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  1. Philip Perkins

    Tascam HD-P2 timecode - jam-sync from MixPre 10T?

    The HDP2 does have an internal TC generator, but it isn't referencing an accurate clock. You can jam the TC to the MixPre but it won't hold sync for long if you unplug the TC--it is much better to use an external accurate TC gen (I used to keep a Denecke SB2 hooked up to it all the time, or take ext TC from a video camera) all the time. The process is kind of convoluted in the HDP2 but it does work--I did a great deal of TC sync work with mine back in the day. Also--you can also sync the HDP2 to external word clock or even tri-level sync.
  2. Philip Perkins

    Poly File Metadata in Premiere Pro?

    This is a bug (my term) in PP. To see tracks names try mono files (ie split files, not polys).
  3. There have been a few schemes like this in the past, and I got unacceptable TC bleed into audio, mostly within the connector when using the same connector for both TC and audio. If you could use one connector for audio and the other for TC only that could be interesting.
  4. Philip Perkins

    Boom Op Kits

    If the boom op is doing the wiring of talent then they should have a lav-bullet and the Remote lav-rod dingus with the correct connector for the lav mics in use, a few sorts of tape and maybe a spare vampire if you are using those. A flashlight, an AC tester and some spare TX and Comtek batteries (supplied by me) should be close by, esp if the cart (and me) are at some distance from the action; the farther away the more gak they need with them.
  5. Philip Perkins

    time code box

    Yes, I have one of these, bought to be an "expendable" TC display, like for multi GoPro or DSLR shoots. It works ok--the display is a little illogical, having 2 lines, and it doesn't go as bright as a Denecke slate on its brightest setting. But it is accurate and cheap. The job(s) I got it for all fell through so if you want one I might could make you a deal on mine. (PM)
  6. Philip Perkins

    Schoeps MiniCMIT or DPA 4017b

    If you have the $ go both, plus a 416 for those days when nothing seems to be working.
  7. Philip Perkins

    What is your spare recorder

    744T. If you keep the HDD clean and the internal (AA) battery working you can't kill it.
  8. Philip Perkins

    Chinese "Lemo" Connectors

    I don't get to choose. Arri, RED, Sound Devices etc chose, following Nagra (from the IV-S TC).
  9. Philip Perkins

    Chinese "Lemo" Connectors

    I hate Lemos but they are a fact of life for a location soundie these days (thanks, Nagra...). I would have to have it proven to me that a knock-off connector is precise enough to mate with the real thing as mounted on a device without jamming and thus totally hosing me. Even real Lemos have jamming problems (esp small ones) after a certain amount of use.
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    I'd go 2 booms and follow the ball(s). Work on the sound (and BG sound) of your locations. Tell the cam dept that you'll stay clear of cam A but cam B (and onwards) will have to do a little improv themselves re the booms. Make as light-weight a rig as you can for yourself, record with something with a great limiter, get your 2nd boom on a wireless rig (so no cables) and lace your boots up tight. You are invincible!
  11. Philip Perkins

    Deity Connect.

    Sorry if it's been covered already, but what dealers have these radios?
  12. Philip Perkins

    Rycote acquired by The Vitec Group.

    I just love "premium branded products". So...maybe a gold-and-leather version of a zep?
  13. Philip Perkins

    Camera Hops

    The G2-3 thing is just ok as a "cam hop they will use" thing. They do have that special sort of distortion (remember the key jangle test?) and I was burned on a few tough RF environments (like science labs etc) with them vs SRBs, with no return monitoring to know if they are taking a lot of hits etc. (So they had to use the BU recording, yes.) And mounting 2 of the Senns on a camera kind of sucks, awkward. But for mono ref audio--ok. Mine are quite long in the tooth, so will replace them soon, but don't know with what yet.
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    Camera Hops

    Still back at the cheap Sennys. They just work and work, and run all day even on years-old Eneloops. The Zax solution is v. cool, but I have a very small compacto bag so can't deal with the TX fallout. Not interested in 2.4 GHz for this purpose. Maybe the replacement to the Sennys for this purpose will be the Deitys if they pan out--but I'm waiting out the version 1.0 thing with them. Price appropriate for ref audio hops though.
  15. Philip Perkins

    Oktava MK-012 testing

    Yeah maybe. Like I said, Oktavas are nothing if not inconsistent, esp old ones.