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Jim Rillie

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  1. Time Code Slates are the backup on most stuff I do, when sync really matters
  2. Funny you should mention that, Philip I had the same experience with one boom op I had in Ireland on Random Passage. Noel Quinn was the boom op, and he was very skilled with the 82, sometimes hiding in costume in a crowd and pulling in the dialogue right in shot, but basically invisible to camera. He used it a lot even indoors with good results. Not as heavy as an 816! Back to Theannymoh, I still have 2 KMR82is in good shape with Rycotes, windjammers, suspension etc. If you are interested I can let you hav e one or both at a very good price. We just don't use them for the type of shows we do these days. Regards, Jim Rillie
  3. Thanks, Johnny That's what I guessed, and no audio needed.
  4. Starting a project using Alexa LF cameras. Anything unusual about the Time Code connection, or is it just the usual 5 pin Lemo? I looked at Arri's website and only came across the usual sales info, but nothing specific about TC connections. Best Jim Rillie
  5. I have been using the same process for ages with Deneckes and Tentacles. Also, no need to re-jam when coming back to real time after high speed shooting.
  6. Not sure, but would this cable still pass Phantom power to the mic, or is it blocked in the filter?
  7. Boom is best unless the baby is enraptured by it. Find a way to be out of the baby's sight. If it must be wires, maybe a hair mount would help.
  8. AFAIK, you can completely disassemble VDB poles for cleaning, etc. I have an older one (80s version) which I have had apart to replace sections, cleaning, etc.and a newer QT type, which I haven't had to disassemble yet, but I'm sure it can be taken apart. Maybe if you did this, you could find the culprit. Look carefully for grit and tiny hairline cracks, which would mean time to order a new section. Often times taking something apart and putting it back together again solves small mysteries...
  9. The Panamic Maxi has been our most used boom for drama for more than 30 years.
  10. rule no. 1 for me: Never go to the Facebook venues until JWSound Discussion Group has been viewed. Agreed Philip Perkins - search is abominable on Facebook groups - YayJWS
  11. I hear you, Jim Feeley, I have a good few of the older Pelicans and my older arthritic fingers feel the pain when using them, but short term pain etc etc
  12. I use the RF Venue Diversity fin on my smaller cart. On the main unit cart i use 2 Lectro ALP620s. In the bag, I use whips. Range, of course is stellar with the Lectro fins, but the RF Venue is a close second Whips have much more limited range, so I keep the receivers as high as I can in the bag.
  13. Separate is good in this case. Many tasks only work well with one way communication. (overly simplified). For TC, bi-directional cables can induce errors from one device to the next. single direction cables make life simpler. They should be well labelled with the signal direction marked. Just my 2 cents
  14. Sorry to hear that, Henry, about customer service. I have dealt with Canford's a few times now for replacement parts, and a new boom and found them very good and responsive to my inquiries. The Panamic Maxi that has 3 stages and goes to 14 feet. It has been our go to pole for drama for over 20 years now. We have 3 of them now, and a 4 stageSsuper Maxi 16 footer - "built well, and just feels good to use" No experience with a 5 stage Panamic. The 14 foot Maxi is very light and stiff, collars work flawlessly, repair parts available, and everything I use has the Panamic quick release attachments on it. My VdB documentary booms have the fittings added for the Panamic release, as well as my super shorty Ambient. I guess you are aware of the caveat about tightening the Panamic quick release - find the end of slot and make sure the flange on the thumbscrew seats in the circle, not just close. (just a tip for anyone new to Panamic)
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