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    Halifax, Canada
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    Sound Supervisor. Reality and documentary.

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  1. If you assign a channel with signal to Aux 1, is there signal present on the Aux 1 meter? IE - are you able to see Aux 1 signal, but not hear it?
  2. I’ve been using in-ears for headphone isolation/ear protection for about 10 years. They are not noise cancelling, but the isolation is incredible.
  3. https://www.sounddevices.com/tech-notes/replacing-the-633-real-time-clock-battery
  4. Spacing in-bag TX and RX frequencies is very important. I always leave atleast 2 blocks in between hop or IFB TX and in-bag RX frequencies. Create as much physical space between TX and RX as you can as well. And coordinate your freqs.
  5. Was Antenna Power and Main Power engaged on the RF Multi?
  6. Did you try the Lectro fins on site that day? Perhaps a shield issue on one or both of the antenna cables connected to the RF Multi? Were the issues present on both the SRB and SRC units? My SRC units are more prone to interference (regardless of board version) as compared to SRB tuned to same frequency.
  7. I use a 641 with a B5-D on an Osix 2 for most of my interior work and I’m very pleased with the combination. I’ve used it many times for close mic situations and on-location vo and narration with great results. I am interested in trying the Leo at some point, but the the B5-D has kept me happy for many years.
  8. I always rely on the poncho during rain days. If it is extremely windy, I use a few spring clamps to keep the bottom of the poncho tightly wrapped around the bag.
  9. What is the improvement you noticed in the preamps of the 664 over the 633?
  10. I have been a SD 6 series user since the first run of 664s hit the market. I currently own 2 x 688 and a 633. All 3 machines have hundreds of production days racked up. I’ve used the machines in many environmental conditions with tracks maxed (24b/48K). Only 2 lockups between all 3 units, and my 664 never locked up (I sold it when the 688 was released). I have done shoots that have pushed the machines quite hard. AES and analogue ins with every output used. I believe both lockup’s were due to faulty CF as it happened on the first roll of the newly inserted/formatted cards (cards had been cycled many times). I have used Lectro receivers exclusively - SRC, SRB, 411a and 201. RXs always outputting +5, line in on all recorder inputs. I’ve never had a gain stage issue, or needed to rely on TXs operating too hot to produce adequate signal - SM series between 17-20 level, UM and LMa around 9:30-10 o’clock. Mics are Sanken COS-11. HM always sends strong signal when used in conjunction with 641 and 81i.
  11. I have my TS-C and TS-3 set to hold clap frame mode. The clap frame is displayed after the user bits. The clap frame hold time is user selectable.
  12. I asked the same question directly to Lectro mothership and they suggested the same thing.
  13. About a month ago I was flying through Pearson and one of the ACs was carrying approx 8 Anton Bauer Dionic HC batteries (capacity less than 100Wh) in his carry-on. He was pulled aside at security after the bag was scanned. He was told by 4 screening officers that he wasn't allowed to cary any of the batteries onboard. After about 10 minutes of back and forth dialogue between the AC and the screening officers, and the screening officers flipping through a number of policy/regulation binders, someone from our crew looked up the Air Canada policy for carrying on Lithium Ion batteries on their phone and showed the screening officers. The published Air Canada policy was (hopefully still is) as described above - max 2 batteries between 100 and 161Wh, and no maximum specified if batteries are under 100Wh capacity. Reading the published policy did not change the screening officer's opinions. A screening supervisor was called in and settled the matter in less than 5 seconds. The AC was allowed to proceed with all of the batteries in his carry-on, as they were below 100Wh capacity. By this time there were about 6 of our crew members standing on the post screening side watching the situation unfold. I was one of those crew members and I had 6 X 73Wh Lithium Ion NP1 batteries in my carry-on bag. I had passed through a different security line without issue a couple of minutes before the AC was stopped.
  14. DanStewart

    Ursa Strap

    I've been using the chest strap for about 3 months. It works very well on hairy chested fellows. I am very pleased with the design and build quality.
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