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  1. Jeff, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Wishing you and your family love, peace, and my deepest condolences.
  2. I have used blocks 23 & 24 all over Rome with no issues at all, albeit not recently.
  3. Hello everyone, I never really feel the need to inject my own opinion into any of these conversations, but I would like to say "+10" (perhaps more) to Jeff's last comment. I have gone from being amazed, to flabbergasted, to disappointed, to almost disgusted, with reading some of the comments aimed at SD lately. They have just released yet another amazing product, that *many* highly skilled mixers all over the world are going to use as they go about the day to day challenges of their particular work environments. Sound Devices has given us nothing but excellent tools, product after excell
  4. Camera dept here, that originally rejected using the (handle-less) slate, is now calling it the "end all, be all of slates". They also commented that the slate's horizontal handle has now made it safer and easier to attach the slate to their modified painter's poles when needing to get the slate up into the air on crane shots.
  5. Ambient has manufactured a handle, for the slate, a slot on the upper stick for one's thumb, and new parts for the slate hinge that give it adjustable tension. All can be retrofit. I believe that these parts are on the way to dealers right now, to be retrofitted to existing slates. But I'm just a customer. So I will leave any actual announcements to Ambient.
  6. Dear Ambient, The new handle, and the friction modification to the sticks, are installed and functioning well. The camera dept is happy. I am happy. Thank you so much for your great customer support!
  7. I also own the new slate, and am also working with camera assistants that are finding the slate quite challenging to use due to ergonomics. It is very difficult to hold onto and pretty much impossible to slate with one hand. I concur that moving the display a little further away from the sticks would likely be a successful solution. I also agree that the "low" option in the auto brightness menu should allow the display to go much dimmer than what is currently possible. Likewise for the manual brightness settings. Thank you, Ambient, for confirming that the early adopters will be taken ca
  8. Ramsay, I've been running Metacorder with Dante VSC for quite some time now. it's reliable and incredibly simple. Immediately makes cabling and an audio interface seem very very "yesterday". Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  9. Goldy had this unit out on the production that we just worked on together. An absolutely amazing piece of gear that, to me, seemed quite revolutionary when compared to any other video assist gear that I have ever seen. The business model that he spoke of at the time, with regards to obtaining ownership of one of these devices seemed to also be rather revolutionary. Although the units ARE expensive, they do replace an awful lot of gear, including the need for carrying HD mixers, etc. The way he described the path to ownership, it seemed to make financial sense with regards to making them fin
  10. Did I understand your post correctly in that you said you think SD's file naming scheme is "not usable on set? These are mature recorders in use on sets all over the world! One is definitely entitled to one's opinion, but that really struck me as "out there"... Personally, I actually prefer the file being named as Scene_name.wav
  11. 8050 is, in my opinion, probably the best sounding microphone I have ever owned. Been using it practically every working day since the day it became available. The combination of an MZF8000 with the filter switched out and an HPF set to 60Hz on the input strip of my mixing board has worked very well for me. I completely concur that the additional filtering on the MZF is "too much".
  12. O1v96 has it as well. Originally got used to that on my Cameo. A very nice feature indeed.
  13. Gosh, I think it's been at least 5 or 6 years since I've done a paper sound report. My experience has been that no one at Technicolor, deLuxe, or anywhere else has ever thought twice about it, and that editors prefer the PDF's for their detailed information, clarity, and the fact that they're harder to misplace. Aside from from the fact that they're on the DVD itself, further distribution via email is much simpler than could ever be achieved with paper.
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