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Allen Rowand

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About Allen Rowand

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    Portland, OR
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    Sound tech turned IT consultant, slowly creeping back toward audio
  • Interested in Sound for Picture

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  1. Running Gqrx has pretty painless on a Mac for me. Can be downloaded here: https://github.com/csete/gqrx/releases/download/v2.11.5/Gqrx-2.11.5.dmg Biggest issue for me is there's no practical way to scan; I found some scripts that I couldn't get to run due to incompatibilities with the OS version of some executable and I gave up. I did get it to work on Linux running on a virtual machine on my laptop, and decided this was too janky and if I really needed an RF scanner I'd buy an RF Explorer. I still enjoy futzing with the SDR, but doubt I'll ever use it on site.
  2. Looks like an Earthworks M series,
  3. Can the international versions of products like this be brought into the US by an individual? For example, if I happened to be in Vancouver, B.C. on vacation and went by Trew Audio could I buy this (or an Audio Limited A10, etc.) in person, bring it back to the states and use it as long as the frequencies are legal? I assume the biggest issue might be ensuring that firmware updates are the international version and not the crippled US one. Looks like an interesting system, although the lack of a volume knob on the output dings the usability as an IEM a bit.
  4. I've been meaning to play with Cleenfeed: https://cleanfeed.net/ Audio only, but even the free tier seems pretty usable.
  5. Talentcells are one of the most recommended power solutions for Zooms; the issues are 1) non-locking power connectors and 2) an external on-off switch. I got around both by designing and 3d printing a battery cap that physically holds the connector in place and makes it very difficult for the switch to accidentally be hit. I suppose you could modify the battery pack with a locking 2.5mm jack and a different switch, but the cap was easier. I haven't had any issues with the packs introducing noise. I just bought a second one and rewired the input for my BDS so that I can hotswap the batteries.
  6. The humble Sound Devices 302. I originally bought it as a pre/phantom supply for wireless booming. When I started doing livestreaming of government meetings I used it as an input expander for my F8n to add another two inputs. I built my own "RX Emergency" and converted the returns into inputs for presentations on laptops. It's a 5 channel mixer with excellent metering and a really good headphone amp. It can run all day on a small battery (or even AAs). I think if I hit it with my car it would wreck the Honda- it's built like a tank. I'm really glad someone thought replacing it with a MixPre 3 was a good idea and sold it to me for $350.
  7. I'd be happy to retest and send any logs you'd find helpful. I can also create a new test clip so that we know the expected TC value and have good levels. One wav file works as expected, the other wav and both video files fail. Getting the levels optimized id difficult, since neither device offers real level control.
  8. 6.0.7 still isn't working for me on any of my clips. My main machine is a Hackintosh but I get the same result on my MacBook Air. It definitely seems like the Hero 7 is doing some sort of jiggery-pokery with the audio in the video file that can't be defeated. This isn't critical; I was scheduled (and will hopefully be rescheduled) to do a two camera shoot and wanted to drop a GoPro onstage just to have another angle. If the client wants a third angle they can pay enough for me to warrant getting another camera or a SyncBac Pro, or I can shoot with my Hero 3. I appreciate you trying to get this to work. I'd be happy to continue if you'd find it helpful for your software, or to say "enough" and just not use the Hero 7.
  9. 6.0.6 isn't working on either of the video clips I sent.
  10. Hi @Bouke, Version 6.0.6 still isn't working on my video files. Audio works as before, but reports 25 FPS: Here's a link to the new files that haven't been touched other than to copy them from the SD card: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3sw2iki4hlwai2v/Hero 7 test 2.zip?dl=0 I'm working in Mac 10.15.3.
  11. LTC only, I've tried every processing level with mode set to stereo.
  12. Has anyone successfully run LTC into a GoPro Hero 7? It works with no issues on a Hero 3, but I can't get usable LTC to timecode on the 7. I've tried with Davinci Resolve as well as the demo of LTConvert. If I record raw audio on the Hero 7 LTConvert finds the correct timecode in the audio file, but not in the video file. I know about the Syncbac Pro, but I don't want to buy one because: I already have a couple UltraSync Ones. I don't need to shoot with a GoPro enough to warrant the expense. The Syncbac for the H7 only works with the H7; there's some issue why it won't work with the H8 and who knows if that will be resolved. It's not a huge deal, GoPro footage isn't really a thing for me. I was going to drop it on stage as a third shot for a job that didn't happen, and now I'm trying to spend some time prepping for when it gets rescheduled… someday.
  13. lPhone and lPod, running winkOs?
  14. Better safe than sorry. I found out last night that a shoot I've been planning for months has been cancelled; ironically, it's a panel discussion about healthcare and small businesses.
  15. Phantom power block? Edit: ninja'd by nickreich!
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