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    UCR 411A bad power input

    Thank you, Martin! I’m a pretty green solderer, but I have succeeded before, so I might try that. Do you think I need to replace the plug or just the joint- and if the plug, where does one buy it (is it something universal I can find at a radio shack, or might it require a trip to Gotham)? Need to use it tomorrow... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    UCR 411A bad power input

    Hello most esteemed colleagues. Been a while; grateful you're all still here! After years of seamless perfomance, my UCR 411A seems to have developed a power input problem. It works fine on 9v batts. It works intermittently (and mostly not at all) on the power input (from my bds), which is powering other UCR 411's fine. Anybody have experience with this issue? I'm wondering if it's typically the kind of fix where I'm better off just buying a new one, or a relatively simple fix. Has anyone found a solution without sending it in to Lectro? Finally, since I still have an smqv in that block (21), I'm thinking of upgrading to the srbc. If I do, I'll probably add another sm or smqv to my quiver - do the new sm's have a longer battery life than the old sm's? Thanks!
  3. OK. Been there done that- here’s what I experienced: Great people, friendly customs, not a lot of police presence felt. I had a Carnet, no permits, and was only questioned once on a public beach. Spent most of the week on private property, but 1 day in Dubai, and 1 day in the desert. I was respectful and conservative, but got my shots- scenics in both places; out the car window, on sticks, etc. no problems. Research (google) suggested hiring fixer (2k/day with car PLUS permit fees). Hiring a fixer seemed the safest bet, but it was too spendy for us. If I go back, I’ll fill out the permit paperwork in advance and choose a few locations before I go... Every place I contacted in advance recommended something different (from no carnets to no permits, to only shoot if you’re with a local fixer). Consulate said I didn’t need anything, embassy said I’d need way more than I had. In the end, the Carnet was the thing to have. The rest is probably a good idea if you have the time and/or money to do it. Permit process was very slow- they never got back to me, so if you go that route, start early. Overall - great, hospitable place; I trust my shots will reflect that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Im also curious if anyone's had trouble with getting wireless mic's into the country...? I'll have a carnet. Thanks.
  5. Hi there, my most esteemed colleagues. It's been a while. Glad (and grateful) to be back. I'm heading to Dubai in two weeks to shoot some scenics - general city shots, then to Al Ayn to shoot desert life, and finally to a private club to shoot golf. Does anyone have experience travelling there? I'm curious about how stringent customs might be (I'lll have 12 cases with a carnet), whether anyone can recommend a good co. to provide shooting permits and transpo/fixer for 2 days of broll shooting, whether a visa is required (i've found "yes' and "no" on the web.). It'll just be me and one other guy. We only need permits for public places since it's just city scenics. And the rest of the time we'll be on private property. Any advice/help from someone who's been would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! John Cole
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    Cuba with 10 Cases, Anyone?

    Any issues with batteries? I'm thinking I'll bring 6 gold mount batts...?
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    Cuba with 10 Cases, Anyone?

    ... thanks Jack! Will do . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cuba with 10 Cases, Anyone?

    I figured. Thanks again! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cuba with 10 Cases, Anyone?

    Thanks Jack. Big help. Did you travel usual ENG multi cases lights and etc? Also, I expect your gear felt like it was fairly safe in general? (I.e. Not like shenanigans at baggage or hotels in some countries where things can go missing)? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Hi. I'm scheduled to travel to Cuba in a few weeks, and I'm wondering if anyone on this fine board has any experience or knowledge about getting into/out of Cuba with a lot of gear. Thank you! John Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks for asking, aginzo. No travel. we went local. Best. John
  12. Position filled. Thank you! Hi! I'm looking for an A2 with some familiarity with the Sound Devices 633 for a couple single sit-downs for CBS in Jupiter, Florida on Mar. 2, and possibly Mar 3. If anyone is interested, or if you can recommend someone, please contact me. John Cole 541-282-4874 john@johncole.co Thank you!
  13. Looking for sound recordist in Denver on 10/5. Probably 2/3 lavs, boom, wireless hop to camera, timecode sync to A7S2 (visual is ok- it'll be on a helix/movi), MP3 for transcript, was backups. Run and gun for a few hours in the evening... CBS gig very strong A2 ok- can use my SD633. please call- 541-282-4874 john
  14. Looking for a strong A2 who may be relied on to operate a 633, lav, boom for a shoot with a football player at the Phoenix stadium for a cbs gig. Please call me if interested: 541-282-4874
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