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  1. sorry JWL this is a test.. Jeff it worked! ( sorry again JWL..!)
  2. I'm all analogue ( boom and TX and RX) is that bad?
  3. I switched from 744 to 664 to 688 and am really happy with my current setup (688/SL 6/3x SRb) for scripted drama.
  4. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/908055-REG/idx_cw_1_wireless_hdmi_transmitter.html + Blackbox video SDI to HDMI converter + Small HD HDMI monitor.Must say that powering the iDX is a bit of a pain :"However, both units are best off powered by optional battery adapters -- model #s A-CWJ-TX/A-CWJ-RX and A-CWS-TX/A-CWS-RX. These adapters accept JVC SSL-JVC50 and Sony L series batteries and connect to TX/RX via USB outputs". You will will need a step down converter to get the correct current.This setup workes(d) fine for me for the past 3 years.
  5. You cry all the way to the bank to get the digital tennisball!(or the digital avocado).Ok fair.Regards, David C
  6. Hey Ty, good review! You said they ( audio Ltd and Lectro) sounded 'equal'.Audio Ltd 1010 ( single receiver) $2849 USD, 1010 TX (single) $2000 :makes it total of $ 4849 for a 1 Tx/RX set .Lectro SRb/c (dual receiver) $2299,TX Lectro SSM (much smaller than 1010 TX) 2x $1410,--USD (total $5119,--). That makes a 270,-- price diff between a single and a dual set....How much is, and when will the dual receiver be available? I mean, who is going to buy this 'slot' receiver,ready for the SL-6,when it's just 1 channel?? I bought my first Audio Limited's (Tx Rx 2000's) in 1991 and they served me for many,many years,but in the dualslot market they are...not there!Kish,when can we expect duals?And if ,in the near future, are they going to be around $ 6000,-- ?If so....I really wonder who will buy them? Regards,David C
  7. After 15 years of trusted service my Ambient TC slate died after a shoot in the rain...I never got a new one.Dumb slates will do.( no complaints from post) And get Tentacle!
  8. Hey Mike glad it worked out well!!Good for you!David
  9. "The miniTX is a bit taller, but also flatter, than the SSM, and I think it's still one of the easiest to hide tx - at least out of our usual suspects. But it only does 30mW" Mini TX can be upgraded to 50mw.Mini TX has no display and can only change freq.through the dreaded ,non working infra red remote...hated that about the mini!Cannot see the freq it is on ,and changing freq is a pain in the ass! SSM is easy to hide and through the 'remote app' easy to make changes. Quote
  10. SSM is the best thing I ever bought wireless wise!Never have any issues with wardrobe,and actors love it.(they have them in their front pocket) BTW the SSM is smaller than a Zippo..
  11. Had an escrow issue a few years ago : a Nagra 6 was for sale on a UK site for a very tempting price...I contacted the seller by mail and phone,and he turned out to be in Bergamo Italy.I said it would be easy for me to flyover and pick it up,and pay cash.After a few days he contacted me and said it would be more convenient if the recorder was shipped through a shipper he knew,and that I had to pay him...Turned out that on the shippers hinkey website I could also see that the same recorder (non existing..) was also about to be sold and 'shipped' to a fellow soundman from the US..Escrow style! Strange thing in this case:why would anybody buy a Solice mini without any knowledge of what 'the thing in the box' can do,and call it a 16 ch Bose mixer??'Something rotten in the state of Denmark'.And as Dave Waelder already suggested: why not meet,and if it seems OK:Buy!
  12. Will be using them on monday as a test.Seems to be promosing for future use.
  13. "and the unit is perfectly compatible with external power supplies / 3rd party batteries" Yep!/right. Thanks for that Tom .But the "sponge film" is an eye opener.The box (battery) looks 'Nagrastyle' but the inside looks too simple...cheap and easy to replace the cells..For that amount of money!
  14. from the manual: Using Antenna Distribution Two BNC antenna connections (A and are provided for attaching antennas to the antenna distribution system. Antennas with an SMA connection may be used with a BNC to SMA adapter, which is included with the SL-6. The antennas on the SL-6 provide improved diversity performance due to wider spacing than those directly mounted on the receivers. This can reduce the instances of signal dropouts due to destructive cancellation of reflecting RF signals. Good performance will be obtained when antennas are mounted directly to the SL-6 BNC connectors. Quarter wave whip antennas are typically used in this scenario with the SL-6 housing providing the reference plane. Better performance will usually be observed with a higher elevation of the receive antenna. This can provide a more direct line of sight to the transmitter which improves signal strength. Shoulder mounted antennas are one example. Care should be used with antenna selection in this scenario. Some antennas, such as quarter wave (also known as quarter wave whip antennas), require a ground plane (metallic reflective surface usually perpendicular to the antenna). Others, such as a half wave antenna and log periodic antenna (Also referred to as paddle antenna), can be remotely mounted and do not require a ground plane. For best performance, Sound Devices recommends directional remote antennas. Independent 12 volt antenna bias for powering active antennas is provided at each SL-6 antenna BNC connector. Many variables are involved with a successful RF link. As such, results for each operation may vary. Antenna Bias Power If needed, 12V bias power may be provided to each antenna. To supply bias power to an antenna: 1. Press the MENU button to access the Main menu. 2. Do one of the following: X Turn and press the Headphone encoder to select SL-6 > Antenna A Power. X Turn and press the Headphone encoder to select SL-6 > Antenna B Power. 3. Turn and press the Headphone encoder to turn bias power on or off. 11 SL-6 POWERING AND WIRELESS SYSTEM Radio Frequency (RF) Filter The SL-6 provides RF filtering which can allow operation in the presence of interfering signals such as cell phones and TV stations. Selection is provided for four different frequency ranges of operation. To enable the RF filter: 1. Press the MENU button to access the Main menu. 2. Turn and press the Headphone encoder to select SL-6 > Antenna Filter. 3. Turn and press the Headphone encoder to select a filter range. This may not answer your question,but for more info mail Casey Luft at sound devices. PS. I own and use a SL6 in conjunxtion with either Lectro block 21 antennas when in bag mode, and RF Venue sharkfin when in cart mode: both work fine!
  15. '(except that extremely simple Porta-Brace sleeve bag. That thing was cool!)' I had a bag (custom) made by Porta Brace for my 688/Sl 6 set and it makes me happy everytime I have to carry it: very small,easy access and it has it all (for me)
  16. Daniel, sorry but I don't 'get' the 'cage'...What is wrong with the (many) bags that are around?
  17. "Has anyone bought SMDB's and what's the main difference between them and smqv's and smv's. I know from the lectrosonics website smdb's are sold in the UK and Europe? I was wondering if there would be any problems operating them in the US and is any one has or is currently using them in the US?" since you are in Chicago there is nothing to withhold you from getting the Lectro 'V' version...legal in the US.The 'V' versus 'B': V gives you 50 to 250 Mw ( you decide your power) ,B : your country gives you 50 Mw...
  18. It was on 24HR free run tc.I switched the recorder OFF after 'wrap' ,and the next day after switching ON this shit...Reset does the trick,so no 'problem' in my opinion'.Just pain.....D
  19. Hey Tom good thing you got the 688/SL6/CL12 combo!I've had the 'usual' freeze once,and had a strange issue with the 688 behaving strangely:freerun timecode was freezed in standby mode and started running when I started recording....when I played back a test recording it sounded as if it was in fastforward...I reset the machine and it was fine.The static thing you encountered is new to me!(but I don't use a CL 12) I guess you contacted Matt Mayer at SD about this? David C
  20. My condolences Jeff to you and your family!Your father was indeed a legend in the filmmakers world.David Carmiggelt
  21. Since you are in NZ : Get some Global Media Pro :www.globalmediapro.com/dp/A00XK8/Globalmediapro-Li65N-Lithium-ion-Battery-65WH/ 3 will do for a 12 hour day with the recorder on all day.David C
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