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About jlempen

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  • Birthday 10/03/1971

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    Lausanne, Switzerland
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    I've been a production sound mixer for two decades
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  1. Hey Callou, Both SD cards are formatted as UDF filesystems, which means that they are mounted read-only, like a CD-ROM disk. Which explains why Wave Agent throws an error when you hit save... There's no reason that once copied to the hard drive, files recorded with the R4+ would behave differently from those of other recorders. And I've used Wave Agent with files recorded on every software revision of every Sonosax digital recorder ever released and have never had more trouble with those files than with files from my SD recorders, for instance. But there's two things that cau
  2. Hey Ivan, The retrofitting was done in a pinch. On one of my 7506's I wasn't able to slide the new headset cable through the stock strain relief boot, so I simply used some heat-shrink tubing as a strain relief. There's a plastic strain relief loop to secure the cable inside the cup. This works with the new, thicker headset cable as well, but it takes some brute force to push the new cable firmly into the loop. There's no need for the zip-tie included with the new cable. The bare leads of the cable are pre-tinned and the soldering inside the headphones cup is very easy. I think it took me
  3. Hey all! As I'm currently retrofitting a few Sony MDR-7506 headphones with the Remote Audio Headset Cable, here's the rather unusual pinout for the TA5 connector Remote Audio use on their headsets and headset cables: 1 – Headphone Right 2 – Headphone Left 3 – Headphone Common 4 – Microphone Ground 5 – Microphone Audio (and 5V, if chosen) Cheers, Jürg
  4. On my side I found out that you really need to reset the machine's configuration, as well as the user setups after the update. If you don't, the UI of the machine will behave rather erratically... This update v2.3 seems to fix all the bugs I reported after two months shooting with the R4+ on my cart. The two main bugs I reported were that the timestamp of the files on the card in the SD2 slot was inaccurate and that the Rec and Warning Beeps in the Headphones would play out full power when disabled in the UI.
  5. Hey Olle! If my memory serves me well, it is Java code injected into a HTML container, which makes the code quite huge at the moment. The AD8+'s web interface is pure Java and the new incarnation of the R4+'s web interface will be pure Java as well. But I could be wrong, I'll ask that question to Sonosax's software guru...
  6. Yes, you can. The R4+'s web interface in its current form (it is being redesigned actively as we speak to reflect the design of the AD8+'s web interface) actually mirrors the current state of the machine. So you may change track arming, track names, project name, scene and take numbers and the note for the upcoming take, as well as for the take being recorded. If you want to change metadata for the last recorded take, you have to manually load the last take into the player mode on the machine itself. The web interface will then show the metadata of that take and you may edit it to your liking.
  7. Hey Neil Mc It was quite cold, we had a few days shooting in sub-zero temperatures, but the conditions weren't that extreme. However, I had a strange shooting day in Singapore in January where we were shooting in extremely damp and hot weather and during one of those frequent flash thunderstorms, we suddenly followed someone into a huge industrial freezer at -18 degrees centigrade while filming. We stayed there for 15 to 20 minutes and got out again, still shooting. My R4+ kept rolling without a hitch even with the extreme condensation - I could barely hold my boompole as it was dripping
  8. Hey Richard, Great to know, thanks. Our DIT used DaVinci as well, and I haven't had any feedback from the post crew until now, so your comment is kind of a relief. Hey Olle, Well, one of my Tentacles died after a few days out in the freezing cold, but I couldn't tell if it was due to temperature, to humidity on some foggy mornings or if it would've died anyway because of a hardware fault... I quickly sent a mail to Tentacle Sync's excellent service department and have had a shiny new Tentacle delivered by UPS on location a few days later, no questions asked. Nevertheless, I'm
  9. Hey all! I just finished 37 days shooting a drama in the Alps in very cold and foggy weather with the SX-R4+ as my cart recorder and I'm very pleased with the results. The R4+ was fed with six ISO channels through the analog inputs and four mix tracks through the AES inputs, the ISOs coming in from the direct outputs and the mix tracks from the AES outputs of my SX-ES84. Recorded up to 10 tracks 48 kHz 24 bits on the R4+ without a hitch on cheap SanDisk Ultra 16GB 80 MB/s SD cards in slot SD1 and a SanDisk Ultra 64GB 40 MB/s card as a backup in slot SD2. Initially I planned to u
  10. I just finished a 37 days shoot with Alexa Mini, a Tentacle Sync box on both cameras and a Tentacle box on my recorder as well, the output volume of the Tentacles cranked all the way up. 24 fps. The Minis' TC options set to EXT LTC - REGEN - FREE RUN (there's no PRESET option in the Alexa Mini). Sync stayed within half a frame all day long every day without rejamming the Tentacles on lunch break for the whole shoot. The AC told me we had the latest firmware on the Alexas. BTW, all audio channels were disabled on the cameras, as we recorded a scratch track on a Video Devices PIX and an Ody
  11. That's actually the web interface of the AD8+. Every single setting of the AD8+ is programmed in the web interface when the unit is used as a stand-alone device. Once the AD8+ is connected to the R4+, its settings may be programmed directly in the R4+'s UI and the two units will appear like a single unit to the user. The next step is to redesign the web interface of the R4+ itself in order to make all its settings available in a browser window.
  12. Well, I had a conversation with Jacques about this and we came to the conclusion that there's no simple solution for attaching the RC8+ to the R4+ that would satisfy everybody. Maybe the SX crew will come up with something, but in the meantime, I would set up the RC8+ in my bag with Velcro hook and loop strips and the stock divider of the bag. BTW, I've held the RC8+ in my hands and it's extremely lightweight, I would say around 200 grams.
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