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Posts posted by RadoStefanov

  1. 14 minutes ago, IronFilm said:

    @JonneWilkinson, are you using the Sony DWA-01D to power your receivers and get the audio out of them into your Sound Devices recorder? 


    Has anything simpler/lighter/cheaper/smaller than the Sony DWA-01D ever came out instead for powering SONY DWR receivers? (by Sony, or anybody else?)



    Have you ever come across any issues mixing digital Sony wireless together other wireless on set? (Shure/Lectrosonics/Wisycom/Zax/etc) So long as they're properly frequency coordinated they don't interfere with each other? 

    If you have only receivers in the bag it should not matter that much.  

  2. 3 hours ago, Jeff Wexler said:

    Jon G said "The only issue I’m finding is that the all digital environment for Lectrosonics seems to be that when you get an rf hit, the result is a dropout in audio"


    When I first used the Zaxcom Digital wireless (about 20 years ago), this is one of the things I had to get used to. Unlike all of the analog wireless, the digital transmission is for the  most part perfect until it is out of range or experiences  a serious interference  --  then it mutes and you have nothing. Never really turned out to be a problem, just took a bit of getting used to. Now, years later as other companies start to get into all digital wireless, users will have to realize there are quite a lot of differences.

    One of the best qualities of zaxcom is exactly that: you get 100% good sound or none at all. With analog wireless especially when late in the day and ear fatigue you get strange hisses frequency response anomalies and other strange artifacts. 
    the piece of mind that I am getting 100% of the sound or none at all “which I can replace with transmitter recording if it happens “ is priceless. 

  3. 1 hour ago, Johnny Karlsson said:

    I just want to report back if anyone is interested: I ended up getting the Pianissimo. Absolutely amazing. Even without the fur, it works very good in terms of wind protection, and the sound is what I would call “transparent”. The suspension is also top notch. And it’s light weight too. Very happy overall.

    Welcome to the cinela club. 
    I can not imagine using anything else.

    Did you get the plastic case?

  4. My first shot of pfizer I felt nothing and did not get even redness at the puncture spot. No idea if I maybe already had it.  I tried to get the Johnson and johnson but they were out.  I wanted the classic vaccine. Unfortunately I am required to get one so I could bot just wait. 

    4 hours ago, Trey said:

    Getting my first dose today. I hate shots.... 😣

    The needle is hair thin.  

  5. 6 minutes ago, foliver said:

    We have 2x 98KW/H, and the cantar X3 charger, doesn't allows to plug both at the same time, it can charges just one with the other out of the charger....

    What a F&%$()" charger


    Just get a Inspired energy charger for charging. I have to check but I believe I paid $100 for my CH4040 dual simultaneous charger without calibrator. Inspired energy have a lot of good options.  If you want the extra info like charging cycles get audioroot one.

  6. 2 hours ago, axel said:

    on top of the SMBUS info those IE batteries can be "branded" by software. So Aaton at first only provided basic SMbus functionality like discharge % and provisional runtime with non Aaton branded batteries. With branded ones you could also see the actual capacity vs nominal capacity, nr of charge cycles and some more.

    All smbus readers show that information on smbus is  battery. .  Nothing to do with the branded battery.

  7. 2 hours ago, Philip Perkins said:

    Rado you very well might have to step in to help your mom get a shot, if she wants one.  My mother in law is very non-tech so my son and daughter in law had to remote-pilot her getting vaccinated so she can fly to come visit them with their new baby soon.  The visit just would not have happened if they hadn't helped her.  It took my wife days of assiduous phone and web work to get us on a list via Kaiser (we are well over 65), ie just persisting until she got lucky, and my wife is pretty web-savvy.  Hopefully the big sites that keep getting talked about will open soon but they won't make a diff without massively larger supplies of vaccine getting to them.  They also might not make a lot of diff if a lot of people let up on distancing and masking.

     thank You. 
    I was hoping her doctor will navigate her to the vaccination. 
    will take it in my hands. 

  8. 3 hours ago, tourtelot said:

    Cool to know Dr. Stefanov.  Hired by the WHO or the CDC?


    I have N95 masks, I wear them inside when I have extended appointments at, let's say, the doctors office.  That's what I would wear on the set if I was ever "on the set".  I wear cloth masks when I am just out and about.  Rarely.


    BTW.  Fauci says N95s are best, triple layer cloth masks and double masking "may" be helpful.  It's all about the data which is still scarce.  Get yer shots people.  It's important, along with masking.


    Oh, and stay the f**k home on Sunday.  Some team will win, I guarantee.  Super Spreader LV.



     Exactly. WHO, CDC and ECDC "I listen only to the latter" all say n95 is the only way  and why I wear them since the beginning of February 2020. Even saint Fauci agrees! 

    On set I wear n95 as well. Because anything else is just for show and does not protect you or the people around you. It is just dog and pony show.


    P.S. N95 sucks in the beginning but I got use to it very quickly.  


    11 hours ago, codyman said:

    My friend is an ICU nurse in Nevada and she already has both of her doses.  I think she got her first in late December and the 2nd a few weeks later.  The problem is that her husband doesn't qualify to get it yet so they've basically been living separate lives in their home because she's worried that since she's vaccinated which is great, there's no proof that being vaccinated doesn't allow for you to still "get it" and then pass it on to someone despite your body being able to fight it.  Until he gets the vaccine or there's more scientific proof that she can't pass it on to her husband, they've been taking it really, really careful!

    This is great. Those heros that risked and continue to risk their life deserve to be first. Unfortunately I am hearing some rich people are getting vacines privately before anybody else by just paying a lot of money.

  9. 1 hour ago, drpro said:

    Well I am one of the lazy ones.  Back when I had Segways, I would sometimes use one to access the location in downtown Nashville.  Events like the CMA awards where parking and access were difficult.  I would ride it up and down the red carpet early while crews would being setting up and at the end of the night.

    Segway would be healthier than a bicycle because of your rate of breading. 

  10. 1 hour ago, drpro said:

    Just bought some IE 98w batteries that have a third party label on them for 90usd each.  Also use RRC plus the Aaton batteries that came with the recorder.  Two plus years now and no issues.  I use the Aaton charger and bought an RRC charger from Mouser.

    I was told RRC are copies made in China and not using the best Panasonic cells. 

    1 hour ago, yizhye20 said:

    audio root got a different screen, but they are all the same to be honest.  audio root is hard to active because of the screen. 



    I had 2 “third party” fail on me after 40-50 charges. I will disassemble one to see what is inside. 

  11. 2 hours ago, Jim Feeley said:


    Rado, there's been several studies on this. And many appear to be fairly carefully done and account for your concern (though of course, I'm not a scientist). One line from the abstract: "Therefore, even after taking the increased respiration rate of cyclists into consideration, car drivers seem to be more exposed to airborne pollution than cyclists." That's from this: Differences in cyclists and car drivers exposure to air pollution from traffic in the city of Copenhagen


    There was another study more recently that gets closer to your concern, but according to this news coverage of the study, "The cyclists were exposed to a total of 12m pollution particles during their journey, almost half the number encountered by those in buses and cars. Cyclists may breathe more rapidly as they exercise, which would bring the particles they inhale up to close to that of motorised transport users. But on routes with slow traffic, where car and bus commuters are forced to sit in clouds of pollution, cyclists fare best." The news story can be read here: Cyclists 'exposed to less air pollution than drivers' on busy routes


    And even though this is a sound forum, I'll include a visual from that article:


    Screen Shot 2021-02-05 at 10.40.25 AM.png



    And yes, when necessary, I ride with a mask. Not always N95 since I'm leaving those for first responders and others. But if I'm next to a bus or within about 50m of other people, I have a good mask on. It works out fine.




    Hold on!!!!!!!

    Are we talking about the United states or Europe? 

    Europe "especially Denmark" have addressed the car/bike situation.

    My home city Varna has a giant park running along it and major boulevards with restaurants and stores have always been bikes and pedestrians only. 

    If you follow my comments I said if there are separate exclusive bike roads it makes sense. Biking with cars is where it gets really stupid and arguing that riding a bike in "lets say NY City" is healthy is ether ignorant or some serious propaganda. 


    Lets make an experiment:

    You come inside my garage next to my car, we close it and start the engine. Lets see who dies first. 

    Even if taking air from outside cars have good filters. My car has Hepa filters. A lot better then biking behind a bus while your lungs are physically open.


    Now this graph bellow has to be explained with simple math:


    Screen Shot 2021-02-05 at 10.40.25 AM.png


    Your lungs work 5 times more when exercising.

    You breathe 15 times a minute normal state - "12 liters of air" and 40-60 times a minute "100 liters of air" when exercising.

    The 11m biking from the graph above become the equivalent  56-60 minutes of pollution and actually even worst than walking. 


    This seams like another one of those dumb studies made to engage the upper class and propagandize a certain political agenda.



    From Your lungs and exercise (nih.gov)


    "During exercise, two of the important organs of the body come into action: the heart and the lungs. The lungs bring oxygen into the body, to provide energy, and remove carbon dioxide, the waste product created when you produce energy. The heart pumps the oxygen to the muscles that are doing the exercise.

    When you exercise and your muscles work harder, your body uses more oxygen and produces more carbon dioxide. To cope with this extra demand, your breathing has to increase from about 15 times a minute (12 litres of air) when you are resting, up to about 40–60 times a minute (100 litres of air) during exercise. Your circulation also speeds up to take the oxygen to the muscles so that they can keep moving."

  12. 14 minutes ago, tourtelot said:

    Martin.  It sure sounds like you had what would be called, an "extreme" reaction.  Some get those reactions, some bad and most, not so bad.  In the small group of people that I know who have gotten one or two shots, none have exhibited any symptoms anywhere as dramatic as the ones you describe.  Sorry that it hit you so hard.


    My experience with vaccines in general is that I don't have much of a reaction as a rule.  That doesn't mean I won't on the second COVID shot and I am prepared for it to be what it is.  That being said, wild horses couldn't drag me away.


    And yes, in the USA, there is still no data on whether fully vaccinated people can't carry the virus in their nasal passages and afflict others while being completely asymptomatic.  That means that I will continue to mask (even double mask) and social distance until I am informed by the likes of Anthony Fauci that it is okay to stop doing so.  We all have our place on the spectrum of caution, and I find myself pretty firmly at the "very cautious" end. YMMV.



    It’s all BS. Including some of what fauci says. Everybody in congress is wearing cloth masks. It’s not rocket science.  Wear n95s. At all time.
    I lobbied my production company and since this Monday everybody is required to wear a n95. Pissed of a lot of people but I don’t care. 

  13. 2 minutes ago, MartinTheMixer said:

    I am not in California or Nevada, so I can't help there. As far as failing kidneys, if I had a mother in law with failing kidneys, I don't think I would be getting her vaccinated.  I can't imagine going thru the chills, etc., with failing kidneys on top of it. Everyone has to make there own decisions on this, but I would live in a cave as opposed to getting vaccinated with internal organs failing. Tough choices. 

    Both her doctors here and in Europe are saying she is fine being vaccinated.


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