an SK100, or an SKP300.
  5. I have had this exact same issue with an MZA14 going into an SKP100. This probably isn't the "proper" solution, but I got my setup working acceptably well by putting a transformer between the MZA14 and the SKP100.
  6. One thing to note, the BaoFeng radios are handheld HAM transmitters, so while they have the capability to transmit on "public" frequencies (GMRS or FRS), they are not technically type-accepted to be used as such. You'd definitely have to reprogram them, as they're shipped from the factory with random test frequencies, many of which are illegal to transmit on (public safety, etc). That being said, they're great value for the money (I personally have 16 of the BF-888s), and while they're not nearly as durable as a Motorola, I also don't have to worry about people trashing them, because the
  7. A theatre at a school I attended switched to the Switchcraft connectors after all of the stock ones broke. They're absolutely amazing (albeit costly). The only time I ever had to replace one of the Switchcrafts was after an actor landed directly on one during a stunt.
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